Oxycodone: Addiction Effects and Treatment

Patients suffering from moderate to severe pain may be prescribed oxycodone by their physician.

Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid prescribed for the treatment and mitigation of pain ranging from moderate to severe. Despite its medical benefits, oxycodone is also known for its high potential for abuse. It is also known as OxyContin, Percocet, and Roxicodone.

Oxycodone Use and Withdrawal

Patients prescribed Oxycodone should pay attention to their intake. Continued abuse of Oxycodone can cause the body to adapt to the drug’s presence, and many users may find they have built up a tolerance for the drug and need a higher dosage to manage their pain.

Withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Hypertension
  • Irritability
  • Headaches
  • Restlessness

When taken with other substances, like alcohol, high doses of Oxycodone can lead to respiratory failure and death.

The intensity of such effects can vary from person to person depending on their drug habits and their health conditions. Users may find it difficult to stop using Oxycodone as the withdrawal symptoms can be severe, leading to continued use of the drug.


A combination of behavioral therapy and medical detox will help with addiction and dependence. We are here to help you or your loved one. Call or text us for more information today.