What is Oxycodone?
Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic pain reliever derived from opium. Oxycodone is prescribed to treat moderate to moderately severe acute pain. Oxycodone relieves pain by binding to the opiate receptors in the brain to depress the central nervous system.
Is Oxycodone addicting?
Oxycodone is a highly addictive substance and may be habit forming. Within a few weeks of consistently taking Oxycodone, the body adjusts to the presence of the drug and a tolerance develops. As a Oxy addiction develops, the body requires more and more Oxycodone to achieve pain relief. Taking higher doses of Oxycodone can increase the risk of experiencing uncomfortable side effects.
If a person no longer wishes to continue taking Oxycodone or wants to discontinue taking the drug due to its side effects, medical supervision is necessary to prevent withdrawal symptoms.
Signs of Oxycodone Addiction
- Extreme drug seeking behaviors
- Financial Problems
- Appearance of withdrawal symptoms
Oxycodone withdrawals are extremely uncomfortable and can start as soon as a few hours after the last dose. Without medical supervision, decreasing a dose or stopping oxycodone intake altogether may cause these initial symptoms:
Oxycodone Withdrawal Symptoms
- Flu-like symptoms
Under the supervision of the professionals at Outpatient Detox, patients do not need to fear experiencing oxycodone withdrawal symptoms. Patients can detox off of oxycodone in the comfort of their own homes with personalized treatment plans that allow them to remain safe, calm, comfortable and able to sleep at night throughout the detoxification period.