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Oxycodone, an active ingredient in Oxycontin, is a prescription painkiller for moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone alters the levels of dopamine in the brain, thus, producing euphoric feelings. Moreover, other types of painkiller also contain oxycodone. Since drugs containing oxycodone can be habit forming, they can lead to addiction.

Once the brain depends too much on oxycodone, stimulating opioid receptors and chemical messengers continually for a span of time, it starts to expect the drug and its interference. Hence, it can lead to oxycodone dependence or an outright addiction.

Oxycodone dependence and addiction often cause people to misuse oxycodone or take more than what their doctor prescribed. Moreover, without the outright guidance of any health professional, the patient taking up prescribed oxycodone will likely become addicted to it.

The First Step to Recovery

Oxycodone detox is always the first step to recovery for oxycodone addiction. There may be different types of treatment to relieve one of oxycodone addiction, but the most reliable and safest kind of treatment is medical detox.

Detoxification will take place while the drug is still running in the body and before withdrawal symptoms show up. The drug addict may undergo medical detoxification to ensure the safe removal of oxycodone in the body system.

When undergoing medical detox, patients are supervised and monitored for a week or more depending on the severity of addiction, type of dependency, and other issues that may contribute or worsen it.

During the detoxification process,  health professionals check the vital signs continuously, and medications are given to help ease the difficulty and pain brought by the withdrawal symptoms. The medication slowly relieves the body with its dependence on oxycodone by making it believe that it is still getting oxycodone.

The detoxification process guarantees that the patient is stable and steady before moving on to the next step of the treatment program.

Symptoms of Oxycodone Withdrawal

Withdrawal symptoms may show up during or after the process of detoxification. Withdrawal from oxycodone is the side effect that occurs when oxycodone gets removed from the body of the patient who is highly dependent on it.

Such withdrawal symptoms show up within eight to twelve hours of taking the drug out of the patient’s body. The peak of such symptoms is in the first seventy-two hours. Withdrawal symptoms may vary from one patient to the other. It might be in the form of joint aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and extreme sweating.

Withdrawal symptoms might subside in about a week; however, some of the psychological effects and temptation to use oxycodone may persist longer. The span of time which withdrawal symptoms start may depend on the method taken and formulation of oxycodone.

The Power to Treat Yourself?

The most important and hardest decision an oxycodone addict can make is to seek treatment. It is usually a hard decision because it’s difficult for oxycodone users to identify and accept the problem they are facing.

The choice to change and enter an oxycodone treatment center is a decision that the patient can make only for himself or herself. No one can make such a decision for the patient because the initiative starts with you. What other people can do is encourage and drive the patient to see the need for such treatment.

Many available oxycodone treatment centers can help and assist the oxycodone user towards his or her journey to sobriety.

Next Step

The process of overcoming an oxycodone addiction is a hard and painful journey. It may be difficult to overcome, but certainly not impossible. The struggle and discomfort brought by withdrawal symptoms can often urge a recovering addict to use oxycodone again.

There are many different treatments for oxycodone addiction, but the most efficient, reliable, and safest treatment is through medical care. Such treatment begins with detoxification where the body gets cleansed of the different toxins and chemicals from oxycodone.

During the detox process, withdrawal symptoms might show up. However, the patient can lessen and decrease the discomfort from withdrawal symptoms by taking up prescribed medications. There is also a constant supervision on the phase of this treatment because relapse might happen.

There is a high risk of overdose for former oxycodone users during the initial withdrawal period because tolerance drops after the detox period. A previous oxycodone user who was able to take a high dosage before might be able to take the same amount.

It is better to seek oxycodone treatment as early as possible. No matter how severe your addiction can be, it is never too late to address it. You can consult your doctor or seek assistance to any health professional so as to solve such matter at hand. Moreover, such treatment can help the patient regain his or her sober and healthy life again.



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Meet The Team

Dr. Vikram Tarugu

Gastroenterologist and medical professional focused on addiction.

Dr. Muhammad Syed

Doctor of internal medicine, C.F.O. He is Instrumental in the success of Detox of South Florida. He is known for his cheerful, ever happy and helpful attitude.

Dr. Shilpa Tarugu

Doctor of internal medicine, medical director, and Nursing Supervisor. She is known for her ethical practice and expertise in the various detox protocols and programs.

Andrea Beckwith

Director of admissions.

Darlene Mayers

Clinical director.

Nancy Cruz

Director of operations.

Yolani Borroto

Office management.

If you still have a few more questions, take a look at our FAQ’s below:

  • Research studies on addiction treatment have shown that some alcohol and substance addiction treatment and follow-up procedures are more successful than others. At Detox of South Florida, we emphasize on using the best approaches in alcohol or drug detox.

  • Our goal is to ensure that all our patients regain their physical and mental states of health. Our treatment is therefore tailored to address each patient’s unique conditions. The treatment involves a combination of detoxification procedures such as opiate detox, alcohol detox, and heroin detox, just to mention a few, with other intervention procedures such as group and individual therapy, relapse prevention education, after-care planning, and in-house completion programs aimed at ensuring long-term sobriety and prevention of relapses.

  • Every patient has his or her unique type and level of addiction which is why the treatment period will normally vary from one individual to another. While some patients go through a 30-day rehab program, others will require a 60-day or 90-day program to recover from alcohol or drug addiction. The time it takes to recover will depend on the assessment report provided by the assigned medical professional who evaluates your case.

  • As the best rehab in Florida, we believe a relapse should not be viewed as a failure but rather as a sign to help you get back on track by making necessary adjustments to your treatment.

  • Our rates generally depend on the services provided. The overall cost will be determined by factors such as professional treatment fees, facilities, food, and utilities.

  • Unlike other addiction treatment centers across the country, at Detox of South Florida, we take your treatment and recovery process very seriously. Your treatment against addiction is a comprehensive process that may be affected by unwarranted interruptions. All visitations must, therefore, be approved well in advance by the treating therapist. We do this to ensure that your safety, focus on recovery, and stability are maintained at all times. The only visitors allowed are significant members of your family and close friends.

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