Our Rapid Percocet® Detox Procedure
Percocet® is one of the brand names used for the opiate based painkiller oxycodone. You may also know oxycodone as OxyContin®. Percocet® is one of the most well-known opiate based painkillers that is prescribed to people who need help dealing with levels of pain that they find hard to cope with. It’s also one of the most mentioned names in the current opiate crisis that’s ravaging communities all across the United States.
Percocet® is one of the most difficult opiates to stop using once pain has been successfully managed, mainly due to its addictive nature and the withdrawal symptoms experienced once a person beings to flush opiates out of their body. While using Percocet®, a user’s brain and body becomes accustomed to having these excessive levels of painkilling opiates. When Percocet® is withdrawn, the body reacts in a bad way with physical and psychological symptoms that are very hard to deal with.
There remains hope, though, thanks to Advanced Rapid Detox. We have the medical skills and knowledge to help you break free from your opiate dependency. With our rapid Percocet® detox program, we can help you break free from your Percocet® addiction and cravings in as little as four days!
Our Rapid Percocet® Detox Treatment Process is as follows:
- (Day 1) — Patient completes all intake paperwork, lab work, physical exam, social worker, and case planning meeting with the doctor. Next, the patient is taken to their private room which includes a private bathroom, flat screen TV, and WIFI. All meals are included. During this time the patient keeps their cell phone. Smoking and vaping are not allowed in or around the facility. We suggest patients wear a nicotine patch. We do not want the patient in withdrawals, so they are encouraged to continue their medication until midnight.
- (Day 2) — Patient is taken to the ICU where they will remain for approximately 24 hours after the sedation detox procedure. During the sedation the doctor uses medication that reverse the opiates off the receptors. The patient remains under the care of Award Winning, Board-Certified Anesthesiologist, Dr. Julia Aharonov, and receives IV Sedation in a private treatment room to sleep through their withdrawals while closely monitored.
- After the opiate reversal, the patient receives an FDA Approved Vivitrol® injection. Vivitrol® is a brand name for Naltrexone, which blocks the effects of opioids and eliminates cravings. It should be noted that Vivitrol® eliminates the opiate cravings for 28 days, is not addictive and can be given immediately after this procedure—avoiding the usual 7-14 day period if a patient were to detox themselves.
- (Day 3) — Patient comes back to their private room (with 24-hour medical care), to rest and recuperate for the day. If they experience any post-acute withdrawals, they are given transitionary, non-addictive medications. The patient also receives those same medications to take home. If approved by the doctor (at an additional cost), patients can request to have an IV Ketamine infusion.
- (Day 4) — After meeting with Dr. Aharonov, patients are free to go home and eligible for our detox-related aftercare program. With Advanced Rapid Detox, you truly have the best care as you restart your life.
What is Percocet®?
As mentioned above, Percocet® is one of the names under which the opiate based painkiller oxycodone is prescribed by physicians. It is more commonly knock as OxyContin®, but there are other brand names too. It is very effective as an opiate based painkiller and is usually prescribed to help people deal with moderate-to-severe levels of pain. It is considered to be nearly one and a half times as powerful as one of the most well-known opiate based painkillers of them all – morphine.
Just like all opiate based painkillers, Percocet® is derived from an alkaloid known as thebaine which is naturally found as part of the opium poppy. Because of the addictive nature of oxycodone, this opiate is sometimes combined with a substance known as naloxone. Naloxone is added as it has a reputation for reducing the addictiveness of opiates without seriously reducing their painkilling attributes.
While Percocet® is very good at helping people manage pain, its use can cause a number of unpleasant side effects. These include digestive ailments such as nausea, vomiting and constipation, as well as many other undesirable sensations such as dizziness, sweating and fatigue. Overdosing on Percocet® is also possible, especially among those who are using Percocet® for recreational purposes or who have been using the opiate for a lengthy period and do not feel their current doses are working as well as they used to do. Percocet® overdoses are very dangerous, as too much of the opiate can interfere with the respiratory system, causing death.
Long-term use of Percocet® can also cause psychological side effects such as depression and anxiety, the loss of sex drive, a continual loss of appetite and an unremitting sensation of feeling tired.
Understanding Your Dependency
The main purpose of the use of Percocet® is of course to reduce sensations of pain, but like all opiates, it has a secondary effect. This effect is to induce a sense of euphoria within the opiate user’s brain. This is not the same level of euphoria you experience with a dangerous opiate such as heroin, but it is a desirable state of having heightened senses and feeling at peace.
Many users say that they also experience excessive levels of a desire for sleep. The use of Percocet® makes them feel fatigued, so they report that they end up requiring greater amounts of sleep than they had previously needed. The quality of sleep they experience is also more satisfactory, hence sleep to them becomes addictive. If Percocet® users are not able to get as much sleep as they desire, they end up feeling quite irritable.
Once the pain for which Percocet® was originally prescribed for has been dealt with, it is not recommended that anyone should use Percocet® for a lengthy period. However, because of the issue of withdrawing from opiates, many people find themselves ‘trapped’ by their need for this medication. In most cases, Percocet® users say that they need to maintain their opiate use just to feel ‘normal’. Their lives become fixated on their next dose of Percocet®, and they feel anxious and frightened if their medication runs out and they are not able to quickly find more.
Lessening the stranglehold that Percocet® has on your life is not easy, but it is perfectly achievable with the help of our team at Advanced Rapid Detox.
Tell Me About Rapid Percocet® Detox at Advanced Rapid Detox
The best way to deal with the withdrawal pains from quitting Percocet® is to be placed under sedation by our expert medical team here at Advanced Rapid Detox. You will not suffer in any way, as you will largely be unconscious throughout the entire procedure.
You will stay in a private suite and you will be monitored by our medical care team. You will complete the entire process in as little as four days. You will also be given advice on how to arrange your Vivitrol® injection – a non-addictive substance designed to significantly reduce opiate cravings – once every twenty-eight days.
Breaking your Percocet® dependency is not impossible – in fact with our help it’s finally within reach. We’ve helped many people to halt their use of Percocet® and to reclaim lives and relationships that have failed or were failing. We’re proud in that we’ve given so many people the help that they have needed to regain control of their lives.
Now for some Good News!
There is a safe way that you can get your life back from the day-to-day burden of addiction or dependence on opiates. Most patients say we saved their lives. We save lives through our advanced rapid opiate detoxification procedure. Our experienced medical professionals are available to give you all the help you need to get your life back on track. Now it’s up to you. We’re here to listen, help, and answer your questions.
Our Long-Term Detox Related Aftercare through your treating physician is one of the advantages of choosing Advanced Rapid Detox. Our board-certified doctors are available to answer any of your questions. Upon discharge, our Vivitrol® coordinator will supply you with a list of providers in your area to obtain the injection every 28 days. Vivitrol® blocks all opiates to the brain’s receptors. The Vivitrol® injections are a critical component to help ensure your sobriety. One of our patients recently said that Vivitrol® was like his “life insurance policy.” We agree. It’s that important.
We Applaud Your Courage. You can Do This!
If you are ready to get your life back and want to begin detoxing from opiates, there is no better time to start. Make the call now. We’re here to help you. We have many past patients who are willing to share their experiences with our rapid opiate detox treatment. If you would like to speak with a past patient, please let us know. You’re not alone. You can do this. Be sure to check out the opiate detox testimonials to read what other patients have to say. We’re only a phone call away.