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Oxycodone: Synthetic Opiod

Are you or someone you know struggling with an addiction to Oxycodone? If so then you are not alone as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports that addiction to prescription drugs such as Oxycodone continues to increase.

Oxycodone is a prescription pain medication used to treat mild to severe pain from surjuries, or accidents. It is a synthetic opiod and is in the same category with drugs such as heroin, morphine and OxyContin. Oxycodone was derived in 1926 in Germany from the drug codeine and is currently a Schedule II narcotic which means that the drug is illegal unless it is prescribed by a medical practitioner.

Today Oxycodone is becoming an increasingly known drug to the general public because of it’s abuse potential and it’s increased availability. Many who end up getting hooked on Oxycodone start "doctor shopping" which means they will fake injuries and illness in order to get a legal prescription to the drug. But  the drug is also widely available to those without a prescription. And because of the increasing number of people who are misusing the drug there has been an increase in emergency department visits and deaths associated with oxycodone

Anyone who is taking Oxycodone can also be exposed to the side effects of the drug which include fainting, light headiness, weakness or dizziness, confusion, clammy skin, seizures, nausea, vomiting, constipation, loss of appetite, sweating, itching or dry mouth. There is also a great possibility that anyone who is taking the drug can develop a drug tolerance, having to take more and more of the drug to achieve the desired effect as well as physical dependency.

When an individual is physically dependent on Oxycodone they will experience a variety of physical withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking the drug. These include chills, sweating, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, muscle aches, insomnia, anxiety and depression.

If you or someone you know is struggling with Oxycodone addiction call Narconon Arrowhead Drug Rehab now at 800-468-6933.

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