Percocet is a prescription medication that is most commonly prescribed to individuals who have been suffering from moderate to severe pain. The two ingredients in Percocet are oxycodone, which is an opioid, and acetaminophen. Both of these ingredients can cause significant physical harm to anyone who abuses Percocet, and oxycodone is also a highly addictive substance.
When a person becomes dependent upon Percocet, he or she will experience strong urges to continue to abuse this medication and will lose the ability to control both the amount of Percocet that he or she abuses and the frequency with which he or she abuses it. The individual will also develop tolerance, which means that he or she will need to ingest increasingly larger doses in order to achieve the desired effect.
When a person who has become dependent upon Percocet attempts to stop or significantly reduce his or her Percocet abuse, he or she will experience a variety of distressing physical and psychological symptoms. This experience is known as withdrawal. Common symptoms of Percocet withdrawal include, but are not limited to, powerful cravings for the drug along with anxiety, agitation, depression, insomnia, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, shakiness, and intense abdominal cramping.
When a person tries to overcome Percocet addiction on his or her own, the intensity of the withdrawal symptoms can quickly undermine this effort. The shame and sense of failure that can result from an unsuccessful attempt to end one’s Percocet abuse can drive the person even deeper into this self-defeating behavior, which can complicate future attempts to achieve freedom from Percocet addiction.
The good news is that there is a much more effective way to rid one’s body of Percocet. At Acadiana Addiction Center, our medically monitored detoxification program provides a safe and comfortable environment in which men and women can complete Percocet withdrawal, and prepare themselves for a successful treatment experience that will empower them to achieve long-term recovery.
Benefits of Detox from Percocet at Acadiana Addiction Center
One of the prerequisites for participating in detox treatment for an addiction to Percocet is that one must not be actively abusing this drug. As noted above, attempting to end one’s Percocet use on one’s own can bring about a variety of distressing symptoms, which can derail the process and prevent the individual from getting into treatment.
When a person enters the medically monitored detoxification program at Acadiana Addiction Center, he or she can avoid many of the obstacles that might otherwise prevent him or her from successfully eliminating Percocet from his or her body. The following are among the many benefits of completing detox at Acadiana:
- Comfort: When an individual completes detoxification at Acadiana, he or she may be eligible to receive certain prescription medications that can ease the physical distress that would otherwise occur. In addition to providing these medications, our experienced detox professionals can also offer therapeutic support that will help the individual to manage his or her discomfort, resist the urge to relapse into Percocet abuse, and prepare for a successful comprehensive treatment experience.
- Safety: The dedicated professionals who staff the detoxification program at Acadiana are prepared to respond to any health-related issues that may occur during detox, thus ensuring that the individual will remain safe throughout his or her time in the program.
- Security: While an individual is in the Acadiana detox program, he or she be under the constant supervision of experienced professionals and will have no access to Percocet or other opioids. This eliminates the risk that the individual will relapse into Percocet abuse prior to completing detox and entering treatment.
- Continuity: Once an individual has completed treatment at our detox center, he or she can transition directly into the next level of treatment without ever leaving our center. This seamless transfer ensures continuity of care and increases the likelihood that the individual will be able to gain a solid foothold in early recovery.
At Acadiana Addiction Center, our compassionate professionals understand that, even after having experienced significant damage due to Percocet addiction, it can still be difficult to finally decide to enter a detox program. For this reason, we have the utmost respect for each person who makes this courageous, life-affirming choice, and we are committed to ensuring that each individual’s time in our care is as soothing, supportive, and successful as possible.
For more information about detoxification for individuals who have been struggling with a Percocet addiction, or for answers to any questions that you may have about detox from other drugs or any other aspect of our programming, please feel free to contact our detox center at your convenience. We look forward to helping you decide if our program is the perfect place for you or your loved one.