Oxycodone Rehab in Cincinnati

Opioids have become a deadly problem that’s swept the nation for years and cost hundreds of thousands of lives. One of these opioids that is addictive and potentially deadly is oxycodone. Oxycodone is a prescription opioid. It’s used to treat pain, and as is true with other medicines of this type, it can lead to abuse, dependence, and addiction.

If you’re currently in the process of connecting with an oxycodone rehab in Cincinnati for yourself or a loved one, consider Resurge Recovery. We help people heal from different addictions, including opioids like oxycodone. We combine group and individual counseling and, when appropriate, medication-assisted treatment.


Alcohol usually refers to drinks such as beer, wine or spirits that contain a chemical known as ethyl alcohol (ethanol). It is a mood-changing legal drug that is also added to other over-the-counter products, like mouthwash and products to treat cold and flu.


Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant that is used in many forms. Street names include crack, blow, snow, powder, yayo, and others


Heroin is an opioid used as a recreational drug for its euphoric effects and is usually snorted or injected intravenously. Much of the product advertised as heroin on the street now contains a large majority or is completely fentanyl. Street names include The Dragon, black tar, Brown Sugar, H, and others.


Marijuana is a greenish-gray mixture of the dried flowers of Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica that is smoked but can also be mixed into food (“edibles”). Street names include weed, herb, pot, grass, bud, ganja, Mary Jane, and others.


Opioid prescription drugs that are used to treat pain. However, they can be abused due to its euphoric effects. Street names include happy pills, Oxy, Ox, Roxy, Hillbilly Heroine, etc.


Methamphetamine is an illegal, powerful, highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. Street names include meth, blue, ice, crystal, and others.


MDMA is a synthetic drug that is chemically like both stimulants and hallucinogens, producing feelings of increased energy, pleasure, emotional warmth, and distorted sensory and time perception. Its use has also been associated with deadly side effects. Street names include Ecstasy, E, X, Molly, and others.


PCP and ketamine are a dissociative agents that are used to detach users from reality, but can produce severe anxiety, rage and violence. Street names include angel dust (PCP), Vitamin K, special K, and others.


Benzodiazepines are a class of psychoactive drugs that are primarily prescribed for the treatment of anxiety and sleep disorders. These drugs work by enhancing the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a neurotransmitter that helps calm the activity of nerve cells in the brain.


The Impact of Oxycodone

Oxycodone is for moderate to severe pain relief. In medical settings, the prescribing of opioids is supposed to be limited to situations when non-opioid pain relievers haven’t worked adequately or can’t be taken.

Oxycodone is available in different forms, including oral tablets and time-released versions, as well as capsules and oral solutions. Oxycodone is a generic drug available under varying brand names like Oxayado and Roxicodone.

When someone uses oxycodone, it attaches to opioid receptors. These are found throughout the body, especially in the brain and central nervous system. The activation of these receptor sites then triggers a flood of neurotransmitters like dopamine that make the person using opioids feel good, relaxed, and even euphoric. This response and dopamine release are why opioids are highly addictive. Their use stimulates your brain’s reward cycle. The reward cycle is a natural way to reinforce pleasurable activities, such as sex or eating good food. Unfortunately, opioids and other addictive substances hijack the brain system.

When addictive drugs activate the brain, your use becomes out of your control or compulsive. This is a key characteristic of addiction—the use of the substance is no longer within your control, and nearly everything you do in your life is driven by a desire to keep obtaining and using the drug.

Other signs of addiction, aside from out-of-control, compulsive use, include:

  • Continuing to use oxycodone even when you know it’s creating health problems or issues in different areas of your life.
  • Developing a tolerance (needing larger doses to get the desired effects.)
  • Visiting multiple healthcare providers to try and get prescriptions.
  • Using oxycodone under dangerous circumstances, such as while driving or when using other substances.
  • Having a desire to quit using oxycodone but being unable to.
  • Stealing or lying to get more oxycodone or to cover your use.
  • Having withdrawal symptoms if you stop using oxycodone suddenly or cut back on how much you use.

Opioids are central nervous system depressants. They relieve pain and create pleasant feelings. In addition, opioids slow down the essential functions we need to survive, like breathing and heart rate. Because it’s a depressant, physical signs of oxycodone use can include:

  • Small, constricted pupils
  • Impaired coordination
  • Drowsiness
  • Nodding in and out of consciousness and semi-consciousness
  • Slurred speech
  • Slow breathing
  • Impaired judgment
  • Memory problems
  • Issues with focusing or concentrating
  • Changes in sleep or appetite

If a person uses a dose of opioids that is more than what their body can tolerate, they can overdose. Opioid overdoses are often deadly because oxygen can’t adequately reach the brain, causing hypoxia.

At Resurge Recovery, we are a leading oxycodone rehab in Cincinnati. We understand the enormous impact of opioids on so many people’s lives, and we work to provide what’s needed for healing and recovery.


What Causes Oxycodone Addiction?

Some people can use opioids as prescribed and never become addicted. Other people might use them a few times, even with a prescription, and develop a tolerance and addiction. So why the difference?

There’s not one answer that explains the causes of oxycodone addiction. Typically, addiction is the result of multiple converging factors, such as environment and family life, trauma exposure, genetics, and mental health. For example, someone with a co-occurring mental disorder like depression is more likely to become addicted to opioids in many cases than someone without a psychiatric condition.

At Resurge Recovery, we are an oxycodone rehab in Cincinnati that strives to provide individualized care focused on not just helping you stop using opioids but also getting to the root causes of addiction. This holistic and comprehensive approach facilitates the best recovery outcomes for clients.


Oxycodone Addiction Treatment

There are different programs and levels of care available if you’re seeking oxycodone rehab in Cincinnati or nearby.

At Resurge Recovery, our levels of care in terms of oxycodone addiction treatment include:

At Resurge Recovery, our IOP is our most intensive care level. An intensive outpatient program can be a starting point in your recovery journey, or you can come to our program following a residential stay as part of a continuum of care.

Our IOPs include both individual and group therapy and a time commitment of several hours a day, three to five days a week. Family therapy might also be integrated into an IOP. Treatment plans in an IOP often include behavioral therapy, counseling, and medication-assisted treatment to help reduce distracting cravings and the risk of relapse.

Our traditional outpatient program is also available as part of our oxycodone rehab in Cincinnati. Our Cincinnati outpatient rehab programs at Resurge Recovery are flexible, and they let clients keep up with daily home, family, and work responsibilities. Our outpatient programs are built on science and medical research, but also a sense of human connection and compassion.

Prescription medications can be part of a treatment plan for some people. Medication-assisted treatment integrates medicines approved by the FDA to help with cravings and withdrawal symptoms. MAT can be helpful so that you can focus entirely on your recovery and be more physically comfortable while doing so.

Medicines aren’t a cure for oxycodone addiction, nor are they a standalone treatment. Instead, MAT is meant to be part of a larger plan that includes behavioral therapies and holistic approaches to overcoming addiction.

Opioid use disorder medications include:

  • Methadone, which is only available in very regulated clinics, prevents cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
  • Buprenorphine, available under the brand name Subutex, works by partially blocking opioid effects. This then reduces withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
  • When combined with naloxone, buprenorphine is available as brand-name Suboxone. Suboxone works by partly blocking opioid effects, and then the naloxone addition helps prevent getting high or abusing it.
  • Sublocade is an extended-release brand-name version of buprenorphine, given once a month by injection.
  • Naltrexone blocks the pleasant or euphoric effects of opioids.

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If you’re interested in learning more about medications in the treatment of opioid use disorders, reach out to our team at Resurge Recovery today.

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