Oxycontin Withdrawal Symptoms
Oxycontin addiction varies with each individual and depends on your body’s chemistry, body weight, current health history and several other precursors. You can become addicted to Oxycontin in one dose or in a week or longer.
Oxycontin Withdrawal Symptoms
The sure sign of an addiction is when you experience strong cravings followed by uncomfortable Oxycontin withdrawal symptoms or illness when it wears off. When Oxycontin is taken heavily for an extended time, you can build a higher tolerance to it, which means that you will have to take larger doses of the drug in order to receive the same effect.
If you try to stop or reduce the oxycodone dosage your body is used to, you will likely experience a wide range of mild to severe Oxycontin withdrawal symptoms. A common side effect of this drug is a feeling of sleepiness or mild euphoria. You may even mistake Oxycontin withdrawal symptoms for the flu, but these side effects usually begin six to thirty hours after last use of the medication and include the following:
- Increased tearing
- Goose bumps
- Runny nose
- Muscle pain
- Abdominal cramping
- Nausea and vomiting
- Heavy sweating
- Enlarged pupils
Although Oxycontin is a slow-release narcotic medicine, some users will deliberately snort, break, crush or chew the drug for faster results. This practice accelerates oxycontin withdrawal symptoms and puts the user in danger of overdosing which can lead to death within minutes.
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Don’t Ignore Oxycontin Withdrawal Symptoms
Before the unthinkable happens, you need to find the right addiction treatment center when Oxcyontin withdrawal symptoms present themselves. Our counselors at Sober Solutions are here to assist you or a loved one locate the appropriate rehab center through our large database.
When you finally make the decision to enter treatment for an Oxycontin addiction, it is important that you have several addiction treatment center options at your disposal. The average treatment center will be biased toward you joining their treatment program if you call their facility directly but it is our experience that a patient benefits more from having several treatment centers to compare with to find the one that is most suitable for them. This may involve finding a facility that is a considerable distance from the patient’s home and that provides rehab treatment for an extended stay.
It is our observation that those who travel long distance from home and choose inpatient drug treatment centers for three months or longer have a significant edge with their drug recovery compared to those who choose a drug treatment center close to home for only a month. Paying for treatment is obviously another consideration that varies with drug rehab centers. We want to make sure that whether you are insured, need a monthly payment plan or are a self-pay that you receive the best treatment for Oxycontin withdrawal symptoms available.
We can help regardless of whether your drug recovery focuses on Inpatient Rehab, Cognitive Rehab, a faith-based program, or even a Holistic program. Call now: 1-888-762-3730