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About Novus Detox

Oxycodone Detox & Addiction

Oxycodone is a narcotic pain killer commonly prescribed for moderate to severe pain. It is extremely habit forming, meaning it can rapidly lead to physical dependence or an outright oxycodone addiction.

Millions of oxycodone pills are prescribed every year, but oxycodone is also the main active ingredient in a number of combination-drug prescription pain relievers, such as:

  • OxyContin, Roxicodone and OxyIR — oxycodone combined with an inert binder
  • Percocet, Endocet, Tylox and Roxicet — oxycodone combined with acetaminophen (sometimes called paracetamol)
  • Percodan, Endodan and Roxiprin — oxycodone combined with aspirin
  • Combunox — oxycodone combined with ibuprofen.

Because all these drugs contain oxycodone, they can be dangerously addictive. Many people seeking oxycodone detox, including patients at Novus Medical Detox Center, became physically dependent or addicted to oxycodone while taking one or more of the combination prescription drugs listed above.

When taken for pain, oxycodone actually increases the pain in many people. This is a condition called opioid-induced hyperalgesia.

And the dozens of oxycodone-related crimes, illnesses and sudden deaths in the news any day of the week quickly reveal the sad and shocking number of Americans who are trapped by oxycodone addiction.

Understanding the Terminology

Dependence vs. Addiction

  • Oxycodone dependence means unpleasant withdrawal symptoms are experienced when you don’t get your dose of oxycodone on time:
    • Oxycodone is NOT being used to “get high”.
    • Oxycodone is only being sought to relieve the pain for which it was prescribed.
  • Oxycodone addiction means dependence has progressed to obsession, compulsion, or what might be called excessive dependence:
    • Pathological preoccupation with getting the drug
    • Using it to experience intoxication or the “high” one can get from it
    • Includes all the ferocious withdrawal symptoms when trying to get off it
    • Drug-seeking behavior goes beyond normal bounds, even to illegal means.

Opiates vs. opioids

  • Opiates are more-or-less “natural” drugs derived directly from the opium poppy.
  • Opioids are partially- or fully-synthetic versions of opiates.

Oxycodone is an opioid, because it is synthesized from an opium derivative, and is not a natural opium derivative (an opiate) like morphine or heroin.

But don’t worry too much about what one or the other means. All you really need to know is that, natural or synthetic, they’re both highly addictive narcotics that should be approached with the same caution accorded rattlesnakes and poisonous scorpions.

History Of Oxycodone

Oxycodone is one of a number of opium derivatives developed in Germany early in the last century. Such drugs were intended to improve on codeine, morphine and heroin — the major existing narcotics of the time. Scientists hoped to find pain killers with less risk of dependence and addiction than morphine, heroin and codeine.

Their results were a complete failure. All the new drugs turned out to be just as addictive and destructive as the original drugs, if not more so.

However, that didn’t stop the drug companies from marketing the drugs aggressively around the world, or stop doctors from prescribing them. And the newer drugs also opened the door for drug companies to develop and market patentable brands and earn billions of dollars, a practice that still continues 100-plus years later.


We develop an individualized medical detox program specifically for each of our patients, which means no recovery will look the same. Our delicious food, nutritional IVs and supplements, and specialized detox protocols are all designed to quicken the healing process. We understand that various addictions present a number of issues for the human body, so we create our IVs and diets to fit the needs of specific withdrawal symptoms.

Our process is all about you, which is why we have private and shared rooms available for our residents. Each room is outfitted with a TV, telephone, and access to the internet. We also provide educational classes that will show you how the drug or alcohol of your choice affects your body. We believe that to effectively fight off your withdrawal symptoms, it is important to know what you are fighting against and what to be prepared for.

To learn more about how we can help you,
call (855) 464-8550 today!

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Success Stories

For a Sustainable Sobriety™
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For a Sustainable Sobriety™
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  • Florida Overdose Death Figures Help Explain Soaring Demand For Oxycodone Detox

    Florida overdose death from prescription in 2010 increased nearly 9 percent over 2009, and the painkiller oxycodone topped the list of killer drugs. ...

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