Oxycodone is the active opioid ingredient used in prescription painkillers such as OxyContin and Percocet. The powerful narcotic is considered 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.
Oxycodone pills are prescribed by thousand of physicians all over the country, 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. Other studies show the opioids are the most commonly abused prescribed drug, primarily 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.
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. As the opioid receptors and the central nervous system are activated, other physiological responses can be present. The most common changes are slowed respiration and heart rate, changes in body temperature and blood pressure
Once the brain gets used to the continued stimulation of the opioid receptors, it begins to expect more and more Oxycodone. 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. Multiple side effects, both physical and psychological, are part of a withdrawal syndrome. It is often not recommended to stop taking oxycodone ( Oxys) “cold turkey,” without first consulting a qualified 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
- Individuals emotional and physical capacity for discomfort and much more.
Oxycodone withdrawal is commonly described as having a very bad flu. An individual will usually experience 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.
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. 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® has been considered one of the best and most successful opiate detox and in the last two decades. Our detoxification protocols are modified to fit each patients 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 plan, designed to ensure a healthy and effective transition to life without opiates.
Oxycodone Addiction Treatment Options
Many oxycodone users are simply not able to quit cold turkey. They might be finding reasons and excuses to put off detoxing; the reality is, if they were capable of doing so, they would have done so already.
Other centers use treatment for addiction to Oxycodone, which can entail various approaches, including opiate “replacement” or “substitution” therapy. This is when drugs such as Suboxone and methadone are used 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. Based on individual needs and dependence histories we create detoxification and recovery programs that best fit each patient.
- Waismann Method ® Medical doctors, have treated thousands opiate patients with the rapid detox method 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 ® Oxycodone anesthesia detox treatment has one of the highest success rates in the field of detox.
- Waismann Method ® treatment for Oxycodone dependence addresses the issue as a physical disease that can be 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.
When is Medical Detox is Indicated?
Patients who are planning to undergo Oxycodone rapid detox treatment, are admitted to a private room of our accredited hospital, at least, a day before any anesthesia detox. A thorough medical evaluation is performed, including medical history, physical exam, and blood work to evaluate kidney and liver function. Patients also have a chest X-ray and an electrocardiogram, and may undergo an exercise stress test if necessary. A combination of medications might be given 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. Additional options of Oxycodone detox are available and can be discussed with the medical director.
Usually on the second day, patients are transferred to their private rooms at the ICU for individual monitoring. Once patients are appropriately sedated and pre-medicated, they are put under sedation for around 60 to 90 minutes. While the patient sleeps comfortably, an acute opiate withdrawal is accelerated. This medically-induced Oxycodone detox is controlled and closely monitored by the board-certified anesthesiologist with over 17 years’ experience with this process. After the patients awake, they are continued monitored for the rest of the day and night in the ICU. Our medical staff is specially trained to provide patients with comfort and safety, before and after the detoxification procedure.
Usually the morning after the procedure ( day 3), patients are transferred from the ICU back to the medical floor where they continue to recover, receive intravenous fluids, and regain strength. Patients are encouraged 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 two to three days (always a private room), with the remainder of the time at the Domus Retreat (www.domusretreat.com), where 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, so after the procedure, it is paramount that patients are monitored properly 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. 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.