Oxycodone Addiction Treatment for Men in Ontario
Recovery is possible
Oxycodone is a prescription pain reliever. It’s in a class of drugs called opioids. These drugs work by attaching to opioid receptors in the brain, mimicking the body’s natural pain-relief system.
Oxycodone is generally considered safe for short-term use when used exactly as directed. But it can be addictive, whether you take it by prescription or use it recreationally.
Many people become addicted to oxycodone after using the drug for a legitimate reason—to control pain after surgery, for example. Others intentionally abuse oxycodone for its euphoric effects.
People who become addicted to oxycodone may begin crushing, snorting, or injecting the pills to achieve a more intense high. They may also mix oxycodone with alcohol or benzodiazepines. This is dangerous, since combining drugs can suppress a person’s breathing and lead to coma or even death.
Canadian Health Recovery Centre offers comprehensive treatment for men struggling with oxycodone addiction. We take a unique approach to treatment with a focus on nutritional therapy and whole-person wellness.
Effects of oxycodone addiction
Long-term oxycodone use can lead to physical dependency. This means you need more of the drug to achieve the same effect (tolerance). You may also experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking it.
Dependency is different from addiction, but they can occur together. A person who is addicted to oxycodone may find it difficult or impossible to stop taking the drug, even when it causes problems in their life.
The causes of addiction are complex. A person’s environment, life experiences, and even certain genetic factors can all increase their risk for addiction. And like many other drugs, oxycodone can change a person’s brain chemistry. This can make it even harder to quit.
Signs of oxycodone addiction
Not everyone experiences oxycodone addiction in the same way, but here are some common signs:
- You feel an intense urge to use oxycodone, despite negative consequences
- You have trouble concentrating on anything else if you can’t get or use oxycodone
- You’ve tried to quit without success
- You take more of the drug or use it for a longer period than intended
- You always keep a supply of the drug with you
- You feel guilty or ashamed of your oxycodone abuse
- You spend money intended for bills on the drug
- You spend an excessive amount of time using or recovering from oxycodone abuse
- You engage in risky behaviors to get or use oxycodone
- You need more of the drug to achieve the same effect (tolerance)
- You experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking oxycodone
What are the withdrawal risks with oxycodone?
Oxycodone withdrawal can cause uncomfortable symptoms, including:
- Muscle aches
CHRC offers medically supervised oxycodone detox services. Our clinical team will monitor you around the clock during oxycodone withdrawal and do everything possible to keep you comfortable. Once you are stable—meaning the drug is completely out of your system—treatment begins.
How we treat oxycodone addiction
Canadian Health Recovery Centre challenges traditional treatment models found in most addiction treatment centres in Ontario, Canada. Here’s what sets our men’s drug rehab centre apart.
- Men’s-only treatment: Men and women experience addiction differently, both biologically and culturally. Through gender-based treatment we are better able to address men’s specific needs.
- Nutritional therapy: Nutritional support and education are core parts of our inpatient programs. We are the only Ontario men’s oxycodone rehab that uses a detailed blood chemistry analysis and orthomolecular therapy to identify and repair the biochemical imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, and neurological conditions that contribute to addictive behaviour and relapse. Our chef-made meals are prepared using delicious whole foods that fight inflammation and balance blood sugar.
- Evidence-based therapies: Clients in our inpatient programs attend frequent individual and group therapy Our licensed therapists use a variety of evidence-based therapeutic techniques, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), and solution-focused therapy. Clients learn how to identify and change harmful thought patterns that often underlie addiction and better ways of managing stress.
Learn more about our Ontario men’s oxycodone rehab program in Peterborough. Help is just a phone call away.
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2225 Lansdowne St West
Peterborough ON K9J 0G5