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Percocet Withdrawal and Detox Center in Dallas

Many people are unaware that Percocet is a potent opioid painkiller made from acetaminophen (the active ingredient in over-the-counter pain relievers) and oxycodone, a powerful and habit-forming opioid. If you were prescribed this medicine for pain and are having trouble getting yourself to stop taking it, you are not alone.

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Restored Path Detox Is a Place Where You Can Recover Quickly and Safely.

At Restored Path Detox, our main priority is providing a safe and comfortable detox experience in a supportive setting. If you are suffering from a Percocet use disorder, medically managed Percocet detox is a necessary first step.

The symptoms associated with opioid withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable and lead to severe physical and psychological complications when left untreated. We can help you begin to recover quickly, safely, and comfortably.

Our Approach

We match you with a combination of effective detoxification techniques to provide comfortable, caring, and integrated care. We’ll prescribe targeted medications to alleviate your Percocet withdrawal symptoms while simultaneously preventing dangerous symptoms.

At Restored Path Detox, we combine medication-assisted treatment (MAT) options, round-the-clock medical supervision, and a range of specialized addiction services. If patients feel up to doing so, they are encouraged to participate in individual and group therapy sessions.

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Our Individualized Approach Includes

  • Medical, mental health, and whole-person assessment
  • Case management and treatment planning
  • Individual supportive counseling
  • Supportive counseling groups
  • 24/7 medical supervision
  • Nutritious meals
  • Medication management
  • Continuing care planning
  • Recovery support

Our Environment

At Restored Path Detox, we understand the recovery process can be scary. Our goal is to make your Percocet detox as comfortable as possible so that you can stay focused on your recovery. We know we are generally working with a small window of willingness and can quickly complete the entire admissions process, starting with a brief pre-assessment over the phone. Once you admit, you will discover that our staff is compassionate, nonjudgmental, and ready to provide you with excellent Percocet withdrawal care in a home-like environment.

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Our Amenities Include

  • Comfortable private and semi-private rooms
  • TVs in all rooms
  • Executive wing with private rooms
  • Cell phone access for executive-level patients (as clinically appropriate)
  • Gourmet meals created by a licensed nutritionist
  • Snack options are available that cater to the health needs of our clients
  • 24/7 nursing on all units
  • ADA-accessible bathrooms with toiletries
  • Outdoor courtyard and garden area
  • Inviting, well-lit common spaces
  • Premium linens
  • Massage
  • Acupuncture

Effects of Chronic Percocet Use

Because Percocet is so susceptible to misuse, doctors generally prescribe it for the short-term treatment of acute and severe pain. You can accidentally overdose on Percocet if you take it more often than prescribed or if tablets are crushed, chewed, or combined with other sedatives, such as alcohol or sleeping pills.

Severe side effects include

  • Fever
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Chest pain
  • Hypothermia
  • Increased thirst
  • Hypotension or hypertension
  • Shallow breathing
  • Slowed heartbeat
  • Feeling lightheaded or fainting
  • Confusion or unusual thoughts or behavior
  • Seizures
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin)
  • Problems with urination, including dark urine
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Visual disturbances
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety, agitation, or nervousness
  • Hallucinations
  • Depression

If you also struggle with an alcohol use disorder, you are at an increased risk of acute liver failure due to the acetaminophen component. If you take too much acetaminophen or combine Percocet with alcohol, you can experience long-term liver damage or failure.

Percocet Use in the U.S.

Percocet is one of the most misused prescription drugs. Prescription painkiller misuse is a widespread problem in the U.S. and worldwide.

  • The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reported that over 2 million people in the U.S. suffered from a substance use disorder related to Percocet in 2012.
  • Due to the potential for misuse and addiction, the drug’s manufacturer, Endo Pharmaceuticals, states in the prescribing information for Percocet that it is typically reserved for those who are tolerant to other opioids or those who haven’t obtained pain relief from other sources.

Percocet Misuse Signs and Symptoms

Percocet contains oxycodone hydrochloride, which influences your brain’s perception of pain, and acetaminophen, which inhibits pain-related chemicals in your brain.

Signs you are struggling with Percocet addiction include

  • Confusion and disorientation
  • Mood swings
  • Agitation and irritability
  • Insomnia and other sleep-related issues
  • Depression
  • Inability to cut back for long
  • Continuing use despite negative consequences
  • Legal or financial issues
  • Failing with personal responsibilities and obligations
  • Isolation and secretiveness
  • Visiting multiple doctors for prescriptions 
  • Needing higher doses to achieve the same effects

Percocet Withdrawal Symptoms

If you have been using Percocet for any time, there is an excellent chance you will experience uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms within the first several hours of the final dose. Withdrawal from Percocet can last between 1 and 2 weeks, depending on the severity of the substance use disorder.

Percocet detox and withdrawal symptoms include

  • Excessive yawning
  • Runny nose and watery eyes
  • Bad flu-like symptoms
  • Irritability and agitation
  • Other mood disturbances
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Hyperventilation
  • Restlessness
  • Trouble sleeping or insomnia
  • Severe abdominal cramping
  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • Body tremors and uncontrollable shaking
  • Joint pain and muscle cramping
  • Changes in blood pressure
  • Rapid heart rate

These symptoms can be effectively treated in a medically managed detox facility. Trying to quit cold turkey at home can result in grave health-related complications. Additionally, the psychological cravings you will experience often become too overwhelming and set you up for relapse.

In most cases, Percocet withdrawal is best treated with a combination of closely overseen tapering and Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). We often utilize safe medications like buprenorphine and Naltrexone, which alleviate physical symptoms while minimizing psychological cravings.

Why is Percocet Detox Necessary?

The oxycodone in Percocet acts as a synthetic neurotransmitter that changes once you stop using, causing withdrawal symptoms to grow stronger. There is no benefit to discomfort while you are in early recovery from Percocet misuse. While you might believe a painful recovery would keep you from using again, that’s a misunderstanding of how addiction works.

When your cravings for Percocet combine with physical pain, it’s more likely you will relapse. For this reason, medical monitoring of your symptoms plays a crucial role in your Percocet withdrawal and recovery program.

How Long Does Percocet Withdrawal Last?

The Percocet withdrawal timeline may vary and will depend on how long and how much (dosage) you’ve misused the drug.

However, the basic withdrawal timeline is as follows:

  • Initial symptoms appear within 5-8 hours after the last dose.
  • Withdrawal symptoms intensify over days two and three.
  • Symptoms begin to taper between days 4-7. Those with long-term heroin misuse may continue to struggle physically and physiologically during this time.
  • The psychological symptoms associated with Percocet withdrawal will intensify after the first week. This is often the most dangerous phase of the Percocet detox process, as the risk for relapse is high.
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