Oxycodone Detox in South Florida


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Oxycodone Addiction Treatment

Interior Img Alignright Wp Image 1741 Size MediumIf you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction to oxycodone, getting help as soon as possible is essential. Oxycodone addiction can lead to serious health problems and even death.

Many treatment options are available for oxycodone addiction, and the right one for you will depend on your unique situation. Seek out a reputable opioid addiction treatment program. There is help and hope.

What is Oxycodone?

Oxycodone is a prescription opioid medication used to treat moderate to severe pain. People prescribed Oxycodone typically suffer from intense pain from severe injuries, cancer, and chronic medical conditions that cause pain and burns. Oxycodone is prescribed for chronic pain more commonly than for acute pain conditions. Oxycodone is a very addictive drug that is often abused and can easily cause addiction in a relatively short time. Oxycodone is available in tablets, capsules, and oral solutions.
In recent years both formulas of Oxycodone have been modified to prevent persons who may be abusing Oxycodone from either snorting, smoking, or injecting it. A protective gel coating has been added to tablet formations of Oxycodone to prevent someone from being able to crush, dilute, or smoke Oxycodone. This prevention method has been relatively successful; however, it is still possible to remove the gel coating through various soaking and scraping procedures, allowing it to be abused as a drug to get high.

How Oxycodone Affects The Body

Since Oxycodone is an opioid, it acts on the same brain centers that other potent opiates affect, such as Fentanyl and heroin. Opiates like Oxycodone are often sought after by drug-seeking cultures that flavor opiates. Since it is most commonly acquired from a medical doctor, many people abusing Oxycodone will doctor shop (seeing more than one doctor at a time to get multiple prescriptions) to sustain their addiction. Like heroin and other potent opioid drugs, Oxycodone can easily cause addiction. In time, people who become addicted to Oxycodone will develop a physical dependency on the drug and begin to experience severe physical withdrawal symptoms if they suddenly stop using Oxycodone.

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Oxycodone Detox Symptoms

The physical withdrawal symptoms that Oxycodone causes are severe and can easily cause a dangerous medical emergency. Oxycodone withdrawal symptoms can start as early as 6-8 hours or up to 12 or 24 hours after the last use, depending on the formula of Oxycodone (immediate-release or extended-release). Immediate-release Oxycodone detox symptoms will begin sooner, and extended-release Oxycodone is likely to remain in a person’s system longer. Therefore withdrawal symptoms may not begin before 12 hours or more. However, both of these time frames can vary depending on the person’s individual drug use.

Oxycodone Withdrawal Symptoms include:

  • Flu-like symptoms (runny nose, fever, sneezing, watery eyes)
  • Nausea vomiting diarrhea
  • Body aches, muscle pain, and spasms
  • Heart palpitations and increased blood pressure
  • Severe insomnia
  • Agitation and irritability
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Cravings for Oxycodone

Other Oxycodone withdrawal symptoms include emotional instability, confusion, erratic behaviors, paranoia, and hallucinations. There is also an increased risk of accidental overdose for a person who has begun detoxing Oxycodone from their system. Unfortunately, when people are addicted to Oxycodone, they develop a physical tolerance to the drug. Physical tolerance means that they require more and more Oxycodone to get the desired effect. Developing a tolerance to opiate drugs causes physical dependency and addiction. When someone abuses Oxycodone or another opiate long-term, they often presume that they can safely take as much Oxycodone (or other opiates) as they did before their Oxycodone withdrawal symptoms started. But this is not the case.

Opiates leave a person’s system rapidly and cause the person to feel sick quickly. In a short time, a person’s system will expel the opiate from the body and cause detox symptoms to begin. People addicted to Oxycodone may not understand that their body resets as quickly as it does and that their tolerance level has decreased. Instead, they will use as much as they did before they started to experience withdrawals and accidentally overdose.

Our Florida Oxycodone Detox Program

To help a person safely overcome their addiction to Oxycodone, it is always recommended that they are admitted into a medically supervised Oxycodone detox program. Evoke Wellness at Miramar Oxycodone detox centers provide medically supervised detox services for Oxycodone detoxification. We prescribe safe and effective medications that reverse withdrawal symptoms and allow a person to rest and sleep while detoxing. Our center is overseen by an entire medical staff specializing in Oxycodone detoxication and addiction. Our medical doctors and psychiatrists assess each client and are routinely monitored around the clock. Evoke Wellness at Miramar provides a relaxing and safe environment with mental health specialists on-site at our detox center to provide emotional and mental health support.

To be admitted to our Oxycodone detox, first speak with one of our detox admissions specialists. Our specialists will conduct a brief phone interview with the person needing help to determine the level of care they need. Then they will begin the admission process. They will make all travel arrangements, insurance billing, and payment options. Additionally, we strongly encourage all persons who attend one of our drug detox programs to consider entering a specialized drug addiction treatment program.

Our Florida Oxycodone detox center works directly with our Oxycodone treatment program. Although detox is the beginning of recovery from Oxycodone addiction and dependency, it is not treatment. The people who remain at our center and attend one of our specialized treatment programs have a much greater chance to stay clean and sober from Oxycodone than those who do not. We offer specialized Oxycodone treatment in multiple program formats like easy detox, intensive inpatient, residential rehab, and dual diagnosis.

Call us today at 866.931.9312 to learn more about our programs.