OxyContin Detox

OxyContin Detox

OxyContin Detox

Oxycontin is a prescription pain medication that is generally prescribed for long-lasting pain relief. OxyContin is a strong pain reliever that generally provides 12 hours of time released relief, commonly used for those who suffer from chronic pain. OxyContin is similar to most other pain medications when it comes to having high addiction tendencies. The best way to overcome an OxyContin addiction is to have a proper OxyContin detox.

Without a proper medical detox from the prescription pain medication it can be a difficult and uncomfortable process. The withdrawal effects of OxyContin include high levels of anxiety, discomfort, sleep deprivation and more. In order to end the dependency on OxyContin the pain medication must be completely purged from your system, and this requires your body to adjust

Even though OxyContin detox is often unpleasant, it does not have to be extremely uncomfortable. The proper way to ensure a sustained recovery from an OxyContin addiction is through a medical detox facility.

Common Symptoms Of OxyContin Withdrawal Include:

There are many symptoms of any OxyContin withdrawal, the first symptoms typically begin within 12 to 30 hours of the last use.

  • Runny nose
  • Sweating
  • Insomnia and yawning
  • Excess tearing
  • Muscle pain
  • Anxiety and agitation

Additional Symptoms Of OxyContin Withdrawal Include:

  • Nausea, abdominal cramping and vomiting
  • Goosebumps
  • Dilated pupils
  • Diarrhea

The withdrawal process can last anywhere from five days to three weeks dependant on how much OxyContin was used and for how long. The above symptoms are often the later symptoms experienced of a OxyContin withdrawal.

Why OxyContin Detox at Home is Dangerous

According to the Medical College of Wisconsin, it only takes a week on OxyContin to become physically dependent on the drug. When the drug use continues for weeks, months or even years it has many negative results on physical health. OxyContin messes with your body’s natural endorphins, this creates stress, anxiety and physical pain. Prolonged use causes your body to build a tolerance where more and more of the drug is needed for the effect or for just simple chronic pain relief. The threat of this pain is a main deterrent for those seeking treatment for addictions to prescription painkillers.

During a withdrawal from OxyContin, physical pain should be expected and is often severe. The withdrawal process is so great that most times a “cold turkey” detox is unsuccessful because of the high levels of discomfort. Without having a medical OxyContin detox, the desire to use will be strong and without 24/7 care return to use of the drug happens more than not.

The sick feelings of nausea and vomiting that come from an OxyContin detox will also make it difficult for you to eat and drink. Dehydration is a common symptom that makes the unsupervised detox the most dangerous. People have actually died from dehydration associated with a “cold turkey” detox from OxyContin.

Detox from OxyContin is dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. It makes you go through pain that you do not have to go through and your wellbeing is at stake. Pain medication detox under the care of a trained medical and clinical staff is always the best option.


Inpatient OxyContin Detox In A Rehab Setting

Daylight Detox & Recovery Center strives to provide each and every client with a custom treatment plan. This is the best way to ensure a sustained recovery. Each client is different and we meet our clients right where they are in their journey into recovery.

All of our detoxification processes for opioids involves a taper from the drug substituting opioid based drugs to block the craving that comes with drug addiction. We also offer Medication Assisted Treatment, for more of a longer taper for those who need additional blocking factors for cravings and anxiety. In order to keep our clients comfortable, we provide other medications to reduce nausea and help our clients sleep through the evening.

Our OxyContin detox process is designed to be a safe and comfortable, effective step on your road to full recovery from addiction. By helping you eliminate your physical dependence on the prescription painkiller, we know that we are setting you on the road to successful rehabilitation and recovery, which will lead you in the direction of a drug-free life. We give our clients the tools needed in order to live a drug-free post treatment, so integration back into society is successful.


If you are looking to detox from OxyContin, call Daylight now at (888) 708-2602, we can help you battle back from addiction.