Indications Of Oxycodone Abuse
There are serious side effects to abusing oxycontin and other Oxycodone based painkillers with withdrawal symptoms being high on that list.
Painkillers like OxyContin and Percocet contain Oxycodone as the active ingredient. Painkillers are supposed to be drugs that can only be taken by prescription, but it has been used in a wrong way. Oxycodone has excellent ability to relieve pain and that's why it is so commonly abused.
Without knowing what to look for, it's not easy to tell if someone is addicted to Oxycodone. Other than high accessibility to the drug, the way they consume it also put Oxycodone addicts at advantage and they just need to consume it in the simplest way, swallowing a pill and it makes it even harder for other people to take a notice of their addiction.
You can help a person you care about that has Oxycodone abuse problems if you are able to recognize the signs. A person abusing Oxycodone will show
- Enlarged pupils
- Lack of enthusiasm
- Excessive sleepiness
- Slurring while speaking
- Concentration problems
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Risks Associated With Oxycodone Use
A lot of users that are having problems with traumatic pain are getting much-needed help from Oxycodone, but in the recent years the harm that this substance can inflict is a lot more obvious. People usually abuse the drug even when fully aware of the negative consequences thanks to the euphoric effects of the drug.
Addiction to Oxycodone can occur very easily in people who misuse the drug regularly. Oxycodone is highly addictive because it is obtained from painkillers, making it just like Morphine and Heroin.
The possibility of a deadly overdose is one of the biggest Oxycodone risks. Oxycodone chills a person's respiration and lessens their bp. Swallowing or snorting of crushed tablets can lead to cardiac arrest, a seizure or coma.
The possibility of a deadly overdose escalates when Oxycodone is used with some other depressant substance, like alcohol.
The prescription for the painkiller has increased by 100% since 1990. More than 80 percent of international Oxycodone supply is on account of the UK, which makes this country the largest consumer of Oxycodone in the world.
It is very unfortunate that the high availability of Oxycodone causes many abuse acts toward the drug and has resulted in many overdose cases. Dr. Nova Volkow said that opioids abuse has caused more deaths than Cocaine or heroin in 2002.
Withdrawal And Medication For Dependency
There are very uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms when a person gives up Oxycodone and this is why it should be medically supervised. Highly qualified agree that during Oxycodone withdrawal process is very uneasy and it's really fatal one.
There is a chance of complication, for example vomiting and diarrhoea may lead to acute dehydration. In this case, the attempt of quitting can be dangerous. Medically supervised detox is advisable in most cases.
Instant Side Effects Of Oxycodone
The instant side effects of Oxycodone abuse vary from softly uncomfortable to potentially lethal.
These negative effects are not limited to those who abuse the drug and even those using it as prescribed may experience them
- Head pain
- Lower rate of breathing
- Nausea and sickness
- Unusual blood pressure
- Vibrant dreams
- Dryness in the mouth
- Blurred vision
Terminal Side Effects Of Oxycodone Use
Long-term Oxycodone users experience many adverse effects on their physical as well as mental health.
- Cardiovascular attack
- Chronic constipation
- Disrupted sleeping patterns
- Feeling depressed
- Frequent cramps
- Elevated cerebrospinal fluid pressure
- Deep sleep
- Limbs swelling
Oxycodone Addiction And Recognising It
Most of the Oxycodone addicts start by consuming the drug as prescribed, but then they continue it and it become an abuse. Oxycodone abuse will make the body develop tolerance to it. As a result, the abuse become more severe and eventually they are addicted to it. If a person is addicted to Oxycodone, it is vital that this is spotted early enough.
Diagnosing Oxycodone addiction comes down to the 11 specific criteria according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The amount of signs that exists on someone decides how severe his condition is and the more, the more severe. Use of Oxycodone even when one is aware of the dangers or investing too much time trying to acquire the drug are some of the criteria used to gauge addiction.
Intervention And The Following Steps
Abusing Oxycodone is risky and could quite easily lead to death. Gradual intervention for someone striving through an addiction is just a start toward potentially saving their lives. If you are tensed about how your loved ones respond to an intervention, it's preferable to rent an intervention specialist.
Therapy, medication and support groups are some of the ideal ways to overcome Oxycodone withdrawal and decrease relapse possibility. Medications provide relief from withdrawal symptoms while therapy helps address the psychological aspect of addiction, equipping you with tools to manage cravings and prevent relapse.
A person will require an environment that allows them to heal and access treatment easily such as you would find in an inpatient treatment centre. With that said, there are many reputable outpatient treatment options also. Get contacted with us today on 0800 772 3971 to find out more ways for your treatment options.