OxyContin Detox Program
OxyContin Detox Program
What is Oxycontin?
OxyContin is the prescription brand name for the pharmaceutical drug oxycodone, which is a synthetic opiate similar to morphine. Oxycontin is prescribed to people who are experiencing moderate to severe levels of pain. It is typically reserved by doctors to treat chronic medical conditions that cause pain. Cancer, fibromyalgia, and nerve damage are some examples of medical diagnoses for which Oxycontin is prescribed. Since Oxycontin is highly addictive, most medical doctors are reluctant to prescribe it. They will pursue less potent painkillers and pain-reducing methods (i.e., physical therapy) before prescribing Oxycontin.
Oxycontin dose strengths range from 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, 40 mg, 60 mg, and 80 mg tablets to be taken orally. 40 mg doses and higher may not be prescribed to persons who are not already on long term opiate pain management. These higher doses can easily cause an accidental overdose for a person who has not developed opioid tolerance. Tolerance to opioid medications occurs when a person requires ongoing opioid medications to minimize pain. For people who are addicted to Oxycontin or other opiates, they also develop a tolerance to opioids.
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If you are dealing with a loved one addicted to prescription pain pills, you’ll need to know a few things. The 40 mg and 80 mg tablets are usually what Oxycontin drug abusers seek. Although many people who struggle with an addiction to Oxycontin do not use the stronger milligrams but use smaller doses more frequently. In either case, Oxycontin will cause a person to experience oxycontin detox symptoms if they do not continuously ingest Oxycontin daily.
Signs and Symptoms of Oxycontin Addiction
Because Oxycontin is a prescription medication, many people who abuse it originally got the drug from their doctor. Recently medical doctors avoid prescribing Oxycontin because of how addictive it is. However, people who have an addiction to OxyContin will fabricate how bad their pain is to convince a doctor to prescribe them OxyContin. Along these same lines, many people who abuse OxyContin will doctor shop, which is when a person sees more than one doctor for a prescription. OxyContin is also available on the street, and it is very expensive to buy. Drug dealers sell tablets of OxyContin from $20.00 to $40.00 or more per pill.
The signs and symptoms of addiction to OxyContin will include preoccupation with getting more OxyContin from a doctor or other source; Failing to meet work and family responsibilities frequently. Avoiding and disinterest in family and friends or with activities that were once meaningful. Always borrowing or asking for money to pay for emergencies or out of the ordinary expenses. Staying out of the home a lot; or isolating when at home. Appearing drowsy, nodding off while in a conversation, or saying they are tired all the time. Sudden displays of unexplained energy or excitement that is irregular. Lying and stealing, misplacing car keys, cell phones, and other essential objects frequently. Lack of self-care routines, such as not showering or cleaning the home. An inability to focus and communicate accurately and clearly. Finally, expressing discomfort from an illness that they are reluctant to discuss.
Oxycontin Withdrawal Symptoms
Oxycontin withdrawal symptoms will mirror other opiate addiction withdrawal symptoms, such as heroin or Fentanyl. When a person abuses opiates, they become physically dependent on the drug and will do anything not to run out. Oxycontin physical withdrawal symptoms are severe and can begin in as few as 3 hours after the last dose. Physical withdrawal symptoms will include:
Evoke Florida oxycontin detox centers provide medications that will immediately reverse Oxycontin withdrawal symptoms. Our Oxycontin detox program utilizes advanced drugs and methods to help a person safely detox Oxycontin from their system. The amount of time it takes for a person to detox from Oxycontin will depend on how much and for how long they were using OxyContin.
Oxycontin Detox at Evoke Florida
Our specialized drug-specific detox center is overseen by medical doctors who specialize in Oxycontin and other opiate addictions. Our Florida oxycontin detox centers allow clients to rest and sleep who they are in detox. We strongly recommend that all persons who have an addiction to OxyContin be admitted into an Oxycontin drug treatment program. Oxycontin is a powerful opiate drug that imprisons persons to it for many months and many years. It is one of the most challenging addiction s to overcome. Although Detox is the beginning of recovery, it is not treatment.
Persons who are now recovering from an addiction to Oxycontin first got clean at a professional drug-specific detox then attended a long-term treatment program followed by aftercare such as sober living. The National Institute on Drug Abuse addresses the grand scale problem of oxycontin addiction. Their medical writers recommend that any person who is addicted to OxyContin be admitted into a medically supervised detox followed by a drug treatment program.
Fortunately, we have a number of effective options to treat addiction to prescription opioids, such as Oxycontin, and to help manage the sometimes severe withdrawal syndrome that accompanies sudden cessation of drug use. These options are drawn from experience and clinical research regarding the treatment of heroin addiction. They include medications, such as methadone and (buprenorphine) and behavioral counseling approaches. (NIDA)
Our clients who have overcome their addiction to Oxycontin took these steps to attain their freedom from OxyContin addiction: First, they were admitted in our Florida oxycontin detox, followed by our specialized Oxycontin treatment program and remained in our care in one of our aftercare programs. To learn about our program for Oxycontin addiction, please speak with one of our detox and treatment representatives.