Oxy rehab is suggested for successful treatment of addiction to oxycodone and OxyContin. The main difference between these two opiates is oxycodone is the weaker version of the two. It is mixed with other drugs like Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Percocet, Percodan (“Percs”), Tylox and OxyContin.
OxyContin is the stronger version and is pure. It has a time release formula and a longer half-life while in pill form which is designed to relieve pain without euphoric effects.
- Oxycodone vs OxyContin – both pain relief medications
- However, oxycodone offers pain relief for 4-6 hours, while OxyContin lasts for 12
- Oxycodone is the active ingredient in OxyContin
- OxyContin is one of many brand names this drug goes by
What is the Difference Between Oxycodone and OxyContin?
Oxys are prescribed by a Dr. for pain relief and they are also sold illegally. When illicitly purchased, they are commonly referred to by their street name “oxys”. Oxys have a high risk of dependency and addiction. Oxycontin addiction can either start from an injury where people are prescribed the drug for pain management, or used recreationally for the purpose of getting high.
So how is OxyContin used? Oxys can be taken orally, snorted, smoked, injected or diluted in water.
The Dangers of Buying Oxys Instead of Taking Them as Prescribed by a Dr
If someone buys oxy from an independent seller, they may be unknowingly using a host of other opiates including fentanyl and carfentanil (which can be deadly). Filler ingredients are also mixed in which can be very harmful to the body.
Strong opiates like fentanyl and carfentanil not only have an increased chance of illness or overdose but there is also a very high chance of becoming addicted through a single use. Street drugs are not safe and should never be consumed. There is always a risk.
How to Tell if Someone is on Oxys – Usage Symptoms
Common side effects of oxys from someone using them (but not necessarily addicted to them) include:
- slow breathing
- nodding off
- feeling tired
- stomach pain
- loss of appetite
- dry mouth and itchiness.
If someone is addicted, rehab could be their only option. It is important to learn and know the addiction symptoms.
Oxy Addiction Symptoms – Very Similar to Opiates in General
Since oxys belong to the opiates family, oxycodone addiction symptoms are along the same lines as other opiates. It doesn’t take long to get addicted to oxycodone. Some people are addicted even after a few times of trying it. When someone is addicted to Oxycodone they may begin to feel agitated if too much time has gone by since they had their last dose. You may notice they are restless or seem sick.
Signs of Drug Addiction – Is Someone Keeping Their Alcohol or Drug Addiction a Secret?
When people are addicted to drugs in general there are some common things that you can watch for. You may notice someone is acting strangely or differently than they used to. They may also:
- Lose interest in things they once did and become withdrawn from friends and family
- Refuse to quit when asked by others, when finances are depleted or when advised from medical professionals
- Lose interest in things that used to seem important; their appearance may deteriorate
- Visit the Dr’s office (or multiple Drs) more frequently and make excuses for why they need more medication
- Lie and steal in order to support their habit
- Start hanging around a new group of people that you have never heard of or seen before
Symptoms of Oxycodone Withdrawal – What to Watch For
Oxycodone withdrawal symptoms are also similar to other opiates. The symptoms may look innocent enough as they can be caused by many other reasons. However, if you notice that most or all of these symptoms are present in someone you suspect is using drugs, they may be trying to hide an addiction. Keep in mind to always confirm what is going on and avoid jumping to conclusions. When someone is experiencing withdrawal symptoms you may notice the following:
- Over-sensitivity to pain
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
How Oxycodone Rehabilitation Programs Work
Drug rehabilitation facilities help people recover from addiction. They also help people deal with any underlying issues that may have lead to them doing drugs in the first place. Drug and alcohol treatment centres are also available to those who became addicted to drugs through prescription medication. No matter how a person got to the point of addiction one thing is certain – addiction is a disease. Addiction is treatable. We are a women’s recovery centre and we can help.
Oxy Rehab Programs and Substance Abuuse Programs Address Addiction Causes and Behaviours
At oxy rehab, or good rehab centres in general, they will not only deal with the physical dependency on drugs or alcohol, but also with the behaviours that people learned in order to sustain their addictions. When people are addicted, they do things that they normally would not do. A good rehab centre like West Coast Wellness Centre for Women incorporates psychological, emotional, physical and spiritual elements. Personal wellness and self-esteem is also built into the recovery program.
Meet West Coast Wellness Centre for Women – Oxycodone Addiction Recovery Program GVA (Greater Vancouver Area)
When someone first enters into our alcohol and drug (including oxy) recovery program for women, detox is the first step. This is required before admittance to our residency. With successful detox completion, we welcome each woman through our doors and give them a tour of our recovery facility in the GVA (Greater Vancouver Area). We then explain the different phases of our program. Through discussion, we learn who each woman is and create a treatment plan that is customized to each individual’s needs. Our drug treatment process includes:
- Recovery from physical and psychological addiction
- Working through the underlying issues that first lead to drug use
- Developing coping methods, techniques and actions to avoid relapse
- One on one and group meetings for overall wellness and building self-esteem
- Health and wellness aftercare program
- Aftercare and relapse prevention
Contact Us for Info About Our Oxy Rehab Treatment Centre for Women – We Also Help With Addictions to Other Drugs and Alcohol
We have a high success rate in helping women get off of oxycodone as well as other drugs and alcohol. Everyone has a unique story to tell. At our recovery house for women, everyone is treated as the beautiful woman they are and not like a number or a statistic. We genuinely care. We are here to listen. We are here to provide support. Our professional staff are easy to talk to and they are experienced in all aspects of recovery.
Our oxy rehab and addiction services provide our clients and their families with a custom program designed just for them. Custom plans work better. We believe in our program and we believe in helping women recover from addiction. If you or someone you know is suffering from oxycodone addiction or is addicted to another drug or alcohol, call us at 1-800-801-8354 today.