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Finding the Right Oxycodone Detox and Withdrawal Treatment
It is essential that a successful Oxycodone detox starts with a medical withdrawal treatment. In fact, the initial period of an Oxycodone detox can be quite intense. For this reason, being in a hospital can provide the adequate support you need to detox successfully. Furthermore, detoxing from any opioids in a medical facility is always the safest option. Withdrawal symptoms can escalate and lead to complications which may require immediate medical attention. Consequently, if you are concerned about comfort, safety, and success, enrollment in a hospital-based Oxycodone detox is your wisest choice. A hospital provides patients with 24-hour medical assistance, ongoing medical monitoring, and vital signs management.
An inpatient medical detox can help achieve total abstinence, lowering the risk of relapse.
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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, statistics have shown that nearly 20 percent of the adult population in the US has abused prescription medication.
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 abusing or have abused prescription medication in the recent past. Additional research indicates the most commonly abused prescription drugs are Oxycodone and Hydrocodone.
In light of this data, we want to continue raising awareness about how dangerous and addictive prescription painkillers can be. We also need to fight for the availability of effective drug treatment programs for those already in need.
How does Oxycodone work?
Oxycodone blocks the signal from pain receptors while altering the levels of dopamine in the brain. This produces euphoric feelings or a “high”. Unfortunately, this temporary sense of relaxation and well-being can quickly become addicting. Other physiological responses also occur as the opioid receptors and the central nervous system are activated. For instance, the most common changes include slowed respiration and heart rate, changes in body temperature and blood pressure.
The brain will expect more and more Oxycodone once it gets used to the continued stimulation of opioid receptors. Therefore, the body develops a dependence and eventually a physical addiction. At this point, a chemical dysregulation is imminent and any attempt to stop the drug use may cause withdrawal symptoms. Both physical and psychological side effects are part of a withdrawal. For this reason, most providers do not recommend a patient to stop taking oxycodone (Oxys) “cold turkey,” without first consulting a qualified medical professional.
Oxycodone Detox and Withdrawal Symptoms
The length and severity of 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. In other words, an individual usually experiences intense body aches, nausea, stomach cramps, chills, fever, sweating, vomiting, diarrhea, and tremors. Some people may also yawn and sneeze uncontrollably. Although the side effects of opioid withdrawal are not usually fatal for healthy and young individuals, they can be extremely difficult to overcome. Similarly, it is important to know that 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
- A runny nose
It may also include psychological symptoms, such as:
- Mood swings
- Trouble concentrating
- Drug cravings
Certainly, opioid withdrawal can be very uncomfortable and hard to overcome. Additionally, combining Oxycodone drugs, such as Percocet and Oxycontin, with substances that also depress the central nervous system, like alcohol, can significantly increase the severity of all risk factors.
Oxycodone Detox Center
WAISMANN METHOD® is one of the most highly rated and most successful opiate detoxes in the country. Our professionals modify the detoxification protocols to fit each patient’s specific needs. They 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 aftercare plans designed to ensure a healthy and active transition to daily life without opiates.
Rapid Detox Treatment
Many oxycodone users are just not able to quit cold turkey. Likewise, if they have developed a serious dependence or addiction, they may not be able to safely quit using independently. 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 like Oxycodone or Percocet. With this approach, patients run the risk of developing a dependency on these replacements. In many cases, a second detox is required for the replacement drugs.
WAISMANN METHOD® patients achieve an extraordinarily high success rate of Oxycodone detox. Our team of professionals assesses and performs treatments that are most appropriate for each unique patient, rather than administering the same treatment to everyone. Furthermore, we create detoxification and recovery programs that best fit each patient based on individual needs and dependence histories.
Waismann Method Provides:
- A medical director who has successfully treated thousands of opiate-dependent patients over the past 20 years.
- One of the highest success rates in the field of opioid detoxification.
- A treatment method which views Oxycodone dependence as a physical condition which can be reversed through our medical techniques.
- Admission to a full-service accredited JCAHO hospital under the strict supervision of our quadruple board-certified medical director.
- Individual treatment for each patient in a private room.
- Detox and treatment protocol unique to each patient.
- Private recovery center.
- Inclusive recovery therapies to ease regulation.
When looking for an oxycodone detox program, patients should make sure the treatment is in a medical facility. Experienced doctors should always be available. Additionally, the added privacy of having your own room can facilitate a successful recovery.
Benefits of a Medical Oxycodone Detox and Addiction Treatment
Patients are admitted to a private room in an accredited hospital at least one day before any anesthesia detox procedure. Then, our professionals perform a thorough medical evaluation including medical history, a 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. These medications lower the acid content of the stomach and curb the adrenaline or adrenergic response to withdrawal.
Furthermore, not all patients are a candidate for rapid detox. In this case, the medical director will discuss additional options for Oxycodone detox. If Rapid Detox is the chosen detox method, staff will transfer patients to their private ICU room. In the ICU, they receive individual monitoring and various pre-medications. These are followed by a period of sedation for around 30 to 90 minutes. An acute opiate withdrawal is accelerated while the patient sleeps comfortably. Our board-certified anesthesiologist controls and closely monitors the medically-induced Oxycodone detox. ICU staff continuously care for patients for the rest of the day and night. As a result of this comprehensive care, patients receive individualized attention throughout every stay of their detox and the following recovery period.
Preventing an Opioid Relapse
Typically, procedure patients continue to recover the morning after the detox procedure. They will receive intravenous fluids and regain strength. Also, the staff encourages patients to get out of bed, walk, and resume eating regularly. During this period, physicians assess the patient’s readiness for discharge to our private recovery center, Domus Retreat.
At the recovery center, we begin to address the emotional health of our patients. The staff continues to supervise the physical transition. As a result of opioid dependency, there are numerous changes in brain chemistry and organ functions. Therefore, after the procedure, it is paramount that professionals appropriately monitor patients for at least a few days. This continuous care provides a more natural adjustment phase while preventing medical complications and immediate relapse.
Lastly, Waismann Method ® treatment is proud to boast one of the highest success rates and safety standards of any Oxycodone detox treatment in the country. In conclusion, thousands of patients from all over the world have successfully become opioid-free with our program, exclusively located in Southern California.
For more information on the most effective Oxycodone Detox treatment available, call today 1-310-205-0808 and speak with one of our experts.
Additionally, if success, comfort, and safety are what you are looking for while undergoing Oxycodone detox, Waismann Institute® should be your only choice.