Narvox Detox

Narvox detoxification brings a drug-dependent person reach a drug-free state. Narvox contains oxycodone, a powerful semi-synthetic opioid pain reliever. Drug manufacturers make oxycodone and other opioids out of extracts from the opium poppy plant. Oxycodone is used widely in the United States to treat pain associated with illnesses, injury and invasive surgical or dental procedures. In 2010, U.S. pharmacists dispensed 58.2 million prescriptions for Narvox and other drugs containing oxycodone.

Doctors prescribe Narvox to treat moderate to severe pain. Opioids, including the oxycodone in Narvox, work with the nervous system to change the way the brain perceives pain messages. Other immediate neurological changes result in sedation, relaxation and a pleasant feeling of euphoria. Chronic Narvox use can cause long-term neurological changes that affect how a person thinks, feels and behaves. These changes can negatively influence his health, ability to earn a living, and personal relationships.

Most people use Narvox as directed but some abuse this drug for non-medical reasons, either to get high or to treat a condition other than the one the doctor had intended to treat when she wrote the prescription. Each year, approximately 5 million Americans use painkillers such as Narvox for non-medical reasons. Non-medical use of Narvox and other opioids increases the risk for side effects, complications and physical dependence.

Anyone who uses Narvox regularly for more than a few weeks can become opioid-dependent, whether the individual uses this opioid for therapeutic reasons or for non-medical use. According to statistics cited by the Institute of Addiction Medicine, almost 2 million Americans were opioid-dependent in 2005; this number has almost certainly skyrocketed in subsequent years. An opioid-dependent person experiences flu-like withdrawal symptoms when he stops using Narvox.

When someone uses Narvox every day, his body begins to depend on a certain level of oxycodone to feel normal. When oxycodone levels fall drastically, the body struggles to maintain chemical stability. The individual feels this struggle through withdrawal symptoms. Doctors refer to this as detoxification.

Narvox detoxification begins a few hours after the last dose of medicine. Symptoms last for five or more days before disappearing by themselves as the body completes the detoxification process. Symptoms do not return unless the individual returns to an opioid-dependent state.

The individual can ease withdrawal symptoms with non-opioid anti-withdrawal medications. These drugs do not interfere with detoxification and actually help the patient achieve a drug-free state by making the detoxification process more comfortable.

He can also stop withdrawal symptoms and halt Narvox at any time by taking an opioid drug. This relapse reverses the effects of detoxification and returns the individual to an opioid-dependent state.

Detoxification can also refer to the medical process that brings the patient to a drug-free state. Patients can receive medical help during Narvox detoxification through inpatient or outpatient clinics, using opioid or non-opioid drugs to control the onset or severity of withdrawal symptoms.

Narvox detoxification is only one phase of treatment for opioid-dependence and, by itself, does little to change the behaviors that lead an individual back to substance abuse. Detoxification helps the patient enter into rehabilitation where he learns how to live without drugs. Narvox detoxification helps patients remain in rehabilitation long enough to reverse some of the neurological damage, and restore as much of the patient’s former life as possible. Detoxification improves the patient’s thought processes, his relationships with others and his ability to hold a job.

Most rehabilitation centers offer counseling along with behavior modification to help him identify situations that could lead to drug abuse and teaches him how to refuse drugs when offered. Narvox detoxification promotes abstinence during rehabilitation and reduces the frequency and severity of drug abuse incidences when they do occur.

Types of Detox

Opioid dependence and Narvox detoxification are personal voyages, with no two patients experiencing substance abuse in quite the same way. One person may have become dependent only recently and require very little supervision while quitting Narvox, while another might require inpatient treatment for an aggressive chronic substance abuse problem lasting many years. There is no single treatment plan that is right for everyone, and patients may sometimes engage in several treatment approaches before finding one that works.

Of those that need detoxification from Narvox and other drugs, only about 10 percent receive it in a specialty facility staffed with workers who receive advanced training in detoxification procedures, such as an inpatient hospital, inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation facility or mental health centers. The vast majority of people engage in self-help, worked with their private physicians, got help through an emergency room or detoxified while incarcerated in jail or prison.

Self Detox

When a patient becomes opioid-dependent after taking Narvox as prescribed, the prescribing physician will usually recommend the patient try self-detoxification. The patient weans himself from Narvox by taking a smaller dose each day, consuming just enough to stop withdrawal symptoms.

Cold turkey

This tapering method works well for most people but stubborn withdrawal symptoms prevent some from weaning themselves from Narvox. These individuals might try to quit cold turkey by discontinuing Narvox abruptly. Those who try to quit cold turkey face strong and persistent withdrawal symptoms.

