Oxycodone Addiction Test

Oxycodone is an opioid painkiller that can be highly addictive. If you’re concerned that you may be developing an oxycodone addiction, taking a self-assessment quiz can help you determine if it’s time to seek help.

This self-guided assessment was created to help you evaluate the level of your oxycodone use. However, it is not intended to replace a proper, clinical diagnosis of oxycodone addiction. You can use the results of this assessment as a guide to help you:

Review your results with your physician or contact The Recovery Village to speak with a representative about treatment options for oxycodone addiction.

If you’re concerned about a loved one’s prescription drug use, take the quiz: Is My Loved One Addicted To Prescription Drugs?

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This quiz is a self-guided assessment that was created using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). The DSM-5 provides standard criteria for diagnosing mental health and substance use disorders. This assessment contains “yes” or “no” questions relative to your oxycodone use during the last 12 months. Your answers to this quiz are confidential.

Please answer “yes” or “no” based only on your oxycodone use. In the past 12 months:

Have you used oxycodone despite not having a doctor’s prescription?
Have you increased your oxycodone use beyond the amount prescribed by your doctor?
Have you felt extreme mood swings since you started taking oxycodone?
Have you experienced any urges to take oxycodone?
Have you engaged in an illegal activity in order to acquire oxycodone?
Have you experienced any withdrawal symptoms, such as extreme fatigue or body aches, after stopping oxycodone use?
Have you ever endangered yourself or others because you took oxycodone before performing a physical act such as operating a vehicle or other machinery?
Have you attempted but failed to stop taking oxycodone or reduce the dosage of the substance as prescribed by your doctor?
Have you suffered from financial instability due to your oxycodone use?
Have you experienced a lower sex drive since you started taking oxycodone?
Have you mixed oxycodone with other substances?
Has your oxycodone use led to taking other opioids or opiates?

Your assessment results are confidential. Please enter your information below to proceed to your results.

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Next Steps

If you’ve discovered that you may be struggling with a substance use disorder, help is available at The Recovery Village. You can review your results with a physician or contact us today to find an oxycodone addiction treatment program that works well for your situation.

FAQs About Oxycodone Addiction & Treatment

  • How much oxycodone is too much?

    The usual starting dose for oxycodone is 5 mg every six to eight hours as needed for pain. Each person has a different level of opioid tolerance, however, and prescribed doses can vary widely. Some people may be prescribed as much as 65 mg per day, but if someone with low opioid tolerance took this amount, they could overdose.

    When doctors prescribe oxycodone, they provide instructions that help reduce risks of abuse, dependence, addiction and overdose. Taking oxycodone in ways other than instructed can increase these risks.

  • How often can you take oxycodone?

    Immediate-release oxycodone doses should be taken at least six hours apart. Extended-release oxycodone (Oxycontin) doses should be taken at least 12 or 24 hours apart.

  • What is a high dose of oxycodone?

    Doses that amount to 100 mg or more of morphine-equivalent per day are considered high. For oxycodone, this is 65 mg over a day.

  • How long does it take to get addicted to oxycodone?

    For most people, it takes three to six months to develop opioid use disorder.

  • How can I stop my oxycodone addiction?

    It can be difficult to stop using oxycodone on your own, as opioid addiction can cause very uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms when someone tries to quit. A medical detox program can make the withdrawal process safer and more comfortable, and follow-up rehab treatment can help you avoid future oxycodone use.

  • Does The Recovery Village offer treatment programs for oxycodone addiction?

    The Recovery Village has many rehab facilities located throughout the country, and each one offers evidence-based oxycodone addiction treatment and aftercare.

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