Realizing you may be addicted to your prescription medication can be devastating. In most cases, this problem is not the fault of the patient. Taking Oxy IR for a regular period of time can cause patients to develop a tolerance, meaning the medication is no longer effective and more and more needs to be taken to feel effects. Addiction can easily develop this way, leaving patients who legitimately need pain relief in a much more serious situation. Oxy IR is an opiate medication used to relieve pain. Most people can take it safely and successfully over a relatively short-term period. Because narcotics such as Oxy IR are so potent, taking them over a long period of time can lead to tolerance, physical and psychological dependence, addiction and withdrawal. So, how do you know if you are addicted to Oxy IR? A physical addiction is present if withdrawal symptoms set in once use is stopped abruptly. This requires immediate action from medical professionals who specialize in addiction and detox.
Opiate Addiction Can Be Devastating, But Fortunately It’s Manageable
An opiate addiction can be a painful road to follow. The personal, legal, financial and health problems caused by addiction can destroy relationships, marriages, careers and lives. Once people develop Oxy IR addiction, they may become desperate to obtain and consume the drug. They may do things that are out of character, such as taking risks that jeopardize their health and well-being. These behaviors can include falsifying prescriptions, theft, buying Oxy IR on the black market and doctor shopping to obtain more than one supply. Strong drug cravings are characteristic of Oxy IR addiction. These cravings are most intense during withdrawal, which brings with it a set of symptoms that can be brutal. Patients often fear going through a painful and degrading withdrawal and avoid getting help. It’s important to know that medical options do exist that can manage withdrawal to ensure a safe, comfortable detox.
Oxy IR Detox and Aftercare Offered Through Waismann Method and Domus Retreat
Waismann Method is a comprehensive medical detox performed in an accredited hospital. Our rapid opiate detox can rid patients of their addiction quickly and safely, paving the way for lasting recovery. Our detox uses intravenous medications to cleanse the drug from patients’ systems. This takes less than two hours and patients sleep lightly under general deep sedation during this time. They awaken without the awareness they experienced an accelerated withdrawal during the procedure. Our withdrawal management is one of the keys to our success and the success of our patients. We don’t use opiate replacement drugs such as Suboxone or methadone to wean patients. We know this can cause the need for another detox. Patients are required to be hospitalized for 2 to 4 days for medical tests, detox and recovery. From there, they are discharged and able to return to an opiate-free life. Others may wish to extend their care by staying on at our Domus Retreat transitional living facility.
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