Oxycontin Detox Program

Oxycontin Detox

Oxycontin, or oxycodone, is a narcotic analgesic that is used to treat moderate to severe pain and is available in extended release form for treatment of patients who have a need for relief from constant pain for a long period of time. Oxycontin is highly addictive and oxycontin detox is imperative. It is often prescribed when the pain is expected to last for an extended time frame. 

The drug family that claims Oxycontin is the opioid group, also known as narcotics. These wonder drugs inhibit pain by blocking the sending of pain impulses to the brain. It cannot be taken while drinking alcohol and should not be prescribed for the management of short term, intermittent pain.

Several medical conditions dictate whether or not a patient can safely take Oxycontin. A patient should report any of the following medical conditions to their physician so the situation can be medically evaluated:

  • Gallbladder issues
  • Problems urinating
  • Mental illness
  • History of substance abuse or prior addiction
  • Breathing disorders
  • Low blood pressure

The reporting of any pre-existing medical conditions to a patient’s doctor is strongly suggested, for safe prescription management and prevention of drug contraindications.

Safe use of Oxycontin can be practiced by:

  • Storing drug room temperature
  • Drinking extra fluids to avoid constipation
  • Keeping track of drug inventory
  • Disposing of unused drug correctly

These safety handling precautions can help to quell the increasing instances of the misuse of Oxycontin. The drug is habit forming, and can lead to addiction. One of the most life threatening effects of Oxycontin abuse is depressed breathing. Other symptoms of addiction are:

  • Irritability between doses or when the drug is not used
  • Abdominal or muscle pain
  • Nausea

A marked increase in the severity of these symptoms at the onset of taking a decreased dosage is an early indicator of addiction. Once addiction is detected, a detox program is necessary for addiction recovery. A detox program allows for the dissipation of the drug from the patient’s system under controlled circumstances.

The Florida House Detox Center offers an Oxycontin detox program that promotes recovery from the disease of addiction in a safe, medically supervised environment. Patients are safe to initiate their recovery process while medical management offers controlled relief from the withdrawal pain and confusion.

Withdrawal symptoms from Oxycontin manifest in a variety of ways:

  • Agitation
  • Sweating
  • Runny nose
  • Muscle and body pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramping

These symptoms are not necessarily life threatening, however, a monitored withdrawal process such as a detox program will ensure the patient is safe while experiencing these symptoms. Returning to Oxycontin use is a danger for withdrawing patients, and can often lead to overdose.

The Florida House Oxycontin detox program welcomes patients who desire to take the first step in a lifelong recovery process that will promote healthy living and support. Call today for more information on beginning a detox program that is innovative and overseen by caring, compassionate professionals who strive for every patient’s success.