Percocet addiction is a common form of opioid addiction, which is now an epidemic in the United States. It’s important to get into the right opioid addiction treatment program for you. If you’re looking for a percocet addiction treatment center in Florida, contact us today.
What Is Percocet?
Percocet is a prescription opioid-based painkiller for moderate to severe pain from acute medical conditions. Most doctors will prescribe Percocet when a person suffers a significant injury or burn, after surgery, as well as for some instances of migraine headaches or chronic medical conditions that cannot be helped with other pain medications.
Percocet is a mixture of oxycodone and acetaminophen. It is not commonly prescribed for chronic conditions due to the acetaminophen, which can damage a person’s liver over time. The Oxycodone that Percocet contains is a fast-acting opioid drug that is also very addictive that causes painful withdrawal symptoms when discontinued abruptly.
The potential for addiction to occur from taking Percocet is high. Therefore doctors will only prescribe Percocet for short-term pain relief. Percocet causes people to experience an enormous amount of euphoria, and the high is often described as feeling incredibly relaxed and calm. Many people who abuse Percocet initially were prescribed the drug legitimately for a medical condition. However, Percocet is also sold on the street by drug dealers.
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What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Percocet Abuse?
The most common sign that someone is addicted to Percocet is that they will likely begin to see more doctors to get more prescriptions, which is called ‘doctor shopping.’
Another sign of abuse is when someone fakes pain or injuries to get a prescription. The most definitive sign that someone is abusing Percocet is when they seek out the drug illegally, either from drug dealers or by getting it from other addicts. Another strong indication that someone is addicted to Percocet is when they develop a physical dependency on the drug.
Percocet withdrawal symptoms are severe and will cause the following symptoms to occur:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Anxiety and depression
- Uncontrollable sneezing and runny nose
- Cold sweats and chills
- Muscle and body aches
- Uncontrollable leg and arm movements (known as kicking)
- Increased heart rate
- Emotional instability
- Severe cravings for Percocet
Other signs and symptoms that occur when a person is addicted to Percocet will usually be noticeable as a change in their routine, personality, and interests.
Our Percocet Detox Program
Evoke Wellness at Miramar offers a medically supervised Percocet detox program. Since Percocet causes physical addiction, the Percocet detox symptoms must be managed with safe medications that allow a person to detox the drug out of their systems without experiencing the harsh withdrawal symptoms. Without specialized detox medications, a Percocet addict will not be able to tolerate the physical and emotional withdrawal symptoms and will relapse. The detoxification time frame for Percocet addiction ranges from 10 days up to 2 or 3 weeks. The time frame for detox is dependent on how long and how much Percocet the person was using.
It is not uncommon for those addicted to Percocet to also abuse alcohol, heroin, benzodiazepines as well as cocaine or methamphetamine. Therefore, Evoke Wellness at Miramar Percocet detox provides all necessary medications to help reduce withdrawal symptoms form Percocet and other drugs. The medications that are prescribed for Percocet withdrawal are buprenorphine (Suboxone) and methadone. Both of these drugs can be prescribed safely with other medications to help a person also detox from other addictions.
In our Percocet detox program, every client is monitored around the clock and allowed to sleep and rest during their detoxification. Our detox center is overseen by a staff of medical doctors, psychiatrists, addiction counselors, and therapists who all specialize in addiction and drug detoxification. The program that our clients remain in during their detox also provides counseling and mental health care. Each client is assessed continuously during detox for depression, anxiety, and other mental health diagnoses that may occur.
If you or your loved one has become addicted to Percocet, the first step is to be admitted into a medically supervised Percocet detox program. To learn how to be admitted into our detox program, first speak with one of our detox program specialists. Our specialists will conduct a brief phone interview with the person who needs detox and then work to have them admitted as soon as possible.
Evoke Wellness at Miramar: A Premier Medical Detox
At Evoke Wellness at Miramar, we help clients detox from alcohol and drugs under the best possible treatment and surroundings. Our medical drug and alcohol detox facility is located in a beautiful, private location overlooking a tranquil lake in Miramar, Florida. Our relaxing surroundings, high-end amenities, delicious and nutritious food, and a team of professional practitioners help clients move through the detox phase quickly, safely, and comfortably.
After detox, clients have many options to transition seamlessly to the next step in their addiction recovery. While the medical detoxification process is not easy, many clients recognize early on that it is not nearly as intense, painful, or uncomfortable as anticipated. We help them build the foundations needed to maintain long-term sobriety. Call us at 866.931.9312 to start your recovery journey and learn more about a Percocet rehab center in Florida.