If oxycodone is a rollercoaster, then dependency is like an endless loop that keeps you riding and riding with no way to get off. But while oxycodone addiction may seem like an inescapable condition, the ride doesn’t have to last forever. Recovery Lighthouse’s oxycodone rehab programme can be the brake you need to slow down, get off the ride and start living a life full of possibilities. We have helped hundreds of people on their road to recovery and we are here to help you too.
What is oxycodone rehab?
Oxycodone rehab is a comprehensive and structured treatment programme designed to help individuals achieve and maintain sobriety while providing the necessary skills and support to lead a fulfilling life without the use of oxycodone or other drugs. Oxycodone rehab typically involves a combination of therapies and other treatment approaches to identify and address any underlying issues that have contributed to the condition so that effective, long-term recovery strategies can be developed.
The benefits of oxycodone rehab include:
- Improved mental and physical health
- Increased self-awareness and self-esteem
- Better decision-making abilities
- The development of healthy coping mechanisms
- Improvements in relationships
- Overall better prospects for the future
Do I need oxycodone rehab?
The sooner you begin rehab for oxycodone, the better your chances of making a full and speedy recovery. Unfortunately, there are many people who delay oxycodone rehab because they don’t believe they need it or they are worried about the process.
To help you decide whether oxycodone rehab is right for you, here are some questions to ask yourself:
- Have I tried to quit oxycodone on my own but failed?
- Am I experiencing negative consequences due to oxycodone use such as relationship problems, financial difficulties or legal issues that I am unable to get a handle on?
- Have I developed a physical tolerance to oxycodone so I now require higher doses to achieve the same effects?
- Have I experienced withdrawal symptoms when I tried to stop using oxycodone which caused me to relapse?
- Have I lost interest in activities I used to enjoy due to oxycodone use?
- Have my loved ones spoken to me about seeking oxycodone treatment?
- Did I search for this page online because I am worried about my oxycodone use?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then oxycodone rehab may be just what you need to make a fresh start.
What options are there for oxycodone rehab?
There are two main options for oxycodone rehab: outpatient oxycodone rehab and inpatient oxycodone rehab.
Outpatient oxycodone rehab involves visiting a recovery centre or clinic for therapy sessions while continuing to live at home. Inpatient oxycodone rehab, on the other hand, is when you stay at a residential oxycodone rehab centre like Recovery Lighthouse for a set period, typically ranging from 30 to 90 days, to receive intensive therapy and support.
Inpatient oxycodone rehab offers several benefits, including:
- An immersive recovery environment: This will enable you to focus entirely on your recovery without distractions from the outside world.
- No access to oxycodone or other substances: Inpatient oxycodone rehab clinics are drug-free environments meaning you cannot access oxycodone or other substances during your stay.
- Sanctuary from oxycodone triggers: Negative social circles, unhealthy environments and daily stress can all be major driving forces in substance abuse but inpatient oxycodone rehab will provide a sanctuary from these triggers.
- 24/7 care and support: Inpatient oxycodone rehab provides 24/7 care and support from a team of experienced professionals, including therapists, counsellors and medical staff.
- A chance to form important relationships: Connection is crucial to recovery and oxycodone rehab provides the perfect opportunity to form positive relationships with staff and other clients who are on the same journey as you.
- A greater range of therapies: Inpatient oxycodone rehab provides access to a wider range of oxycodone rehab therapies and other treatments to give you the best possible chance for lasting recovery.
Oxycodone rehab at Recovery Lighthouse
At Recovery Lighthouse, our oxycodone rehab programme begins with oxycodone detox. This process is designed to help you safely and comfortably withdraw from oxycodone so your body and brain can adjust to sobriety and begin to heal.
Alongside that, Recovery Lighthouse offers a range of evidence-based therapies to address the physical, psychological and emotional aspects of your condition.
Just some of the therapies offered include:
- 12-step: Our oxycodone rehab programmes are based on the 12-step approach. This involves identifying the causes of your oxycodone use, making amends for past wrongdoings and committing to a life of sobriety.
