Roxicodone Detox Centers
Roxicodone can be a beneficial medication whose use helps to treat moderate to severe pain. The brand name version of oxycodone hydrochloride, Roxicodone is an opioid pain reliever, not unlike morphine. It may also be referred to as a narcotic or an opiate. When used non-medically (in ways other than prescribed by your doctor), it has a huge potential for abuse, followed by physical and psychological dependence.
If you have developed an addiction to Roxicodone, you join a list of people at a high risk of overdose and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2014 was marked by the largest number of drug overdose deaths in history, and the bulk of them (over six out of every ten) involved an opioid. In fact, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids has quadrupled since 1999. If you continue using, you very much risk becoming another overdose statistic.
You know that you need to stop using. That’s a given. But, you may not understand that you need to begin your treatment after you have cleared your body of drugs and alcohol, a process known as detoxification or detox.
This process can be done “cold turkey,” but it is a staggeringly painful process that can be best managed by professionals who can relieve or entirely alleviate the uncomfortable symptoms resulting from Roxicodone withdrawal.
To find a professional, qualified facility that can offer you the withdrawal management that you seek, call 800-315-1376 (Who Answers?). You don’t need to suffer through withdrawals. You can get support and guidance. Don’t wait.
Detox isn’t made of a single component. It is actually a group of interventions that work to manage acute intoxication and withdrawal. Its goals are to clear toxins from the body of a patient who is either dependent on substances of abuse or acutely intoxicated and to lessen the physical harm produced by the abuse.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), detox has three stages:
- Assessment: You will be evaluated and tested for the presence and concentration of Roxicodone and other drugs in your system. You will also be screened for any other physical or mental conditions you have in addition to your addiction. Expect a comprehensive evaluation for your medical, social, and psychological situation. This information will direct the development of your treatment plan.
- Stabilization: This is the active treatment phase. You will be assisted medically and psychosocially through your acute intoxication and withdrawal into a fully supported, medically stable, substance-free state.
- Developing readiness to enter treatment: This final component will get you ready to continue the recovery process by entering formal treatment. Detox isn’t a replacement for rehab. The facility will emphasize the importance of continuing your care.
What You Can Expect
There are principles that guide treatment and you can expect the team caring for you to believe:
- Detox is not a cure; it is the first step.
- Your Roxicodone addiction is treatable and there is anticipation for recovery.
- Your Roxicodone addiction is a brain disorder and not the result of weakness.
- You should be treated with dignity and respect at all times.
- You should be treated in a supportive and nonjudgmental fashion.
- The planning of your treatment will include you and your social network: significant others, family, employers, friends.
- Your individual background, preferences, culture, disability, sexual orientation, strengths, and vulnerabilities will be considered.
- While respecting your right to privacy, treatment should consider involving family and other support systems.
Signs and Symptoms of Withdrawal
As detox will work to limit the withdrawal experienced when you cease to use Roxicodone, you should be prepared for the signs and symptoms of withdrawal.
- Enlarged pupils
- Goose pimples
- Fast pulse
- High blood pressure
- High body temperature
- Heightened reflexes
- Increased respiration
- Muscle spasms
- Runny nose
- Muscle pain
- Abdominal cramps
You will experience monitoring during the detox process and the staff will work to treat these entirely. Generally, the opioid specific factors of withdrawal will be treated with morphine, buprenorphine, or clonidine.
The symptoms not addressed by these medications will be treated with supplementary medication. For example, if you have insomnia, you may receive Benadryl, Desyrel, or Vistaril at bedtime.
If you need help getting through a detox period, we have the information that you need. Let us support you. Call 800-315-1376 (Who Answers?) to speak with an advisor immediately.