“Roxycontin” is not a recognized medication, but rather the name used to refer to OxyContin or roxycodone, both of which contain oxycodone. These prescription drugs are most often used to control pain but can become addicting with regular use over a period of time.
In order for patients to recover completely from an opiate addiction, they must go through withdrawal, an often-feared process where the body responds to the lack of opiates in the system. This can be due to sudden abstinence after prolonged or regular use, or gradual titration.
“Roxycontin” Withdrawal Symptoms
Opiate drugs are potent and can produce a very intense withdrawal, complete with symptoms of:
- Body shakes
- Involuntary leg movements
- Strong drug cravings
- Body aches including muscle and bone pain.
- Cold flashes
Many patients fear this process and unsuccessfully attempt to quit on their own. This can be dangerous because symptoms can be severe and result in complications such as seizures. Withdrawal should be managed through professional medical detox that is safe and promotes comfort.
Some “Roxycontin” detox programs rely on opiate replacement drugs to wean patients. Replacement drugs such as methadone and Suboxone are also members of the opiate drug class and have their own potential to cause dependence. Waismann Method’s opiate detox doesn’t use these drugs in our treatment program. Instead, we focus on wiping out patients’ reliance on opiates altogether.
In-Hospital Detox Offers Withdrawal Management and Safe Treatment for Opiate Addiction
Our in-hospital rapid detox medical procedure manages a painful “Roxycontin” withdrawal, allowing patients to recover in dignity. We use intravenous medication to cleanse the “Roxycontin” from patients’ opiate receptors while they rest deep sedation. This takes less than two hours. Upon awakening, patients aren’t even aware they experienced an accelerated withdrawal while they were sedated. We require that most patients check into the hospital for a total of 2 to 4 days for pre-testing to rule out possible underlying issues, the detox procedure and post-monitoring. From there, many patients are ready to return to their families, careers and homes, free of opiate addiction. Some may choose to extend recovery in our Domus Retreat facility that helps patients make the transition back to a productive life. Our offerings include holistic and therapeutic services such as massage, relaxation, biofeedback and counseling.
Withdrawal Symptoms Common with Roxycontin Addiction
“Roxycontin” withdrawal symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, agitation, anxiety, depression, restlessness, sleep problems or insomnia, abdominal cramps, changes in blood pressure, tremors, sweating, blurred vision, hallucinations and psychosis. Most patients on opiate therapy don’t intend to become addicted to their prescription painkillers. Sometimes, this happens after a tolerance develops and patients begin to escalate use to get results. Escalating use can quickly progress to other forms of misuse and abuse. Once a physical addiction sets in, patients are sure to experience withdrawal symptoms if they try to stop without help. Waismann Method takes the fear out of withdrawal for our patients and gives us an edge when it comes to providing safe, comfortable detox.