How to Withdrawal from Oxycodone

Suffering From Oxycodone Withdrawal Is Difficult. Getting Help Is Easy.

Oxycodone is an analgesic that aids with pain, it has recently become an extremely popular drug of choice for many. Unfortunately, the popularity is not for the prescribed drug but for that of illicit use. Medically, Oxycodone is one extremely powerful and incredible pain reliever for those who actually need it. Doctors prescribe it for pain management after surgery. Oxycodone is similar to the properties of morphine. It is unique, because it works by releasing into the system over 24 hours. Because it is a timed-release drug it allows for those in pain to be in constant relief the whole day. This drug is highly addictive when used illicitly, If you find that you may be in need of oxycodone addiction treatment, WhiteSands can get you the treatment you need. Learn all about withdrawal from oxycodone. 

Oxycodone withdrawal symptoms can be similar to having the flu. The individual begins to experience body aches, chills, sweats, goosebumps, nausea, stomach cramping, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, runny nose and headaches. Just to list a few of the oxycodone withdrawal symptoms.

The brain and nervous system adapt to having the oxycodone and its metabolites in your system it sends signals to the body to adapt to the added chemicals. When you notably lower oxycodone doses or simply halt taking the oxycodone entirely, the body responds with “rebound” symptoms, also known as withdrawal. Going through the withdrawal phase is not an easy one. It can be painful and make you question your decision to stop the Oxycodone. But, keep in mind what is waiting for you at the other end of all of this.

Withdrawal from oxycodone starts to show symptoms around four to six hours after the last usage of the oxycodone. Usually, at about seventy-two hours the symptoms hit their peak. In most cases within seven to ten days they begin to subside. Though, symptoms of withdrawal from oxycodone have been known to last a couple of hours up to several days.

Medications can be used to assist with withdrawal from oxycodone.

  • Methadone- which helps to alleviate the symptoms making detox easier
  • Buprenorphine- which is known to shorten the length of the detoxification period and lessen the withdrawal symptoms from the Oxycodone.

One of the best ways to go through oxycodone addiction treatment is an inpatient or residential facility to receive the best oxycodone addiction treatment possible. When using a treat facility such as WhiteSands, your success rate is much higher. In a treatment facility, you are given around the clock care in a safe environment among others struggling as you are.

You are given a treatment plan that is specifically tailored to meet your needs. At WhiteSands they believe in treating each patient’s situation individually because they do not believe in a “cookie cutter” type of treatment. You are assisted with intake, counseling, detox, withdrawal from oxycodone assistance, support systems, aftercare, and relapse prevention education. The goal at a Treatment facility is not just to get you to quit. They want your recovery to be a lasting thing. By giving you all the tools you will need to live a normal life and understanding that your old habits must be left behind you with the addiction. You want to avoid triggers and situations that may place you in a vulnerable position to use again.

Reaching out to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are also great groups to be a part of. You can meet people that have gone through similar situation, share your stories and in these groups people are not there to judge you, but to help support you in your sobriety.


If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.

About the Author

is a proud alumni member of WhiteSands Treatment. After living a life of chaos, destruction and constant let downs, Mark was able to make a complete turnaround that sparked a new way of life. He is serious about his recovery along with helping others. At WhiteSands Treatment, we offer support to you in your homes or when you are out living in your daily lives.