Oxycodone is a powerful painkiller drug, and one of the most commonly abused prescription drugs in the country in the midst of the opioid crisis. Common brand names for oxycodone-containing drugs include OxyContin, Percocet, and Roxicodone.
Because oxycodone is a prescription medication, some may underestimate the potential for abuse. Usually, the pill is prescribed for people suffering from painful conditions such as arthritis or cancer, or for acute pain after surgery or injury. While it provides much-needed relief for people suffering from painful or terminal health conditions, it is important to follow a doctor’s instructions for proper use and not take more oxycodone than prescribed, or outside the regularly prescribed schedule.
If you are a midlife adult struggling with an addiction to oxycodone, know that help is available. At Silver Ridge in Asheville, our skilled rehab professionals can help you overcome your addiction and get on the road to long-term recovery.