Misuse And Dependence To Oxycodone
There is a strong medicine for relieving pain by the name Oxycodone and is highly addictive and a prescribed medication.
A very powerful pain reliever, Oxycodone features at the top of the list of most commonly abused prescription drugs. People suffering from high levels of chronic pain rely on the pain relieving properties of this powerful drug which is one of the reasons why it may be hard to stop taking it.
Perceiving that somebody has a dependence on Oxycodone could spare their life.
Most of the addicts begin by taking regulated doses of Oxycodone, but they require higher amounts to feel the same effects as their body evolves tolerance to this substance.
The line separating acceptable use from downright abuse is a thin one and can be crossed easily. Oxycodone overdose can be fatal and it is a realistic outcome, in addition to being a pricey and tiring addiction.
How Oxycodone Addiction May Occur
- Taking more Oxycodone than recommended
- Starting to consume Oxycodone as part of entertainment with friends or at parties
- Using the drug to gain relief when feeling down
- Feeling euphoric after taking it
- Using Oxycodone as a coping mechanism
- Developing tolerance
- Falling asleep or becoming severely drowsy
- Feeling ashamed and not revealing the abuse of the drug
- Oxycodone use is a main priority above anything else
- Being reckless and putting everyone, including yourself in danger
- Always having insufficient money because of your addiction
- Letting your health as well as personal relationships suffer
Oxycodone addicts need medically managed detox and treatment programs in order to be fully recovered. These programs also reduces the chance of relapse. For help discovering treatment, please call us now.
What Is Oxycodone And The Brands
A number one ingredient in a lot of prescribed painkillers is a potent substance Oxycodone that helps users who experience mild to extreme pain. These pills come in different shapes, sizes and colours relying upon the dosage and brand. Common Oxycodone brands include If you notice that someone close to you is struggling with Oxycodone addiction, get help immediately. Get in touch with us at 0800 772 3971 to find out how you can kick this habit.
Oxycontin has been the most abused Oxycodone-based drug. It is a prescribed drug. A person suffering from chronic pain will be relatively pain free for up to 12 hours due to the drug's controlled-release action. There are several ways of consuming Oxycontin. The most common way is by crushing the drug into powder, and then snort it. Other way is by dissolving the tablet in water, or by injecting the liquid. This permits the client to accomplish the full impact of the medication at the same time.
In addition to Oxycodone, Percocet contains another active ingredient called Acetaminophen. People with pain levels ranging from mild to severe are usually prescribed this drug. Percocet is also abused in a similar way to Oxycontin i.e. crushing and snorting. Different methods of abusing incorporates taking more than the prescribed Percocet dosage, taking the medication for longer than the recommended timeframe and biting or infusing Percocet.
Roxicodone releases Oxycodone immediately. This is a common presurgery medication that is used to calm or sedate patients. This drug leads to a very fast high when abused by addicts. Crushing or melting of oxycodone before smoking or injection is quite common.
Oxy, OC's, Oxycet, Oxycontin, hillbilly Heroin, killers, percs, roxi's, are all some of slang or street names for Oxycodone drugs.
Oxycodone might be prescribed on a short-term basis for patients that had surgery or trauma, but also to those that fight cancer or arthritis. Solution types of Oxycodone are intended to give all day and all night help.
Thebaine, an organic substance that is an ingredient in opium, is modified to made Oxycodone. Because Oxycodone is an opioid, it is often classified with Codeine, Morphine, or Heroin. Oxycodone is a controlled substance; a schedule two drug. This means that the potential for it to be abused is quite high despite the fact that it's used clinically. Taking more than the permitted dosage, taking the medication for longer than prescribed by a specialist, biting the pills, and pulverizing then infusing or grunting Oxycodone are altogether considered abuse of the medication.
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Oxycodone Effects And Misuse
Using Oxycodone without a prescription or over using it is termed abusing the drug. People crave the euphoric effect that Oxycodone supplies. Oxycodone gives quite the same effect with Heroin.
It's quite obvious that there are a lot of people taking Oxycodone considering that 32 million prescriptions for Percocet were written in 2011 alone. Some are unaware of the risk until they develop a tolerance and eventually become dependent on the drug.
Oxycodone produces these effects
- Decreased anxiety
- A strong feeling of relaxation
Painkiller is not an illegal drug and commonly used in the society. Thus, it can be so hard to notice Oxycodone abuse. The problem is made harder to identify where people may be using valid prescriptions to get the drug which they later abuse. The drug takes a big toll on the health of the user.
Usual Substance Combinations
There are many substance which can be combined with Oxycodone, but among all of it, alcohol and Oxycodone is the most dangerous combination. Since both Oxycodone and liquor depress the central sensory system, blending the two can harm at best and deadly even from a worst standpoint. This lethal mixed drink can back off breathing and cardiovascular capacity to the point of complete failure. Let's say it does not make the users overdose, there are other inevitable damage to the body, such as brain damage.
Users dependent on Oxycodone are usually also abusing stimulants, Benzodiazepines and Marijuana. Sometimes people combine the drugs in an attempt to amplify the effects of using Oxycodone.
Oxycodone can be used as a substitute of Heroin. An Oxycodone abuser often starts using Heroin when it becomes impossible to get it through prescription, because Heroin is comparatively less expensive and available more readily and produces the same effects as Oxycodone.
Oxycodone Misuse Figures
Many people abuse Oxycodone and mix it with alcohol while being ignorant to the risks.