Detoxing from oxycodone can be the most difficult part of addiction to overcome. Crestwyn can ensure you or your loved one that the detoxification process will be both safe and comfortable.
First Step to Recovery
Detox: the first step to recovery
Oxycodone is a highly potent prescription painkiller that is often used in other medications, such as Percocet and OxyContin. While this medication is extremely beneficial in providing relief to those in pain, it is also a medication that leads to the development of an addiction. When consumed, oxycodone and those medications containing it can trigger the onset of pleasant effects that are attractive to users who require these medications for legitimate reasons, and those who abuse them recreationally.
As a person starts to abuse oxycodone on a regular basis, he or she can easily begin to develop a tolerance to it as his or her body becomes used to its presence, and then requires more of it so the desired effects can be achieved. As one starts to consume larger amounts of oxycodone, or begins consuming it with greater frequency, his or her body becomes dependent on it. When this happens, the body becomes unable to function the way in which it did prior to the introduction of oxycodone. When this type of chemical dependency has formed and the user then attempts to end his or her use of oxycodone, he or she will likely grapple with withdrawal symptoms.
What happens during oxycodone withdrawal
Withdrawal occurs when the body tries to adjust itself to how it used to function before oxycodone was abused. This can be extremely overwhelming and painful, and may even be dangerous to go through while not in care of professionals. Some of the possible symptoms that can manifest when one is grappling with oxycodone withdrawal can include the following:
- Abdominal cramping
- Extreme cravings
Because withdrawal symptoms can be extremely distressing, many find that they start searching for ways to put an end to the physical and psychological effects that they are experiencing. One of the easiest ways to do so is to start abusing oxycodone again, which can be extremely dangerous and trigger a potentially fatal pattern of oxycodone abuse.
Detoxification from oxycodone at Crestwyn Behavioral Health
Those who are addicted to oxycodone can avoid continuing their patterns of abuse and minimize withdrawal symptoms by participating in detoxification, which is also known as detox. Detox is a process where dangerous substances like oxycodone are removed from the body. By receiving care at a quality treatment center, individuals can have oxycodone removed from their bodies without having to struggle with symptoms that would otherwise occur during withdrawal.
At Crestwyn Behavioral Health, we do everything within our power to ensure that the process of withdrawal is as comfortable as possible for our patients. We know that it takes strength and courage to participate in detox, and we commend those who display this effort.
Our detox program is comprehensive and supplies 24/7 nursing care and continuous interactions with our medical staff. The medical experts we have employed go above and beyond to ensure the safety and the comfort of all of our patients, including helping to provide the skills required to maintain long-term sobriety.
Long Term Benefits
Long-term benefits of detox for oxycodone addiction
When someone chooses not to get treatment for an oxycodone addiction, or if he or she does not engage in professionally monitored detox, the results can be tragic. For those who decide to remain physically dependent on oxycodone or oxycodone-combination medications, one or more relapses can occur, which can stand in the way of putting a stop to this type of addiction once and for all. However, for those who do partake in detox, there is a much greater chance that they will be able to prevent relapse and go on to live a life free of oxycodone abuse.
Participating in a detox program allows an individual to obtain the clarity of mind needed to understand why and how he or she developed an addiction to oxycodone in the first place. These benefits allow an individual to fully engage in programming, which can help him or her establish the self-confidence and skills needed to abstain from oxycodone use.
For those who are prepared to make a positive change in their lives, we can help. Crestwyn Behavioral Health’s reputation proves that we are effective in making effective progress in the lives of those who are seeking sobriety. By starting treatment at our center, we know that we can help you, too. Do not wait. If you or a loved one needs help defeating an oxycodone addiction, contact us right now.