Oxycodone addiction is a serious and escalating problem around the world. Oxycodone, in particular, is one of the most abused prescription narcotics on the market. This semi-synthetic painkiller has been a godsend for many people suffering with serious pain, but it can be highly addicting.
Most people who become dependent upon oxycodone are not at fault. No one who takes this medication for therapeutic reasons sets out to become physically and/or psychologically dependent upon it. Opiate-based medications can cause a person to develop a tolerance to the drug. This essentially means that people become used to the medication and escalating dosages are required over time for pain relief.
People deserve compassion and understanding when they make the decision to seek oxycodone detox. Many of them have tried several times to get off the drug but they realize an unmanaged withdrawal is too much to handle on their own. Some people become so desperate they’ll do just about anything to avoid withdrawal.
Withdrawing from oxycodone can bring about symptoms that may include:
- Insomnia, restlessness
- Chills, sweating
- Muscle cramps and spasms/bone pain
- Anxiety, irritability
- Tearing, yawning, runny nose
- High blood pressure
- Increased respiratory rate
- Rapid heart rate
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Medical Detox May Offer the Best Results.
Oxycodone detox methods could include inpatient or outpatient detox. Suboxone and methadone are treatments that could be incorporated into either type of detox. These medications are considered opiate “replacements,” which are thought to be better controlled and allow patients to gradually step down their use of opiates. The problem with this type of therapy is that these “replacements” can cause additional problems with drug dependency.
Coming off the opiate after becoming dependent can be difficult and may seem impossible. It’s important to be medically supervised during detox to avoid potential complications. Opiate addiction treatment that includes medical supervision during detox is best to avoid these problems. Medically based programs also tend to be more thorough and less likely to result in relapse.
One option that has gained quite a bit of popularity in recent years is rapid opiate detox. When performed by a reputable company, this treatment can offer a quick solution to the problem of opiate dependency and addiction. People with oxycodone dependency tend to respond well to rapid detox, which entails the administration of intravenous medication that eliminates physical opiate dependency at key receptor sites in the body. Patients are deeply sedated during the procedure.
Rapid detox programs should offer close supervision in an accredited hospital so that staff members have access to appropriate equipment should complications arise. Immediate professional after care is required to ensure physical and mental stability through the transition from addiction treatment back to an opiate free life. While rapid detox quickly takes care of the physical dependency, patients still need follow-up care to help address the psychological and emotional facets of addiction. The addiction may seem like an uphill battle, but proper treatment can help patients to get back on their feet quickly. Learn more about the Waismann Method® Rapid Oxycodone Detox.