Percocet is one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the US for the treatment of pain. It is the brand name for the drug combination of Oxycodone and Paracetamol, an opioid and acetaminophen, respectively. In 2019 alone, over 11 million prescriptions of Percocet were registered. Percocet is more potent than a painkiller such as Vicodin, and its opioid base makes Percocet a highly addictive drug. The risks of Percocet addiction can lead to overdose and death.
Percocet Medical Detox
Percocet dependency often leads the way to the use of more potent drugs like Oxycodone and OxyContin, heroin, or morphine. The withdrawals from Percocet addiction are not life-threatening, but they can be uncomfortable and may cause an individual who wants to overcome Percocet addiction to fear the detox process. Sunrise Detox at Millbury offers clients the opportunity to work with a trained staff of medical professionals who will help the patient safely detox from Percocet. Percocet medical detox may involve the use of replacement medications such as buprenorphine, while a dosage reduction schedule is put in place, and non-addictive, over-the-counter medications are introduced to ease pain and nausea symptoms.
The withdrawal symptoms of Percocet kick in a few hours after the body metabolizes the last dose. These symptoms are similar to the withdrawal symptoms of other opioids and may include sweating, runny nose, aches, and pains, dilated pupils, shivering, and chills. These physical symptoms increase in strength during the first 36 hours and peak in 2 or 3 days. The Millbury Sunrise Detox facility provides supervised medical detox from Percocet as the most effective method to successfully help people overcome Percocet addiction and addiction to other opioids.