Orange County Oxycodone Detox
Drug and Alcohol Detox Center
Oxycodone is an opioid and is highly addictive. Detoxing from it is notoriously difficult, largely due to its addictive nature and the intense short-term benefits it brings. It is a drug with many useful benefits when used appropriately, and it has many appealing benefits to people who abuse it. However, it is a dangerous substance when it is abused, and if someone is addicted to or dependent upon it, they will need to overcome their dependence in order to avoid serious harm or death.
Although oxycodone is highly addictive and appealing to those who abuse it, it is possible to overcome an addiction to it. With the help of medically-assisted treatment and the expertise of an experienced detox facility, anybody can overcome their addiction to oxycodone and live a life that is free from the negative benefits that it brings.
Detoxing at ReAlign
At ReAlign Detox, we have years of experience helping our clients successfully detox from oxycodone. We have helped hundreds of people start the recovery journey on the right foot by giving them a strong foundation on which to build the rest of their sobriety. Using medically-assisted treatment and other methods, our team has provided our clients with the tools they need to detox from oxycodone and eventually overcome their addiction to it.
The Dangers of Oxycodone
Unfortunately, oxycodone is a frequently abused drug due to its use in the medical field and perceived benefits. Doctors often prescribe oxycodone to patients as a treatment for short-term pain caused by an injury or surgery. It may also be used to treat chronic pains, coughs, cancer, and arthritis. Most often, people begin using oxycodone under the direction of a licensed medical professional, and then they slowly begin to abuse it by:
- Taking more than the prescribed amount
- Using it more frequently than was prescribed
- Mixing it with other substances to enhance the effects
- Continuing use after their prescription has run out
Oxycodone abuse and misuse are prompted by the many positive effects that it has on the user. In addition to lowering pain levels, oxycodone promotes relaxation and decreasing levels of worry, anxiety, and stress. Over time, however, the short-term positive effects are overcome by many dangerous long-term effects, such as:
- Muscle weakness and fatigue
- Difficulty sleeping
- Bowel obstruction, trouble urinating, and other digestive issues
- Irregular heartbeat
- Liver damage
- And more
The Difficulties of Oxycodone Detox
As mentioned above, oxycodone is quite easy to become addicted to and quite difficult to detox from. Most opiates are this way. Not only does oxycodone bring many intense physical and mental benefits in the short-term, but there are intense and serious withdrawal symptoms that may last a month or longer as someone tries to detox from it. The positive effects of using oxycodone combined with the negative effects that follow from abstaining from it are enough to convince oxycodone users to relapse and continue using and abusing the substance. When people begin to detox from oxycodone, they might experience some or all of the following symptoms:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Anxiety and depression
- And more
Get Help from ReAlign
We have helped hundreds of people successfully detox from a variety of opiates, including oxycodone. We understand how difficult it can be and the complications that might arise during the process, and we work hard to effectively make it an easier and more comfortable experience. If you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction to oxycodone, do not wait to get the help you need. Seek the help of a licensed detox facility so you can break free from addiction and reclaim your life. Call us today to see if ReAligh Detox will be the right fit for you.