Meet Harry, a young man whose family have been trying to convince him to enter oxycodone rehab for the last two years. He’s given countless reasons for not seeking treatment: fear of the unknown, shame, denial and the belief that he could handle it on his own. But Harry hasn’t considered the life-changing effects that oxycodone rehab could have and is stopping himself from getting well. If you are in the same position as Harry, committing to an oxycodone rehab programme could open up a world of future possibilities and help transform your life for the better if you give yourself a chance.
What is oxycodone rehab?
Oxycodone rehab is a comprehensive treatment programme which will help you overcome your oxycodone addiction. Also called OxyContin rehab (OxyContin is the most popular brand name for oxycodone), it is a form of opiate rehab that involves a combination of medical intervention, therapy and ongoing support to address the physical, psychological and emotional aspects of dependency. The goals of oxycodone rehab include:
- Helping you achieve lasting sobriety from oxycodone
- Teaching you healthy coping mechanisms
- Helping to restore relationships damaged by oxycodone
- Improving your physical and mental health
- Giving you a renewed sense of purpose in life
What options are there for oxycodone rehab?
There are two primary types of oxycodone rehab: outpatient and inpatient. Outpatient oxycodone rehab allows you to attend therapy sessions while continuing to live at home, whereas inpatient oxycodone rehab requires a stay at a treatment facility like Banbury Lodge. Inpatient oxycodone rehab offers several advantages, including:
A stable environment that is geared towards sobriety and recovery
Inpatient oxycodone rehab provides a safe, supportive and structured environment that promotes recovery and minimises distractions and temptations.
Zero access to oxycodone or any other drugs or addictive substances
Inpatient oxycodone rehabs strictly prohibit drugs ensuring that you remain focused on your recovery without the risk of relapse.
Distance between you and your triggers
Inpatient rehab allows you to step away from the people, places and situations that contribute to your oxycodone use, giving you the opportunity to heal and grow.
24/7 support from recovery and medical professionals
At an inpatient oxycodone rehab centre, you will have access to medical and therapeutic support around the clock, ensuring that you receive the help you need when you need it.
The opportunity to connect with therapists, rehab staff and other clients
Inpatient oxycodone rehab fosters a sense of community and camaraderie, allowing you to build supportive relationships with others who understand your struggles.
A wider range of different oxycodone rehab therapies
Inpatient oxycodone rehab typically offers a broader array of therapeutic approaches, enhancing your chances of finding the most effective treatment for your needs.
Do I need OxyContin rehab?
Beginning OxyContin rehab is a massive step and yet there are many people who delay getting treatment or never reach out for help at all. Some are just not ready to make changes while others may not recognise that they need help.
To determine if OxyContin rehab could benefit you, ask yourself the following questions:
- Has my OxyContin use impacted my life negatively?
- Have I tried to quit or reduce my OxyContin use without success?
- Do I experience withdrawal symptoms when I stop using OxyContin?
- Am I neglecting my personal or professional responsibilities due to my OxyContin use?
- Have my relationships with family and friends suffered as a result of my OxyContin use?
- Do I spend a significant amount of time obtaining, using or recovering from the effects of OxyContin?
- Do I continue to use OxyContin despite knowing the physical and psychological harm it’s causing me?
- Have I lost interest in activities or hobbies I used to enjoy because of my OxyContin use?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, OxyContin rehab may be the right choice for you.
Oxycodone rehab at Banbury Lodge
At Banbury Lodge, oxycodone rehab begins with a medically supervised oxycodone detox to safely break physical dependence and manage withdrawal symptoms. This is a crucial part of all prescription drug rehab programmes because it allows the body to start healing and helps to clear the fog from your mind so you can focus on therapy.
Once this is done, you will then participate in a variety of therapies designed to address the root causes of your condition, including:
- 12-step programme: This structured, step-by-step approach to recovery will help you develop a strong support network, learn new coping skills and maintain lasting sobriety.
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): CBT focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviours related to your oxycodone use and dependency which will empower you to make healthier choices.
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT): DBT will help you develop emotional regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and mindfulness skills to better manage the challenges of oxycodone recovery.
- Group therapy: In group sessions, you can share your experiences, learn from others’ insights and develop a sense of community and mutual support.
- One-to-one therapy: Personalised therapy sessions will allow you to delve into the underlying issues that contribute to your reliance on oxycodone and develop strategies for overcoming them.
- Family therapy: Family therapy will help repair strained relationships and foster open communication, understanding and support between you and your loved ones.
How to prevent oxycodone relapse
Preventing relapse is crucial for maintaining long-term sobriety but the transition from oxycodone rehab back to your normal everyday life comes with various challenges.
To help you meet overcome those challenges, here are five effective strategies for oxycodone relapse prevention:
1. Engage in aftercare
Recovery Lighthouse offers all clients one year of free weekly group therapy, providing ongoing support and reinforcement of healthy coping skills.
2. Develop a strong support network
Surround yourself with people who understand your journey and can offer encouragement and accountability when difficult moments or oxycodone cravings arise.
3. Identify triggers and develop strategies to cope with them
Learn to recognise the situations, emotions or people that may tempt you to use oxycodone again and create a plan for managing these triggers.
4. Prioritise self-care
Focus on maintaining a balanced lifestyle that includes exercise, proper nutrition and adequate sleep.
5. Continue therapy and support groups
Ongoing therapy and participation in support groups can help reinforce your commitment to sobriety and provide you with valuable tools for managing oxycodone cravings and stress.
Your oxycodone rehab checklist
As you embark on your oxycodone rehab journey, setting personal goals can help guide your recovery and keep you focused on your progress.
Here are six goals to get you started, along with strategies to help you achieve them:
1. Take steps to repair relationships damaged by oxycodone use
This can include making peace with loved ones who have been hurt, demonstrating your commitment to change through your actions and being patient as trust is gradually rebuilt. You can also engage in family therapy and consider attending support groups for loved ones of individuals in recovery to foster open communication and understanding.
2. Look after your physical health to expedite the healing process
Prioritising a balanced diet, regular exercise and sufficient sleep can all help support your body’s recovery. For help with this, consult the medical professionals, nutritionists or fitness experts at your oxycodone rehab centre.
3. Actively participate in all forms of oxycodone rehab therapy
Embracing the various therapy modalities offered at your oxycodone rehab centre, engaging in discussions, asking questions and practising the skills you learn in therapy will all help to maximise the benefits of your treatment.
4. Take the time to repair your relationship with yourself
Oxycodone rehab is a great opportunity for developing self-compassion and forgiving yourself for past mistakes. Identify and challenge negative self-talk and focus on nurturing your self-esteem and self-worth.
5. Create a relapse prevention plan for when you leave oxycodone rehab
Work with your therapist or support team to identify potential oxycodone triggers and develop strategies to cope with them. Include supportive friends, family members and professionals in your plan and think of new healthier ways to spend your time.
6. Practise meditation and other techniques to manage stress and cultivate mindfulness
Incorporating mindfulness practices, such as meditation, deep breathing exercises or yoga into your daily routine can help you stay grounded and better manage stress and prevent oxycodone relapse.
By setting and working towards these personal goals, you can create a solid foundation for your recovery and build the skills necessary for lasting sobriety.
How to start oxycodone rehab
If you’re ready to begin your journey to recovery, contact Banbury today. Our compassionate and experienced team is here to help you every step of the way. With the determination to change and the guidance of our recovery experts, you will have the best chance possible of a bright future free from oxycodone.