Oxycodone Treatment and Rehab

Modified: 22nd Jul 2019

There are different paths and recovery programs people can take in recovery. Each provides unique environments that help pave the way to a sober life.

Seeking treatment for oxycodone addiction is a fundamental step in recovery. After detoxing, finding a rehabilitation program comes next.

Oxycodone Inpatient

Detoxing from opiates can last anywhere from 72 hours to a few weeks. The physical symptoms of oxycodone withdrawal can be painful and debilitating. The chances of relapsing during detox is high.

Overcoming the psychological side of addiction can be the most excruciating. Entering rehab is often the best course of action to help a recovering addict break free of the cycle.

To overcome their addiction once and for all, many find they need round-the-clock care.

What is Inpatient Treatment?

People’s lives often become unmanageable when they become addicted to opiates. Inpatient treatment helps them rebuild their lives by providing structure.

Those in inpatient usually have their day-to-day schedules mapped out for them. From the time they wake up until the time they go to bed, the facility oversees their treatment.

This type of environment can be especially beneficial to someone who often relapses. Separation from triggers and stressors can be a major component in recovery for some.

Patients receive individualized, 24/7 care from physicians and mental health specialists. Their doctors will prescribe them medications to help manage the symptoms of withdrawal. They’ll also prescribe medications for co-occurring conditions like depression or anxiety.

During inpatient treatment, you’ll undergo intense individual therapy, as well as group therapy. Depending on your treatment plan, you may undergo other forms of therapy. Some programs offer family counseling, cognitive behavior therapy, and art therapy, for example.

Standard Length of Oxycodone Inpatient Treatment

The length of someone’s stay in an inpatient facility depends on their case.

Those heavily addicted to opiates are more likely to stay longer than others. Those battling depression, anxiety, or other disorders may need to stay longer, as well.

30 days is the standard minimum length of stay for inpatient treatment. Some programs last between 60 to 90 days. Others last as long as 6 months to a year.

Oxycodone Outpatient

Many recovering addicts aren’t able to attend inpatient rehabilitation. Some can’t afford to miss work while others struggle to be away from their families.

When inpatient rehabilitation isn’t the best option, outpatient treatment is.

What is Outpatient Treatment?

Compared to inpatient treatment, outpatient is less restrictive. It’s usually geared towards patients with mild-to-moderate opiates addiction.

Patients spend their day in outpatient treatment attending individual and group therapy. Many group sessions focus on coping skills and drug abuse education. Depending on the program, there may be other topics discussed during group therapy.

During individual therapy, patients get to speak one-on-one about their addiction. They can address any other issues that may or may not contribute to their addiction. 

Patients must also meet with their physicians for mental and physical check-ups. These doctors may be available on-site but this is not always the case. Some outpatient clinicians may administer withdrawal management medication.

At the end of the day, patients go home and return the following day.

Standard Length of Oxycodone Outpatient Treatment

Inpatient treatment usually lasts far longer than outpatient treatment.

Patients spend anywhere between 10 to 15 hours a week in outpatient treatment. The duration of outpatient treatment can range from 1 week to 3 months. Some outpatient programs may last longer.

Oxycodone Sober Living

The journey to recovery doesn’t end after completing inpatient or outpatient treatment.

Many recovering addicts will continue on by attending regular individual therapy. Others may partake in 12-step programs like Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

Those with severe cases of opiates addiction may benefit from sober living.

What is Oxycodone Sober Living?

Sober living refers to housing offered to those recovering from oxycodone abuse. You may be familiar with things like “sober houses” or “halfway houses.”

Sober living helps recovering addicts ease back into a life without addiction. It’s usually the last step in oxycodone addiction treatment. It’s meant to provide a stable environment where people can focus on their recovery.

In sober living, you live with other recovering addicts. It functions like communal living. Everybody pays and pitches in with household chores, like cleaning, rent, and cooking.

What to Expect

Many sober homes require their residents to complete detox and rehab before they move in. They do this to filter out those who are ready to recover from those who aren’t.

These facilities prohibit blatant substances like drugs and alcohol. They can ban anything that’s potentially addictive, such as mouthwash.

To stay in the home, you must follow the house rules. Some homes have resident leaders who enforce these rules. Others are communally run by the residents.

Unlike inpatient programs, you’re able to come and go from the premises as you please. You can work, see friends and family, and partake in outside activities – so long as you don’t break the house rules.

Residents can stay in sober living anywhere from a few months to a couple of years. The goal is for each resident to eventually transition out on their own.

Ongoing Recovery

Life after addiction can pose many challenges to recovering addicts. That’s why it’s important to continue on in recovery even after completing treatment.

Meeting with a therapist is one of the best things you can do to stay sober. Your therapist can help you navigate through cravings and major life events. They can also address underlying issues that may or may not contribute to your addiction.

It’s important to check up with your physicians, as well. This promotes accountability, which is an important value taught in recovery.

12-step programs also work well for drug recovery. These types of programs teach you about life principles. They’re also good opportunities to connect with fellow recovering addicts.

Creating new hobbies and a new daily routine are crucial in recovery. It’s best to avoid toxic relationships and situations that could trigger a relapse.

Understanding Oxycodone Treatment & Rehab

Life after oxycodone addiction is much better than feeling enslaved to the drug. The key is taking the first step and admitting you need treatment.

It’s important to know what your options are before taking that step. To start, you can learn more about which treatments your health insurance covers.

Article Reviewed by Dr. Keerthy Sunder, MD, DFAPA

Dr. Keerthy Sunder, MD, DFAPADr. Keerthy Sunder, MD is an accomplished and internationally recognized expert in the field of addiction. He has earned diplomates from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Board of Addiction Medicine, and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.