What to Expect During Oxycodone Detox

Last Updated: Sep 20th 2019

Reviewed by Brittany Polansky

With the so-called “opioid epidemic” showing no signs of really slowing down any time soon, many people who are addicted to opioids are looking for a way to detox safely and minimize the symptoms of withdrawal from oxycodone. However, because of those withdrawal symptoms and the goal of lessening them, detox at a rehab center is fully recommended.

Let’s now take a look at what you should expect during detox at 1st Step Behavioral Health.

 

How Detox Works

While the detox stage is more often than not considered to be the most difficult time that patients experience at a rehab center, the how and the why of it is especially easy to explain. Detox at 1st Step is the first thing patients will go through, and it is done to get rid of the substance from the patient’s body. Other than not use drugs or alcohol while going through detox, though, the patient doesn’t have to do or focus on anything other than coping with withdrawal symptoms.

 

Withdrawal from Oxycodone

Normally, the withdrawal symptoms that come from quitting oxycodone will last around seven days. That length can be changed a little give or take a day depending on the severity of the addiction and how the patient is coping with the withdrawal.

 

Daily Living

While dealing with those withdrawal symptoms in detox, you will still need to eat, sleep, shower, and do all the things you need to live and stay hygenic, and the staff will make sure you are well taken care of during this difficult stage of rehab.

 

For those of you who are sick and tired of being addicted to oxycodone or any other substance out there in South Florida, get started on the path to recovering from your addiction by either calling 1st Step Behavioral Health directly at (866) 319-6126 or submit to us any questions or concerns through our online contact page as soon as you can.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Brittany Polansky

Brittany PolanskyBrittany has been working in behavioral health since 2012 and is a Primary Clinician at our facility. She is an LCSW and holds a master’s degree in social work. She has great experience with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health diagnoses as well as various therapeutic techniques. Brittany is passionate about treating all clients with dignity and respect, and providing a safe environment where clients can begin their healing journey in recovery.