Medically Monitored Percocet Detox
at Boca Detox Center

The initial step on every journey of addiction recovery is admission to a medically assisted detoxification center. Those who have been abusing drugs or alcohol for any period of time almost always undergo some degree of withdrawal upon abrupt cessation of use. More often than not, the symptoms of withdrawal will lead a person back to substance use before the detoxification process is over. This is part of the reason why entering into an inpatient Percocet detox program is so important.

At Boca Detox Center we provide a comprehensive detox program; one that focuses on more than a safe, pain-free drug and alcohol withdrawal. In addition to providing around the clock medical care, we actively prepare our clients for the next appropriate stage of their personal recovery journeys. During Percocet detox, we conduct an individualized, in-depth evaluation, which helps us determine the length of our clients stay, what kind of medical intervention is necessary, and the next step for each client once they become physically stabilized.

The Boca Detox Center Method: Percocet Detox

At Boca Detox Center, we take a unique approach to Percocet detoxification. Whereas state-funded facilities and hospital settings offer standardized, impersonal care, we treat each of our clients on a highly individualized basis. The Boca Detox Center method focuses on more than physical stabilization. We work to adequately prepare our clients to take the next appropriate step on their personal journeys of addiction recovery. While medical detox is an important initial step on the road to recovery, it must be closely followed by a higher level of care in order to be truly effective. As part of the Guardian Recovery Network family, we work closely with several of the top residential rehabs and outpatient treatment programs in the country. Once you have undergone a safe, pain-free Percocet withdrawal and have been deemed physically stable, we will help you determine which level of care is right for you. Contact us today to learn more about Percocet withdrawal treatment options, or to get started on your own personal journey of recovery.

What is Percocet Addiction?

When a person misuses a chemical substance, it typically means one of three things. It might mean that an illegal substance is being used in any capacity. It might also mean that a prescription medication is being used other than as prescribed, or a legal substance (like alcohol) is being used in excessive quantities. When it comes to Percocet misuse and addiction, it usually means that a person is taking a higher dose of Percocet than recommended, or they are using the drug without a prescription written by a licensed medical professional. If you or someone you love has been struggling with a Percocet use disorder, there are several signs and symptoms to keep an eye out for.

Signs of Percocet Misuse & Dependence

If you believe you or someone you love has been suffering from a diagnosable Percocet use disorder, there are several signs and symptoms to keep an eye out for. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V) outlines a list of diagnostic criteria used to identify the presence of an opioid use disorder. If you answer “yes” to two or more of the following questions, seeking professional help from a medical detox center is likely a good idea.

  1. Do you sometimes end up using a higher dose of Percocet than you originally intended, or do you use Percocet more frequently than you intend to?
  2. Have you wanted to cut back on your dose or quit entirely, only to find you were unable to do so for any significant period of time?
  3. Do you spend a significant amount of time obtaining Percocet, using Percocet and recovering from its effects?
  4. Do you often think of using Percocet/do you ever experience intense cravings?
  5. Has your drug use interfered with your ability to fulfill personal obligations or negatively impacted your performance at work or at school?
  6. Have you experienced interpersonal problems as a direct result of your Percocet use?
  7. Have you given up activities which were once interesting or important to you in order to engage in Percocet use?
  8. Have you been engaging in risk-taking activities more often than normal, like driving while under the influence of Percocet or combining Percocet with other substances like alcohol or opioid narcotics?
  9. Do you continue to use Percocet despite physical or psychological health concerns directly related to the prescription medication?
  10. Have you developed a physical tolerance, meaning a higher dose is required in order for the desired effects to be achieved?
  11. Do you experience withdrawal symptoms when Percocet use is stopped abruptly?

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What are the Signs & Symptoms of Percocet Withdrawal?

The symptoms associated with Percocet detox can be extremely uncomfortable, but symptoms of opioid withdrawal rarely lead to life-threatening complications. Most people who undergo Percocet withdrawal liken the symptoms to those of a particularly bad flu or cold.

Percocet detox and withdrawal

If no physical or psychological complications develop, symptoms can typically be treated with a combination of over-the-counter medication and bed rest. However, Norco withdrawal will affect everyone differently, which is why entering into an individualized detox program is so important.

The Physical Symptoms of Percocet Withdrawal

The most common physical symptoms associated with Percocet withdrawal include:

  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Stomach cramping
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Flu-like symptoms, including watery eyes, runny nose, night sweats and chills
  • Excessive yawning
  • Restlessness/an inability to sit still

The Psychological Symptoms of Percocet Withdrawal

The most common psychological symptoms associated with Percocet withdrawal include:

  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Depressed mood
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Intense drug cravings

Are Percocet Withdrawals Fatal?

Generally speaking, the symptoms associated with opioid withdrawal are not dangerous and can be effectively managed. However, it is always a good idea to enter into an inpatient detox program — even if your opioid use disorder was short-lived and you believe you can manage symptoms on your own. This is partially because the drug cravings that go hand in hand with opioid withdrawal can be so severe. In some cases, a person might attempt to detox at home and return to use in order to combat the cravings, but they might accidentally take more of the drug than their body can handle, leading to a life-threatening overdose. At Boca Detox Center we provide our clients with the medication they need to successfully avoid severe cravings and the structured environment they need to avoid relapse.

Percocet Withdrawal Timelines & What to Expect

The physical and psychological symptoms associated with Percocet withdrawal typically begin within the 6 to 8 hours after the final dose and resolve within a week.

