Around one fifth of Americans, 12 years of age and older, have abused prescription painkillers like Oxycodone in order to get high. Oxycodone, also known under the brand names Oxycontin, Roxicodone, and Oxecta, is one of the most commonly prescribed opiates for moderate to severe pain– and, somewhat unsurprisingly, it’s one also of the most commonly abused painkillers in the U.S.
Quitting Oxycodone: Slow Tapering vs. Rapid Withdrawal
If you are prescribed Oxycodone and want to quit, you have multiple options; you can slowly reduce your dose over time in an attempt to reduce the intensity of withdrawal symptoms, you can reduce your dose quickly, over a period of several days or a week, or you quit ‘cold turkey’ and completely stop using the drug. Depending on your individual situation, a doctor may recommend one of these options or some combination of them in order to give you the best shot at long-term recovery and sobriety.
The Importance of Detoxes for Oxycodone Addiction Treatment
It can be incredibly difficult to quit Oxycodone safely without professional help– and that’s why many medical professionals recommend that Oxycodone addiction patients undergo a detox. Detox can be safer than attempting to detox at home, as medical professionals can supervise a patient at all times, provide therapeutic support and assistance, and give them the essential medications that may be able to lessen some of the most severe side effects of Oxycodone withdrawal. In addition, a patient undergoing detox is much less likely to experience a potentially dangerous relapse during the Oxycodone withdrawal process.
The Restore Center, an Accredited Substance Abuse Treatment Facility, Specializes in Oxycodone Addiction Recovery
If you or a loved one is struggling to quit Oxycodone, they shouldn’t have to do so alone. The withdrawal symptoms of Oxycodone make it incredibly difficult to quit, but with therapeutic assistance and support, sobriety is possible for everyone– no matter the duration and intensity of their addiction.
At the Restore Center LA, patients struggling with addiction can experience the power of a passionate, community-based, and supportive environment. We are there for our clients through every step of their recovery journey, from detox all the way through addiction aftercare services. Visit our drug rehab center in Calabasas, CA at 6918 Owensmouth Ave Canoga Park, CA 91303. 24/7 Admissions (818) 722-9019. On-Site Contact (818) 806-3914.
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