Josh Chandler | October 2, 2017

What to Expect From Oxycontin Rehab

You know it’s time to kick your Oxycontin addiction. Now, for the next step in your journey. Here’s what you can expect from your stay in an Oxy rehab program.

In today’s world, it seems like you can’t turn on the news or read your local paper without hearing about the Opioid crisis in America.

Recent studies show that over 2 million people have become addicted to prescription painkillers, one of which being the potent, Oxycontin. Addiction to Oxycontin often starts with a legal, doctor-endorsed prescription, with many addicts eventually turning to dangerous street drugs to get their fix.

As your body builds up a tolerance to these drugs, you’ll need to take more and more to get high and feel the euphoric effects.

An astounding 44 Americans now die every single day from prescription painkiller overdoses.

If you’ve become addicted to Oxycontin, you’re not alone. It’s important to understand that when you’re ready to get help, you work to get yourself into an Oxycontin rehab as soon as possible.

Read on to learn what you can expect out of the process.

What Can I Expect During Oxy Detox?

The unfortunate reality is that many addicts avoid entering Oxycontin rehab because they’re so afraid of the unpleasantness and pain associated with the detoxification process.

But what’s even more daunting?

Trying to detox on your own, without professional support and supervision. Doing this, in some cases, can be fatal — but so can continuing to abuse Oxy.

The best course of action is to enter an inpatient rehab program during your detox. Professionals will be able to assess how deep you are into your addiction. Depending on how much you use on a daily basis, you may be eligible for medication assisted treatment to detox from Oxy.

However, since Methadone and Suboxone are still potentially addictive, you’ll be under close supervision during the detox process — especially if these medicines are administered.

In general, you’ll start to feel the symptoms of withdrawal within 24 hours after you last used. While the symptoms associated with detox are certainly unpleasant, they’re nothing compared to potentially fatal consequences of an overdose.

You can expect to vomit, experience stomach pain, suffer from diarrhea and insomnia, and perhaps even have the chills and/or a fever.

These aren’t things you want to suffer through alone — especially when you’ll be tempted to reach for an Oxy to help you make it through the pain.

What Happens After Oxy Detox?

Once you’ve made it through the initial detox phase of Oxycontin rehab, it’s time to address and confront the underlying causes of your addiction.

Often, these aren’t as simple as reasons like “all my friends were doing it.” Instead, your addiction may be rooted in past emotional/physical abuse, mental health struggles, or even in your genetics.

It’s important that you work with a licensed therapist who can help you to sort through and manage these feelings. Additionally, you’ll still want to remain under medical supervision while being treated for mental health.

An effective Oxycontin rehabilitation program ensures you’re able to do just that.

Building a Support Network

Of course, so much of rehab is about building a support network. This means that not only will you develop coping skills and new ways of thinking yourself, you’ll also get advice and support from others dealing with the same experience.

This is where you’ll likely find the thematic process groups and therapy so valuable. Listening to the stories of others, and learning how they deal with the past trauma and mental health struggles that led them to use, can help you to face your own addiction.

It helps to be surrounded by others who know exactly what you’re going through and won’t judge you for where you are in your journey. A licensed therapist supervises and guides these therapy groups to ensure they stay positive and on-track.

Seminars and Brain Training

In addition to individual and group therapy, you may attend some classes and/or discovery sessions during your treatment program.

Often, these can help you to re-enter life outside of your rehab center, and help you to re-train your brain, breaking the thought patterns that come with addiction.

You’ll learn to identify and manage your triggers, how to handle cravings, and experience alternative forms of therapy like journaling and art classes.

You’ll also learn about how to effectively communicate your needs to others, through emotion management and other specialized programs designed to fit your needs.

Of course, it’s also important that you take care of your body during the rehabilitation process!

For this reason, you may attend yoga classes and go through other cardio workout routines. Breaking addiction often requires that the mind and body work together. Plus, your health/body may have taken quite a beating during the time when you were using.

The primary goal of rehab is to learn how to love yourself and take care of yourself again.

Ready to Enter Oxycontin Rehab?

When you’re dealing with something as powerful as prescription drug addiction, entering rehab can feel scary, but also empowering.

At Muse Los Angeles, our team of dedicated and sensitive addiction experts work with you to create a customized treatment program that’s right for you — and one that you can stick to.

We’ve worked hard to make your treatment program as stress-free as possible, and we customize as many aspects of your program as possible. We know that what works for one addict won’t always work for another.

We understand that many addicts fear relapsing after rehab and during recovery. That’s why we have 24/7 relapse prevention advocates, who you can call on to help you get through tough times.

Get in touch with us to learn more about the specifics of our Oxycontin rehab program. Make today the day you start the process of putting your life in your control again.

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Josh Chandler
Josh Chandler
After growing up in Chicago and North Carolina, Josh chose to get help with substance use disorder and mental health in California because of the state's reputation for top-tier treatment. There, he found the treatment he needed to achieve more than five years of recovery. He's been in the drug and alcohol addiction rehab industry for four years and now serves as the Director of Admissions for Resurgence Behavioral Health. Josh remains passionate about the field because he understands that one phone call can alter the course of a person's life.

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