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Oxir Drug Rehab
What is Oxir?
Oxir is a shortened term for immediate release oxycodone pills. The more popular counterpart to Oxir is oxycontin, which is a drug with an extended release coating that administers a dose of oxycodone throughout the course of several hours. Oxir users, on the other hand, will get the full dosage of the pill upon ingestion. Oxir and oxycodone work to help alleviate pain in patients by attaching to the opioid receptors found naturally in the body. These receptors are located in the brain, spinal cord and gastrointestinal system
Oxir abuse in the body’s system
Oxir functions by actually changing the way the patient experiences pain. Instead of the typical sensations of discomfort, a user who takes Oxir will feel pleasure and even get an overwhelming sense of euphoria. Patients using the pill for medical reasons will ingest the drug by swallowing it in pill form, however, non-medical users have been known to crush the pills up in order to snort or inject the drug directly into their system. This gives the user the immediate sensation of pleasure or euphoria.
What are the side effects of Oxir addiction?
When the drug is being prescribed by a doctor and under control by the patient, common side effects are constipation, dizziness or drowsiness. One of the more severe side effects that occur with use of Oxir is depressed breathing. For this reason, it is not typically prescribed to patients with existing respiratory conditions.
Users suffering from Oxir addiction may experience long-term side effects as well as the aforementioned short-term side effects. These include paranoia, anxiety, irregular heartbeat, seizures or high body temperatures. Heavy users are at a high risk of becoming physically dependant on the drug to the point where the amount prescribed by a doctor no longer relives pain. Once a user stops following the advice of their doctor, they are abusing the drug and run the risk of overdosing on the drug.
What are the dangers of abusing Oxir?
One of the dangers of using prescription painkillers, such as Oxir, recreationally is the fact that many people believe that the drug is safer than illicit drugs, such as cocaine or heroin, because it has been approved by the FDA and is made in sanitary labs. In fact, non-medical prescription drug use is second only to marijuana in its abundance of use among Americans over the age of 12, according to a 2009 survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration.
Drugs such as Oxir are often used in conjunction with alcohol or other prescription drugs in a process called “pharming” on the streets. Mixing various drugs, along with alcohol can be very dangerous since many times the drugs have ingredients that exacerbate side effects from another drug, resulting in an overdose.
What are the withdrawal symptoms and rehab treatment methods for Oxir?
Withdrawal side effects from Oxir and other oxycodone-based drugs are similar to the withdrawal symptoms of heroin addicts. This is because the two drugs are both members of the opioid family. Symptoms typically peak between 48-72 hours and can include restlessness, involuntary leg movements, muscle and bone pain, insomnia, diarrhea, vomiting and cold flashes.
Many recovering addicts find they need rehab and medical treatment, as well as behavioral treatment after they go through a period of detoxification. This treatment is typically administered through a course of methadone, a drug that is similar to opioids, but does not produce the same euphoria or other side effects and is not as addictive. Daily doses of methadone allow the user to begin the process of returning to a drug-free life.
Oxir Addiction Treatment at Challenges
At Challenges, we believe in a holistic approach to addiction recovery and therefore have a combination of treatment programs at our facility to help you or a loved one overcome their Oxir addiction. Our services includes neurofeedback, massage, yoga, group sessions, full day/PHP Treatment, with or without structured living, extended care transitional treatment and intensive outpatient treatment.
Our motto is “Relapse Ends Here” and we provide support and assistance necessary to back that up. We combine substance abuse treatment with mental health support to make flexible, accommodating plans for individuals that will work with their personality and lifestyle.