As the prescription drug abuse epidemic continues to threaten the health and well-being of millions of Americans each year and their families, it becomes increasingly clear that while prevention and education are important, quality treatment also needs to be a priority.
Medications such as Percocet are highly addictive, and in addition to the health risks of abuse, the toll taken on the daily lives of those caught in addiction is heartbreaking.
If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction or dependence, a Percocet detox center can help.
Percocet is the brand name for the combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen. It is prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain both temporary and chronic. It is an opioid medication that carries numerous risks including overdose, respiratory distress, addiction and physical dependence.
When used as directed, it is an effective pain medication. The problem arises when the person taking it is either intentionally abusing it and becomes addicted or becomes addicted when using it as directed — which does happen.
Physical dependence to Percocet can happen to anyone who uses Percocet. There is a higher risk of this for persons who abuse Percocet or who use it for an extended period of time. There isnt any way to say exactly how much of the drug will result in dependence, or a set period of time, each person is different. It really depends on your physiology.
A good indication that you are at risk for dependence is if you have developed a tolerance to the drug. This means that the drug is not as effective as it was when you first started taking it. It may seem to wear off quicker, or it may feel like it simply isnt working as well. If this occurs, dependence is likely. If you have become dependent, you will experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking the drug.
Aside from physical dependence, there is also the risk of addiction. While addiction and dependence often go hand in hand, they are not the same thing.
If you are physically dependent on Percocet your body will undergo a detox process when you stop using. This can be difficult. You may experience severe physical symptoms including nausea, cramping, sweating and shaking. You may also experience intense anxiety and other psychological symptoms. These can be challenging to go through for anyone. These symptoms often keep people who want to quit from doing so.
If you want to quit using Percocet, or if you have tried to quit and failed, a Stuart FL Percocet detox center can give you the help you need to stop using for good.
You may be tempted to try to detox from Percocet on your own, however this is not the best way to approach detox. First, the symptoms are often quite severe. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are common symptoms. Dehydration can occur which will only make the rest of your symptoms worse and can cause complications.
Because of the level of discomfort and the psychological stress it brings, people who try to quit using opioid medications like Percocet often arent able to make it through detox without using. This is especially the case if you have developed an addiction to the drug. Getting support is essential in order to be successful.
At a Percocet detox center, you will not only get the emotional support you need to go through this process, but also medical care including treatment that help ease the symptoms of withdrawal. This is done through a combination of medication and holistic treatments such as vitamin and mineral therapy, biofeedback and massage therapy, which eases aches and pains and helps to facilitate the detoxification process.
Sometimes, people are reluctant to reach out and ask for help when they have an addiction to painkillers such as Percocet. Fear, embarrassment and the unknown often create a barrier to getting the assistance you need to stop using. Its important to know that addiction can happen to anyone, that asking for help is okay.
Todays modern detox facility offers a high level of care with cutting edge treatments and a warm, homelike atmosphere.
Coastal Detox Center is located on Floridas Treasure Coast. It is a beautiful, state-of-the-art 12,500 sf facility with luxurious amenities, recreational facilities and attentive, nurturing staff. Throughout your stay, you will be supported while you receive top-notch medical care that allows you to sail through detox. In addition, you will have access to holistic treatments and therapies such as massage, chiropractic, biofeedback and more. Youll have a chance to rest and recuperate in peaceful surroundings and enjoy delicious, chef-prepared meals. If you are ready to make a change in your life, contact Coastal Detox Center today.