Drug addiction continues to be on the rise. While doctors are not prescribing certain narcotics as much as they used to, many users are still able to get what they need from the streets, causing their addiction to continue. This is true for those who use oxycodone. If your son is using oxycodone, cocaine, or a combination of both, you are likely scared for his health and safety. You may be asking the question, is there any hope if my son is addicted to oxycodone and cocaine? While you may feel as if the future is bleak, we can assure you that there really IS hope for your son. Rehab is the answer, as well as a huge support system around him during this troubled time. Read on to find out more.
What is Oxycodone?
Oxycodone is an opioid. It is a prescription medication that is typically prescribed for pain. You can find oxycodone in several products, such as Oxycocet and Percocet. When taken as prescribed, this drug can really help a person who is dealing with severe pain. Unfortunately, it can be highly addictive, especially when users crush up and snort the pills. Some even dissolve the pill so that they can inject it directly into their bloodstream, giving them a huge rush as the oxycodone is released all at once.
What is Cocaine?
Cocaine is an illegal drug that works as a stimulant. It is used as a recreational drug to get high. It is generally snorted, but it can also be inhaled or dissolved and injected straight into a vein. Users will get various mental effects from the drug, typically feelings of manic happiness, restlessness, sexual arousal, and agitation. It raises the heart rate and blood pressure of the individual and can cause a person to become much more talkative. It is a highly addictive and expensive drug that can easily cause an overdose if too much is taken at once.
Can Detox Help My Son?
You are likely at your wit’s end if your son is using these two substances. However, rehab can help. Your son needs medical intervention if he has been using either drug for a long period of time since the withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous if left unsupervised. In rehab, your son will go through detox under the care and supervision of qualified medical staff. Detox is the process of forcing the body to remove all of the drugs in it. He will also be given medication to ease the pain of withdrawal. This will be the very first step of rehab and one that a center will make sure is done right.
Remember, every user will have a different experience with detox. For some people, withdrawal symptoms only last for a couple of days. For others, they could last for months. The length of these withdrawals may depend on the following factors:
• How long the person has been using
• The type of substance or substances the individual was using
• The number of substances the individual takes at once
• Medical condition and family history
• If there are underlying health conditions
• The method of abuse (do they swallow, snort, or inject the drug)
No matter how long detox takes for your son, there is always hope for recovery. Even if they have been using since they were very young, there is still a chance that they will get clean and stay that way.
What to Expect After Detox
Your son must be ready to take on all aspects of rehab, not just the detox process. For example, attending therapy sessions while in rehab is not just encouraged, it is typically required. Your son will talk to a trained counselor who will help them learn why they are using, how to avoid the triggers that cause them to turn to drugs, and what to do if they are on the verge of relapse. He or she will also set your son up with after care services. This means finding support for your son once they are done with rehab. This could include a stay at a halfway house or a visit to local AA or NA meetings. Whatever the case, aftercare is a very important part of the recovery process.
Get Help Today
Now is the time for your son to get the help that he needs. Give us a call to find out how our center can help your son kick his oxycodone and cocaine habit. You can reach us anytime at 302-842-2390.