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.
What is Oxycodone?
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 OxyContin and Percocet. It should challenge that is possible to take oxycodone safely, however, regular use of the drug can lead to the development of tolerance. Tolerance occurs when the body becomes used to the drug and no longer responds to effects at prescribed levels.
This condition can lead to the need to take more and more of the drug, to achieve pain relief. Physical dependence is evident if withdrawal symptoms develop once oxycodone use is interrupted. The sudden discontinuation of Oxycodone, send the central nervous system CNS into dysregulation of vital signs.
What are the most common Oxycodone Withdrawals?
Withdrawal from Oxycodone drugs, are usually very similar to a bad flu. Multiple physical and emotional side effects accompany an opioid withdrawal. Although withdrawal symptoms are rarely fatal, they can ne very difficult to overcome and cause complications to the individuals’ health. For this and other reasons, we believe that to get off Oxycodone safely; one should seek a medical facility that offers around the clock supervision.
Potential painful withdrawal symptoms are:
- 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 is taken for pain purpose and NOT to 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 critical 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 comfortable 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 additional 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. Our team of experts, focus on listening and understanding the needs of each person. There are also a number of treatment protocols to get off Oxycodone.
Successful oxycodone detoxification is often the bridge for a more comprehensive mental health treatment which can provide a strong foundation for a full recovery. There are several treatments protocols to help reduce the range and severity of withdrawal and the cravings. By eliminating drug cravings, the patient is less prone to seek out oxycodone and relapse. Relapse after detox, dramatically increases the risk for a potentially life-threatening overdose since the physiological tolerance of the patient is much lower.But more importantly, Medical the Waismann Method® can significantly help the patient achieve and maintain abstinence, which potentially prevents a tragedy.