- Group therapy: Group therapy provides you with the opportunity to connect with others who are going through similar experiences. It also helps to build a sense of community and support, which is essential for long-term oxycodone recovery.
- One-to-one therapy: One-to-one therapy offers you personalised support from one of our trained therapists, most of whom are in recovery themselves. It can really help you dive into the underlying issues that may have contributed to your oxycodone use.
- Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT): CBT is a form of therapy that will teach you to change negative thought patterns and behaviours that have led to your oxycodone dependency. It is an evidence-based therapy that has been shown to be highly effective for recovery.
- Art therapy: Art therapy uses creative expression to help you explore your thoughts and feelings around oxycodone and the issues it has caused in your life. It can be an effective tool for individuals who have difficulty expressing themselves through words.
- Family therapy: Family therapy involves the entire family in the oxycodone treatment process. It can help to improve communication, strengthen relationships and provide a support network you can lean on in recovery.
- Motivational interviewing: Motivational interviewing will help you explore your reasons for change and keep you motivated during difficult moments in oxycodone rehab.
How to prevent oxycodone relapse
Preventing oxycodone relapse is a crucial aspect of long-term recovery but making the transition from the sanctuary of oxycodone rehab back to real life is often challenging. To help you stay the course, here are six crucial tips for preventing oxycodone relapse:
1. Engage in aftercare…
Aftercare is essential for long-term oxycodone recovery because it prevents isolation and keeps you accountable. Recovery Lighthouse offers all clients one year of free weekly group therapy for ongoing support after completing our oxycodone rehab programme.
2. Build a support network…
Surrounding yourself with positive and supportive individuals can help also prevent oxycodone relapse as it gives you people to lean on during difficult moments. This can include family, friends, support groups and the therapists you met during oxycodone rehab.
3. Participate in the UKAT alumni programme…
All clients are invited to join our alumni programme which is a great way to make new friends, attend exclusive events and receive ongoing support, motivation and healthcare professionals.
4. Develop healthy coping mechanisms…
These can include exercise, mindfulness and hobbies and can help you manage stress and other triggers without turning to oxycodone to cope.
5. Avoiding triggers…
Identifying and avoiding triggers that may lead to oxycodone use is a crucial part of preventing relapse. Triggers can include people, places and things associated with oxycodone use which no longer have a place in your new life.
6. Be honest and accountable…
Being honest with yourself and others about the challenges of oxycodone recovery and seeking help when needed can help prevent relapse.
Obstacles to overcome during oxycodone rehab
It is often said that recovery is a marathon, but in fact, it is more like an obstacle course. There are many obstacles which you will need to overcome during oxycodone recovery but each will make you stronger, reinforce your resolve and give you the motivation you need to keep going. Some common obstacles include:
Oxycodone cravings and withdrawal symptoms
These can be intense during the early stages of oxycodone rehab. However, the expert staff and Recovery Lighthouse will support you in every way possible to ensure that you don’t relapse.
Co-occurring mental health issues…
Many individuals who struggle with oxycodone intake also have underlying mental health issues such as anxiety, depression or trauma. At Recovery Lighthouse, our oxycodone rehab therapies can have major benefits for these kinds of conditions so they don’t just help you achieve sobriety, they have a positive impact on your overall mental health.
Negative social circles…
Negative friends, family members and other people can be a significant obstacle to oxycodone recovery and so it may be necessary to cut ties with individuals who are not supportive of the recovery process. While this may be a daunting prospect, it is a chance to make new friends, surround yourself with positive energy and invest in your own future.
Negative self-talk and self-doubt…
This can be very common, particularly as your condition may cause denial, antipathy towards recovery and fear of failure. It is essential to work on developing positive self-talk and self-belief through therapies like CBT to give you the confidence you need for successful oxycodone recovery.
How to get started
If you or a loved one is in need of rehab for oxycodone, get in touch with Recovery Lighthouse today. Our comprehensive oxycodone rehab programmes can help you identify and address the underlying issues and make huge steps forwards on the road to lifelong recovery. Contact us today and begin your journey to a happier, healthier future.