Percocet Addiction Rehab

Percocet Addiction Rehab Center

Percocet addiction is a very serious opioid use disorder. Percocet is a prescription narcotic painkiller that is highly susceptible to abuse and addiction. Signs of dependence on this drug include being unable to control its use and developing tolerance and withdrawal. Percocet addiction can be effectively treated and managed, but it is important to first be diagnosed and to go through supervised detox. Effective treatment after detox includes medications, therapy, and residential care.

What Is Percocet Addiction?

Percocet is a brand name narcotic pain medication that includes a combination of the opioid painkiller oxycodone and the over-the-counter drug acetaminophen. It is approved to treat and help manage moderate to severe pain. It is also susceptible to abuse and can cause an opioid use disorder, even in people taking it as directed. Addiction to Percocet occurs when misuse of this drug gets out of control when an individual tries but fails to stop using it and continues in spite of the major problems that it causes in other areas of his or her life, such as relationships, health, and finances.

Percocet Addiction Facts and Statistics

Percocet is a controlled substance because it comes with a high potential for abuse and addiction. It should never be used without a prescription and without the guidance of a physician.

  • Percocet is listed as a schedule II controlled substance by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
  • On average, 292 people die from an opioid overdose every day in the U.S.
  • Misuse of opioids like Percocet costs $78.5 billion every year in healthcare costs, lost productivity, and criminal justice costs.
  • Between 21 and 29 percent of people prescribed prescription opioids like Percocet will misuse them.
  • Overdoses caused by natural and semisynthetic opioids, which include Percocet, have been increasing since 1999.
  • Oxycodone, the main ingredient in Percocet, is one of the most common types of opioids involved in overdose fatalities

Effective Treatment for Percocet Addiction

Treatment of addiction to Percocet begins with supervised detox, but this is just the small first step. Detox must be followed up with effective, long-term treatments to avoid the likeliness of relapse. Residental treatment for Percocet addiction provides a safe environment in which to focus on and access a wide range of support services, from medical care to therapy and alternative treatments.

Medical treatment is an important part of the management of any opioid use disorder. Medications can be used for maintenance therapy, reducing cravings, and withdrawal symptoms. They are an important part of treatment but should also be used with therapy. Working with a therapist helps clients learn what led to their Percocet abuse, what their triggers are, and what they can to prevent relapse in the future. Behavioral therapies are particularly helpful in guiding patients to set and achieve goals, make healthy lifestyle changes, respond better to stress and Percocet-use triggers, and develop healthier relationships with loved ones.

Percocet rehab may also include a range of supplemental services that complement medical treatment and therapy. These include creative therapies with writing, art or music, recreation and adventure therapies, group support, relapse prevention strategies, family therapy, and lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise services.

Percocet addiction is a very serious illness that can result in a number of complications, including death from overdose. It is essential that anyone misusing this drug gets professional support to stop. Treatment for Percocet addiction is effective and the prognosis is good. Even those with severe addictions can learn to stop using and to live a healthy and productive life without substance use.

Signs and Symptoms Percocet Addiction

Someone who has become addicted to Percocet has lost control over the ability to stop using it. There are many signs of addiction, but the following are what mental health and addiction professionals use to diagnose patients. Just meeting two or three of these criteria indicate an individual has a mild opioid use disorder and could benefit from treatment:

  • Taking Percocet in larger doses and for longer than intended
  • Unsuccessful attempts to stop using Percocet
  • Spending a lot of time using, recovering from, or acquiring the drug
  • Experiencing strong cravings for Percocet or other opioids
  • Neglecting responsibilities—at home, work, school, or other areas—because of drug use
  • Continuing use of Percocet even though it causes relationship problems
  • Giving up other activities to spend more time using or recovering from using drugs
  • Using Percocet in dangerous situations more than once
  • Using Percocet in spite of the fact that it causes or exacerbates physical or mental health problems
  • Experiencing tolerance, a need to use more and more of the drug to get the desired effect
  • Withdrawal symptoms when not using Percocet


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Percocet Addiction Causes and Risk Factors

Exact or single causes of any type of substance use disorder are impossible to determine. In most cases of addiction, including Percocet addiction, there is no single cause; there are instead multiple factors that contribute to the likelihood that a person will develop a substance use disorder, including:

