Opana (Oxymorphone) Addiction Treatment & Rehab

Oxymorphone is a prescription drug given to patients before a surgery or procedure as well as to alleviate pain that’s moderate to severe. Oxymorphone is a tightly controlled substance because it is an opioid and has high misuse potential. When someone uses oxymorphone, whether they’re prescribed to it or they’re using it recreationally, it can cause pleasant or euphoric feelings. That can trigger a reward and reinforcement response in the brain, which can then lead to an addiction. Addiction is something that’s diagnosable based on a certain set of criteria and symptoms. Addiction to oxymorphone and other drugs can be classified as mild, moderate or severe. Most people who have an addiction problem, particularly if it’s moderate to severe, require professional treatment. There are several main treatment options for oxymorphone addiction symptoms. Most addiction treatment begins with a medical detox. Then, a patient can begin an inpatient or outpatient rehab program. Many rehab programs have different components. For example, someone might start with a medical detox and then complete inpatient rehab, and an outpatient treatment plan may follow that.
Oxymorphone isn’t just addictive. People who use this opioid can become dependent on it at as well. In fact, even if someone is only using oxymorphone as instructed by a physician, dependence can form. When someone is dependent on oxymorphone, they may have withdrawal symptoms when they stop using it. During a medical detox, which is more often than not the first step of addiction treatment, patients receive around-the-clock care. Opioid withdrawal medications can be provided, including methadone, buprenorphine or naltrexone. These drugs can help make it more likely someone will begin addiction treatment by reducing the risk of experiencing recurrence of use. During a medical detox, specific symptoms can be treated, and patients can be monitored to ensure there are no complications.
Drug addiction, especially to a powerful opioid like oxymorphone, is a gripping and complex disease. Addiction is a disease that affects the functionality of the brain. It also affects the physical health of the individual and their entire life. An oxymorphone rehabilitation program needs to address the complexity of addiction fully. Aside from that guiding concept, addiction treatment can occur in different settings, and it may last for different lengths of time. Most oxymorphone rehabilitation programs will combine behavioral therapies as well as pharmacological treatments.
There are short- and long-term inpatient oxymorphone rehabs available. While the lengths of treatment vary, all inpatient rehabs require patients live in the treatment facility. A long-term inpatient or residential oxymorphone rehab may last for anywhere from six to 12 months. During a long-term inpatient rehab, patient’s treatment plans focus not only on addiction but also how they can change their lifestyle, behavioral and thought patterns to live a productive life. Most long-term inpatient rehab programs offer in-depth services, including supportive therapies and employment training. A short-term oxymorphone rehab usually lasts for 28 days or more. The commonality between all forms of inpatient oxymorphone rehab is the highly structured, supervised environment. Patients don’t have the ability to come and go as they please, and their days are highly regimented. This level of structure and supervision can be beneficial for many people who are struggling with addiction.
Outpatient oxymorphone rehab doesn’t require patients live in a treatment facility. There isn’t a lot of structure, and there is no supervision although there is accountability. Most outpatient oxymorphone rehabs require a commitment of a few hours a week. Participants often meet in group therapy sessions, and this can be combined with individual therapy. Some outpatient oxymorphone rehabs are as informal as drug education, but intensive outpatient oxymorphone rehab is available as well. Intensive outpatient oxymorphone rehab would be similar to a residential treatment program, but the patient would continue living at home. Outpatient oxymorphone rehab might be something patients participate in on its own, especially if they have a shorter-term or milder addiction. It may also be something that’s part of a comprehensive treatment plan that begins with inpatient rehab.
When choosing an oxymorphone rehab, there are pros and cons of each option. With an inpatient rehab, the pros include the intensive care and support provided by the program as well as the reduced potential for recurrence of use. An inpatient rehab can be a good option for someone who has a chaotic home environment or one that’s very stressful. On the other hand, an inpatient rehab can be more expensive than outpatient treatment, and it does require the person to leave their work or school. An outpatient oxymorphone rehab is less expensive and doesn’t require participants to leave their jobs and daily lives. However, outpatient rehab might not be intensive enough for someone with a severe or long-term addiction problem.

Ultimately, choosing an oxymorphone rehab is a personal decision. Contact The Recovery Village, and we can provide you with more details and information to help you as you decide.

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