Withdrawal Symptoms of Oxycodone

Withdrawing from oxycodone—also called OxyContin, Roxicodone, or Percocet—is not easy. It can even be painful. However, there are many people eager to help and in some circumstances medication is available to ease the transition to clean living. But you do not have to go oxycodone through withdrawal alone. Properly-trained medical professionals and rehab specialists are available to help you beat the addiction and help you get clean safely.

Common Symptoms

Common Oxycodone withdrawal symptoms include but are not limited to:

  • Agitation and irritability
  • Anxiety and restlessness
  • Chills or goosebumps
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Stomach cramps and/or fever
  • Dilated pupils
  • Increased blood pressure and heart rate
  • Intense cravings
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea
  • A running nose
  • A high fever and sweating
  • Tearing eyes
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Yawning

The severity of these effects vary greatly depending on several factors. These include how long and how much a person was using. Symptoms are also affected by a person’s general health.

 

Complications

The road to recovery is no walk in the park. Not only are withdrawal symptoms challenging, there are other potential complications. These include a serious risk of overdosing because of a change in tolerance, circulatory problems, and even a heart attack. It sounds serious because it is, but it is better to get on the right path now, with trained professional support. Waiting may only make things worse.

Support

Oxycodone can be incredibly challenging to withdraw from which is why it’s important to not do it on your own. There are many people who are ready and willing to help you in this process. From family and friends, to support groups, to doctors, you don’t need to go through this alone.

 

By seeking help to deal with your addiction, you are decreasing your chance of relapse. Call us at (866) 319-6126 to learn  what options are available for you or your loved one.

 

Decline in Teenage Alcohol Abuse

Every day the news burdens us with tragic stories of opioid abuse. We hear countless horror stories, but rarely does a glimmer of light shine through. So let’s talk about some good news!

A Dramatic Drop

Let’s take a moment to look away from the doom and gloom in the news and have a glance at some good news from Broward County, Florida. It is true that the county is dealing with significant challenges with drug abuse, but when it comes to teenage alcohol abuse, things are looking up! According to Drug Free Broward, between 2006 and 2016 there has been a major decline in teenage alcohol abuse. The same period has also seen a similar drop in binge drinking for the same age group.

 

Let’s look at a few numbers:

  • High school binge drinking: 7.9 percentage point decrease
  • Middle school binge drinking: 2.6 percentage point decrease
  • Students trying alcohol for the first time before age 13: 23.6 percentage point decrease
  • High school alcohol use: 9.6 percentage point decrease
  • Middle school alcohol use: 10.1 percentage point decrease

You Too Can Get Sober

While not all substance abuse trends in Broward are heading in a good direction, let’s not lose sight of the good. It is important to realize that these numbers represent real lives. Any change in the right direction improves the wellbeing of real people.

 

If you are a teenager abusing alcohol—or have one in your family—you don’t have to be an unfortunate statistic. You can join the mass of people of your age who are getting clean and sober. There are many options available for recovery. There are people available who are ready and willing to listen to your story in a nonjudgmental way and are eager to help you back on the right path. Contact us now and learn how to make that happen.