Oxycodone abuse will almost always require you to take part in a drug rehabilitation program. This is a long term process that involves multiple steps. You will first go through a period of detoxification, after which you will receive counseling and therapy to help rehabilitate you. The goal of oxycodone treatment is to make sure that you can return to a normal life, without having a dependency on any type of drug. At Creative Care, we want to help you to be able to lead a happy, healthy and productive life once again.
A Period of Detox
The first step of oxycodone treatment is a detox process. During this period, your body will rid itself of all the toxins that have accumulated in your body due to the abuse. The level of physical dependence you have on the drug will determine how severe your detox period will be. Only by completing this process fully will you be able to truly recover. Unfortunately, detoxing from oxycodone can be very painful and uncomfortable. This is why there is such a high chance of relapse as well. It is very important that you detox under medical supervision, not just to prevent relapse but also because the effects can be life-threatening. The period of detoxification usually lasts between three and seven days.
Once you have detoxed, you will be ready to enter the phase of rehabilitation. This is where you will receive therapy and counseling in order to work through the issues underpinning your addiction. Most people who have a drug addiction receive a dual diagnosis, meaning they also have underlying mental health issues that either led to them becoming addicted, or that appeared due to their drug abuse. All of these issues need to be addressed in order to successfully rehabilitate. You will also be taught about coping strategies, meaning you will be better able to deal with stress, rather than returning to drugs at a later stage.
An important part of rehabilitation is learning about drugs. As a patient in Creative Care, we will show you what the drug is actually doing to your body, why you became addicted and how you can stop falling back into this trap in the future. Unfortunately, relapse is quite common in people who abuse oxycodone, particularly if they do not receive the right kind of treatment. Our goal is to make sure you learn how to live a life that is free from drugs.
Where to Get Help
There are a number of environments in which you can receive help for your oxycodone problem. As no two people are the same, the best type of treatment also depends on your personal circumstances. The available options include:
- Hospital based treatment – here, you will be surrounded by doctors and nurses for around the clock care. This is generally the recommended option if you have a severe addiction and it is often followed by further treatment options, in particular residential treatment.
- Partial hospitalization – with this type of treatment, you will only be in hospital for parts of the day. The other part of the day will usually be spent at group therapy or other rehab programs.
- Residential treatment – here, you will be placed in an environment that is slightly less clinical than a hospital. You will be supported by round the clock staff, but the residence is more private and relaxing. In the home, other people going through a similar process will be around you, and group therapy will usually take place.
- Outpatient treatment – this means that you will attend treatment such as counseling sessions without residing in a treatment facility. This is not an intensive type of treatment, but it is very effective. It is often recommended for those who have completed their residential treatment and are starting to return to the community.
The best method of treatment depends entirely on your situation. At Creative Care, we will help you identify which method works best for your personal needs and we will support you at every step of the way. If you want to live a life that is free of oxycodone and other drugs, then please contact us today and get started on your road to recovery.