Percocet Withdrawal Timeline, Symptoms & Treatment

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Percocet is an opioid that’s often the source of addiction. For individuals who are addicted to this drug, trying to get sober will involve going through withdrawal and treatment. While the timeline for this can vary from one person to another, there are some typical things that you can expect when you decide to get sober off Percocet or other opioids.

If you realize that you have a problem with Percocet, you should learn what you can about what you should expect as you go down the path to sobriety.

What Is Withdrawal From Percocet Like?

Typically, the withdrawal symptoms from Percocet will mirror those of any other opioid. You can expect to experience the first symptoms approximately 6 hours after your last dose because this is when your body will start to expect the next dose. The symptoms of withdrawal typically peak at 72 hours after the last dose of the drug.

You’re likely to go through withdrawal if you’ve used Percocet long-term, but if you’ve been on it less than 2 weeks, you may not have any symptoms. Long-term Percocet users will need a tapered plan or other assistance to help the body to adjust to getting off the drug.

Opioid withdrawal is a serious matter that shouldn’t be attempted by anyone without proper medical supervision. You should be through the worst of the withdrawal within a week, but some people report some mild symptoms for a few weeks.

What are Common Withdrawal Symptoms?

The symptoms of withdrawal vary greatly from one person to another. While you’re experiencing these, you should ensure that you stay well hydrated and eat healthy foods. Using deep breathing and other positive support methods are beneficial.

Some of the more common withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Rapid heart rate
  • Sweating or chills
  • Irritability and mood swings
  • Diarrhea and vomiting
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Stomach or muscle cramps
  • Tremors
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Yawning
  • Anxiety or restlessness
  • Heightened pain
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Increased blood pressure

The Hickory Treatment Centers team works closely with you to support you throughout this process.

How Can Your Support System Help?

One of the biggest focal points when you’re going through treatment is learning the tools that can help you to avoid a relapse. We help you to learn your triggers and how to cope with them to help you remain on the path toward sobriety success. We recognize that each person is different, so we customize your treatment plan to suit your needs.

When you enter the Hickory Treatment Centers treatment program, you have a host of tools at your disposal. We offer individual and group therapy sessions so you can get the help you need for personal matters and celebrate your successes with your peers. We also offer special therapy options, including assistance for those who have co-existing conditions.

On top of the intensive support for you, we also work with your family to ensure that they have the tools they need to help you remain successful in your sobriety. This provides you with support once you leave our facility.

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If you have tried to stop using alcohol or drugs on your own, you may feel that sobriety and clean living seem far away. However, with the help of caring staff members and a safe, structured environment, you can receive the guidance you need to fight cravings and regain control of your life.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our admission staff or learn more about our healing programs.