How Can I Stop Taking Percocet?

in Addiction
Published Apr 29, 2021
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Percocet is an oxycodone-based pain killer that is used to treat moderate to severe pain. The specific name of the tablet is the 10 325 pill. It is a narcotic that requires a prescription to be obtained, and it comes in tablet form. Percocet is often used to treat back pain or pain related to cancer. Even when used as prescribed, it can be highly addictive. When someone becomes dependent on Percocet, they can build up a tolerance to it. In time, they will need to take more of the drug in order to experience the same effects. Like all opioids, misusing Percocet is very dangerous and can lead to serious health problems and even life-threatening consequences.

What Is Detoxification?

As an individual becomes physically dependent on drugs, their body gradually adapts to the presence of drugs in their system. However, when they abruptly stop using drugs after long-term use, their body can become violently ill and produce a range of withdrawal symptoms as it tries to adapt to the sudden absence of drugs. These withdrawal symptoms can be uncomfortable, frightening, and even life-threatening. It is crucial to stop taking Percocet under medical supervision in a detox setting.

Detoxification is a way of controlling the withdrawal symptoms someone will experience after they stop using a substance such as Percocet. The goal of detox is to allow the body to go through its natural process of restoring balance and minimize any adverse effects the body has suffered because of it. It is typically done in-patient under supervised care to monitor any threatening complications that may occur. Even after going through the detox process, an individual may need to continue to receive treatment for substance use to ensure they do not go back to misusing the drug.

Withdrawal Symptoms

Like with all opioids, someone with a substance use problem will experience a variety of unpleasant symptoms if they suddenly stop taking the drug. These side effects can vary depending on the individual’s dependency on Percocet. The severity of withdrawal symptoms will depend on how often the substance was used, how much was used each time, and the method of use. Withdrawal symptoms from Percocet include:

  • Muscle aches
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Sweating
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • High blood pressure
  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Teary eyes
  • Blurry vision
  • Goosebumps on the skin

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How Can I Stop Taking Percocet?

Someone wishing to stop taking Percocet after becoming addicted to it will need to go through a detox process. Detox is the first step in recovery. Rather than detoxing at home, it is considered much safer to go to a medical treatment center to receive professional help. While there are many forms of opiate detoxes, we believe at Gallus Medical Detox Centers that our system, The Gallus Method, is the safest and most effective.

When someone enters our facility to be treated for Percocet substance use, the first thing we do is develop an individualized treatment plan depending upon the individual’s situation and their needs. We will also conduct psychological, physical, and social assessments to understand the patients’ needs better. We will then use IV Therapy to hydrate our patients and administer medication to them to work quickly to alleviate any withdrawal symptoms they may be suffering from. IV Therapy is also a way to transmit any vitamins that the patient may be deficient in due to Percocet. IV Therapy will typically be administered for the first 24-48 hours of a patient’s stay or until they feel better and can eat, drink, and consume medication orally.

While detoxing from Percocet, patients will be under 24/7 medical supervision and will have all their needs met by our highly trained staff. Prior to their discharge, a recovery plan will be developed to assist them with the next steps of the process and ensure that their recovery is long-term.

How Can I Help a Friend or Loved One?

Having a friend or loved one who is dependent on Percocet (or the 10 325 pill) and misusing it can be painful and challenging. However, there are things you can do to help them take the first steps towards recovery. SAMHSA, or the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, has a 24 hour 7 days a week helpline available in both English and Spanish. Their trained professionals can speak with you about the situation, provide referrals to treatment centers and information about counselors, as well as other valuable resources.

While living a life without Percocet may seem impossible now, you can be freed of any reliance upon this substance. Through our Gallus Method of detoxification, Gallus Medical Detox Centers can help you get through every step of the process up until complete and long-lasting recovery. At Gallus, our mission is to provide the highest quality inpatient medical detox services and be the best first step in overcoming substance use disorders. Through our highly effective IV Therapy treatments, we can help alleviate the symptoms of withdrawal and get you feeling better quickly. You can be sure with Gallus to recovery peacefully in a comfortable and private environment at our facilities located in Phoenix and Denver. We can help you start living a happier and healthier life, and we want to start today. Don’t wait. Take your first step towards recovery and contact us at (866) 296-5242 today. Our highly trained staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have about any of our programs or about the process of detoxing from Percocet.