OxyCodone & OxyContin Addiction Treatment
Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid, originally developed in 1916. While Oxycodone has been in clinical use since 1917, the current wave of problems began when Purdue Pharma released their time-release version of Oxy, called OxyContin, in 1996.
OxyContin is prescribed for treatment of acute or chronic pain, it has tremendous efficacy for pain management, and if you like doing opiates, it’s a molecule that can be significantly eaisier to source in locations that may lack heroin. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services approximately 11 million people living in the United States have consumed at least one dose of Oxycontin in a non-medical way. OxyContin is the most widely abused opioid drug in America.
Oxycodone Withdrawal/Oxycontin Withdrawal in Focus
Oxycodone is actually OxyContin’s active ingredient, and it’s also the same molecule used in several other prescription painkillers such as Percocet. Each of these drugs works the same way: they block pain receptors and alter the levels of dopamine in the brain to produce feelings of euphoria. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, a chemical that relays messages to and from the brain and other parts of the central nervous system (CNS). Dopamine tells the brain that everything is great, and it should feel relaxed and happy. As the opioid receptors throughout the central nervous system are activated, blood pressure drops, heart rate slows, respiration eases, and the body’s temperature cools.
Over time, people who use oxycodone or OxyContin develop tolerance, just like users of heroin or any other opioid. That means they need higher and higher doses just to achieve the same effect. Once oxycodone dependence or OxyContin dependence develops, quitting the drugs can cause oxycodone withdrawal or OxyContin withdrawal symptoms. As people begin experiencing the severity of their withdrawal symptoms, their brains urge them to use again—the body’s desperate attempt to cease the pain of withdrawal. This is why so many users fail during their attempts to detox and need to keep using just to feel “okay” or “normal” and stave off withdrawal symptoms.
Once the brain becomes accustomed to oxycodone, whether in OxyContin or some other drug, it gets used to the continuous stimulation of these chemical messengers attaching to their receptors. As a result, your body and brain start to expect the drug and its effects, and crave them. Just quitting without a medically-based plan of action can seriously disrupt the user’s entire body and central nervous system. A multitude of side effects, both psychological and physical, will manifest themselves with oxycodone withdrawal and OxyContin withdrawal.
Physical symptoms of oxycodone withdrawal and OxyContin withdrawal, like withdrawal from other opioid drugs, can feel a lot like having an extremely bad case of the flu: blurred vision, body aches, chills, coughing, diarrhea, dilated pupils, fatigue, fever, frequent yawning, goose bumps, headaches, muscle aches, nausea, rapid heartbeat, reduced appetite, restlessness, a runny nose, shaking, stomach cramps, sweating, teary eyes, tremors, and vomiting are all to be expected.
For those who have more severe physical oxycodone dependence or OxyContin dependence, more serious side effects such as irregular heart rate, high blood pressure, and difficulty breathing may also occur.
Psychological side effects of oxycodone withdrawal and OxyContin withdrawal can be even more daunting than the physical aspects of the process. These symptoms may include: agitation, anxiety, compelling cravings, depression, general malaise, insomnia, irritability, mental “fog”, suicidal thoughts, and extreme difficulty concentrating.
Oxycodone withdrawal and OxyContin withdrawal usually start within 8 to 12 hours of the last dose of the drug, peaking within the first 72 hours. Within roughly 7-10 days the acute physical withdrawal symptoms typically begin subsiding, although the cravings and psychological effects can persist for a significantly longer period of time.
During the first one to two days of oxycodone withdrawal and OxyContin withdrawal, the initial symptoms set in. This is the most common time to relapse. Expect muscle and joint pain, extreme sweating, and nausea. During days three to five, withdrawal symptoms are typically at their worst. In days six through ten, physical symptoms finally begin to subside, yet psychological symptoms remain more powerful than ever. Depression and anxiety are extremely common at this time. From day ten and beyond, the psychological impact of oxycodone detox and Oxycontin detox remains intense, and for most users, post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS) will manifest itself and symptoms will continue for many months. Persistent, long-lasting oxycodone and OxyContin withdrawal symptoms include: cognitive difficulties, fatigue, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, and irritability.
Ibogaine is extremely effective for many of Purdue Pharma’s pain-management products, including, but not limited to: hydromorphone, oxycodone, fentanyls, codeine, MS Contin (controlled-release morphine sulfate), and hydrocodone.
Most of Purdue Pharma’s narcotic analgesics are extremely compatible with ibogaine. They’re all pure agonists, and relatively short-acting opioids, with no extended half-life. We utilize their morphine products to stabilize you prior to ibogaine treatment.
Ibogaine is extraordinarily effective for these molecules. What you need to do prior to arriving at Clear Sky Recovery’s ibogaine treatment center in Cancun, if your primary drug problem is OxyContin, is absolutely nothing. Show up, we’ll reset you.