Opana Addiction Treatment
Opana is a potent opioid prescription painkiller that often comes along with abuse and addiction. If you or someone you love is struggling with Opana abuse or addiction, it’s essential to seek out an opioid addiction treatment center. There is hope, and there is help.
What is Opana?
Opana is Oxymorphone’s brand name, a potent opioid prescription pain killer. It is only prescribed for patients who are experiencing chronic pain. Opana, like other powerful opioid painkillers, can easily cause addiction. Medical providers typically do not prescribe Oxymorphone unless no other pain medication or therapies help relieve their patient’s pain. It is important to note that Opana is a controversial medication taken off the market in 2017. The Federal Drug Administration determined that even after the pharmaceutical manufacturer of Opana reformulated the medication with anti-abuse properties, the risks of Opana outweighed the benefits.
Anti-abuse properties in opioid medications include protective gel coatings that prevent a person from using the drug in an addictive manner. People who struggle with an addiction to opioids, also known as opioid use disorder (OUD), will crush prescription painkillers to snort or dilute them in water to be injected. Anti-abuse properties prevent the pills from being crushed or cut. Regardless, Opana is no longer being manufactured, but doctors may still legally prescribe generic versions of Oxymorphone in the U.S. We will refer to generic Oxymorphone as Opana.
Signs And Symptoms Of Opana Addiction
For someone addicted to Opana, the signs and symptoms of addiction will mirror other prescription opioid medication addictions. The most obvious signs of a person struggling with an addiction to opioid prescription pills are physical dependence and tolerance. Addiction researchers for the National Center for Biotechnology Information advance science and health list the signs of symptoms of addiction to opioids (OUD) such as Opana and cause the following:
- Increasing dose/tolerance
- Wish to cut down on the use
- Excessive time spent obtaining or using the medication
- Strong desire to use
- Use interferes with obligations
- Continued use despite life disruption
- Use of opioids in physically hazardous situations
- Reduction or elimination of essential activities due to the use
- Continued use despite physical or psychological problems
- Need for increased doses of the drug
- Withdrawal symptoms when the amount is decreased
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Opana Withdrawal Symptoms
The most significant symptom of addiction to Opana is if a person becomes physically sick when they run out. Like all opioid medications or drugs, a person will experience physical, mental, and emotional withdrawal symptoms. Opana withdrawal symptoms can be life-threatening, and it is never recommended for any person to attempt to detox from Opana without medical supervision. Most people cannot tolerate Opana detox symptoms beyond one or two days. They can easily overdose when they are attempting to reverse the symptoms.
An accidental overdose frequently occurs when a person begins to feel Opana detox symptoms, which can start within hours of the last dose. An unintentional overdose happens more easily when a person has started to detox the drug from the system. Physiologically their body quickly resets itself to a baseline of zero tolerance to an opioid when the opioid is stopped.
This means that the months or years spent using Opana or other opiates build a physical tolerance that declines rapidly when the opioids are no longer being consumed. Tolerance to drugs and medications means that their body can tolerate large amounts of the drug. When a person begins to detox a drug, they no longer have tolerance. Therefore their body can only process a minimal amount of the medication safely.
Persons who are going through opiate withdrawals will desire to take as much of the drug as possible to stop the detox symptoms. This is when they accidentally overdose. The physical withdrawal symptoms that a person with an addiction to Opana will initially begin with flu-like symptoms (sneezing, runny nose, headaches, chills, and fever) and get worse with time. The next round of withdrawal symptoms will include the following:
- Nausea vomiting diarrhea
- Body aches and muscle spasms
- Uncontrollable and arm movements (known as kicking)
- Mental instability (anger or crying spells)
- Severe insomnia
- Intense cravings for Opana
Opana Detox Program At Evoke Wellness at Miramar
Evoke Wellness at Miramar Opana detox program provides safe and effective Opana withdrawal medications that reverse and minimize detox symptoms. Our detox programs are overseen by medical doctors specializing in opioid detoxification and addiction. Once an individual is admitted into the detox center, they will be medicated quickly to provide relief and help them rest and sleep until they feel physically stronger.
Every client meets regularly with our medical doctors and psychiatrists and meets one-on-one with our addiction counselors and therapists. Although detox is not treatment, it is where therapy for an addiction to Opana begins. Every client is provided an individualized treatment plan while in detox that maps out what types of therapy and treatment programs they need to overcome their addiction.
Our Florida Opana detox centers work directly with our Opana and opioid prescription painkiller treatment programs. Ideally, clients complete detox and head to their treatment program with Evoke. Remaining on-site after detox provides extra levels of support, and our clients benefit from forming relationships with their counselors while in detox to continue during their treatment program. We rely on evidence-based therapy and other advanced treatment methods in all of our drug and alcohol treatment programs.
Call us today at 866.931.9312 to learn more about our programs.