Can I Detox from Percocet and Alcohol at the Same Time?
Struggling with a Percocet and alcohol addiction can be scary. Each one can create enough problems for a person, but the two together can be a lethal combination. If you have tried to quit on your own but have not had much success, there is help available and you can detox from Percocet and Alcohol at the same time.
The purpose for detox is to clean the toxins from Percocet and alcohol use from your body which build up over time. In fact, if you have had any other substance abuse, detox will eliminate those as well. There is no need for a separate detox for each substance abused – one detox does it all. Once you stop using Percocet and alcohol, your body will begin to experience withdrawal symptoms – the intensity of which will depend on the severity of use. Some people experience mild to moderate withdrawal, but it can be painful. Percocet and alcohol addiction presents two different sets of withdrawal symptoms. Percocet withdrawal symptoms usually include:
- Flu like symptoms
- Muscle and bone pain
Alcohol withdrawal symptoms may include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- DTs (delirium tremens)
Both Percocet and alcohol withdrawal may include:
- Severe anxiety
- Irritability/mood swings
What to Expect from Percocet and Alcohol Detox
The method of detox that you choose will have a direct impact on how comfortable you are throughout the process. Most physicians recommend an inpatient medical detox, especially in cases where there is different types of substance abuse involved. An inpatient medical detox can take place in a hospital or detox facility and may include either oral medication or intravenous therapy medication. You can expect to stay approximately seven to ten days, during which you will receive medication to cleanse the system and to control withdrawal symptoms.
Oral Medication vs. Intravenous Medication
The most common form of medication used in Percocet and alcohol detox is oral medication. The problem with oral medication is that it takes longer for the body to process and during that time the patient is left to suffer through withdrawal without assistance. Studies have shown that painful withdrawal is the reason most people walk out of detox before the process it complete. Intravenous medication, on the other hand, is fast-acting because it is placed directly into the blood stream via an IV port. Patients experience immediate relief from withdrawal; they remain comfortable throughout the process and are able to successfully complete detox.
After Detox, What’s Next?
Once you have completed detox from Percocet and alcohol addiction, it is a good idea to follow-up with a rehab treatment or behavioral therapy program. Drug and alcohol abuse or addiction is usually the result of something deeper going on with the individual. Getting to the bottom of the issue is a solid step toward preventing the chance of relapse and can help you in your long-term recovery. Gallus Detox can help you overcome Percocet and alcohol addiction. Call us today at 855-338-6929 to see how our program can work for you!