Breaking an addiction to an opioid such as Oxycontin (oxycodone) is both scary and difficult. Many users who attempt an OxyContin detox at home end up returning to use due to unpleasant withdrawal effects.
However, by undergoing a clinically-supervised OxyContin detox, the patient’s safety and well-being are safeguarded throughout this rigorous process.
Upon intake, each client immediately receives a comprehensive physical, social, and medical assessment. Using this information, our medical and mental health professionals will develop a detox plan that will be the most appropriate and effective.
During detox, all patients receive around-the-clock 24/7 supervision and vital sign monitoring by our trained staff.
What Is OxyContin?
OxyContin (oxycodone) is an opioid medication indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. OxyContin is intended to be used for around-the-clock treatment of pain, not on an as-needed basis.
Oxycodone can slow or stop your breathing and can cause dependence even at regular doses.
Fatal side effects can occur when this medication is taken with alcohol or with other drugs that cause drowsiness or slowed breathing.
Symptoms Of OxyCodone Abuse
Symptoms of Oxycontin abuse are similar to those of other opioids. Some effects may include:
nausea and vomiting
In serious cases, sleep apnea, cardiac arrest, and death may occur. While OxyContin is a legal drug, it should not be used non-medically (without a prescription) for any purpose.
Long-term use of opioids may also affect fertility (ability to have children) in men or women. It is not known, however, if these effects on fertility are permanent.
Withdrawal symptoms include chills, hot flashes, anxiety, insomnia, sweating, cramps, extreme back pain, intestinal spasms, increased blood pressure, body temperature, and heart rate.