Oxycodone Addiction Treatment and Rehabilitation

According to an estimation, over one million Americans are battling with Oxycodone addiction. It is, in fact, an alarming number. United States suffers a loss of millions every year due to opioid addictions including everything like treatment, job losses etc. Addiction Rehab Centers provide professional treatment program using modern techniques and tools. A team of professionals look after the patients to ensure a speedy recovery. If a loved one is fighting Oxycodone addiction, provide them the treatment they need. Call (877) 659-4555 today for a free consultation.

Treatment options for Oxycodone addiction:

Rehabilitation centers have been proven to be immensely helpful for the treatment of addiction. The chances of a relapse are also very small compared to the people who try to recover on their own. The treatment approach uses a number of different techniques such as counseling, behavioral therapies, medication management, psychotherapies, medical supervision etc to ensure a successful recovery.

The purpose of therapy is to help patients know why they resorted to drugs in the first place as many patients suffer from underlying psychological issues. They also help them defeat the urges and stay sober by effectively coping with desire to relapse. The best option is to go through rehab at a specialized facility. These facilities offer round the clock care until the patient is physically and psychologically healthy. Treatment plans are tailored according to individual needs of every patient. The process comprises of following steps:

  • Assessment/evaluation
  • Treatment (either inpatient or outpatient)
  • Aftercare

Inpatient rehabilitation program:

Inpatient rehabilitation program is the most extensive type of treatment option available. It requires the patient to live in Addiction Rehab Centers, which is a specially designed facility for the individuals addicted to drugs. The time period of stay may vary but it usually ranges between weeks to months depending upon the condition and progress of the patient. Opting for inpatient treatment is very beneficial since it allows the patient to live in a healthy and drug free environment. The patient is provided round the clock care by professionals. Medications, therapies and techniques like exercise and yoga are used throughout the process to ensure that the patient is healed to the core. Some other benefits of opting for an inpatient rehab are:

  • Constant access to a doctor and healthcare professionals
  • A clean and sober environment
  • Hygienic and comfortable place
  • Constant monitoring and use of medications
  • Constant access to a counselor or therapist
  • Interaction with other patients going through the same problem
  • Development of healthy eating habits
  • Use of alternate therapies such as yoga and acupuncture

Outpatient rehabilitation program:

Outpatient treatment program is similar to inpatient program with respect to treatment options provided but it does not require the patient to live in Addiction Rehab Centers. The patient is allowed to stay at his home while fulfilling his everyday duties. However, it is not a very practical option for patients with poor mental and physical health. Depending upon the condition of the patient, he may have to visit the rehab center every day or over weekends. It is a good option for patients who cannot ignore their responsibilities and choose to stay in a rehab center.

Specialized therapies:

Use of therapy and counseling is an integral part of any recovery program. They are provided in both inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities. Common therapies offered at Addiction Rehab Centers include:

  • Individual therapy:

It is a one-on-one treatment approach which involves only the patient and his therapist. The goal of individual therapy is to help patient recognize his weak points. The therapist helps him to figure out what made him resort to the drug and how to effectively avoid his triggers. It also helps with relapse prevention.

  • Group therapy:

In a group therapy, a number of counselors and patients are involved. The patient gets to talk to the therapists as well as his peers going through the same pain. In a group therapy, the patients discuss a number of topics such as:

  • Coping mechanisms
  • Stress management
  • Triggers
  • Sexuality
  • Maintaining healthy relationships
  • Anger management
  • Family
  • Guilt
  • Relapse prevention

Couple/family therapy:
In this type, the patient is made to discuss his problems with his family or spouse. It greatly helps to bridge the emotional distance. It also helps to make the family understand the condition of the addict in a better way.

Treatment of co-occurring conditions:

Co-occurring conditions are the mental illnesses that exist with a drug addiction simultaneously. Diagnosis and treatment of such conditions is an integral part of Addiction Rehab Centers treatment programs. Most of the patients do not even realize they are suffering from an underlying, undiagnosed mental illness before they visit Addiction Rehab Centers. Some of the mental disorders that may coexist with an Oxycodone addiction are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Post traumatic stress disorder(PTSD)
  • Eating disorders such as bulimia or anorexia

These disorders are diagnosed and treated simultaneously with drug addiction.

Aftercare programs:

Even after a complete recovery, the chances of a relapse never go away. According to an estimation, about 60-70% patients end up relapsing. To avoid a relapse, it is important to equip the patient by relapse prevention techniques and provide him aftercare. Some aftercare options include:

  • Continuing medications if prescribed by the doctor
  • Avoiding triggers and stressful conditions
  • Keeping a sober company
  • Joining a support group such as narcotics anonymous
  • Taking a healthy diet and staying hydrated
  • Avoiding company of addicts
  • Practicing exercise and yoga