Natural remedies

Some try to take the sting out of quitting cold turkey by incorporating natural healing techniques into self-detoxification treatment. A few try acupuncture, meditation, yoga, and massage while others use a nutritional approach, consuming particular vegetables, fruits, soups and juices to strengthen the body during Narvox detoxification. Many try an herbal approach, using ginger or peppermint to relieve nausea and chamomile or cayenne to curb diarrhea.

The Thomas Recipe

The scientific-minded develop a homemade treatment plan that uses a combination of prescription and non-prescription drugs to alleviate withdrawal symptoms. One well-known treatment plan is The Thomas Recipe that calls for a benzodiazepine, such as Ativan or Librium, to calm nerves and help with sleep at night, L-Tyrosine for energy during the day, Imodium for diarrhea and vitamin B for muscle aches.

As long as the patient does not use opioids, self-detoxification through weaning, quitting cold turkey or using alternative or mainstream medicines will bring him to a drug-free state.

Medical Detox

Many patients benefit from a medical approach to Narvox detoxification through inpatient or outpatient facilities. Many inpatient clinics use non-opioid drugs to reduce withdrawal symptoms, while outpatient clinics issue opioid drugs to control the onset of withdrawal symptoms or as an aid to tapering.
Outpatient
Patients who have been opioid-dependent for at least a year and who require little supervision may choose outpatient treatment that includes methadone, buprenorphine or other brand name preparations. These medications act as a “step down” drug to ease withdrawal symptoms in patients attempting detoxification at home. Doctors refer to this as medication-assisted treatment or medically supervised withdrawal. Patients start out on a high dose of the replacement drug during the induction phase and reduce the daily dosage over the course of several days or weeks during the tapering phase.

Methadone

After its synthesis in a German laboratory in 1939, doctors first prescribed methadone to treat pain; some doctors still prescribe methadone as a pain reliever today. In 1964, doctors developed methadone as a response to a heroin epidemic devastating New York City. The FDA approved methadone for use in the treatment of opioid dependence in 1972.

Today, about 100,000 Americans participate in a methadone maintenance program that uses methadone as a replacement drug. Because it is an opioid, methadone prevents the detoxification process from occurring; patients do not feel withdrawal symptoms. When taken as prescribed, these doses of methadone do not produce euphoria.

Many patients now use methadone to stop withdrawal symptoms during Narvox detoxification. Patients start out on doses of methadone during the induction phase then decrease dosages during the tapering stage.

Buprenorphine

Someone may take buprenorphine either as a replacement drug or to ease withdrawal. A patient takes buprenorphine three times a week, placing the tablet under his tongue where it dissolves. He may complete Narvox detoxification in as little as one week, spending the first one to three days in the induction phase and tapering during the fourth through seventh day.

Suboxone and Subutex

Some people abuse buprenorphine intravenously by dissolving this opioid before injecting it into a vein. Drug manufacturers combat this abuse by adding naloxone to brand name products such as Suboxone and Subutex. Naloxone has little to no effect when taken under the tongue but neutralizes the effects of buprenorphine with intravenous administration. Not only does intravenous naloxone prevent the consumer from getting high, it causes withdrawal symptoms in opioid-dependent people.

Inpatient
Inpatient care facilities typically use a variety of non-opioid drugs to ease withdrawal symptoms associated with Narvox detoxification. The physician may give one drug to calm anxiety, another to ease nausea and vomiting, and a third to curb diarrhea. Nurse monitor patients closely and act swiftly to address any complications that arise.

Inpatient treatment is right for anyone who can benefit from drugs and close supervision during Narvox detoxification. Someone with a documented history of not fully engaging in or benefiting from other less restrictive programs may respond positively to inpatient care.

Inpatient Narvox detoxification is appropriate for patients with pre-existing conditions or co-existing substance abuse problems that make outpatient treatment unsafe. Those at increased risk for severe withdrawal symptoms or complications should seek inpatient care during Narvox detoxification.

Patients recovering from a Narvox overdose must complete the detoxification process in an inpatient setting. Inpatient care is necessary for anyone with psychiatric problems that could impair his ability to participate in treatment, such as severe depression with suicidal thoughts or acute psychosis, and for those who exhibit behaviors that may cause danger to the patient himself or to others.

Rapid Opiate Detox

Rapid opiate detox is a safe and effective procedure that detoxifies the body from Narvox while the patient rests in a comfortable “twilight sleep.” Patients receive anesthesia and sedatives prior to the standard detoxification anti-withdrawal drugs and awaken a couple of hours later, refreshed and renewed.

