About Percocet Withdrawal
Percocet is the combination of oxycodone, a narcotic painkiller, and acetaminophen, a non-narcotic pain reliever. Typically, physicians prescribe it to treat moderate to severe short-term pain. Although many patients are legally prescribed this drug for pain, they often build up a tolerance after regular or prolonged use.
Percocet withdrawal can be very painful. However, living your life through the veil of addiction can be emotionally, physically, mentally and financially debilitating. The fear of a painfully intense withdrawal keeps many people from seeking help. This is the process the body goes through when it begins to detox from a drug. Once the body becomes accustomed to the drug, it no longer feels its effects. Hence, this may cause some to escalate use. An addiction can develop quickly, requiring professional medical detox to reverse it. The withdrawal syndrome associated with opiate addiction can be intense and hard to manage without help. Furthermore, symptoms are wide-ranging and vary based on factors including the length and severity of the addiction and the individual’s body chemistry. Lastly, physical and psychological symptoms can generally set in within hours of last use and could last days or weeks.
Percocet Withdrawal Symptoms Can Be Intimidating
One of the most obvious signs of withdrawal is an intense physical and/or psychological craving for Percocet. A patient who doesn’t realize he or she is addicted may experience the discomfort of withdrawal onset and take another dose to feel better. The rapid cessation or gradual titration of Percocet use can lead to withdrawal. Trying to wean “cold turkey” is dangerous, especially among long-term users and abusers. Most noteworthy, health complications including seizures could develop.
Other common signs and symptoms of withdrawal include:
As a result, some patients engage in risky behaviors to obtain medication and ward off withdrawal symptoms.
Safe, Humane Percocet Detox Can Safely Eliminate Withdrawal Symptoms
The Waismann Method of rapid detox can eliminate the fear surrounding Percocet withdrawal. Our in-hospital procedure has been perfected over the last two decades and boasts an impressive success and safety rating. We closely monitor our patients from beginning to end and the entire hospital stay is a few days. The procedure itself takes less than two hours and cleanses the Percocet from patients’ opiate receptors using intravenous medication. Thus, the withdrawal phase is accelerated and happens while patients sleep lightly under physician-assisted sedation. Lastly, patients are awaken, without the awareness of withdrawal symptoms that occurred during the rapid detox procedure. Our program is supportive, humane and completely confidential. In addition, we don’t use opiate replacement drugs such as Suboxone and methadone to wean patients gradually. We know this can cause a second addiction and the need for another detox.
We also have an exclusive transitional recovery facility, Domus Retreat, where patients can stay a few days to a few weeks. The transitional period can take some time, and experts at our Domus Retreat facility have made this phase easier for thousands of people, in a serene and nonjudgmental environment.