Oxycodone is a pain-relieving medication that doctors prescribe following injury or surgery. Oxycodone is used for short-term pain relief but has a high risk of addiction when not used under strict medical guidance. Oxycodone is an opiate, meaning it's a drug derived from opium. Oxycodone is sold under many trade names, such as Percodan, Endodan, Roxiprin, Percocet, Endocet, Roxicet, and OxyContin.
Oxycodone enters the bloodstream in a matter of seconds. Oxycodone undergoes several chemical reactions in your brain and changes back into morphine. It then binds to your brain's opioid receptors to cause pain relief, euphoria, and diminished anxiety. Prolonged oxycodone use can cause seizures, headaches, physical dependence, and respiratory problems.
Common symptoms of oxycodone withdrawal include:
The highly-trained staff at Empire Detox specializes in helping patients transition off opiates like Oxycodone. We provide medical assistance to help you manage cravings and other symptoms.
Medical support is optimal for detox from prescription drugs. At Empire Detox, we use medications that manage prescription drug withdrawal and allow our patients to remain comfortable during detoxification.
Your alcohol addiction may start as a couple of beers or a few glasses of your favorite cocktail. Over time, your social drinking can evolve into several bottles, drinking alone, and needing a drink instead of wanting one.
Drug detox is essential to rid your body and mind of harmful substances. It's crucial to remove them safely to avoid severe withdrawal symptoms that can undermine your efforts at recovery. That is why it is essential to receive professional detox treatments.