Many people who develop a dependence on their prescription painkillers find it difficult to get off them without help. This is true of Percocet, an opiate used to treat moderate to severe pain. It combines oxycodone, a powerful narcotic analgesic, and acetaminophen, which is non-narcotic. Oxycodone can be habit-forming, causing patients to develop a dependence which can progress to addiction. For this reason, it should only be used as directed. Patients taking Percocet can develop a tolerance quickly with prolonged use or abuse of any kind. This may cause them to take more and more in order to achieve pain relief. Percocet can also produce feelings of euphoria, making it attractive for people who use it recreationally. Once a patient becomes physically dependent upon Percocet, withdrawal symptoms will set in once use is stopped. Opiate withdrawal is notoriously difficult to overcome without professional help, and it can be quite painful as well.
There Are Many Options for People Trying to Get Off Percocet
The fear of going through Percocet withdrawal keeps many people using it. They may attempt to get off the drug on their own but may have little success. Trying to quit opiates cold turkey isn’t a good idea and can be dangerous. Withdrawal symptoms can range from mild to severe, and in some cases have included seizures. Trying to “step down” the dosage, or gradually taper use, can be effective for some but usually takes a long time. Percocet treatment programs are available for detoxification and rehabilitation. Some are little more than group or individual meetings that rely on talk therapy. Most people need a more comprehensive approach to combat the problem. Another option is opiate replacement therapy which helps wean patients from the drugs by prescribing Suboxone or methadone. These medications are also opiates and can trap patients in a never-ending cycle of dependence. Patients should always check their options thoroughly before choosing any opiate detox or rehab program.
Medical Detox for Percocet Addiction Can Be Accomplished Quickly
Rapid opiate detox is offered by the renowned Waismann Institute to help patients achieve recovery safely and quickly. We’ve worked for many years perfecting our expert treatment for Percocet detox. We offer treatment to eliminate the addiction and follow-up care in our Domus Retreat transitional living facility. Our medical procedure takes place in a hospital and patients receive medicine intravenously to cleanse the Percocet from their opiate receptors. This happens while they are sedated by general deep sedation. In less than two hours, the physical addiction is eliminated and patients can rest comfortably. The medicine accelerates withdrawal symptoms which develop and pass while patients are sedated. This means they don’t have to spend weeks or months dealing with painful symptoms such as physical cravings, nausea, vomiting, chills, sweats, aches, pains, irritability and depression. Patients are discharged in 3 to 6 days and can return home or transition in Domus Retreat.