Percocet Detox and Withdrawal

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  2. What Is Percocet?
  3. The Percocet Detox Process

Percocet detox centers can help you or a loved one recover from Percocet addiction. Percocet withdrawal facilities have detox programs that are created specifically to help those with Percocet addiction. If you or someone you know would like more information about the rehabilitation clinics near you that have a Percocet detox program, call us at 1-800-928-9139.

Did You Know?

Percocet was first approved for use by the FDA in 1976.

What Is Percocet?

PercocetPercocet is a drug that is used to relieve pain. This pain can be associated with illness, injuries or surgeries. This prescription drug contains the opiate oxycodone, which can become highly addictive. A dependency on the drug can develop during use of the drug as a legitimate painkiller, or some people may become addicted due to illegal use and continue to take the drug while mixing it with other drugs or alcohol to achieve a high.

Percocet should not be mixed with alcohol, and it should not be injected; however, substance abusers have been known to participate in these practices. Injecting the drug and mixing it with alcohol can cause dangerous effects on the body. For more information on drug interactions, call our hotline at 1-800-928-9139.

The Percocet Detox Process

Detox ProcessWhen a person is addicted to Percocet, he or she will need to go through detoxification and rehabilitation. Detoxification helps a person avoid withdrawal symptoms that can make stopping use of the drug difficult. A detoxification center or rapid detoxification program can help patients through withdrawal.

During detoxification, a patient may experience a few symptoms of withdrawal. The patient may have natural or chemical detoxification. Natural detoxification allows the body to adjust to lower levels of the drug over time. Chemical detoxification uses drugs to counteract the withdrawal side effects. Some side effects include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Drug cravings
  • Insomnia
  • Restlessness

Call us at 1-800-928-9139 to find a Percocet detox center as soon as possible.

After Percocet detoxification is complete, patients should enter an addiction treatment center that is focused on rehabilitation. Some detox programs can also keep patients for rehabilitation. Others, such as some focused on rapid detoxification, are not equipped to do so and are detox clinics only.

Factoid:

  • Drug addiction is classed as a disease, not a sign of weakness.
  • It's important to know that detox centers can help you manage symptoms of withdrawal. These symptoms are not usually life-threatening problems, although they can be uncomfortable when they are not managed properly. It is important to go to a Percocet detox center if you or someone you know needs to stop taking the drug Percocet.
  • Withdrawal symptoms from Percocet usually last between three days and a week. This depends on how much of a dependency the person's body has developed over time.
  • Percocet detox centers can help patients who also have psychological addictions. These addictions can last much longer than those that are only physical in nature. Percocet detox centers may refer patients to rehabilitation where they can receive the mental help and therapy they need to get well. To learn more, call us at 1-800-928-9139.