For people who are addicted to OxyContin, the decision to quit is a major and positive step toward a drug-free future. However, it is often marred by trepidation, as quitting opiate painkillers can present challenges that lead to suffering or discomfort.
The fear of severe withdrawal symptoms can be so intense that it may affect one’s ability to stop or stay off of the drug.
When a person with an addiction wishes to quit, they should not attempt to stop suddenly or try to do it on their own.
Detoxing from OxyContin
Fortunately, people who are addicted to OxyContin don’t need to detox alone; enrolling in a fully licensed and certified detoxification program can make it much more successful.
A medically supervised OxyContin detox may occur on an outpatient or an inpatient basis. Outpatient detox programs are often less expensive and allow the individual to go through a majority of the process from the comfort of their own home.
Because one is not in a controlled environment, outpatient detox relies heavily on the individual to follow the plan and report in as scheduled. In addition, because they are in their regular environment, the risk of giving in to temptation and relapsing is higher than with inpatient detoxification.
With inpatient programs, one stays at a facility or hospital as they detox from OxyContin. The individual being treated is closely monitored to ensure that there are no complications.
Close supervision is one of the primary benefits of going through an inpatient detox process and is key to safe and successful discontinuation of the drug.
Another benefit of detoxing at a facility is the fact that access to OxyContin is not available, which reduces the risk of relapsing during the process.
Whether a person chooses an inpatient or outpatient program, a common method used to detox from OxyContin is to gradually decrease the dosage, which allows one’s body to adjust to the lack of the drug at a more natural pace.
Symptoms that present themselves as one is weaned from OxyContin are typically managed by the use of medications during detox. Medications may be used to treat minor withdrawal symptoms such as sweating or muscle aches.
Other medications may be given to address psychological side effects should they arise, such as depression.
How True Recovery Can Help
Because having professional care that you can trust is crucial when quitting OxyContin, it’s important to find the right detox program. True Recovery offers a continuum of care, such as our intensive outpatient treatment program (IOP), and while our goal is to give you the tools and skills to recover from OxyContin, we recognize the importance of having a clean and drug-free start.
For that reason, it is recommended that you begin your recovery journey at a licensed detox facility, such as True Recovery’s Detox. Our facilities are staffed by highly trained medical professionals who are experienced when it comes to detoxing from OxyContin.
Once the drug is out of your system, we’ll help you transition from detox to our extended-care program and offer you a structured sober living environment. Our alternative rehab program can provide you with numerous therapies that can benefit you during your addiction recovery and beyond.
Clients may take advantage of individualized addiction counseling sessions that encourage growth by setting goals, finding interests that one can be passionate about, and developing skills.