  • A history of substance misuse
  • A family history of substance use disorder
  • Undiagnosed or untreated mental illnesses
  • Being at a younger age when misusing Percocet, a teenager or young adult
  • A stressful, unstable, or traumatic home environment
  • Spending time with other people who misuse substances, especially opioids
  • Having access to opioids and Percocet
  • An impulsive personality or history of risk-taking behaviors

Misuse and overdose on Percocet come with another important health risk. The acetaminophen in Percocet can cause serious liver damage. Combining Percocet with other medications that include acetaminophen, combining it with alcohol, and misusing it or taking enough to cause an overdose increases the risk of causing serious damage to the liver. Just 4,000 milligrams of this seemingly harmless drug can cause serious liver damage—one tablet of Percocet may have up to 650 milligrams of acetaminophen. Signs of liver damage are not always obvious until it has become severe, but they include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite. Liver damage can quickly lead to liver failure and even death.

None, or even all, of these risk factors together ensure that a person will misuse Percocet and develop an opioid use disorder. But, they do increase the risk, and anyone with risk factors should be aware of the potential in order to make better choices about substance misuse.

Knowing When It's Time for Percocet Addiction Treatment

Getting help for Percocet addiction is vital. But making that first step toward this important and potentially life-transforming move can be challenging for anyone who has tried to manage addiction on their own. Residential treatment for Percocet addiction is most effective because it allows an individual to focus on treatment for an extended period of time while learning the necessary skills for returning home and avoiding a relapse. Percocet rehab is tailored to each individual and typically includes:

  • Detox
  • One-on-one behavioral therapy
  • Group therapy and peer support
  • Educational programs
  • Family therapy
  • Experiential and holistic therapies
  • Intensive workshops
  • Fitness/recreation
  • Relaxation strategies and stress management
  • Learning how to avoid relapses

Relapse prevention is an important part of treatment and includes learning what triggers prescription drug use, how to avoid triggers, lifestyle changes, and learning and using healthy coping strategies.

We understand that in order for rehab to be successful, we must listen closely and truly understand your needs, aspirations, personal history, and treatment goals. All members of our care team align closely with you so that you feel safe, respected, and ready to do your work. With this approach, Alta Mira co-creates a profound healing experience with you so you can achieve your recovery goals and reclaim your life.

How to Help a Loved One Get Treatment for Percocet Abuse

There are signs that you may see in a friend or loved one who has obtained a prescription for Percocet that cause you concern about addiction. Has your friend or family member started skipping school or work for no apparent reason? Do they complain of not feeling well? Do you notice an increase in their sleep requirements? Some people lose interest in personal appearance and show sudden behavioral changes. Do they always need money with no adequate or substantial reason? If you notice such changes, we can help you reach out to them and get the help needed. While you can have an influence on your loved one’s decision to seek treatment, an individual struggling with Percocet addiction must take ultimate responsibility for their own recovery. Your support and encouragement may be what will finally convince them to seek help for their struggles with Percocet.

Addiction is not a choice nor a sign of weakness. It is a condition of the brain that can respond to targeted treatment. When your loved one comes to Alta Mira, they will finally have a chance to be free from the debilitating effects of addiction.

  • The Challenge. Helping a loved one who is struggling with Percocet can be a long and heartbreaking journey. It can be hard to help someone, particularly if they don’t want help or if they live far away. Many families wait years beyond the time that they first thought about intervening.
  • Get Help for Yourself. If you have a loved one who is suffering from Percocet addiction, one of the first things you can do is take care of yourself by attending peer support meetings like Nar-Anon.
  • Consider an Interventionist. The longer you wait for someone to “hit bottom,” the more their disease advances. You can actually increase the chance of a successful outcome by intervening with your loved one before their disease progresses to a more dangerous level. However, organizing your family to set limits and boundaries to get a loved one into rehab can be challenging.

Hiring a professional interventionist can help the family get organized as a team, prepare to speak to the addict in a coordinated way, to give your loved one the best possible chance of successfully arriving in treatment. Interventionists can also be helpful during and after the treatment experience, providing support and coaching to the family to ensure that the patient completes treatment. If you are considering an intervention, our admissions team can also help you with this process.

How Our Luxury Percocet Addiction Treatment Center Transforms Lives

Residential treatment for Percocet addiction is the best option for you or your loved one. Our luxury Percocet rehab is designed for a safe detox and successful recovery from addiction. During treatment, we’ll provide you with an array of tools to guide your Percocet recovery, such as a personalized treatment plan, holistic and alternative therapies, group therapy, family therapy, life skills training, and help with exercise and nutrition. During your stay at Alta Mira, you’ll have an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. This will include comprehensive services for any co-occurring conditions that might be complicating or supporting your Percocet addiction.

