The Oxycodone Detox process can be performed in one day or more depending on the severity of addiction and the health condition of the individual. This detox procedure is for the purpose of removing the drug, and the physical dependency that the drug has placed upon the individual. The method of oxycodone detox varies from person to person and is dependent upon the length of time the drug has been present in the individual’s system. There are two methods that can be used in this detox procedure; intravenous and oral drug detox. Each method has its own level of success, but each method has the same end result. The rapid oxycodone detox procedure is as follows: (day 1) Patients complete all intake paperwork, medical screening, and drug test as directed by the physician. The patient then is admitted into a secure private room that has a private bathroom, personal TV, Wi-Fi, and all food and drinks are included. Patients are monitored throughout the oxycodone detox with regular monitoring visits scheduled by the physician. Oxycodone is gradually reduced in dosage every few days until the withdrawal symptoms clear. Patients are monitored frequently with regards to weight gain, sleep patterns, and any potential side effects that may arise during the course of the treatment.
Oxycodone Detox the slow way
The slow oxycodone detox is exactly the opposite of the rapid procedure in that it does not eliminate oxycodone immediately. Oxycodone is slowly reduced in dosage every day until the desired results from the treatment have been achieved. During this phase of the treatment, patients are monitored for signs of a relapse and new life habits are introduced to combat any relapse of oxycodone use. It is important to note that even if a patient has dropped off of all pain medications and is experiencing withdrawal from oxycodone detox, they should still receive regular medication to help with depression. In order for oxycodone detox to be successful, it takes a long-term rehab program in addition to the outpatient services provided by a qualified addiction specialist. A long-term rehab program will include multiple therapies, group support, educational programs, life skills counseling, and relapse prevention programming. The primary goal of long-term rehab is to successfully overcome oxycodone addiction and return the person to a healthy and productive life. Each week during the rehab process the patient will attend one of the inpatient facilities and the on-call centers will supply other services needed such as social workers, nurses, social workers to assist with needs and issues including therapy.
Patients can return to their homes at the end of the detoxification period with renewed strength and confidence in their ability to stay on top of their daily activities and responsibilities. If the medications are being maintained correctly and there are no signs of a relapse of oxycodone addiction, the person may decide to begin outpatient care at a center or clinic and then move into an inpatient facility where they will maintain regular daily activities while getting the medications under control. Longer term success depends on a patient’s ability to return to a live of soberness and responsibility without experiencing significant withdrawal symptoms. The symptoms of withdrawal are much like those experienced with heroin addiction and can include shaking, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, sleep disturbance, irritability, and depression. These symptoms can be treated with medications and lifestyle changes. While oxycodone detox is performed under the care of a physician, there are measures that can be taken to alleviate the pain of withdrawal. Individuals who are prescribed medications should always follow their doctor’s instructions. Doctors can also provide useful tips and information about oxycodone withdrawal timeline, which is the length of time a person experiences symptoms ranging from moderate to severe pain. Longer duration means a higher chance of relapse.