Oxycodone is the active opioid ingredient used in prescription painkillers such as OxyContin and Percocet. This powerful narcotic is a controlled substance and can be habit-forming. In fact, scary statistics have shown that every 19 minutes we lose a life to prescription drug overdose in the US. That is approximately 75 deaths per day, 530 per week and 27,587 per year. According to reports, the majority of overdose victims weren’t offered an effective Oxycodone Detox nor addiction treatment.
Thousands of physicians throughout the country, prescribe Oxycodone pills for a number of different pain issues. NIDA ( National Institute on Drug Abuse), estimates that nearly 20 percent of adults in the USA are presently or have abused prescription medication in the past. According to additional research, the most commonly abused prescription drugs are Oxycodone and Hydrocodone.
In light of this data, we want to encourage each and every one of you to help by raising awareness about how dangerous and addictive prescription painkillers can be. We also need to fight for the availability effective drug treatment programs for those already in need.
How does Oxycodone work?
Oxycodone blocks the pain receptors while altering the levels of dopamine in the brain which produces euphoric feelings. These euphoric feelings give the individual a temporary sense of relaxation and well-being, that can quickly become addicting. Other physiological responses can be present as the opioid receptors and the central nervous system are activated. The most common changes include slowed respiration and heart rate, changes in body temperature and blood pressure
The brain expects more and more Oxycodone once it gets used to the continued stimulation of the opioid receptor. This phenomenon is commonly called tolerance or physical dependence. At this point, a dysregulation has already occurred, and any attempt to stop the drug use may cause withdrawal symptoms. In addition, both physical and psychological side effects are part of a withdrawal syndrome. Most providers do not recommend a patient to stop taking oxycodone (Oxys) “cold turkey,” without first consulting a qualified medical professional.
Potential Oxycodone Withdrawal Symptoms
The timeline and severity of the withdrawal symptoms can depend on a number of factors, including:
- Method of use
- Length of dependence
- Individual’s emotional and physical capacity for discomfort and much more.
Most people describe Oxycodone withdrawal as having the nasty flu. An individual usually experiences intense body aches, nausea, stomach cramps, chills, sometimes fever, sweating, vomiting, diarrhea, and tremors. Some people may also yawn and sneeze uncontrollably. Side effects of opioid withdrawal are not usually fatal for healthy and young individuals. However, complications related to high blood pressure, irregular heart rate, and trouble breathing can cause unforeseen and dangerous complications.
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) estimates that nearly 15,000 people die each year in the US, as the result of a prescription pain reliever overdose.
Our advisors are available seven days a week, to help you plan a safer, more comfortable and effective medically-supervised Oxycodone detox. Call us today at 310-205-0808.
Some of the most common oxycodone withdrawal symptoms are:
- Abdominal cramping
- Difficulties regulating temperature
- Muscle aches
- Yawning for no apparent reason
- Excessive tearing
- Dilated pupils
- Irregular heart rate
- Increased blood pressure
- Runny nose
It may also include psychological symptoms, such as:
- Mood swings
- Trouble concentrating
- Drug cravings
Opioid withdrawal can be very uncomfortable and tough to overcome. Additionally, combining Oxycodone drugs such as, Percocet and Oxycontin with substances that are central nervous system depressants like alcohol, can significantly increase the severity of any and all risk factors.
What is the Best Treatment for Oxycodone Addiction?
WAISMANN METHOD® is considered one of the highest rated and most successful opiate detoxes in the past two decades. Our professionals modify the detoxification protocols to fit each patient’s specific needs and utilize the most advanced medical techniques available. WAISMANN METHOD® offers a variety of programs from rapid opiate detox under sedation, to medically assisted detox and other forms of drug treatment at Domus Retreat. Our doctors, therapists, and staff work with patients to create personalized treatment and an aftercare plans designed to ensure a healthy and effective transition to daily life without opiates.
