Medication-Assisted Treatment for Oxycodone Addiction

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Understanding Oxycodone Abuse

Understanding Oxycodone Abuse Recovery

Oxycodone is prescribed to alleviate moderate to severe pain. Many people, however, become addicted to this prescription pain medication due to the euphoric high that is produced after consumption. Oxycodone is an opioid analgesic that goes by the brand names of Percocet, Percodan, Roxicodone, and OxyContin. Because of the relaxing feelings that oxycodone creates, many individuals abuse and become addicted to this prescription pain medication.

Painful withdrawal symptoms can take place if an individual suddenly ceases his or her use of oxycodone. In order to lessen and avoid these symptoms, seeking assistance from a medical professional that can provide individualized treatment is the safest route to take. The most effective treatment option is taking part in a medication-assisted treatment program.

Medication-assisted treatment programs use specific medications that are intended to lower cravings, reduce withdrawal symptoms, and decrease the harmful effects of opioids. Under the supervision and guidance of a dedicated medical team, individuals taking part in a medication-assisted treatment program have a high rate of safely achieving sobriety. In combination with the medical component of treatment, patients also take part in therapeutic interventions such as individual and group therapy.

The medication-assisted treatment programs offered at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers allow individuals the opportunity to safely and effectively gain control of their addiction with the help of our compassionate, highly trained team.

Types of Treatment Offered

Types of Treatment Offered for Oxycodone Abuse at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers

Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers are a network of outpatient providers offering a variety of medication-assisted treatment options. Under the supervision of our medical team, individuals aged 18 and older that have been abusing oxycodone for a year or longer are qualified to take part in our services. Our team includes physicians, counselors, and nurses who create an individualized treatment plan for every patient that walks through our doors. In conjunction with a medical approach, we also feel that in order to fully provide the tools necessary for sobriety, a therapeutic component needs to be incorporated in treatment as well.

The following are examples of the medication-assisted treatment and therapeutic interventions that may be a part of a patient’s treatment plan:

Methadone: Methadone is an opioid agonist that is used to not only avert cravings, but also to lessen any withdrawal symptoms that can take place after an individual terminates the use of oxycodone in their system. Since methadone does not create the euphoric high that is created by the use of oxycodone, individuals taking methadone are able to resume daily life. Methadone is taken daily and the individual dosage will be decreased over time to achieve full sobriety.

Suboxone: Suboxone is a combination of naloxone and buprenorphine that is used to diminish the cravings and withdrawal symptoms for oxycodone. Unlike other medications used in treatment, withdrawal symptoms can take place if a patient attempts to use oxycodone while on Suboxone. Because of this, it is imperative that patients openly discuss the use of other medications with their prescribing physician while using Suboxone.

Subutex: Subutex is a partial agonist-antagonist that uses buprenorphine as its main component to lower cravings and reduce the withdrawal symptoms associated with oxycodone. The effects of oxycodone are blocked in the brain while on Subutex. This allows individuals to properly focus on their recovery without dealing with the painful withdrawal symptoms of oxycodone. Subutex is given daily by our physicians.

Vivitrol: Vivitrol uses naltrexone as its main component to curb cravings for oxycodone. This monthly-injected medication is a non-addictive, non-narcotic option that is available in our medication-assisted treatment program.

Individual and group therapy: The qualified medical staff at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers believes that in order to effectively achieve sobriety, a therapeutic component must be involved in treatment as well. We offer individual and group therapy sessions for our patients. Both options are counselor-led and allow patients a safe environment to openly discuss their progress and understand the root causes of their addiction. Individual therapy sessions provide patients the opportunity to discuss any concerns they may have about their addiction and what is required to obtain sobriety. Group therapy sessions allow participants the opportunity to gain support from other individuals who truly understand the struggles of addiction. A cohesive bond is formed amongst group members as they openly discuss their progress and achievements on the road back to sober living.

Why Consider Treatment

Why Consider Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers for Oxycodone Abuse

Addiction to oxycodone or oxycodone-combination medications can negatively alter every facet of an individual’s life and livelihood. Like other forms of addiction, if treatment for oxycodone addiction is not received, individuals can find themselves spiraling out of control. Those addicted can have problems keeping a job, experience financial struggles, and find that their personal relationships are beginning to crumble. The addiction to oxycodone not only affects the physical aspect of an individual’s life but also the psychological side as well. Oxycodone abuse can cause severe heart damage, respiratory failure, and ultimately death if overdose takes place. The use of oxycodone can also enhance existing mental illness symptoms if left untreated.

If you or someone you love is ready to regain control of life from oxycodone addiction, contact us today. The compassionate teams at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers are here to help you take your fist steps towards sober living.