Percocet is the combination of the opioid analgesic oxycodone and the anilide analgesic acetaminophen, and is a narcotic prescribed to patients who are experiencing a moderate to severe level of acute pain. By adding acetaminophen to the already powerful oxycodone, the opioid becomes more potent and fast-acting which when used for legitimate reasons helps to more quickly address a person’s pain symptoms. Percocet detox may be necessary for individuals who are abusing or have become addicted to the drug. Addiction can occur in people who are using the drug for purely medical purposes as developing a tolerance for the substance is still possible even when used as directed.
Percocet has many withdrawal symptoms that can occur when a person either quits using the drug or takes less than what their body has become tolerant to during their use of the drug. This can occur in individuals who have taken the drug as directed, and only realize they have developed a tolerance when they are finished with the prescription this doctor has ordered. Withdrawal symptoms can include whole body pain, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, extreme sweating, nausea and vomiting, sleeplessness, anxiety, decreased appetite, body chills, and goosebumps among many other possible side effects that can come with withdrawal from the drug.
A medical detox program that includes the use of non-addicting medications administered by a doctor can be very helpful for someone who is going through Percocet detox. This is one of the benefits of a medical detox program, the fact that medical personnel who are trained to deal with nearly every issue a person who is going through detox may encounter, are available 24 hours a day. Percocet detox when conducted outside of a hospital or residential drug treatment center that has a detox unit can often be a recipe for disaster even if the person has the best intentions.
When a person has been using drugs for any period of time they develop habits and typical locations where they tend to use drugs. This could be at home, with friends, or in a bar or club. By taking part in a medical detox program, an individual is removed from all the things that are part of their drug world. This is an excellent first step on the road to recovery. By being involved in a residential treatment program, starting with detox and then moving onto rehabilitation, a person can start to reset their life with the aim of removing drugs from their life forever. Percocet detox, like detox from other illicit and prescription drugs, can be a tough process, but it sets the stage for the good change a person is making in their life.
One of the biggest pitfalls for a person attempting to enter recovery and lead a drug-free life for the long-term is fighting against relapses. Relapses can come at any point in a person’s recovery, from day one to day 1000, and a medical detox program used for Percocet detox begins to teach addicts some of the steps they will need to use to combat relapses once they have re-entered their life and are no longer in a residential program. The time directly after detox is one of the most dangerous when it comes to relapses, as the drug has been removed from their body but their mind is still expecting them to get high. By transitioning directly from detox to a percocet rehab program, these dangers can be eliminated and an individual can continue with their recovery.
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