Percocet Withdrawal

Living your life through the veil of addiction can be emotionally, physically, mentally and financially debilitating. What keeps many people from getting help is the fear of a painfully intense withdrawal. This is the process the body goes through when it begins to detox from a drug. Percocet is the combination of oxycodone, a narcotic painkiller, and acetaminophen, a non-narcotic pain reliever. It’s used in the treatment of moderate to severe short-term pain. Many patients are legally prescribed Percocet for pain and build a tolerance after regular or prolonged use. Once the body becomes accustomed to the drug, it no longer feels its effects. This may cause some to escalate use. An addiction can develop quickly, requiring professional medical detox to reverse it. The withdrawal syndrome associated with opiate addiction can be intense and hard to manage without help. Symptoms are wide-ranging and vary based on factors including the length and severity of the addiction and the individual’s body chemistry. Physical and psychological symptoms can generally set in within hours of last use and could last days or weeks.

Percocet Withdrawal Symptoms Can Be Intimidating

One of the most obvious signs of withdrawal is an intense physical and/or psychological craving for Percocet. A patient who doesn’t realize he or she is addicted may experience the discomfort of withdrawal onset and take another dose to feel better. The rapid cessation or gradual titration of Percocet use can lead to withdrawal. Trying to wean “cold turkey” is dangerous, especially among long-term users and abusers. Health complications including seizures could develop. Other common signs and symptoms of withdrawal are mood changes, agitation, tremors, runny nose, chills, sneezing, yawning, sleeplessness, anxiousness, restlessness, weakness, flu-like symptoms, depression, hallucination, delirium, cramps, diarrhea, sweating, vomiting, muscle and bone pain, confusion, extreme irritability and muscle spasms. Not having enough of the medication and the prospect of going into withdrawal can make patients engage in risky behaviors to get it.

Safe, Humane Percocet Detox Can Safely Eliminate Withdrawal Symptoms

The Waismann Method of rapid detox can eliminate the fear surrounding withdrawal. Our in-hospital procedure has been perfected over the last decade and boasts an impressive success and safety rating. We closely monitor our patients from beginning to end and the entire hospital stay is a few days. The procedure itself takes less than two hours and cleanses the Percocet from patients’ opiate receptors using intravenous medication. The withdrawal phase is accelerated and happens while patients sleep lightly under physician-assisted deep sedation. They awake free of Percocet addiction and without the awareness of withdrawal symptoms that occurred during the procedure. Our program is supportive, humane and completely confidential. We don’t use opiate replacements such as Suboxone and methadone to wean patients gradually. We know this can cause a second addiction and the need for another detox. We also have a transitional living facility, Domus Retreat, where patients can opt to stay if they want to work on continued recovery in a serene environment.

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