Oxycodone Abuse Treatment

A Leading Addiction Threat in the United States

Opioids are, far and away, the most immediate and dangerous addiction epidemic in the United States. Since 2014, opioid-related overdose fatalities have increased by thousands. In 2015, deaths from opioids reached an alarming 33,091 and experts estimate even higher rates in 2016. A leading driver of this epidemic is the continued abuse of and dependency on prescription opioids like oxycodone. Often referred to as legalized heroin, oxycodone is commonly used to treat severe pain, including the kind experienced near the end of one’s life or immediately following surgery. RU Encore offers effective, compassionate, music-based treatment for oxycodone abuse and a full range of other opiate issues.

Oxycodone Abuse Signs and Symptoms

Knowledge is Power

While oxycodone is remarkably effective in the treatment of severe pain, it is also one of the most addictive drugs currently on the market. Between the drug’s availability through a prescription, abusers’ denial and a variety of other factors, the lines between abuse and everyday use can become too blurry for many to distinguish. There are, however, a variety of signs and symptoms of oxycodone abuse to look out for, including:

Oxycodone Abuse Signs and Symptoms
  • Prescription Misuse
  • Stealing Pills
  • Doctor Shopping
  • Dilated Pupils
  • Decline in School or Work
  • Legal Troubles
  • Loss of Savings
Effects of Oxycodone Abuse
  • Job Loss
  • Preoccupation with Oxycodone
  • Erratic Changes in Behavior
  • Changes in Sleep Patterns
  • Aggression or Agitation
  • Stomach Problems
  • Changes in Weight

If you or someone you care about is experiencing these or any other unusual symptoms related to oxycodone use, it’s imperative that you seek medical help immediately.