Accelerated Detox and Other Addiction Treatment Options
Many oxycodone users are just not able to quit cold turkey. They might be finding reasons and excuses to put off detoxing. However, the reality is if they were capable of doing so, they would have done so already.
Other centers use various treatment approaches, including opiate “replacement” or “substitution” therapy. This form of treatment uses drugs such as Suboxone and methadone to help patients lessen their use of more potent drugs such as Oxycodone or Percocet. With this approach, patients also run the risk of developing a dependency to these replacements and eventually needing a second detox.
WAISMANN METHOD® patients achieve an extraordinarily high success rate from Oxycodone detox because our team of professionals assesses and performs treatments that are most appropriate for each unique patient, rather than administering the same treatment to everyone. We create detoxification and recovery programs that best fit each patient based on individual needs and dependence histories.
- Waismann Method ® Medical doctors have treated thousands of opiate-dependent patients for the nearly 20 years.
- Traditional drug rehab treatment methods for Oxycodone addiction, such as talk therapy along with medicinal treatment to lessen the pain of withdrawal – often have less than 10% success rates after the first year due to Oxycodone’s powerful, physically addictive properties.
- Waismann Method ® rapid oxycodone detox treatment has one of the highest success rates in the field of opioid detoxification.
- Waismann Method ® treatment for Oxycodone dependence addresses the issue as a physical disease that is overcome with advanced medical techniques.
- The Oxycodone detox treatment is performed in a full service accredited JCAHO hospital under the strict supervision of our quadruple board-certified medical director.
When looking for an oxycodone detox program, patients should make sure the treatment is provided in a safe, secure and compassionate environment.
Benefits of Medical Oxycodone Detox
Patients are admitted to a private room of an accredited hospital at least one day prior to any anesthesia detox procedure. Our professionals perform a thorough medical evaluation including medical history, physical exam, and blood work to evaluate kidney and liver function. Also, patients have a chest X-ray, an electrocardiogram and may undergo an exercise stress test, if necessary. Finally, patients receive a combination of medications to prevent or relieve the symptoms of withdrawal, lower the acid content of the stomach and to curb the adrenaline or adrenergic response to withdrawal. Not all patients are a candidate for rapid detox. The medical director can discuss additional options of Oxycodone detox.
Usually, on the second day, staff transfer patients to their private ICU room for individual monitoring. Patients then receive pre-medications followed by sedation for around 30 to 90 minutes. An acute opiate withdrawal is accelerated while the patient sleeps comfortably. The board-certified anesthesiologist has almost 20 years’ experience with this process. He controls and closely monitors the medically-induced Oxycodone detox. Staff continuously monitors patients, even after waking up, for the rest of the day and night in the ICU. Furthermore, our medical staff are specially trained to provide patients with comfort and safety, before and after the detoxification procedure.
Usually the morning after the procedure ( day 3), staff transfer patients from the ICU back to the medical floor. They continue to recover, receive intravenous fluids, and regain strength. Staff encourage patients to get out of bed, walk, and resume eating regularly. During this period, physicians assess the patient’s readiness for discharge
Patients are usually in the hospital for a total of two to three days (always a private room), with the remainder of the time spent at Domus Retreat (www.domusretreat.com). At the recovery center we work with the emotional health of our patients, while the staff supervises the physical transition.
Opiate dependency causes numerous changes in brain chemistry and organ functions. Therefore, after the procedure, it is paramount professionals appropriately monitor patients for at least a few days to regulate essential functions and prevent medical complications or immediate relapse.
Waismann Method ® treatment is proud to say that we have one of the highest success rate and safety standards of any Oxycodone detox treatment in the country. In conclusion, thousands of patients successfully treated in our exclusive location, based only in So. California .
For more information on the most effective Oxycodone Detox available, call today 1(310) 205-0808 and speak with one of our experts.
If success, comfort, and safety are what you are looking for while undergoing Oxycodone detox, Waismann Institute® should be your only choice.