A necessary part of the OxyContin abuse recovery process is undergoing withdrawal from OxyContin. For many addicts, this may be the hardest aspect of addiction recovery. OxyContin withdrawal can be unpleasant, but it doesn't have to be uncomfortable. BetterAddictionCare's nationwide network of alternative rehab programs offers medically assisted detoxes to help control and shorten some of the worst symptoms of OxyContin withdrawal.
Symptoms of OxyContin Withdrawal
Since the drug is a member of the opioid family, OxyContin withdrawal symptoms are very similar to those of opiates. When medically prescribed, the patient follows a schedule of gradual tapering off of the drug to reduce the effects of OxyContin withdrawal. But OxyContin abusers may abruptly stop using the drug for many reasons, including an attempt to break the addiction or an inability to obtain more. When this happens, they can experience withdrawal from OxyContin. And if an addicted individual continues drug use throughout the course of a pregnancy, the infant might be born suffering from the symptoms of withdrawal from OxyContin.
Physical symptoms of OxyContin withdrawal include nausea, elevated body temperature, muscle pain, diarrhea, nasal congestion, and cramps. Psychological symptoms of OxyContin withdrawal may manifest as insomnia, lack of appetite, increased tendency toward anger and irritability, depression, or cravings for the drug. Generally speaking, the symptoms of withdrawal from OxyContin are not dangerous. The risk occurs when an addict tries to self-medicate to ease the discomfort of withdrawal, whether with other pharmaceuticals or OxyContin itself.
Unassisted vs. Assisted Withdrawal
OxyContin withdrawal symptoms can be unpleasant enough that the addict seeks relief from other sources. They may turn to over-the-counter drugs, other versions of pain medication, or more OxyContin. When this happens, they risk possible severe interactions between the medications that can cause damage to the liver or result in an accidental overdose. Complications may also arise if the individual has a unique medical history or develops an allergic reaction to one of the drugs.
In an assisted withdrawal, these risks greatly diminish, thanks to the expertise and care of a highly trained medical team. BetterAddictionCare's recovery network takes pride in individualized addiction counseling and specially designed medical detoxes and tapering plans. Each client's unique medical and addiction histories are taken into account to help develop a safe, comfortable program to manage withdrawal symptoms. Should complications arise, the medical team will be on hand to provide quick care. Treatment also extends to cover the psychological symptoms of withdrawal, which can vary in length and severity. Assisted withdrawal helps to ensure a safer, healthier recovery process.
Where to Find Treatment for Withdrawal
BetterAddictionCare can help find the best OxyContin withdrawal treatment for you from within our network of rehab programs across the country. Fill out our contact form or call today to start our customized pre-screening process, which will help locate facilities near you that fit your specific needs and preferences. Professional medical supervision will help you manage the physical symptoms of withdrawal, and clients are welcome to speak with a counselor as they desire. After withdrawal symptoms subside and treatment concludes, BetterAddictionCare will work to pair you with a local recovery team, who can provide future support on your journey to sobriety. Get help now and start healing.