Drug and narcotics addiction can happen to anyone, be it through recreational drug use with drugs such as heroin, or even with prescribed medications, especially pain-killing drugs like Oxycodone. Oxycodone goes under several brand names, such as Oxycontin and Percocet.
As someone begins to use opioid based narcotics such as heroin or oxycodone, they initially experience “highs” due to increased dopamine activity in the brain, in addition to the pain relief. The user may enjoy the highs enough to continue using the drug, and as a result the body develops a tolerance to it. The person ends up needing larger and larger doses simply to feel normal.
Soon an addicted person loses control of themself and their life. They begin to lie to family members or steal to be able to afford more of the drug, or have phony prescriptions and medical reports written to obtain the medication. Their work performance suffers, they have increasing financial troubles, and their relationships with friends and family become painfully stressed. Sooner or later, a person could be facing arrests, fines and imprisonment. If a person overestimates their tolerance to any opioid, it could be fatal.
As with alcoholics and compulsive gamblers, the first step is to admit that there is a problem. Addicts wanting to get better get get Suboxone from a physician that will fend off the symptoms of withdrawal and decrease their cravings for narcotics. Suboxone helps a person to function normally, reducing their dependence on narcotics.
If you or someone you know is addicted to oxycodone, heroin, or another legal or illegal opiate, we can help with prescribed medications that enable patients to live normally. Please contact us for a consultation as soon as possible.