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  • 6 to 12 hours after the final dose – Mild symptoms begin to develop. These might include restlessness, mild discomfort and agitation/irritability.\
  • 72 hours after the final dose – Acute symptoms begin to develop and peak in severity. These symptoms often mimic the symptoms of a bad flu.
  • One week to a month after the final dose – The more severe symptoms start to subside and are replaced by the symptoms of post-acute withdrawal, which include persistent drug cravings, insomnia, anxiety and mood swings.

What to Expect

Percocet withdrawal typically occurs in two distinct stages, the early stage and the late stage. During the early stage of withdrawal the symptoms are more mild, and they slowly become more and more severe before they subside entirely.

The early stage of Percocet withdrawal is typically characterized by the following symptoms:

  • Excessive yawning
  • Flu-like symptoms including cold sweats, chills, nausea, mild stomach cramping, runny nose, watery eyes and general aches and pains
  • Sleep-related issues
  • General feelings of discomfort

The late stage of Percocet withdrawal is typically characterized by the following symptoms:

  • Severe stomach cramping
  • Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
  • Uncontrollable shaking and body tremors
  • Severe insomnia and other sleep-related issues
  • Dilated pupils
  • An inability to get comfortable
  • Severe anxiety

If you have been abusing Percocet or any other prescription opioid, it is crucial to set up an admission into a medical detox facility very soon after the final dose is taken. Percocet has a short half-life, meaning that withdrawal symptoms begin to set in within the first 6 or 8 hours after the final dose. If you would like to end the vicious cycle of addiction and begin living an entirely new way of life, simply give us a call today.

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What should you expect as you undergo Percocet withdrawal in a medical detox center like Boca Detox Center? You can expect to be treated around the clock by a team of licensed medical professionals who have one common goal — to ensure you are as comfortable as possible over the course of your stay.

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How Will Boca Detox Center Treat My Percocet Detox Symptoms?

  • Addiction Assessment – Conducting an in-depth addiction assessment helps the medical team determine which detox services are going to be the most beneficial for each unique case while helping clients develop a thorough plan for continuing care. At Boca Detox Center we conduct a detailed assessment within several hours of admission, which includes family history of substance use, a physical evaluation and a psychological evaluation.
  • Medical Care – Clients have access to professional medical care 24/7. Vitals are checked regularly, and if anything seems abnormal it will be treated accordingly. Sometimes, medications prove beneficial during the detox stage of the treatment process. We help ease the pain of withdrawal by offering individuals MAT in a comfortable, homestyle setting with expert medical and clinical staff.
  • Individualized Therapy – At Boca Detox Center we believe in client-driven therapy, meaning that specific therapeutic goals are determined by each individual client and his or her licensed therapist in a collaborative setting. Underlying issues are resolved while the client is in treatment, however, we encourage a continuation of individual therapy once detox has concluded.
  • Psychiatric Services – At Boca Detox Center we offer dual diagnosis treatment services for clients who have previously been diagnosed with a mental illness and for clients who are experiencing severe psychological withdrawal symptoms. Clients have access to professional psychiatric care, and they have the option of meeting one-on-one with an on-staff psychiatrist whenever they need extra assistance.
  • Aftercare/Continuing Care – While in detox, our clients work closely with a team of professionals including an individual therapist and a case manager. This team works together to help clients craft detailed, strategic aftercare plans for the time following medical detox. Aftercare could include continuing treatment in a residential rehab, an intensive outpatient setting, taking up residence in a sober living home, continuing personal therapy work and/or active involvement in a recovery community.

Will I Receive Detox Medications? How Will They Help?

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is only utilized when deemed absolutely necessary by the medical team. Because active addiction affects everyone differently, the detox process will not look identical for any two clients. The right treatment options for you are determined upon your arrival.

Medication Names & Descriptions

  • Clonidine. This medication can help alleviate nausea and vomiting.
  • Buprenorphine. This medication helps alleviate the more severe symptoms of opioid withdrawal while reducing drug cravings.
  • Over-the-counter pain relievers. Medications like acetaminophen and ibuprofen might be used to treat symptoms like headaches, low-grade fever and general feelings of physical discomfort.
  • Non-addictive sleep aids. If a client is struggling with insomnia, a safe and non-narcotic sleep aid might be prescribed.

Percocet Addiction Recovery Statistics & Outlook

In the late 1990s, major pharmaceutical companies began prescribing opioid narcotic pain medications, ensuring medical professionals and patients they were safe to use and non-addictive. It was soon discovered that the contrary was true. By that time, however, countless individuals had developed opioid use disorders. When government officials cracked down on distribution, many turned to more accessible alternatives — illegal opioids like heroin, or painkillers which were being illegally manufactured. This series of events led to what is currently known as the nationwide opioid epidemic. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 70,630 people died from an opioid overdose in 2019. 10.1 million people admitted misusing prescription painkillers at least once in the past year, and 1.6 million had a diagnosable opioid use disorder. If you have been suffering from an Percocet use disorder, you are not alone, and recovery is possible.

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The symptoms associated with heroin withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable when left untreated. It is important to seek the care of a team of experienced medical professionals before associated symptoms peak in severity. At Boca Detox Center we effectively treat the symptoms associated with opioid withdrawal while providing our clients with the tools they need to continue along on their personal journeys of addiction recovery. Getting started is as simple as reaching out for help. Once you make initial contact, either through our website or over the phone, you are put in touch with one of our experienced Treatment Advisors who will answer any additional questions and walk you through our simple admissions process. We begin by conducting a brief pre-assessment, which helps our medical team determine which detox methods are the best fit for you. We offer a free, no obligation insurance benefit check and arrange local transportation to our Boca, Florida detox center. All you have to do is reach out for help, and we will take care of the rest.