Painkiller Addiction: Vicodin, Percocet, Oxycodone
We Treat Painkiller Addiction
Vicodin, Percocet, Oxycodone fall under the category of opioid narcotic analgesic drugs. Oxycodone, for example, is a semi-synthetic opioid synthesized from poppy-derived thebaine. Oxycodone has been in clinical use since 1916 and it is used for managing moderate to moderately severe acute or chronic pain. It was developed in 1917 in Germany as a new semi-synthetic opioid in an attempt to improve on the existing opioids.
Common side effects of opioids include euphoria, constipation, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, anxiety, itching, and sweating. In high doses, overdoses, or in patients not tolerant to opiates, oxycodone can cause shallow breathing, bradycardia, cold-clammy skin, apnea, hypotension, miosis, circulatory collapse, respiratory arrest, and death.
Vicodin, Percocet, and Oxycodone have been found to improve quality of life for those with many types of pain. However, sometimes even taken as prescribed these drugs can cause dependence. May People develop a dependency on these drugs after they are prescribed by a doctor, some do not even realize they have developed dependency until they try to discontinue use.
About Painkiller Addiction
At JC Recovery Center, we understand many people that have become dependent on painkillers cannot envision a life without them. We focus on a holistic approach to deal with chronic pain that includes, massage therapy, chiropractic services, and non-habit-forming medications to manage these issues.
The risk of experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms is high if a patient has become physically dependent or addicted and discontinues oxycodone abruptly. Therefore, particularly in cases where the drug has been taken regularly over an extended period, use should be discontinued gradually rather than abruptly.
People who use oxycodone in a recreational, hazardous, or harmful fashion (not as intended by the prescribing physician) are at even higher risk of severe withdrawal symptoms, as they tend to use higher-than-prescribed doses. The symptoms of oxycodone withdrawal are the same as for other opiate-based painkillers and may include: anxiety, panic attack, nausea, insomnia, muscle pain, muscle weakness, fevers, and other flu-like symptoms.
How JC Recovery Center Treats Opioid Addiction
Our patients come from all different walks of life and we understand that everyone’s painkiller dependency needs a specific plan of action. JC Recovery Center offers an individual treatment plan that will address each patient’s personal needs.
If needed, JC Recovery Center will assist you in starting the detoxification process, with the main goal of keeping you comfortable throughout the whole process.
Often times when we are at the height of chemical dependency we let concerns of our physical health goes. JC Recovery Center provides a full medical assessment, a full psychological evaluation, and a full neurological examination.
Often times Pain Killer addiction can rob you of your dignity and self-esteem. JC Recovery Center offers a self-esteem curriculum and trauma-focused group therapy to address secrets, shame, guilt, anger.
JC Recovery Center also address relapse prevention and give our patients coping skills so they can go on after treatment and live successful lives free of painkiller dependency.
These things in conjunction with intensive therapy give the current painkiller addict a fighting chance at getting clean and sober. However, we are also concerned about our clients’ long-term success and do all we can to help them prevent relapse. Upon discharge from our program, we offer a full continuum of care for our clientele which includes Intensive Outpatient, Sober Living, and Sober Skills. We also offer an alumni program for our graduates to keep them involved in the recovery process and keep connections with the treatment center personnel. We strive to help our clientele transition smoothly into their normal everyday life so that they can continue their sobriety and avoid relapse.