Oxycodone can be sold as various brand names, including “Oxycontin”, “Roxicodone” and “Percocet”. It’s among the most addictive prescription drugs and prescribed painkillers, leading many who abuse it to suffer an addiction.
Effects and Abuse of Oxycodone
An opioid, oxycodone has nearly identical effects to heroin and many abuse it to experience euphoria.
Effects of oxycodone include:
- Decreased anxiety
Recognizing oxycodone abuse is tough due to the opioid being commonly accepted by the public. Many find it challenging to distinguish the difference between a sufficient dose and abusing, however, addicts usually combine their oxycodone abuse with alcohol, marijuana, benzodiazepines and stimulants, plus it can be a gateway drug to heroin.
Oxycodone Addiction Treatment
Oxycodone is dangerous, and tolerance can easily be developed by anyone who uses it without understanding the risks involved, which can lead to an addiction. If you or your loved one is struggling with an addiction to oxycodone, help is available at The Discovery House’s long term treatment centers for addiction.
Located in Los Angeles, our addiction treatment programs at our luxury rehab facilities are led by a staff that promotes long term recovery in each resident’s individualized program. Contact us today by filling out our form or calling 818.666.3083.