Oxycodone is an opioid that can be found in a number of different prescription painkillers, including popular ones such as Percocet and OxyContin. Most commonly used for the treatment of pain following an injury, surgery, chronic pain, or pain that accompanies specific types of medical illnesses, oxycodone can be extremely beneficial in providing relief when used as prescribed by a medical professional. However, since the use of oxycodone can produce effects including sedation, euphoria, and relaxation, it is appealing to those looking to utilize it for self-medication or recreational purposes.
If you are consuming oxycodone outside of the recommended guidelines offered by a medical professional, you may develop a tolerance to this medication. This means that you must continue to consume more and more oxycodone on a regular basis in order achieve the desired effects. Tolerance can lead to the development of physical dependence, which can be extremely challenging to overcome alone. Thankfully, however, there are treatment options available that can help.
At MeadowWood Behavioral Health Hospital in Wilmington, DE, we know how challenging it can be to overcome an addiction to oxycodone. Therefore, we focus on helping you develop the skills you need to stop your addiction for good and continue to function in a healthy manner. We do this by providing programming options that are individualized to your specific needs so that your recovery can begin on the right track.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
When your loved one or a family member is addicted to oxycodone, it can be overwhelming and a lot for you to handle on your own. However, there are things that you can be doing to help encourage your loved one to obtain treatment. Consider the following:
- Gather as much information as you can regarding oxycodone addiction, including the signs, symptoms, and effects that it can have on your loved one. Also, to properly understand what he or she is experiencing, spend time learning about addiction as a disease.
- Reach out to a clinic or treatment center that might be able to offer your loved one assistance. Talking about your loved one’s condition with professionals can be beneficial in helping you guide your loved towards accepting treatment.
- Sit down and speak with your loved one about your concerns. Approach him or her in a nonthreatening, nonjudgmental manner so that he or she can feel comfortable talking with you.
- If your loved one accepts treatment, continue to support him or her by partaking in any family therapy sessions, offering support, and maintaining as much communication as possible.
Why Consider Treatment at MeadowWood Behavioral Health Hospital
If you are addicted to oxycodone, you can start to experience a handful of negative consequences within your life. Physically, you can begin experiencing side effects ranging from constipation to vital organ damage. You might also begin withdrawing yourself from social circles, as your focus might shift entirely towards your oxycodone abuse. Family conflict can become a reality, which can lead to divorce, loss of child custody, and the destruction of close relationships. Additionally, your work performance can begin to suffer, which could cause job loss and potential financial distress. The longer that you remain addicted to oxycodone, the more likely you will be to suffer from these and other consequences.
At MeadowWood Behavioral Health Hospital near New Castle, DE, you can begin to see improvements within your life almost immediately, as we work with you to help you end your oxycodone addiction for good. Our center, which offers short-term inpatient programming, is effective in helping you begin your recovery in a positive manner. Here, you are afforded the greatest opportunities to achieve a sober lifestyle.
Program Philosophy and Benefits
At MeadowWood Behavioral Health System, we are committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive behavioral healthcare and substance abuse services to everyone who is entrusted into our care. Our commitment extends to the family as a whole, and all of our endeavors are aimed at delivering the highest quality of treatment possible in the safest, most comfortable environment available. Our greatest strength is our compassion and our dedication to helping people in their time of need. We do not simply treat the symptoms that our patients present with, we treat the whole person. We focus on all of the little things, because we recognize that all of the little things together are what brings about a true picture of healing. In keeping open communication between clinical team members, our patients, and our patients’ families, we are able to provide exceptional customer service in an empathic manner, ensuring that the main focus always remains solely on our patients and helping them find true recovery that leads to lasting success.
Types of Treatment Offered at MeadowWood Behavioral Health Hospital
At MeadowWood Behavioral Health System, we believe that each patient is unique, which is why we focus on treating the person, not just his or her illness. Our treatment teams work closely with patients and their families in order to gain a full understanding of the issues they are facing. By doing so, we are being afforded the ability to create fully individualized treatment plans for each and every patient that specifically addresses all of the concerns that he or she may have. These individualized treatment plans draw upon the vast skills set of a physician-led, multidisciplinary team of clinical professionals that include psychiatrists, Master’s level therapists, care managers, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, recreation therapists, substance abuse counselors, medical consultants, and qualified mental health technicians.
