- Written by Marcel Gemme C.C.D.C
Percocet Treatment Centers
Addictions to pain medications like Percocet are on the rise. As of right now, most rehabilitation facilities are treating addictions to prescription medication such as Percocet just like they do an addiction to any other substance. The person goes through a detoxification process and then enters into rehab where they get extensive counseling. The problem is that many experts are starting to think that there might be more to treating the addiction than just counseling.
The reason behind this type of thinking has to do with the fact that many of the people who are becoming addicted to Percocet do not exhibit typical addict behavior. Some experts feel that the reason the person becomes addicted to the drug has to do partly with the ingredients that are used to manufacture the drug and partly because the person is suffering from a minor and undiagnosed case of depression.
Right now, most of the experts are focusing on detox techniques. The hope is that if they can figure out the right way to get the person detoxified, they can reduce the chances of the person using the drug once they have been released. There are several different opinions on the best way to detoxify a person who has become addicted to Percocet.
Most people favor a medical detoxification. This is when the process is supervised by a doctor who gradually reduces the amount of Percocet that the person consumes. Since severe depression can result from this type of detox, it is important to make sure that the individual is closely monitored. There are many treatment facilities that offer detox from Percocet and other drugs as part of their services.
Other people favor the traditional form of detox, which is simply to cut the person off of the drug altogether. This does get the drug out of the person’s system, but the withdrawal symptoms are very severe, sometimes severe enough to compromise severely the addict’s health.
Some experts have started to use Accelerated Neuro-Regulation to help treat Percocet addicts. When a person opts for this type of treatment, they are admitted into the hospital. When they start to enter withdrawal, they are administered a general anesthesia which basically allows the person to ride out the process without any ill effects. When the person is removed from the anesthesia, there is a chance that they might have a few lingering symptoms, but nothing as severe as they would have otherwise experienced. This is not a good choice for everyone. It is only recommended if the addict is in fairly good health, is not pregnant, and does not have any known allergies to medications.
It is possible for people to get off Percocet, no matter how long they have been using. The solution is for the person to get through a good detox program and a lot of people also decide to check into a drug rehab program after they have gone through the withdrawal in order to address the reasons behind their addiction.