Text Size
Smaller
Bigger

Oxycodone Can Be a Lot Like Heroin

Too little too late, top oxy company executives have been found guilty of intentionally misleading the public of the abuse risks of the drug, and many thousands remain trapped in the web of oxy addiction.

Oxycodone is an opiate and a powerful narcotic pain reliever, and does work very well to relieve the serious pains of cancer patients and others in need of potent analgesic relief, but the drug can be crushed and snorted or injected to create a high very similar to heroin, and an addiction also very similar to heroin.

Oxycodone Withdrawal

Oxycodone addicts who wish to get off the drug face a very challenging period of detox and withdrawal, and not many people have the strength to endure the severe pains of detox without help. Some of the symptoms of Oxycodone detox include:

  • Pain
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Leg restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • And many more

Oxycodone detox pains will commence within hours of the last dose, and will peak within 48 hours before gradually subsiding over a week or more. Due to the incredible discomfort of the detox and because the drug is so readily available, not many have the strength to endure the week of pain while remaining in an environment of temptation and of abuse.

If you abuse and are addicted to Oxycodone, you need to get off this lethal drug before you become yet another grim statistic. This is a serious and dangerous drug and although it's going to be tough to beat your addiction, it can be done, and there are people that can help.

Get Help for Oxycodone Addiction

You don't have to do it alone, and for the best chance of a successful detox you shouldn’t even try. Don’t put yourself through needless agony when with medical supervision and with prescribed medications you can progress through a far more humane and comfortable period of detox. It's too tough to get through it alone, and since most people eventually succumb to cravings, trying it without assistance often means a lot of pain for nothing.

Treatment should never end with detox. If you have abused Oxycodone for its pleasurable high, you need therapies to help you get past a lingering and potent psychological addiction to the drug. You don’t want to go through such a difficult detox more than once in a lifetime, but without getting the care and therapies you need to stay sober; you have little chance of long term abstinence.

Get into a therapeutic program and learn why you need to get high. Learn what in your environment causes you cravings to abuse drugs and learn what you can do to beat these cravings. It's tough to get past temptation, and without better self awareness and some concrete learned strategies, few of us can.

You Don't need to Do it Alone

You do need to get past Oxycodone addiction, but you never need feel alone on the journey to health. Get help, get support and get better. You can do it, it will be worth it, and you'll never regret anything you do that gets you there.

Email It Send this page Print It Print friendly page Subscribe Subscribe to this topic category

Page last updated 15/09/2015

Creative Commons License
Copyright Notice
We welcome republishing of our content on condition that you credit Choose Help and the respective authors. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
Call Now for
Rehab Options
24 hours ★ confidential ★ free
or
Request a Call
Enter your phone rumber and you’ll receive a call within 5 minutes.
 
Helpful Reading
Suboxone: How Long Does Treatment Take?
How Long to Stay on Suboxone – Advice from a Suboxone Doc © Zamboni.Andrea
Four pieces of advice on how long you’ll need to use Suboxone from one of America’s leading experts on the use of the drug. Read Article
Methadone & Subutex/Suboxone February 20, 2012
Alcohol Addiction – the Straight Facts
Addicted to Alcohol? Learn About Alcoholism & Treatment © Josep Salvia I Bote
The difference between alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction (alcoholism), what puts you at risk of becoming an alcoholic and what to do once you’ve crossed that invisible line to addiction. Read Article
Addictions April 26, 2017
Coping with Restless Legs during Opiate Withdrawal
Tips for Coping with Opiate Withdrawal Induced Restless Legs Syndrome © Iamarocker
Those creepy-crawly-jumpy legs that make sleep impossible – there are few things worse than the restless legs of opiate withdrawal. Only time will solve the problem, but there are medications and home-remedy treatments that can minimize their severity. Read on to get the tips you need to get to sleep. Read Article
Detox & Withdrawal October 01, 2013
Like Our Site? Follow Us!