Many people are unaware that Percocet is a potent opioid painkiller made from acetaminophen (the active ingredient in over-the-counter pain relievers) and oxycodone, a powerful and habit-forming opioid. If you were prescribed this medicine for pain and are having trouble getting yourself to stop taking it, you are not alone.
Restored Path Detox is a place where you can recover quickly and safely.
At Restored Path Detox, our main priority is providing a safe and comfortable detox experience in a supportive setting. If you are suffering from a Percocet use disorder, medically managed detox is a necessary first step.
The symptoms associated with opioid withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable and lead to severe physical and psychological complications when left untreated. We can help you begin to recover quickly, safely, and comfortably.
We match you with a combination of effective detoxification techniques to provide comfortable, caring, and integrated care. We’ll prescribe targeted medications to alleviate your Percocet withdrawal symptoms while simultaneously preventing dangerous symptoms.
At Restored Path Detox, we combine medication-assisted treatment (MAT) options, round-the-clock medical supervision, and a range of specialized addiction services. If patients feel up to doing so, they are encouraged to participate in individual and group therapy sessions.
Medical, mental health, and whole-person assessment
Case management and treatment planning
Individual supportive counseling
Supportive counseling groups
24/7 medical supervision
Continuing care planning
At Restored Path Detox, we know that the recovery process can be scary. Our goal is to make your stay as comfortable as possible so that you can stay focused on your recovery. We understand that we are generally working with a small window of willingness and can quickly complete the entire admissions process, starting with a brief pre-assessment over the phone. Once you admit, you will discover that our staff is compassionate, non-judgmental, and ready to provide you with excellent care in a home-like environment.
Our amenities include:
Comfortable, private, and semi-private rooms
TVs in all rooms
Executive wing with private rooms
Cell phone access is available for executive-level patients, as clinically appropriate
Gourmet meals created by licensed nutritionist
Kitchenette area stocked with snacks
24/7 nursing on all units
ADA-accessible bathrooms with toiletries
Outdoor courtyard and garden area
Inviting, well-lit common spaces
Because Percocet is so susceptible to abuse, doctors generally prescribe it for the short-term treatment of acute and severe pain. You can accidentally overdose on Percocet if you take it more often than prescribed or if tablets are crushed or chewed or combined with other sedatives, such as alcohol or sleeping pills.
Severe side effects include:
Hypotension or hypertension
Feeling lightheaded or fainting
Confusion or unusual thoughts or behavior
Jaundice (yellowing of the skin)
Problems with urination, including dark urine
Anxiety, agitation, or nervousness
If you also struggle with an alcohol use disorder, you are at an increased risk of acute liver failure due to the acetaminophen component. If you take too much acetaminophen or combine Percocet with alcohol, you can experience long-term liver damage or failure.
Percocet is one of the most abused prescription drugs. Prescription painkiller abuse is a widespread problem in the U.S. and worldwide.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reported that over 2 million people in the U.S. suffered from a substance use disorder related to Percocet in 2012
Due to the potential for abuse and addiction, the drug’s manufacturer, Endo Pharmaceuticals, states in the prescribing information for Percocet that it is typically reserved for those who are tolerant to other opioids or those who haven’t obtained pain relief from other sources
Percocet contains oxycodone hydrochloride, which influences your brain’s perception of pain, and acetaminophen, which inhibits pain-related chemicals in your brain.
Signs you are struggling with Percocet addiction include:
Confusion and disorientation
Agitation and irritability
Insomnia and other sleep-related issues
Inability to cut back for long
Continuing use despite negative consequences
Legal or financial issues
Failing with personal responsibilities and obligations
Isolation and secretiveness
Visiting multiple doctors for prescriptions
Needing higher doses to achieve the same effects
If you have been abusing Percocet for any time, there is an excellent chance you will experience uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms within the first several hours of the final dose. These withdrawal symptoms can last between one and two weeks, depending on the severity of the substance use disorder.
Percocet withdrawal symptoms include:
Runny nose and watery eyes
Bad flu-like symptoms
Irritability and agitation
Other mood disturbances
Anxiety and panic attacks
Trouble sleeping or insomnia
Severe abdominal cramping
Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
Body tremors and uncontrollable shaking
Joint pain and muscle cramping
Changes to blood pressure
Rapid heart rate
These symptoms can be effectively treated in a medically managed detox facility. Trying to quit cold turkey at home can result in grave health-related complications. Additionally, the psychological cravings you will experience often become too overwhelming and set you up for relapse.
In most cases, Percocet withdrawal is best treated with a combination of closely overseen tapering and Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). We often utilize safe medications like buprenorphine and Naltrexone, which alleviate physical symptoms while minimizing psychological cravings.
The oxycodone in Percocet acts as a synthetic neurotransmitter that changes once you stop using, causing withdrawal symptoms to grow stronger. There is no benefit to discomfort while you are in early recovery from Percocet misuse. While you might believe a painful recovery would keep you from using again, that’s a misunderstanding of how addiction works.
When your cravings for Percocet combine with physical pain, it’s more likely you will relapse. For this reason, medical monitoring of your symptoms plays a crucial role in your Percocet withdrawal and recovery program.
Call to begin your journey to wellness today.
If you or someone you love has been suffering from a Percocet addiction, Restored Path Detox can help. We will work alongside you to provide the most comprehensive and individualized medically-monitored detox program available.