Anesthesia Assisted Oxycodone Detox, Ohio
Oxycodone (oxycontin) is a popular opioid analgesic that is typically used in the medical field to relieve moderate to severe pain. It was first synthesized in Germany in 1916, and it can be administered in the form of an injection or a pill. Oxycodone works by binding with opioid receptors in the brain and decreasing sensations of pain. The drug is often prescribed to patients who experience chronic pain from serious injuries, arthritis or cancer. It can also be highly addictive when it isn't taken properly. Oxycodone is available under the brand names Oxycontinand Percocet.
Because oxycodone is commonly prescribed by licensed physicians, many people assume that it is safe to take, even when it hasn't been obtained legally. However, oxycodone is not safe for recreational use and can be dangerous when it is abused. Some patients who consume oxycodone for extended periods can even develop a serious condition known as opioid induced hyperalgesia. People with this condition become hypersensitive to sensations of pain, which causes them to need increasingly larger doses of oxycodone in order to find relief. In time, the individual is unable to alleviate his or her pain even with the highest dosages of the drug.
Oxycontin addiction is a serious condition that requires medical intervention. If you or someone you know is suffering from dependency to oxycodone or oxycontin, detoxification can help. Although multiple detox programs are available, one of the most effective programs currently in operation is Anesthesia Assisted Detoxification. Under this program, patients are placed in a state of sedation while their body rids itself of the drug. Because the patient is sedated, he or she won't feel the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms typically associated with detox, and up to six days of normal detox can be completed in as little as six hours. To learn more about AAD, contact Mid Ohio Detox or review the information found under the "Treatments" menu option on our website