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Medically Assisted Oxycodone Detoxification

At Immersion Recovery we understand how difficult Oxycodone withdrawal can be. Many times withdrawal symptoms are so serve that those struggling with Oxycodone addiction return to using within 24 hours. The key to overcoming this obstacle is a medically supervised detox where withdrawal symptoms can be identified and treated immediately. At Immersion Recovery Center we perform an in-depth initial evaluation and tailor a treatment plan unique to each clients needs and recovery goals. Immersion Recovery Center provides 24 hour medical supervision and comfort care for our detox clients. Our medical and client support team’s goal is to make sure all clients have a safe and comfortable detox so they can begin the next phase in their recovery journey.

Oxycodone is a morphine-like, semi-synthetic opioid alkaloid with analgesic activity. Oxycodone works on the central nervous system and mimics the effects of endogenous opioids. Oxycodone inhibits the release of many neurotransmitters to reduce the pain level that one is experiencing. If you are using oxycodone or thinking about doing so, there are some things that you should know about this drug beforehand.

Oxycodone Addiction

With how well oxycodone relieves pain there are hundreds of thousands of people from all around the world who become addicted to oxycodone. If you suffer from any sort of painful condition before taking oxycodone you should learn more about the risk factors for addiction. Have you already started taking oxycodone? If so, you should watch out for the signs and symptoms of addiction to this drug. If you recognize that you or someone you love has an oxycodone addiction, getting professional addiction recovery treatment immediately is the best way to help overcome the addiction and avoid a tough withdrawal.

Risk Factors for Oxycodone Addiction

  • History of substance abuse
  • History of psychiatric disorders that have been left untreated
  • Younger age
  • Social and/or family environment that encourages drug abuse

These are just a few of the risk factors that are associated with oxycodone addiction. If you fall into any one of these categories, it might be best to go another route in treating your pain. If you are already using oxycodone to treat your pain and you are having trouble controlling your use of the drug, you might already be suffering from an addiction to oxycodone.

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Oxycodone Addiction Signs and Symptoms

If you have been using oxycodone there are several signs and symptoms which could signify that you have an addiction to this drug.

Signs of Oxycodone Addiction

  • Using the drug in higher doses than prescribed
  • Inability to quit using the drug even though it is causing problems
  • Spending money getting more of the drug than prescribed
  • Having cravings for the drug
  • Seeing interferences in life due to use of this drug
  • Developing a tolerance to using the drug
  • Needing more of the drug to get the same effects you used to
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not using the drug

In addition to above signs of oxycodone addiction specific symptoms of misuse including the following:

Symptoms of Oxycodone Addiction

  • Itching
  • Constipation
  • Sweating
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Anxiety
  • Abnormal dreams or thoughts
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Depersonalization
  • Drowsiness
  • Slowed breathing

If you have been using oxycodone and experience any of these signs or symptoms of addiction, it is important to get yourself into an oxycodone addiction treatment program right away.

Oxycodone Withdrawal

Those who do find they are suffering from oxycodone addiction should immediately enter into an oxycodone treatment program. There are problems that could occur when withdrawing from oxycodone. Professionals at the addiction recovery centers can help to manage these issues.

Symptoms of Oxycodone Withdrawal

  • Muscle aches
  • Anxiety
  • Agitation
  • Insomnia
  • Increased tearing
  • Runny nose
  • Yawning
  • Sweating
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Goosebumps
  • Dilated pupils
  • Nausea and/or vomiting

While these symptoms are quite uncomfortable, they aren’t going to be fatal. Most of these symptoms will start around 12 to 20 hours after the last use of oxycodone. With this being said, there could be some dangerous issues that occur with oxycodone withdrawal. In these instances, it is important to seek out immediate medical addiction recovery help.

Potential Problems of Oxycodone Withdrawal

As previously mentioned, there are some problems that could occur with oxycodone withdrawal. Knowing more about these issues can help to save lives. If you are going into withdrawal, some of the problems which could occur during this process include the following:

  • Nausea and vomiting – Breathing the vomit into one’s lungs can cause aspiration. This could lead to pneumonia.
  • Diarrhea – Losing fluids and electrolytes can cause heartbeat and circulatory issues. These issues might lead to a heart attack.
  • Depression – Many users who go into withdrawal fall into a deep depression. This can cause suicidal thoughts.
  • Overdose – Some people who experience withdrawal from oxycodone addiction will start using again, in even higher doses than before. This can lead them to have a fatal overdose.

If you are going to withdraw from oxycodone, it is important to contact Immersion Recovery Center right away. This way you can get the proper treatment for your oxycodone addiction.

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Reasons for Oxycodone Detoxification

There are dangers withdrawing from oxycodone alone. This is why it is essential for those with an addiction to oxycodone to get professional detox treatment right away. For those who have an oxycodone addiction, support from family and friends is greatly beneficial in order to be successful in overcoming the addiction.

For those who suffer from oxycodone addiction it is very important to get professional oxycodone detoxification treatments to prevent these common withdrawal complications:

  • Strokes
  • Seizures
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Potential death

Due to these potential dangers of oxycodone detoxification, be sure to contact Immersion Recovery Center immediately to get the medical assistance you need in order to have a smooth detoxification process.

If you or a loved one is suffering from oxycodone addiction now is the time to get into a professional detoxification program at Immersion Recovery Center.

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How Immersion  Recovery Center Can Help

Hundreds of thousands of people suffer from oxycodone addiction. Many of those who try to overcome oxycodone addiction on their own often relapse. This is just one of the many reasons why those with an oxycodone addiction should seek out professional detox help right away.

After reading the signs and symptoms of oxycodone addiction, do you realize that you or a loved one have an addiction to oxycodone? Maybe you have been wanting to overcome your addiction but don’t have the support you need. You don’t need to worry.