Christian Oxycodone Abuse Treatment
At Road to Freedom, our team works closely with patients to provide a Christian treatment for oxycodone addiction that blends prayer and a focus on Jesus Christ alongside medically proven methods to safely detox and begin recovery. For Christians, prayer is at the very heart of the healing process. To be successful in recovery from an addiction as potent and life-altering as oxycodone addiction is, we believe we should use the tools God provided to us along with a deep faith. We're here to help you overcome your challenges so you can get back on God's path.
If you are struggling with oxycodone addiction, please take a moment to contact Road to Freedom. We offer a 24-hour confidential chat, free insurance verification, and leading faith-based program. Call us now. (844) 402-3605.
In the Bible, Isaiah 41:10 says, "Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." At Road to Freedom, we believe God and faith in Jesus Christ will help you on your journey to overcome your addiction to oxycodone or other pain medications.
To break the cycle of addition we will provide you a safe environment to escape your current norms and provide counseling so you can renew your relationship with God. The first step is done through the process of medical detox. During those initial steps, oxycodone or Percocet withdrawal will be intense. With the support of our safe detox program and encouragement in faith you will begin attending Christ-centered groups for rehabilitation. After your withdrawal symptoms are reduced, you can then concentrate on the healing we provide through a Bible-guided therapy program. It will help you to replace your drug dependency and coping with healthy habits that can help you to remain oxycodone-free for the rest of your life.
It's important to know that pain medication abuse is not always easy to spot. Many people taking oxycodone, for example, will take the medication as prescribed, but for long-term use, due to its habit-forming tendencies.
We are here to help you. Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at any time, for a compassionate, Christian counselor: (844) 402-3605.
What Is Oxycodone?
Oxycodone is an opioid medication used to treat pain. In 2014, nearly 2 million Americans abused or were dependent on drugs like this. Opioids like this create significant impairment and distress and a very intense addiction. Opioid abuse is growing in number across the country due to the ease of obtaining this drug.
Specifically, oxycodone is prescribed by doctors for pain management often after surgeries or due to injuries. Some medications, such as the brand name Oxycontin, can provide round-the-clock pain management because they are extended-release medications. Other combinations of this drug exist. For example, Percocet is a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen. This is one of the most commonly prescribed combinations because it reduces the amount of the opioid present significantly, reducing the risk of addiction. Roxicodone is another type of opioid, often used as a pain reliever. It contains up to 30 mg of oxycodone and hydrochloride. In any of these drugs, the presence of oxycodone indicates it is a narcotic, is habit forming, and can cause a number of health-related concerns including death when abused.
How Is Oxycodone Used?
Though meant to be taken in the least amount possible for pain management, oxycodone abuse is extensive. This medication is commonly in a pill form but can be obtained in a liquid, concentrated liquate, or in a powder form. The medication works by changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain signals, effectively creating a high in those who do not need this medication.
Side Effects and Long-term Effects of Oxycodone Abuse
The side effects of oxycodone use can very. This medication, taken alongside alcohol is particularly high risk. It can interfere with a person's ability to breathe. Other common side effects of taking this medication include:
- Dry mouth
- Mild itching
- Stomach pain and nausea
- Loss of appetite
The long-term effects of oxycodone can be worrisome. This medication is meant for short-term use. When used over a prolonged period of time, especially over a year or more, it creates cellular damage to the liver, brain, and kidneys. It can cause or worsen personality disorders. It can cause anxiety development. It can trigger anemia, gout, heart failure, and bone-related pain.
What's more long-term use of oxycodone can create habits. Individuals can become dependent on the medication and tolerate of it at lower doses. Individuals who are seeking the same high they had previously, must continue to see higher doses to achieve that. This causes additional risk to the body. Overdosing on this medication can create an immediate, life-threatening situation in which seizures and inability to breathe occur.
How Oxycodone Addiction Can Start
Dependency on oxycodone can occur to anyone at any time during their life. For some people, a simple accident requiring pain medications can create dependency if those medications are overused or abused. For others, including those who are otherwise healthy, the medication is easily obtained through a prescription or sold illegally. Once an individual begins to take this pain medication, abuse of oxycodone can occur quickly.
Withdrawal Symptoms of Oxycodone
It is difficult, perhaps more so, as a Christian, to see a loved one in pain. However, one of the most common ways to notice a drug abuse is to see the impact of withdrawal symptoms. Oxycodone and Percocet withdrawal generally create symptoms such as the following:
- Faster breathing
- Stomach cramps and pain
- Runny noise
- Central nervous system hyperactivity
Detoxing from oxycodone can take a week or longer. The worst symptoms peak at about 48 to 72 hours.
Signs of Oxycodone Addiction in Your Loved One
As a Christian-focused program, we often see individuals seeking answers and solutions for their loved ones and they often feel helpless over what is happening to this individual. Oxycodone addiction is severe and life-changing. The signs of addiction in a loved one may include:
- Falling asleep at odd times
- Low blood pressure
- Vivid dreams
If you suspect your loved one is struggling with oxycodone abuse, contact Road to Freedom to learn more about the options available to you. Call us at: (844) 402-3605.
Christian Oxycodone Abuse Treatment
In Romans 13:14 we read, "Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires." We understand from the Bible that the abuse of illegal substances and prescription medications is wrong. At the same time, we at Road to Freedom fully understand that these medications create a physical change within the body that can make it nearly impossible for individuals to simply stop taking them. In some cases, just stopping can be life threatening in itself.
That's why we've created a comprehensive treatment program aimed at helping oxycodone addicts to recovery through the spiritual help of Jesus Christ coupled with the support of medical detox and intense therapy. Our Christ-centered residential treatment can help you or your loved one with your abuse.
Our Bible-focused program works in multiple ways to meet the needs of the individual. It begins with a medically safe detox program. Our integrative approach includes medical and behavioral treatment with a strong focus on Bible study and classes for integrating faith into your recovery process.
Why Is This Happening to You?
The hardest question for many Christians to answer is why. We're taught by Jesus Christ to simply trust in the Lord. And, while we may not understand why God has selected this path for you or your loved one, we do know you can make changes and recovery from it. A key component of this process is to identify the underlying cause or root cause of the abusive behavior. This is a complex, intense process, but with the strength that Jesus gives to us, it is very much possible.
You'll work with Christian therapists and counselors to provide you with a foundation for success. Our programs not only help you to detox and recovery, but also to forge a life focused on Christian beliefs and practices. It is in this that we understand true recovery can occur.
We offer programs to help individuals to learn life skills that allow them to thrive once they leave recovery. And, we also offer a full aftercare program to help you to improve your life and future without the need to use medications like this again. It's empowering and done in the name of Our Lord.
You Can Get the Help You Need Through Christian Treatment for Oxycodone Addiction
In 1 Corinthians 10:13, the Bible says, "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it].
The Road to Freedom offers the fellowship and support you need including 12-step programs, individual counseling, and Bible-led support. Call us today to begin your journey to freedom: (844) 402-3605.