What are the causes of oxycodone withdrawal?

Withdrawal refers to both the physical and emotional consequences of either suddenly ceasing to take or drastically reducing intake of the drug after dependence on the substance is established. The brain and body become accustomed to functioning under certain conditions with oxycodone, so forcing them to quickly adapt to new ones can cause a wide array of issues, especially since opioid receptors are prevalent in high concentrations in multiple places in the body.


Withdrawal nausea

Signs of oxycodone withdrawal

Physical and mental signs of oxycodone withdrawal

  • Restlessness
  • Chills
  • Agitation
  • Insomnia
  • Sweatiness
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Muscle or bone pain
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea

What happens during oxycodone withdrawal?

Oxycodone withdrawal is highly individualized and depends on the dose you’ve been taking, the length of time you’ve been using, the frequency of use, etc. Withdrawal symptoms typically start within six hours of stopping the drug, and usually last around a week. Many users report that withdrawal is incredibly intense and intolerable, so we encourage you to seek professional help and/or detoxification services before attempting to quit.

How does Two Dreams handle oxycodone detox?

We do not personally offer detoxification services, however our professional staff is more than happy to refer patients to nearby clinics for detox before admission into our program. In addition, we offer Suboxone and Probuphine services for appropriate patients looking to stop taking oxycodone with the help of medication.

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