Within the last few years, Narconon drug rehab centers have seen a steep increase of clients coming in for treatment who are addicted to Oxycodone painkillers. There is a reason for this.
Many people have gone to a doctor for the relief of pain and have been given oxycodone, an analgesic painkiller, similar to morphine. Until recently there has not been much coverage in the news about this drug side effects that include addiction, even when using it in accordance with a prescription. Therefore people taking oxy, getting good feelings and pain relief don’t think in terms of addiction, simply think that the prescribed drug appears to be doing its job.
The Beginning of an Addiction
People taking oxy products for their pain will generally start with the lower doses in the range, and due to tolerance effects that happen with addictive drugs, may find that after a while they need a higher dose, or to take their medication more frequently to keep the pain away. Doctors, at least until recently, would normally oblige – pain is now recognized as being one of the vital signs that a doctor must take into account and medicate if it presents as a problem.
People would often find that after taking oxy they would feel on top of the world, only to start feeling moody, upset or anxious as the dose wears off. This side effect of oxycodone use has caused for some people a psychological addiction to the drug, as well as a physical tolerance that causes painful symptoms to occur if a person reduces their dose or tries to withdraw from it completely. Read more…