The inpatient services offered here at MeadowWood include an adolescent behavioral program, an adult psychiatric program, a senior behavioral health program, a co-occurring diagnosis program, and medical detoxification programs. Free, confidential mental health assessments are offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week whereupon highly trained and qualified clinicians obtain pertinent information which is then reviewed with one of our physicians. Upon that consultation, a recommendation for the most appropriate level of care will be offered based on the presenting needs and concerns of the patient.
Based on the identified needs of the patients, the most appropriate inpatient programming option will be determined. For those patients who are admitted into one of our inpatient programs, the following treatment modalities may be included into their plans for care, which will be determined based on their specific needs and abilities:
Medical detoxification: For those patients who come to MeadowWood battling an oxycodone addiction, medical detoxification may be the first step of the recovery process if substances are present in their bodies. This process is carefully monitored by our physicians and nursing staff. Once detox is complete, patients will begin engaging in a variety of therapeutic interventions.
Medication management: In most instances, psychotropic medications may be implemented in order to help alleviate the distressing symptoms that come with the presence of a mental health condition. However, all medication needs are determined on a case-by-case basis. All patients in all of our units meet with a psychiatrist daily for medication management in order to ensure the therapeutic effectiveness of any medications that are prescribed, as well as to make any changes that may be necessary.
Group therapy: Our approach to the treatment of oxycodone addiction at MeadowWood is heavily group-focused, as we have learned that this type of intervention greatly helps our patients understand that they are not alone in the challenges that they face. This knowledge in and of itself assists patients in heightening their sense of self-worth as they come to understand that they do not need to feel isolated in their struggles with oxycodone addiction. Engaging in groups also encourages patients to find healing in the act of expressing themselves, enhancing self-reliance that works to build their self-esteem. These group therapy sessions cover a vast array of topics, tailored to address issues that are specific to the patients participating in each group.
Individual therapy: Individual therapy sessions are offered to all patients on an as-needed basis. These sessions occur on a one-to-one basis with a patient’s therapist and are designed to be a time to address any concerns the patient may have, to discuss issues that he or she wishes to keep confidential, and to track his or her progress towards reaching his or her treatment goals.
Family therapy: At MeadowWood, we believe that family involvement in one’s treatment is instrumental in eliciting successful treatment outcomes. For this reason, all patients are able to engage in family therapy sessions in order to help family members understand oxycodone addiction, to educate them on how they can best support their loved one, and to help maintain open communication in order to create a healthy family dynamic.
Education: Keeping in mind the importance of a child’s education, our adolescent programming incorporates schooling into each patient’s treatment plan so that he or she does not fall behind academically while engaging in treatment for behavioral or emotional concerns. We employ certified teachers who, along with the other members of the adolescent’s treatment team, collaborate with the child’s home school, both in verbal and written form, pending releases of information provided by the child’s parent or guardian.
In addition to the previously mentioned interventions, other types of therapies that are incorporated into our patients’ treatment plans typically include:
- Reminiscent therapy (for our senior adult patients)
- Substance abuse counseling
- Expressive therapy
- Medication education
- Pet therapy
- Positive coping skills education
- Substance abuse education
- Process groups
- Psychoeducation on mental illness
- Recreational therapy
Continuing Care and Levels of Treatment
The main goal that we have for our patients when they come to MeadowWood is to help them begin to recover from an addiction to oxycodone so that they can move on to a lower, less intensive level of care. For this reason, all aftercare planning begins at the time of admission. As soon as patients are admitted into programming, their treatment team begins the process of preparing a plan for success in order to promote positive continuation of care once they are discharged from their inpatient stay.
At MeadowWood, we offer partial hospitalization programming for adults and senior adults that is designed to assist them in maintaining stabilization without requiring them to engage in the intensity of full inpatient hospitalization. This program provides structured services between 8:30am and 2:30pm, allowing patients to return home at night. An intensive, interdisciplinary approach is used in this program, which helps to supplement the recovery process when traditional outpatient treatment is not enough or is not available. In addition, this program works at providing a transition for recent inpatient clients as they begin to integrate back into their everyday lives.
For our adolescent patients, as well as for our adult patients who do not require or who have already completed partial hospitalization programming, our staff will utilize the positive relationships that we have with care providers throughout the community, with whom coordination of services can optimally be managed once patients leave our treatment center.
Whatever your or your loved one’s needs may be, the caring and compassionate staff at MeadowWood Behavioral Health Hospital will devote ourselves to helping you find and maintain true, lasting recovery after having struggled with an addiction to oxycodone.