Our Transformational Percocet Addiction Treatment Program

Your first 30 days of treatment at Alta Mira is referred to as your Detox, Stabilization, Assessment period, which begins with private, medically supervised detox. During this time, our detox specialists will keep you safe and secure, monitored 24/7, as you rest in the privacy of your own room.

You can also expect:

  • Weekly meetings with a psychiatrist
  • Weekly meetings with a medical doctor
  • Neuropsychological testing and advanced psychological testing
  • Orientation to our recovery fundamentals and self-regulation skills development
  • In-depth family engagement and the option for loved ones to attend multiple 4-day family programs
  • Introduction to therapy groups

Following 30 days of stabilization, clients move on to the next phase of their recovery process at Alta Mira, which we call our Transformational Program. Key elements of our complete 90-day transformational Percocet rehab program include:

  • Three individual intensive psychotherapy sessions per week
  • Weekly meetings with a medical doctor
  • Participation in advanced workshops to support introspection, foundational change toward recovery, and relapse prevention
  • Expanded neuropsychological assessment and continued weekly psychiatrist meetings inform tailored treatment adjustments and a refined individualized clinical approach
  • Practice and integration of recovery principles and self-regulation skills and continued family work to support improved individual outcomes
  • Intensive Workshops

The Courage to Change

Lasting change takes time. It can take six weeks to change a simple habit. Changing behavior following addiction can be very challenging. Learning how to develop clean and sober behaviors, effectively deal with triggers and stressors, take medication as prescribed, and make healthy lifestyle changes to support long-term recovery can take time.

Better Percocet Addiction Treatment Outcomes

Our 90-day program provides the structure, support, and time to learn a new way of living to give clients the best possible outcome. Studies show that individuals should participate in Percocet treatment for at least 90 days to see the best results. However, the best indicator of success is not the duration of the program, but the mutual cooperation between the recovering addict and the treatment center, as they plan for continuing care after finishing the program.

Working Together

We understand that in order for treatment to be successful, we must listen closely and truly understand your needs, aspirations, personal history, and treatment goals. All members of our care team align closely with you so that you feel safe, respected, and ready to do your work. With this approach, Alta Mira co-creates a profound healing experience with you so you can achieve your recovery goals and reclaim your life.

Percocet Addiction FAQs

Like other opioids, overdose is a very serious and life-threatening risk of misusing Percocet. Oxycodone is a central nervous system depressant, which means that it slows down brain activity, respiration, and heart rate. During an overdose, these processes can slow down to the point that breathing and heart rate cease, and this is fatal if not treated immediately.

Signs of a Percocet overdose include pale, clammy skin, inability to move, unresponsiveness, vomiting or gurgling noises, slow, shallow or stopped breathing, slow or stopped heart rate, and loss of consciousness. This can be reversed with an antidote drug, but it must be administered quickly. The risk of overdose increases when Percocet is combined with another opioid, alcohol, or benzodiazepine.

Substance use disorder ultimately leads to withdrawal when an individual tries to stop using the drug. In the case of Percocet, opioid withdrawal can cause very uncomfortable and painful symptoms that make it difficult to stop using:

  • Anxiety
  • Agitation
  • Achy, painful muscles
  • Insomnia
  • Runny nose and increased tearing in eyes
  • Sweating excessively
  • Yawning

As withdrawal continues the symptoms can get worse, making relapse even more of a risk. Later symptoms of withdrawal include stomach cramps, diarrhea or vomiting, nausea, and chills. Withdrawal can begin as early as within 12 hours of the last use of Percocet and may last for several days.

The time it takes to go through withdrawal and to be ready for ongoing treatment is known as detox. It is essential that detox be done with supervision. The risks of going it alone include having a relapse and that relapse leading to a fatal overdose. Supervised detox can provide a safe environment and can provide medical management that makes the symptoms less severe.

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Reclaim Your Life at Alta Mira’s Percocet Addiction Rehab Program

We believe individuals are best able to focus on their recovery when immersed in a secure, serene, healing setting. That’s why we provide comfortable surroundings while maintaining the most advanced and sophisticated Percocet rehab program in Northern California. Clients can expect compassionate care from our best-in-class Percocet addiction specialists.

Don’t let addiction control your life. To begin your life-changing transformation, contact us today.