Our detox center: Who we are and what we do

We are a group of board-certified anesthesiologists and other medical professionals who have delivered compassionate and effective care in our fully accredited hospital for more than a decade. We pre-screen patients in our state-of-the-art facility for pre-existing conditions that could undermine their success before creating an individualize treatment plan. We provide safe and effective rapid detox that brings patients to a drug-free state. After Narvox detoxification, patients may continue treatment in our qualified aftercare center.

Detox Comparisons

Every approach to Narvox detoxification has its own benefits and disadvantage. Without costly drugs or medical treatment, self-detoxification is the least expensive and the most likely to cause overpowering withdrawal symptoms or complications. Outpatient detoxification is better than self-detoxification because it offers medication-assisted treatment to control withdrawal symptoms, but patients can sometimes have trouble quitting the replacement drugs; patients may remain in treatment for months or years.

Inpatient care is superior to both self-detoxification and outpatient Narvox detoxification in that it offers the most powerful anti-withdrawal drugs and close patient supervision to reduce the risk for complications, including relapse. Inpatient care is usually shorter, with the average inpatient stay lasting only 4 days, compared with 197 days for medication-assisted therapy.

Rapid detox provides the most humane and efficient approach, offering complete Narvox detoxification in the shortest possible time. Rapid detox brings the patient to a drug-free state in a few hours rather than a few days, weeks or even months. Rapid detox frees the patient from the uncomfortable and demoralizing withdrawal symptoms that prevented him from quitting Narvox in the past.

Detox Possible Complications

Narvox detoxification is not a life-threatening condition but severe and prolonged withdrawal symptoms can cause dangerous complications, especially if the patient coexisting medical conditions or has other substance abuse problems. Pregnancy and long-term or severe substance abuse increases the likelihood and severity of complications.

Relapse is the chief complication associated with all forms of Narvox detoxification. The individual may give in to withdrawal symptoms and take more Narvox to stop the detoxification process, or he may relapse after detoxification because he is unable to abstain from drug use for one reason or another.

Relapse may lead to fatal overdose. Overdose from opioid pain relievers like this drug claim the lives of 14,800 Americans in 2008, killing more people than overdose from cocaine and heroin combined. The detoxification process reduces the body’s tolerance to Narvox, making him more sensitive to the effects of oxycodone. This lowered tolerance makes it possible for someone to overdose on a smaller amount of Narvox than he used to take before experiencing even minor withdrawal symptoms.

Self Detox Possible Complications

Stubborn withdrawal symptoms may prevent the patient from weaning himself from Narvox. Additionally, withdrawal could worsen other undiagnosed or known health conditions, especially those conditions associated with substance abuse, such as infectious disease, tuberculosis, and JHIV/AIDS. Without medical help, these conditions can worsen.

Those who quit cold turkey may suffer sustained and severe diarrhea and vomiting that result in dehydration and imbalances in potassium, sodium and other electrolytes. Narvox detoxification can raise blood pressure, increase pulse and cause sweating that may aggravate an underlying heart disorder. Withdrawal can cause anxiety, especially in those struggling with anxiety disorders. Detoxification can cause the return of pain in patients who suffer from chronic conditions, such as cancer or arthritis.

Outpatient Care Possible Complications

Some patients have trouble quitting methadone or buprenorphine. About 25 percent of methadone users eventually abstain from drug abuse, another 25 percent continue to take the drug while 50 percent go on and off methadone forever.

Methadone is associated with an increasing number of deaths in the United States. Methadone is now associated with about one-third of opioid pain reliever deaths, even though methadone sales account for only 2 percent of the prescription painkiller market. This number is on the rise: in 2009, there were 5.5 times as many deaths associated with methadone as there were in 1999. Many of these cases involved inappropriate or non-medical use of methadone.

Inpatient Detox Possible Complications

While inpatient Narvox detoxification provides the greatest protection against complications, patients may still face obstacles to detoxification. Someone who is withdrawing from multiple substances, especially alcohol, benzodiazepines, sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs, are at increased risk for complications even while participating in inpatient care. It is possible for someone to react poorly to the drugs used.

Rapid Detox Possible Complications

Rarely, someone can suffer an allergic reaction to the drugs used in rapid detox. High doses of sedatives can cause problems with heart rate, blood pressure and breathing. A patient can experience bruising, swelling or infection where he received an injection of anesthesia.

Detox Myths

Despite decades of medical research and clinical experience with thousands of opioid-dependent patients, myths shrouding Narvox detoxification prevent many from getting the professional help they need. Knowing the truth about Narvox detoxification helps people achieve a drug-free state.

