Percocet Detox Program
Percocet Detox Program
What is Percocet?
Percocet is a prescription opioid-based painkiller that is prescribed for moderate to severe pain from acute medical conditions. Most doctors will prescribe Percocet when a person suffers a significant injury or burn, after surgery, as well as for some instances of migraine headaches or chronic medical conditions that cannot be helped with other pain medications.
Percocet is a mixture of Oxycodone and Acetaminophen (i.e., Tylenol); therefore, it is not commonly prescribed for chronic conditions due to the acetaminophen which over time can damage a person’s liver. The Oxycodone that Percocet contains is a fast-acting opioid drug that is also very addictive that causes painful withdrawal symptoms when discontinued abruptly.
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What are the Signs and Symptoms of Percocet Abuse?
The most common sign that someone is addicted to Percocet is that they will likely begin to see more doctors to get more prescriptions, which is called ‘doctor shopping.’ Another sign of abuse is when someone fakes pain or injuries to get a prescription. The most definitive sign that someone is abusing Percocet is when they seek out the drug illegally, either from drug dealers or by getting it from other addicts. Another strong indication that someone is addicted to Percocet is when they develop a physical dependency on the drug.
Since Percocet is an opioid drug, a person’s body will adapt to the intake of Percocet and, in a relatively short amount of time (2 to 3months), begin to experience withdrawal symptoms if they suddenly stop taking it. Percocet withdrawal symptoms are severe and will cause the following symptoms to occur:
Other signs and symptoms that occur when a person is addicted to Percocet will usually be noticeable as a change in their routine, personality, and interests. A Percocet addict may sleep more or less and be less interested in the regular activities that were once meaningful to them. They will also likely spend time away from home without an explanation, have financial difficulties, and either lose a job or stop attending school. Other more obvious indicators of addiction include stealing, legal consequences, and displaying agitation quickly as well as appearing high or sluggish.
Our Percocet Detox Program
Evoke Florida offers a medically supervised Percocet detox program. Since Percocet causes physical addiction, the Percocet detox symptoms must be managed with safe medications that allow a person to detox the drug out of their systems without experiencing the harsh withdrawal symptoms. Without specialized detox medications, a Percocet addict will not be able to tolerate the physical and emotional withdrawal symptoms and will relapse. The detoxification time frame for Percocet addiction ranges from 10 days up to 2 or 3 weeks. The time frame for detox is dependent on how long and how much Percocet the person was using.
Additionally, other drugs are often abused with many Percocet addicts. It is not uncommon for Percocet addicts to also abuse alcohol, heroin, benzodiazepines as well as cocaine or methamphetamine. Therefore, Evoke Florida Percocet detox provides all necessary medications to help reduce withdrawal symptoms form Percocet and other drugs. The medications that are prescribed for Percocet withdrawal are buprenorphine (Suboxone) and methadone. Both of these drugs can be prescribed safely with other medications to help a person also detox from other addictions.
In our Percocet detox program, every client is monitored around the clock and allowed to sleep and rest during their detoxification. Our detox center is overseen by a staff of medical doctors, psychiatrists, addiction counselors, and therapists who all specialize in addiction and drug detoxification. The program that our clients remain in during their detox also provides counseling and mental health care. Each client is assessed continuously during detox for depression, anxiety, and other mental health diagnoses that may occur.
Treatment for Percocet Addiction
Our Florida Percocet detox center is connected to our Percocet and opiate addiction treatment programs. Although medically supervised detoxification is the beginning of an end to addiction, it will not teach the addict how to remain clean. Clients who attend detox for their addiction to Percocet will be encouraged to participate in a treatment program immediately following their detoxification. Our success rates remain high for clients who attend detox and then one of our specialized drug treatment programs. Our programs integrate evidence-based forms of treatment, one on one counseling, group counseling, and utilize medications to help opioid and other addicts sustain their recovery long term.
According to The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health in an article on the types of treatment that are available for opioid dependence, the author notes the importance of medications that assist addicts in getting and remaining clean from their addiction to opioids like Percocet. Since Percocet causes physical dependency, addicts require medications to help them detox and often to maintain their recovery long term. Additionally, NCBI points out that without treatment, relapse is likely to occur.
Compared with other drugs of abuse, opioid dependence benefits from a wider range of available pharmacological tools for treatment. Despite this, the large majority of the 1 million heroin addicts and 2 to 3 million prescription opioid abusers are not receiving treatment and those who enter often only seek detoxification, from which early relapse is the most common outcome. The most successful treatment is long-term maintenance on agonists such as methadone and buprenorphine. (NCBI)