Realizing that a loved one may have an addiction to Percocet can be overwhelming. Perhaps they have tried to quit on their own, but once the withdrawal symptoms begin, they return to their drug use to find relief. A common question asked by those seeking assistance is: how long does it take to detox from Percocet?
What is a Percocet Detox and is it Different from Rehab?
Percocet detox is different from rehab. Percocet detox is the removal of the chemical toxins from Percocet use and usually lasts about seven to ten days. A stay in a rehab treatment on the other hand would last from 28 days to six weeks or longer.
Different Percocet Detox Methods
The truth is that there are several different Percocet detox methods for you to consider… and each one will generate a different result. Before you decide on a program, carefully review all your options.
Outpatient Percocet Detox Programs
An outpatient Percocet detox will allow you to continue your daily routine and self-report to a doctor’s office or clinic to receive medication to help you detox from Percocet. In most cases the medication used is Methadone or Suboxone.
It will take about a week for the Percocet to be out of your system once you stop taking it. So an individual would only need to take the Methadone or Suboxone for a week to two weeks. However, one of the biggest problems with this method for Percocet detox is that most people who use this method do not stop taking the medication once their withdrawal symptoms subside.
Inpatient Percocet Detox
An inpatient Percocet detox program is based on a specified amount of time that you will receive detox – usually a week or slightly longer – after which you will either go home or go to a rehab treatment.
The reason most people cannot complete the detox process is because they are uncomfortable and cannot handle the effects of withdrawal. An inpatient Percocet detox that uses oral medication will not be as effective at controlling withdrawal symptoms as a Percocet detox that uses IV therapy medication, mainly because it takes longer for the body to process oral medication.
Can You Spare a Week?
Percocet addiction left on its own will lead to a breakdown in relationships, deplete finances, end careers and can result in significant legal problems. Can you spare a week to go to Percocet detox facility to get well? When you weigh all that you have to gain by getting well against the tremendous cost of staying in addiction… the answer is Yes!
Would you like to know more about how long it takes to detox from Percocet? The admission team at Gallus Detox Center can answer all your questions. All calls are confidential. Call us today at 855-338-6929.