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Treating Percocet Withdrawal Symptoms

a person holds their head as they experience percocet withdrawal symptoms

Percocet is a prescription painkiller medication that contains a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen. It is used to manage moderate to severe pain, but it also has a high potential for abuse and addiction. Many people who take Percocet for an extended period can develop a tolerance, meaning they need higher doses to achieve the same effect, and dependence, leading to withdrawal symptoms if they try to stop taking it. Percocet withdrawal symptoms can be challenging, but it is possible to ease them with proper treatment and support.

Contact Northpoint Washington at 888.450.2153 to learn more about our Percocet addiction treatment program.

Signs of Percocet Abuse

Percocet abuse can start innocently with a prescription from a doctor for pain relief. However, over time, people can become dependent on the medication and start abusing it. Some signs of Percocet abuse include:

  • Taking more Percocet than prescribed or for longer than intended
  • Using Percocet for non-medical reasons, such as to get high
  • Continuing to use Percocet even when it causes negative consequences, such as relationship problems, job loss, or legal issues
  • Withdrawal symptoms when trying to stop taking Percocet

Recognizing the signs of Percocet abuse is crucial to help individuals receive appropriate treatment and support to overcome their addiction and avoid the potential negative consequences of long-term substance use.

Percocet Withdrawal Symptoms

When someone stops taking Percocet, they can experience withdrawal symptoms that can be uncomfortable and even dangerous in some cases. Withdrawal symptoms can start as early as six hours after the last dose and can last up to a week or more. Some common Percocet withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Anxiety and irritability
  • Muscle aches and cramps
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sweating and chills
  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Dilated pupils
  • High blood pressure
  • Rapid heartbeat

When someone has developed a dependency on Percocet, they may experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking the drug. These symptoms can range from mild to severe and can make it difficult for the individual to stop using the drug without professional help.

How to Ease Percocet Withdrawal Symptoms

The best way to ease Percocet withdrawal symptoms is to seek professional treatment in an inpatient facility. Detoxing from Percocet can be dangerous and can cause severe withdrawal symptoms, so it is essential to have medical supervision. In an inpatient facility, patients can receive 24/7 medical care, individual counseling, and group therapy to help them manage their symptoms and address the underlying issues that led to their addiction.

Some medications that may be used to ease Percocet withdrawal symptoms include buprenorphine, methadone, or naltrexone. These medications can help reduce cravings, alleviate withdrawal symptoms, and prevent relapse. Other medications, such as anti-anxiety or anti-nausea drugs, may also be used to manage specific withdrawal symptoms.

Holistic treatments can also help patients relax and reduce anxiety and stress during the withdrawal process. One-on-one counseling and group therapy can provide emotional support and help patients develop coping strategies and relapse prevention skills.

Percocet Addiction Treatment Program at Northpoint Washington

Northpoint Washington is an addiction treatment facility that offers inpatient care for patients struggling with addiction to drugs, alcohol, and mental health issues. We provide personalized care and support in a safe and comfortable environment to help patients achieve long-term recovery.

One of the treatments we offer is Vivitrol, a medication that can help patients recover from opioid addiction, including Percocet. Vivitrol is a monthly injection that blocks the effects of opioids and can reduce cravings and prevent relapse. Vivitrol can be used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes individual counseling, group therapy, and holistic treatments.

Northpoint Washington’s high-end facility provides a safe and comfortable environment for patients to focus on their recovery without the distractions and stressors of everyday life. Our expert physicians, therapists, and support staff are dedicated to providing quality care and support to help patients achieve their recovery goals.

Contact us at 888.450.2153 to learn more.