Are you addicted to Oxycodone? Has it begun creating harmful consequences in your life? Has the fear of oxycodone withdrawal and the detox process stopped you from trying to get clean?

What is Oxycodone?

Oxycodone is the active ingredient found in OxyContin. The opioid prescription painkiller is commonly prescribed by physicians to help ease pain following surgery, sports injuries, and other instances that require round-the-clock pain management. It works by blocking pain receptors. It also produces feelings of euphoria by changing the levels of dopamine in the brain. This happy, relaxed feeling is what users begin to crave.

Currently, oxycodone and hydrocodone are the drugs of choice for about 75 percent of all people who abuse narcotics. Of these people, about 45 percent prefer oxycodone.

Once the brain gets used to the way Oxycodone stimulates pain receptors and chemical messengers in the body over a consistent period of time, it begins to expect and need the interference of the narcotic to function properly. When drug abuse ceases, the brain attempts to manage itself. In as little as 8 hours from the last dose, oxycodone withdrawal symptoms can begin.

Symptoms of Oxycodone Withdrawal

Attempting to quit oxycodone abuse “cold turkey” can be quite traumatic to the central nervous system. Vital signs get disrupted, causing various symptoms – of both the physical and psychological sort – that are difficult to manage without medical assistance. Because of potentially dangerous side effects, self detox from oxycodone and other opioid medications is not recommended.

Physical symptoms of withdrawal resemble the flu. These symptoms include:

  • Body aches
  • Chills and/or sweats
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Tremors
  • Goose bumps
  • Runny nose
  • Headaches

For someone who is more physically dependent upon oxycodone, physical symptoms like labored breathing, irregular heart rate, and elevated blood pressure can occur. These symptoms are typically not fatal, but because treacherous complications sometimes arise, detox should always be performed under the close eye of a medical professional.

After stopping the abuse of oxycodone, the brain needs a while to recover. It may take some time for the chemicals in the brain that are responsible for positive emotions to get back to their previous functioning levels.

Psychological symptoms of oxycodone withdrawal can include:

  • Easily irritated or agitated
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Anxiety
  • Impaired concentration
  • Feelings of being in a “fog”
  • Feeling fatigued in general

Get Help for Oxycodone Withdrawal

If you are addicted to oxycodone and would like to get clean, our premier drug rehab center, Beaches Recovery in Jacksonville FL, can provide a safe and therapeutic environment for you to heal and recover. Our JCAHO accredited, 30-bed facility partners with a local detox facility to provide individuals with safe, effective, and medically-managed detox. Medical staff will be on site to monitor your health and progress round-the-clock, from the start of the process to the end.

We treat addictions to opiates, meth, cocaine, heroin, and alcohol. We have helped many individuals just like you through a combination of accurate diagnosis, advanced treatment modalities, and a devotion to delivering compassionate service.

The programs we offer include:

  • Inpatient drug and alcohol rehab
  • Intense outpatient drug and alcohol rehab
  • Primary Care
  • Extended Care
  • Transitional Living
  • Family Residential
  • IOP, OP, and PHP
  • Sober Living

Our comprehensive treatment programs are designed to treat the individual as a whole, instead of focusing on one particular area. For sobriety to be successful and life-lasting, those recovering must heal physically as well as emotionally. By relearning basic life skills and healthy methods for coping with stress, individuals develop a healthier, more positive mindset that will help them remain committed to their sobriety long after treatment has ended.

Inquire About Oxycodone Withdrawal Today

Don’t let drug addiction ruin your chances of a bright and hopeful future. Successful recovery is possible, and Beaches Recovery in Jacksonville FL, has the services and resources to put you on the path to long-term sobriety. Call us today at 866-605-0532. Let our experienced addiction specialists help you learn how to start a new life, clean and sober.