Oxycontin Detox

on Monday, 01 July 2013. Posted in Voices in Recovery, Breaking News, Oxycontin

Oxycontin Detox

Finding a oxycontin detox program that is right for a person’s needs is important if they want to make a full recovery. A normal detox program will prescribe oxycontin addicts medication such as suboxone which will lower their cravings for oxycontin, easing them off it instead of trying to put their cravings to an abrupt stop. However, the oxycontin detox treatment will depend on the intensity and length that the oxycontin was used. There are certain kinds of oxycontin detox such as rapid detox which involves using anesthesia on patients to eradicate painful withdrawal symptoms that can arise hours or last for days after the addict’s last oxycontin dose.

Eating right is crucial during recovery so nutritional intake is a high priority during oxycontin detox programs and this s because oxycontin depletes many of the nutrients in the body bringing it to an unhealthy and frail state. So it is not uncommon for oxycontin detox treatments to include physical exercise regimens, vitamin infusions, and other methods used to bring the body back to a normal balance. Counseling sessions are also used to help addicts reduce their psychological dependence associated with oxycontin. Oxycontin detox programs are professionally ran and all vitamins and health related regimens will be administrated by experts.

Tolerance and addiction are typically the result of extended use of oxycontin and overdose remains a pervasive risk for addicts who have been using oxycontin for a long time. Overdose could lead to blood pressure spikes, depression, respiratory problems, skeletal muscle flaccidity, coma, heart rate reduction and in severe cases death. Oxycontin withdrawal can be painful for addicts and users may experience insomnia, dehydration, abdominal cramps, muscle aches, leg spasms, trembling, and thoughts of suicide, irritability and feelings of weakness. Detox treatments can help ease these symptoms, which is why attempting to detox alone is never recommended.

Even though medication may be administered to addicts they may not always be effective. Medications prescribed during the detox phase tricks the body into believing that is consuming oxycontin, but they do not cause feelings of euphoria. However, in some cases people who have an abnormally high tolerance to oxycontin may not feeling the effects of the medication due to their long history of oxycontin abuse. Clonidine may be prescribed by consulting doctors if patients who are taking high doses of normal detox drugs are still experiencing the full effects of oxycontin withdrawal.

If you or someone you love needs help with an oxycontin addiction, please contact me today and I can make a referral.



Cindy Nichols is the founder of 411 Intervention, a full-service intervention resource that helps individuals with addiction issues find treatment solutions. You can see an interview with Cindy here on Recovery Now TV.

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