March 01, 2023 at 17:31
ReVIDA® Recovery Wytheville, an addiction treatment facility in Wytheville, VA, has released a blog post that offers a guide on oxycodone withdrawals. Oxycodone is a prescription opioid drug. It can offer pain relief while speeding up the healing process. Unfortunately, this is an opioid drug that has the potential for being misused. And one of the challenges that oxycodone users face is oxycodone withdrawal, which is how the body reacts when the oxycodone user stops taking it or significantly reduces the dosage. Since opioids cause a significant amount of dopamine to get to the brain, the recreational use of oxycodone results in feelings of pleasure and euphoria. When the user stops taking the opioid or drastically reduces the amount taken, the brain is subjected to dopamine deficiency, which causes withdrawal.
Withdrawals are unpleasant and uncomfortable, and they are one of the reasons why it is so difficult for a person to stop using an opioid drug. The typical symptoms of oxycodone withdrawal include tremors; headaches; nausea; vomiting; diarrhea; insomnia; nightmares; anxiety; panic attacks; restlessness; chills; and increased heart rate or blood pressure. They can cause a person to feel like they are unable to quit oxycodone or get healed from their opioid use disorder.
The withdrawal symptoms usually begin within 24 hours after the last dose. However, for some people, the symptoms may happen after just eight hours. And for others, the withdrawal symptoms may not appear at all. The symptoms vary from person to person as they often depend on the person’s physiology. It is important to note that while oxycodone withdrawal symptoms rarely kill someone, they can result in complications like tachycardia or rapid heart rate, or even mental health distress.
And one of the largest risks of stopping opioid use without the assistance of a doctor is the possibility of an overdose. This is because the discomfort they experience from the withdrawal symptoms often encourages them to return to their habit of taking oxycodone. Unfortunately, after going for days or weeks without taking opioids or taking a significantly reduced amount, the body no longer has the same tolerance for the drug as before and this might lead to an oxycodone overdose, which can be fatal.
Meanwhile, ReVIDA® Recovery offers addiction treatment services for oxycodone users, which will allow them to recover and finally return to their healthy and happy lives. They offer a structured outpatient treatment that is also flexible. They provide evidence-based treatment that includes individual and group therapy, 12-step meetings, and education classes. In addition, they also help clients connect with resources and community partners who can act as an extended support team during treatment.
They offer a medically supervised buprenorphine (Suboxone®) program that will help quiet the mind of the patient and prepare the body for treatment and support for long-term opioid addiction. It has been noted that buprenorphine (Suboxone®) is one of the most effective therapies for decreasing cravings for opioids. And in contrast to methadone, Suboxone® treatment can be prescribed in a physician’s office and prepares the client for the most vital task of one-on-one therapy and various approaches for daily recovery.
Established in 2018, ReVIDA® Recovery is a comprehensive behavioral healthcare service provider that offers medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder. They are focused on empowering each patient to recover from their addiction and return to the life they had before they had been struggling with their addiction. The ReVIDA® team guides the recovering patient on every step of the way to get on the road to recovery. They always make it their first priority to help patients in achieving their goals, particularly in regard to their health.
Those who are interested in learning more about addiction treatment services and different kinds of information about addiction, such as oxycodone withdrawals, can check out the ReVIDA® Recovery Wytheville website or contact them at 276-859-4251.
For more information about ReVIDA Recovery® Center Wytheville, contact the company here:
ReVIDA Recovery® Center Wytheville
255 Holston Road
Wytheville VA 24382