Oxycodone Addiction and Detox
We often receive calls from people that have become physically dependent.. They are often wondering how to get off oxycodone comfortable and safely. In order to identify the right Oxycodone Detox, one needs to understand what the drug is and how it works.
Oxycodone is an opiate (narcotic) medication available by prescription and used to treat moderate to severe pain. It can be habit forming and is the main ingredient included in the powerful drugs OxyContin and Percocet. It should be noted that oxycodone can be taken safely. However, regular use can lead to development of a tolerance. Tolerance occurs when the body becomes used to the drug and no longer responds to effects at prescribed levels. This can lead to the need to take more and more of the drug, in an effort to achieve pain relief. A physical dependence is evident if withdrawal symptoms develop once oxycodone use is stopped.
Opioid withdrawal can be very difficult to go through without help because symptoms can be serious. They can include:
- strong drug cravings
- aches and pain
- severe agitation
- tremors and in severe cases, seizures.
People frequently continue to take the drug to mask the withdrawal symptoms. With the continuation of this habit addiction appears. Addiction happens, once the dependence has progressed into a condition, compulsion and an obsession.
Dependence vs. Addiction
Oxycodone dependence occurs when:
- Painful withdrawal symptoms are experienced if you do not get your dose of the drug in time.
- When the drug taken for pain purposes and is NOT being used to get achieve euphoria.
Oxycodone addiction means:
- The constant preoccupation with obtaining and using the drug.
- Using it to experience intoxication or achieving the “high.”
- Incredibly intense withdrawal symptoms when trying to get off oxycodone.
- A drug-seeking behavior regardless of negative consequences.
Best way to Get Off Oxycodone – Treatment and Detox
The most important decision anyone battling an oxycodone addiction can make, is seeking not just the “best treatment” but the “right treatment.” Drug treatment typically includes inpatient rehab or medical detox with the option of ongoing mental health counseling and support. Inpatient treatment centers, which offers medically supervised detox, will give patients their best chance to achieve sobriety. Medications that can only be used in a hospital based detox help keep patients comfortably through the withdrawal phase.
- Drug Rehab
Drug rehabs offer a structured and controlled treatment environment. It is often based on peer support and group therapy. The issue with rehabs is mostly the lack of privacy, medical resources and the staff’s understanding of the physiological consequences of substance abuse. Inpatient rehabs typically require a 30-day, 60-day or 90-day commitment. The length of stay varies based on insurance coverage, the severity of addiction and program options.
- Medical Detox
Quitting cold turkey or without medical assistance can lead to serious medical issues, including seizures and dehydration. People with severe addictions should seek inpatient detox. Inpatient detox in a hospital includes the support and monitoring of a medical team, which allows patients to overcome the dreadful withdrawal in a safe and comfortable environment.
- Rapid Detox – Ultra Rapid Detox – Anesthesia Assisted Opiate Detox
Rapid detox is a method of removing the opioids from the patient’s system quickly and under sedation. It is a much faster way to get off Oxycodone while avoiding most of the unnecessary painful withdrawal symptoms.
Waismann Method Oxycodone Treatment
Our exclusive Oxycodone Detox is private and at the forefront of all advanced medical treatments for opioid abuse. We provide a medical, private and safe environment with one of the most opioid specialized programs in the country. We have created a comprehensive treatment that addresses the individual and not just the addiction. We also focus on listening and understanding the needs of each person. We do not have a single treatment that patients need to adapt to; we offer some modified forms of treatment to adjust to each patient’s needs.