In a previous infographic, we took a look at withdrawals and discussed how they are a part of overcoming an addiction. In this infographic, we are taking a look specifically at oxycontin withdrawals. While overall, withdrawals typically have similar symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, depression, anxiety and loss of appetite, there are some drugs that provide a host of withdrawal symptoms themselves. We are specifically talking about oxycontin because it is an extremely habit-forming drug which means it also has several withdrawals that are commonly experienced by previous users. These withdrawal symptoms are due to the opium in oxycontin.
Because oxycontin is so highly addictive, users can begin to experience withdrawals just within hours of their first missed dosage. A few of those withdrawal symptoms can include memory loss, blackouts, and a lightheaded feeling. The severity and extent of these symptoms just reiterates the importance of recovering at an addiction recovery facility where a trained staff is available to help you through this time. It takes counselors and medical professionals to ensure someone safely overcomes an addiction. Don’t try to do it all on your own; we are here to help you.