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Percocet Addiction Treatment

A Percocet addiction is more accurately described as opioid use disorder (OUD). This is a condition characterized by a psychological (and often physical) dependence on opioids. 

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Percocet abuse and OUD are best treated with the help of an addiction treatment professional, usually with some combination of medication and therapy. While there is no cure for OUD, it can be managed on a long-term basis, enabling individuals to live happy, healthy lives.

Key Facts

Key Facts

  • An addiction to Percocet is an addiction to opioids, even if a person only abuses Percocet specifically.
  • Percocet is a brand-name medication that contains two drugs: acetaminophen (a relatively mild and non-addictive painkiller) and oxycodone (an opioid painkiller with significant addiction and abuse potential).
  • Percocet addiction requires long-term, evolving treatment to prevent a potentially dangerous relapse.[1,2]
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the gold standard in treatment for Percocet addiction, including the use of both medication and therapy.[3]

Treatment Options for Percocet Addiction

An addiction to Percocet and other opioids is best treated with a combination of medication and talk therapy. The specifics of a treatment plan will be individual, ideally customized to the needs of each client based on both the direction of a treatment specialist and feedback from the client. 

Often, Percocet addiction treatment begins with a detoxification process to get support through the worst of opioid withdrawal. Percocet’s addictive ingredient, oxycodone, is an opioid and can cause significant dependence with repeated use.[1]

These are some of the treatment options for Percocet addiction:

Medical Detox for Percocet

Unless someone takes medication to delay or eliminate withdrawal, such as buprenorphine or methadone, they will usually begin their recovery with medical detox. Sometimes, people who use MAT will also start with medical detox, so they are adequately supported during the early stage of recovery.

Medical detox allows people to stop misusing Percocet in a safe, supportive environment. In an addiction treatment facility, clients don’t have access to Percocet and other opioids, so the chances of relapse during withdrawal are significantly reduced. They can also begin participating in therapy and skills workshops to begin building the foundation of a life in recovery.

Medical detox can be an important early step in treating addiction to Percocet. If someone doesn’t use MAT, they are going to experience Percocet withdrawal symptoms, and these can be intense. A tapered approach can mitigate their intensity, but this should only be done under medical supervision.[4]

Many people view withdrawal as one of the hardest parts of recovery. While it is a relatively short period, acute withdrawal (the period when withdrawal is most intense) is when Percocet cravings tend to be at their highest and when people can feel very ill. During this time, individuals are vulnerable to relapse, so support is critical.

Inpatient Rehab Treatment for Percocet

Inpatient or residential treatment is a type of rehab that is more intensive than other types of treatment. As a result, it can be more expensive and time-consuming. However, for people who have severe addictions or who have already tried and failed to recover from addiction using less restrictive treatments, it can be vital.

During inpatient rehab, a patient stays at a treatment facility for multiple weeks or more, focusing entirely on their recovery. They live a scheduled life during this time, designed to help them build the skills needed to control their Percocet cravings and handle the autonomy of daily life once they leave the facility to better reduce the chances they engage in future opioid abuse. 

In residential treatment, clients spend a lot of time in therapy, talking with trained professionals and other people in recovery about their relationship with addiction. They learn ways to adjust their thinking and lifestyle to control the most dangerous impulses feeding into that addiction.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

With MAT, evidence-based medications are used to reduce the likelihood that a person will engage in substance abuse. Medication can’t cure an opioid addiction, but evidence has shown that it can be a significant help in allowing a person to better maintain long-term drug abuse abstinence. The medications commonly used to treat OUD include methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone.[2]

Some people are surprised to learn that methadone and buprenorphine can be used to treat OUD, as both medications are technically opioids themselves. However, when taken as prescribed, these drugs have low abuse potential and can greatly decrease cravings for Percocet and other opioids. It is the process of taking a controlled, relatively mild opioid to help a person better avoid relapse to using more dangerous, potent opioids.[2] 


Any addiction treatment plan should involve some level of therapy and counseling to help a person understand what drove them to abuse substances like Percocet. By understanding triggers for opioid misuse, dangerous patterns can be identified and then remedied. A professional therapist can best help a person work through how best to break or interrupt those thoughts and behavioral patterns to avoid future drug abuse.

Therapy and counseling can take many forms, and each therapy plan should be designed and updated to meet the changing needs of each client in treatment. Cognitive behavioral therapy is the most common way addiction is treated, but other types of treatment, including family therapy and group therapy, are also helpful in recovery.[6] 

Addiction counseling is in many ways like a more short-form type of therapy. Clients focus on more immediate issues with a professional who can help them improve their feelings of self-worth, make important changes at home or work to improve their lives and more.[2]

Long-Term Recovery From Percocet Addiction

Addiction is a lifelong condition. While this can sound disheartening, the truth is that people can enter and maintain recovery for the rest of their lives. By going through treatment, an individual can learn to control their opioid cravings and often experience those cravings much less intensely and less frequently. Over time, sustaining long-term abstinence from opioid abuse, even if you still get cravings to abuse drugs sometimes, will become easier and easier. 

This is why even after intense, targeted addiction treatment is no longer necessary for a person, aftercare remains important for sustaining long-term recovery. What works best will vary from person to person, but many people benefit from continuing to attend therapy regularly and talking with other people in recovery about their journeys and any acute issues. 

At Boca Recovery Center, we take aftercare very seriously. We offer an outpatient treatment program for those who are transitioning away from inpatient treatment. We also connect our clients with local resources once they have graduated from our programs. Our team will help you find therapists, support groups, and other resources you can lean on as you transition to an independent life in recovery.

Why Choose Boca Recovery Center for Your Percocet Addiction Treatment?

If you struggle with Percocet addiction or any other type of addiction, our team at Boca Recovery Center can help. We offer the following:

  • Individualized treatment plans: We tailor treatment plans to address your unique needs, history, goals, and more.
  • Evidence-based treatment methods: We use addiction treatment modalities that are backed by scientific research and considered best practices.
  • Top credentialed and accredited medical directors and staff: We employ some of the most experienced and knowledgeable therapists, doctors, and psychologists in the country.
  • Insurance coverage: We work with most major insurance providers (including private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid) to help make Percocet rehab more accessible.
  • Financing options and flexible payment options: We don’t want a lack of insurance to be a burden to receiving quality Percocet addiction treatment. We offer financing and payment plans to reduce the cost of care.
  • Proven success in addiction care: We’ve treated over 10,000 patients at our various facilities, helping them achieve sobriety and create a long-term recovery plan.
  • Top 10% of rehabs in the U.S.: All our locations are accredited by The Joint Commission, meaning we meet the highest standards of care in addiction and behavioral health.

Starting a Percocet Addiction Treatment Program at Boca Recovery Center

Beating addiction isn’t easy, but no matter the stage you’re at in recovery, it’s possible. The best way to regain control of your life and stop abusing Percocet is with professional help. This is what we offer at Boca Recovery Center. 

If you struggle with tramadol or other types of opioids, reach out to us. We offer medical detox, inpatient treatment, outpatient care, MAT, and evidence-based therapy. Our team of empathetic and professional addiction treatment experts is ready to design an individualized addiction treatment plan to meet your needs. 

Check out the locations of our addiction treatment facilities in Florida, New Jersey, and Indiana. Whether you live locally or are traveling for treatment, we can get you set up today. Take the first step toward a better tomorrow.

Updated May 10, 2024
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