Percocet Detox & Withdrawal Treatment
What is Percocet Addiction?
Percocet is a narcotic analgesic from the opiate family. It combines the ingredients oxycodone and acetaminophen (Tylenol), it works by binding the opioid receptors found mainly in the central nervous system and gastrointestinal tract. Percocet creates a feeling of euphoria, extraenergy, and relaxation while alleviating the perception of pain. It is appropriately prescribed as a painkiller for short periods of time however addicts will misuse and abuse Percocet while craving the euphoric effects. Prolonged use of Percocet leads to dependency and addiction.
Once addicted, obsessive thoughts about obtaining and using the medication will be overwhelming for the addict and he or she will act on those thoughts. Percocet addiction causes damage to social relationships work and finances which can render the addict isolated and angry. It has a negative effect both on physical and psychological functioning, creating a complex withdrawal process.
Percocet Withdrawal Symptoms
Percocet withdrawal symptoms can be intense and may include respiratory changes, heart arrhythmia, and severe gastrointestinal distress. Cravings to use Percocet are intense when attempting to quit; therefore it is best being in an inpatient medical detox facility. Having medical staff monitor and address symptoms will decrease the risk of relapse during this process.
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It is recommended that Percocet withdrawal be closely monitored in a licensed detoxification facility where the patient will receive appropriate opiate withdrawal medication to help alleviate withdrawal symptoms..
The severity of withdrawal symptoms and cravings is dependent upon the length of use and the amount consumed. Attempting to detox alone will be extremely uncomfortable and painful. It will also increase chances of relapse without a safe environment protecting the addict from seeking drug use. A medical staff of doctors and nurses will be able to properly medicate withdrawal symptoms, helping the addict complete detox safely. These medications are determined by the patient’s medical history, and psychological condition and symptoms.
Both the pain of withdrawal and the psychological symptoms of withdrawal from Percocet can be challenging and may require additional time in drug rehab to learn how to manage cravings, urges to use and triggers without relapsing.
Percocet Addiction Treatment
At Lakeview Health we offer 24-hour, 7-day-a-week care provided by doctors, nurses, and Masters-level therapists who specialize in drug and alcohol addiction, detoxification, and treatment. We monitor your progress hourly and prepare you to approach treatment in drug rehabilitation as the next step in the recovery process.
Our treatment programs are custom-designed to address your unique history and needs. We provide you with knowledge, life skills, medication management groups, and a host of other program components to help you avoid returning to a life of addiction and chronic relapse.