Medically Assisted
Percocet Detoxification

Percocet is a potent and extremely habit-forming narcotic opioid painkiller, made with a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen (the active ingredient in the over-the-counter pain medication Tylenol). Percocet is typically labeled as a Schedule II chemical substance by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) meaning that it has a very high potential for abuse and can only be prescribed by an experienced medical professional. Because this specific painkiller is so highly addictive it is generally only prescribed for the short-term treatment of acute pain – such as post-surgical pain or pain that results from sustaining a serious injury. Sadly, prescription drug abuse is a major public health threat throughout the country, and has been claiming thousands of lives on an annual basis. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, over 18 million American adults abused a prescription medication in the year 2017 alone. During this same year there were over 2 million new cases of prescription opioid abuse. This equates to nearly 5,000 new cases of painkiller misuse every single day.

Percocet Abuse and Addiction – Signs & Symptoms

There are many signs and symptoms associated with Percocet abuse and addiction. While these symptoms vary significantly on a person-to-person basis, they tend to follow the same basic outline and typically include:

  • Repeated attempts to cut back on the dose of Percocet being taken, coupled with an inability to cut back or quit for any significant amount of time
  • Using more Percocet than intended for longer than intended
  • Neglecting personal responsibilities and obligations because of Percocet abuse
  • Isolating from close friends and family members
  • Experiencing a wide range of personal consequences and continuing to use Percocet despite these consequences
  • Continuing to use Percocet despite medical advice to cut back or quit entirely
  • An increase in risk-taking behaviors
  • Significant financial, legal and interpersonal issues
  • Stealing prescriptions from the medicine cabinets of friends, family members and acquaintances
  • Attempting to obtain more than one Percocet prescription at any given time – also known as “doctor shopping.” 
  • Developing a physical tolerance, meaning that a higher dose of Percocet is required in order for the same effects to be felt
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms upon abruptly ceased use

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Percocet Withdrawal Timeline

The symptoms associated with Percocet withdrawal vary significantly depending on the severity of abuse and a number of other contributing factors, such as the presence of any underlying health conditions and the length of time the substance was being abused. Generally speaking, the symptoms of withdrawal follow the same basic pattern.

  • The first day of withdrawal: Because Percocet has a relatively short half-life (typically 3.5 hours), the symptoms of withdrawal will take hold within the first six to eight hours. During the initial stage of Percocet withdrawal the symptoms are less severe and include a range of uncomfortable, flu-like symptoms.
  • The second and third days of withdrawal: It is common for the severity of related symptoms to increase at around this time. The flu-like symptoms intensify, and they are joined by a host of other serious and harshly uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. The late stage withdrawal symptoms can last for up to a week depending on the severity of the Percocet abuse disorder, but they more often subside within the first four or five days of medically monitored detox.
  • The fourth day of withdrawal through the end of the first week: Around this time in the withdrawal process the physical symptoms begin to lessen and are replaced with a range of uncomfortable psychological symptoms – including the intense cravings that often lead to relapse. Cravings can be successfully managed with a combination of intensive therapy and Medication Assisted Treatment.
  • The first week and beyond: At this point, the most severe symptoms will have subsided. Most individuals are deemed physically stabilized and fit to continue on to the next appropriate level of clinical care at around this point – however, the symptoms might last for up to two weeks if the addictive disorder was especially severe.

Percocet Withdrawal – Signs & Symptoms

Common signs and symptoms associated with Percocet withdrawal include:

  • Excessive and uncontrollable yawning 
  • Flu-like symptoms, such as watery eyes, runny nose, stomach cramping, nausea, chills and body tremors, sleep-related issues and an inability to get comfortable 
  • Profuse sweating 
  • Goosebumps, chills and hot flashes 
  • Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea 
  • Mood swings, typically marked by irritability and agitation
  • Insomnia and severe fatigue 
  • Severe aches and pains 

Though the symptoms associated with Percocet withdrawal are not typically life-threatening, they are harshly uncomfortable and can easily lead to relapse when left untreated. If you or a loved one has been struggling with a prescription opioid addiction of any severity, seeking professional help in a medical detox setting is of the utmost importance.

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Medical Detox For Percocet Addiction
A Necessary First Step

When it comes to Percocet withdrawal, medical detox is a necessary first step on the road to recovery for a number of reasons, including:

  • Medication Assisted Treatment is often necessary
  • 24/7 medical supervision is extremely important
  • Symptoms of Percocet withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable when untreated
  • If a client does not immediately transfer into an inpatient treatment center after medical detox, relapse is almost inevitable
  • We offer the family-oriented services necessary for comprehensive healing

Detox Services We Provide

Detox and recovery-related services we provide to our clients include:

  • In-depth clinical and medical assessments
  • Case management services
  • Medication Assisted Treatment and medication management
  • Intensive therapeutic intervention – including individual (once a week), group (daily) and family therapy sessions
  • Around-the-clock medical supervision and care
  • Home-style retreat environment and numerous comfort-geared amenities
  • State-of-the-art, fully stocked kitchen and chef-prepared meals
  • Rehab placement services/thorough aftercare planning
  • Private and semi-private bedrooms designed with client comfort in mind

Our program of medical detox is comprehensive and highly personalized. While we are dedicated to providing each of our clients with a safe and pain-free withdrawal, we also work hard to lay a solid and lasting foundation for long-term success in sobriety.

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    Our Simple Admissions Process

    At Pine Tree Recovery Center we understand how overwhelming committing to a long-term treatment program can seem. In order to make the initial process as stress-free and simple as possible we have carefully developed a straightforward admissions plan. Simply give us a call at any point in time and our Treatment Advisors begin by conducting a brief pre-assessment over the phone. They ask questions like, “How long have you been abusing Percocet?” “Have you been taking any other chemical substances simultaneously?” “Is there any history of substance abuse in your immediate family?” These questions help us determine which level of clinical care is the most appropriate for you and your unique and individualized needs and requirements. If we believe that our medical detox is a good fit we then run a free, no obligation insurance benefit check. Whether you are currently insured, underinsured or entirely uninsured we help you develop a reasonable and attainable coverage plan. Next we set up a date and a time for intake and develop stress-free travel plans.

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    We believe that quality detoxification services should be readily available to everyone who has been suffering at the hands of an addictive disorder. For more information on Pine Tree Recovery Center or to get started on your own personal journey of long-term healing give us a call today, we are available 24/7 at (833) 338-6945. We look forward to speaking with you and answering any additional questions you may have.