What is Oxycodone?
Oxycodone is classified as an opiate and is derived from the poppy plant. This prescription medication, which is known by brand names such as OxyContin, Endocet, Percocet, Roxicet, Tylox, or Percodan, is made for the purpose of pain relief, and is one of the stronger prescription pain killers that is commonly prescribed today. Many patients being taking Oxycodone during an injury, but then quickly find themselves becoming addicted to the medication. Other people obtain Oxycodone illegally (“on the street” or by taking prescriptions meant for other people) and use it for the powerful high that it can elicit in the body.
The simple fact that this is such a strong drug with powerful side effects makes it unsurprising that it can be a very difficult drug to stop taking. Some patients make an attempt to do their own Oxycodone detox at home, and they soon regret this since the withdrawals can be extremely severe.
There are many Oxycodone withdrawal symptoms, and these are not all physical: Many patients who are detoxing from Oxycodone will also have psychological and emotional challenges to deal with. Since the difficulty can be high, supervised medical detox is recommended in cases where a patient is dependent upon Oxycodone.
The symptoms of Oxycodone withdrawal can include (but are not limited to): Feelings of nausea, painful stomach cramps, whole body sweats, shivering, vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, cold or flu-like symptoms, agitation, inability to sleep, a very strong feeling of needing the drug, and pain in nearly any part of the body.
These withdrawal symptoms will usually appear within 24 to 48 hours after a person stops taking the medication, and the withdrawals can last for a very long time, depending upon the person and the situation. While each patient is different, one thing remains true for all people struggling with an Oxycodone problem: It is vital that you get medical help to beat the problem.
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The detox program at Blue Water Detox was specifically designed to assist patients with getting through the whole Oxycodone withdrawal process, straight on through to recovery. The most important thing that you need to know about the Blue Water Detox program is that this is a medically supervised detox program that is staffed by health care professionals. Patients are overseen by a medical doctor, and thanks to this Blue Water Detox patients have access to some tools that can make Oxycodone withdrawal a great deal easier.
The doctor can prescribe the use of specific medications that are geared to help patients handle the pain and other symptoms that happen with Oxycodone withdrawal. A patient is so much better able to think clearly and focus on their own recovery when they are not dealing with horrible withdrawals, and Blue Water patients can get these withdrawal medications in any case where the doctor deems it helpful.
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Blue Water Detox patients also find the atmosphere to be a great help during detox and rehabilitation: Blue Water Detox, patterned after a luxury spa, gives each person the beach-like serene feeling that will help to generate both physical and mental well being. Patients at Blue Water are able to get past the Oxycodone withdrawals safely and focus on their bright drug-free tomorrow!
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If you or your loved one is struggling with an oxycodone addiction let the seasoned professionals help you today. Pick up the phone and call the toll free number listed above or contact Blue Water Detox by filling out the form on this page. We are standing by ready to help.