Self Detox Myths

Myth: Since self-detoxification is rarely fatal, quitting cold turkey is safe.
Fact: Self-detoxification produces uncontrolled withdrawal symptoms that may result in dangerous or life threatening complications.

Myth: Because they include anti-withdrawal drugs, home remedies like The Thomas Recipe are safe and effective.
Fact: Anyone who combines medications incurs a risk for dangerous drug interactions.

Outpatient Detox Myths

Myth: Prison is cheaper than methadone.
Fact: Treatment saves money. A year of methadone costs an average of $4,700 per patient whereas a year of incarceration costs about $24,000 per prisoner.

Myth: Methadone rots bones and teeth.
Fact: Inadequate methadone doses may cause bone ache, a symptom of methadone withdrawal. Methadone may cause dry mouth, which promotes plaque and leads to tooth decay and gum disease. The patient can increase fluids to reduce dry mouth, as well as brush and floss daily to reduce the incidence of tooth decay and gum disease.

Myth: The original name of morphine, Dolophine, was a reference to Adolf Hitler.
Fact: The name Dolophine combines the Latin word for pain dolor and the French word for end fin.

Inpatient Detox Myths

Myth: It is useless to attempt Narvox detoxification, as everyone always relapses back to drug use.
Fact: Opioid dependence is a chronic condition. As with other chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes or asthma, someone suffering from opioid dependence is likely to cycle between periods of relapse and recovery. Even with treatment, relapse rates for drug addiction are 40 to 60 percent, similar to other common chronic conditions.

Myth: Communities do not have the money to waste on drug treatment.
Fact: Financial experts think spending money on drug treatment saves money in the end. For every dollar spent on drug treatment, these experts estimate a community saves between $4 and $7 in reduced drug-related crime rates, criminal justice costs and theft. When these experts add in healthcare costs associated with dependence, savings rise to $12 gained for every dollar invested.

Rapid Detox Myths

Myth: The pain and humiliation of Narvox detoxification is a necessary part of the recovery process as it teaches the patient a lesson about abusing drugs.
Fact: Dependence on opioids is a medical condition caused by exposure to a chemical; human suffering is never a part of any medical treatment plan. In fact, uncomfortable and demoralizing withdrawal symptoms often interfere with treatment. Rapid detox is a humane approach to medical detoxification in that patients rest comfortably for a couple of hours during Narvox detoxification rather than endure the detoxification process for days.

Detox and Pregnancy
Women who are dependent on Narvox or other opioids face a high risk for some medical disorders, such as anemia, blood infections, heart disease, depression and other mental disorders, hepatitis and infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. These conditions can greatly complicate pregnancy, increasing the likelihood of harm to the mother or baby during pregnancy, labor and delivery. Complications can include hemorrhage and uncontrolled bleeding, inflammation or separation of the tissue shared between the mother and unborn baby, slowed growth of the baby, premature labor and delivery, spontaneous abortion and even fetal death.

These conditions make Narvox detoxification unsafe for pregnant women. Methadone reduces complications in pregnant women so, at this time, methadone is the only approved approach to treating opioid dependence in pregnant women.

Hospitals typically keep babies born to women taking methadone during pregnancy for 72 hours after delivery, watching closely for signs of withdrawal or complications in the newborn.

Self Detox and Pregnancy

Self-detoxification can be unsafe for pregnant women.

Outpatient and Pregnancy

A pregnant woman can start methadone treatments through an outpatient clinic. Doctors will start her on 10 - 20 mg of methadone and increase dosages daily to a maximum of 60 mg to cover withdrawal symptoms. Some pregnant women require stronger doses as they near the end of pregnancy.

Inpatient and Pregnancy

An opioid-dependent woman may check herself into a hospital to start methadone treatments so that doctors can properly evaluate and monitor her condition and her baby’s response to treatment with fetal movement monitors. She can expect to stay in the hospital for about three days as doctors stabilize her dosage and condition.

Opiate detox symptoms

Symptoms of Narvox detoxification tend to appear in two waves, with the first set of withdrawal symptoms beginning a few hours after the last dose of Narvox. This initial set of symptoms usually includes agitation or anxiety, insomnia, muscle aches, watery eyes and runny nose, sweating and yawning. Later symptoms include stomach cramps, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, dilated pupils and goose bumps.

What is the best method to detox from this drug?
The best method of Narvox detoxification depends on personal needs. The individual should choose the least restrictive form of treatment that still offers safe and effective care. Treatment should reflect the individual’s ability to refrain from drugs and his need for structure and support.

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