OxyContin/Oxycodone Detox: First Step to Recovery

The Importance of A Medical Detox for OxyContin/Oxycodone

Breaking an addiction to Oxycontin can be extremely difficult, even dangerous. That’s why choosing the right detoxification treatment is vital to a patient’s safety and the successful start of a rehab and recovery program. Our in-patient program includes:

  • A thorough history and physical
  • Psychological and social assessments
  • A customized treatment plan with IV-based medication to safely treat withdrawal symptoms
  • Cardiac telemetry monitored by critical care nurses
  • Attention to the patient’s overall comfort with upscale private rooms, HDTV, Wifi and personal massage

Learn more about the Gallus Detox Method.

I was hopelessly dependent on opiates for day to day living and would have never believed I would become comfortably sober ever again. I simply did not believe it, even as I was reassured by staff that it would happen, until they made it happen. I’ll never forget the people that I met here and the treatment that I received…” – Read reviews: what our patients say about their fear of withdrawal, how comfortable they felt with our medical detox, and how it changed their lives.

What Is OxyContin?

OxyContin is the brand name for oxycodone hydrochloride, a powerful opioid and highly-addictive prescription painkiller. It was developed to relieve moderate to severe pain but OcyContin has come to the forefront of media attention due to its rising abuse statistics. Evidence even suggests that OxyContin has emerged as one of the most abused drugs in the United States. It can be ingested, swallowed or snorted into the nasal passages and, just like Heroin, OxyContin acts upon the central nervous system. Once the drug enters the system, it produces a sense of well-being and powerful euphoria which explains why some users may develop a strong dependency on the drug.

The Dangers and Symptoms of Oxycontin Abuse

Oxycontin abuse tends to happen quickly to individuals who begin to increase their drug intake to reduce pain. Besides the danger of addiction, an “Oxy” overdose may lead to respiratory failure or even death. Some symptoms of Oxycontin abuse include:

  • Weakness
  • Seizures
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Coma
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting.

Oxycontin Withdrawal Symptoms

Excruciating withdrawal symptoms may appear within hours of the last drug use. Sudden discontinuation can be dangerous, especially if Oxycontin abusers stop taking medication on their own without medical supervision. Withdrawal symptoms may include:

  • Severe muscle and bone pain
  • Insomnia
  • Diarrhea
  • Chills
  • Sweating
  • involuntary leg movements
  • Hallucinations

Sadly, withdrawal symptoms have also been reported in newborns whose mothers had been using the drug during pregnancy. If you or your loved one are suffering from OxyContin abuse and need help, please call us at 855-338-6929 to discuss whether our customized OxyContin Drug Detox Treatment is the best program for you. Be assured we value your privacy and all your information is kept strictly confidential. Contact Gallus Medical Detox Centers today and take the first step towards rehab and recovery. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]