OxyContin Addiction and Sedation Detoxification

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Oxycontin RAPID DETOX UNDER SEDATION

Patients wanting to be totally opiate free reach out to us. We detox all opiates, rather than substituting one opiate with another opiate.

Rapid detox under sedation is a medical detoxification treatment offered by All Opiates Detox for patients dependent on Oxycontin and other oxycodone containing opiates (Roxicodone, Roxicet, Percocet, Percodan and Endocet). It consists of sedating the patient and removing Oxycontin (extended release oxycodone) from the brain receptor while the patient is sleeping. Acute withdrawals are precipitated with an opiate blocker. These withdrawals will pass during the sedation period. Once the withdrawals are over, and the brain receptors are free of the opiate oxycodone, a blocker is placed to prevent any opiates from getting back into the brain receptor.

The blocker of choice used at All Opiates Detox is an implant. Dr. George prefers the Naltrexone implant blocker for several reasons. First, the Naltrexone implant lasts approximately two months, as opposed to Vivitrol (lasts approximately 28 days) or tablets (have to be taken daily). Another reason our physicians prefer the implant over the injection is for patients that may not be able to tolerate Naltrexone due to side effects, sensitivity or allergies. The implant can be removed from under the skin, whereas the injection stays in the body for about 28 days and therefore cannot be removed once it is administered. It is recommended to remain on Naltrexone maintenance therapy for at least one year to allow the brain to heal from the damage caused by the drug use and abuse.

Our success rate is near 100% for helping patients detox off opiates without the excruciating pain and discomfort of the withdrawals. Aftercare consisting of the Naltrexone opiate blocker, psychotherapy, and 12 step programs are recommended to ensure long-term abstinence and success.

OxyContin DETAILS

OxyContin is used to treat moderate to severe pain. OxyContin is the trade name for oxycodone. It is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from thebaine of the poppy seed. It’s sold in extended release form tablet for oral use and is intended for around the clock dosing, as opposed to an as-needed basis.

OxyContin absorption is in two phases since it is extended release (lasts for an extended period). The initial phase provides onset within an hour; peak levels are reached in about 3 hours, followed by the 2nd phase. The second phase has a more controlled absorption, extended release, which sets the 12-hour duration of action.

OxyContin and all oxycodone combination products (Percocet, Roxicet, and Percodan) are Schedule II due to their high potency and drug abuse potential.

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OxyContin SIDE EFFECTS

Common side effects are anxiety, constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, lightheadedness, mood swings, nausea, vomiting, and narrowing of the pupils. Serious side effects include slowed or irregular breathing and chest tightness.

OxyContin WITHDRAWALS

Physical symptoms of OxyContin withdrawals include chills and goosebumps, cramps, diarrhea, insomnia, muscle aches, restlessness, runny nose, sweating, and vomiting.

OxyContin OVERDOSE

OxyContin overdose symptoms include cold, clammy, or blue skin; excessive sleep; narrowed or widened pupils; seizures; slow, shallow, or stopped breathing; slowed or stopped heartbeat; loss of consciousness; or death. Also, overdose is more likely when oxycodone is taken with benzodiazepines and alcohol.

OxyContin ABUSE

The extended-release formulation of OxyContin makes it difficult to open or crush, thus minimizing the potential of intravenous or nasal abuse. Patients addicted to OxyContin are more likely to abuse heroin as it will become difficult to maintain the use of OxyContin due to cost, availability on the street and difficult to obtain both legally and illicitly.

OxyContin and oxycodone-containing products, can be habit-forming, causing not only physical, but also psychological dependence. Withdrawals may occur if the dose of the opiates is reduced or discontinued after long-term use.

Using opiates for an extended period can lead to tolerance, where the user needs to increase the dosage of their opiates to achieve the desired effect, whether the desired effect is pain control or euphoria.

Once the patient develops a tolerance, it becomes even more difficult to stop using due to the withdrawals. Symptoms of withdrawals are an indication of physical dependence and addiction to the opiate OxyContin. Most patients describe withdrawals as the worst, most frightening experience one will ever encounter. One can only imagine the excruciating pain when the opiate user says that they’d rather die than go through the withdrawals. OxyContin physical dependence symptoms, such as withdrawals, lead to psychological dependence. That is when addiction takes over the mind and life of the OxyContin, opiate user.

Improper use and abuse of OxyContin can lead to dependence, tolerance, and addiction.

Opiates can be habit forming, causing not only physical, but also psychological dependence. Withdrawals may occur if the dose of the opiates is reduced or discontinued after long term use.

Using opiates for an extended period of time can lead to tolerance, where the user needs to increase the dosage of their opiates to achieve the desired effect, whether the desired effect is pain control or euphoria.

Once the patient develops a tolerance, it becomes even more difficult to stop using due to the withdrawals. Symptoms of withdrawals are an indication of physical dependence and addiction to the opiate OxyContin. Most patients describe withdrawals as the worst, most frightening experience one will ever encounter. One can only imagine the excruciating pain when the opiate user says that they’d rather die than go through the withdrawals. OxyContin physical dependence symptoms, such as withdrawals, lead to psychological dependence. That is when addiction takes over the mind and life of the OxyContin opiate user.

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