Anesthesia Assisted Oxymorphone Detox, Ohio
The drug oxymorphone is a potent opioid analgesic typically prescribed to alleviate moderate to severe pain in patients. The drug was first synthesized in 1914, but it wasn't used by doctors in the United States until the 1950s. Like other opioids, oxymorphone binds to receptors in the brain in order to block sensations of pain. When taken for long periods of time or without the supervision of a licensed doctor, oxymorphone can be highly addictive and dangerous. The drug is typically administered in the form of an injection or tablet, and it is available under the brand names Opana and Numorphan.
Oxymorphone is a strong painkiller. However, because doctors prescribe it, some people feel a false sense of security when they take the drug, even if they acquired it without a prescription. Unfortunately, because oxymorphone is addicting, recreational use is never a good idea. When using the drug repeatedly, patients are likely to develop opioid induced hyperalgesia, a condition in which the patient becomes hypersensitive to pain. When this occurs, the individual needs increasingly larger doses of oxymorphone to relieve the pain. Eventually, the pain becomes so severe that even the largest doses of oxymorphone won't completely relieve it.
Oxymorphone addiction can lead to serious consequences if it isn't resolved, including overdose and death. If you or someone you care about is suffering from an oxymorphone dependency, detoxification is necessary in order to overcome the addiction and move on with life. One of the most effective detox methods currently available is Anesthesia Assisted Detoxification. Patients in the AAD program complete the worst part of their detox while under general anesthesia. This allows them to rid their bodies of the drug faster and with fewer withdrawal symptoms. To learn more about AAD, contact Mid Ohio Detox today or review the information found under the "Treatments" menu option on our website.