Percocet Detox in MA
Mayflower Percocet Detox is New England’s premier addiction and rehabilitation treatment center.
Abuse of prescription pain killers is one of the most common paths to addiction. Even something as simple as a fractured bone that needs a cast can turn into a life of chasing Percocet or other oxycodone medications in order to satisfy the growing dependency within. Eventually, people struggling with addiction may need medically assisted Percocet detox to overcome it.
Opioid rehab has seen a large increase in demand as Percocet and other opioids are shown in music videos and TV shows to be a symbol of status and a way to avoid pressure and stress that comes from our daily lives. Even when used for a short period of time, our bodies can become dependent on the substance which is what makes the highly addictive world of Percocet abuse so hard to get out of.
What Is Percocet?
Percocet is a Schedule II narcotic meaning it has high chances of abuse along with physical and psychological dependency. It acts as a painkiller by combining oxycodone and acetaminophen, better known as Tylenol, into one prescription pill. Acetaminophen is exactly what you would get at any pharmacy, but the issue lies in the oxycodone. Addiction to Percocet starts from this ingredient as it changes how our mind and body react to pain by adjusting how the pain is perceived by the nervous system.
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Addiction to prescription drugs is a life-threatening condition. Withdrawal symptoms can be deadly. Rehab provides a safe place for prescription drug detox in MA.
Anytime that a patient uses prescription medication in a way not prescribed by a doctor, it’s drug abuse. If you or a loved one are suffering from addiction to a prescription drug, know that you are not alone. In 2019, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimated that almost 1.5 million adults suffered from pain reliever abuse disorder. Painkillers, stimulants, and sedatives are the most abused substances besides marijuana and alcohol. An estimated 52 million people have taken prescription drugs for a nonmedical reason at least once. Prescription drugs are a scientific miracle, designed to make patients’ lives easier. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that they don’t also cause harm. The perception that any drug prescribed by a medical professional is always safe to use, even incorrectly, perpetuates the cycle of abuse. Though they are legal, it does not make them any less addictive.
Signs of Percocet Addiction
Those suffering from addiction will seek to take their substance of choice at all costs. For Percocet and other painkillers, it’s often done through swallowing, snorting or breaking the pills down into a liquid that can then be injected. No matter the method used, here are some of the signs to look for in someone you worry might be struggling with addiction:
- Small, pin-sized pupils
- Disorientation or confusion
- Kidney and liver damage or failure
- Sleepiness and slower breathing
- Constant scratching of the skin
Other changes involve behavioral and mood swings. Previously outgoing friends can suddenly become paranoid and isolated, cutting out anything that isn’t related to acquiring or taking Percocet or other forms of oxycodone.
Percocet Withdrawal Symptoms
After the initial intervention, those suffering from addiction will begin the process of detox which is when all of the substance is removed, allowing the body to work on regaining independence from the drug at hand. Opioid rehab is often more intense than other drugs due to how quickly a dependency forms and just how reliant the body’s internal regulation becomes on it.
It’s important to remember that while the symptoms are extremely uncomfortable, they aren’t usually life-threatening when done as part of a medically assisted Percocet detox. Our team at Mayflower Percocet Detox in MA focuses on providing high-quality and compassionate care, making sure each patient understands the process. Here are some of the most common side effects we come across during Percocet detox:
- Muscle weakness and pain
- Excessive sinus activity
- Mood changes such as anxiety and restlessness
- Insomnia or broken sleep
- Digestive issues such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhea
- Body regulators such as sweating, heart rate and blood pressure dramatically increase
How Long Percocet Detox Lasts
Addiction and withdrawal symptoms both depend on the amount of time the drug has been abused, as well as the amount used each time. Other factors such as body composition, the frequency in which Percocet is taken and heredity all make stopping Percocet extremely difficult.
Intake and Beginning Percocet Detox
The short amount of time that Percocet and other pain killers last, is what makes it so easy to start abusing them. To help, Mayflower Detox works to make the intake process as quick and seamless as possible. During this starting period, body regulation symptoms pop up the most during the first day.
Withdrawal Symptoms Intensify
As we start to get 2-3 days into the detox cycle, patients will be put through the more uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Often this period resembles a sever flu with heavy discomfort including abdominal cramps and stomach problems.
Withdrawal Symptoms Peak
The double-edged sword of Percocet’s short half-life comes in for the better here as the most severe physical symptoms are completely gone by day 4 or 5. There still may be some signs of stomach troubles or soreness from cramps but going forward the main area of concern will be the psychological symptoms.
Our team at Mayflower Detox is committed to helping every detox and rehab patient stay sober. We deliver on this by providing the ideal referral to medical specialists that help those suffering from addiction work on themselves and psychologically free their mind from the chains of addiction.
We work with people experiencing all levels of addiction, no matter the severity. If you or someone you know is suffering from Percocet addiction, we encourage you to reach out to us immediately for a confidential consultation. Call us today to find out more about treatment options and arrange detox support from our team of experts.
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