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Percocet Addiction

Do you suspect that you or a loved one may be addicted to Percocet? Treatment can help.

Percocet is one of the most commonly abused forms of opioid narcotics. Many people who become addicted to Percocet start with a legitimate prescription, but go out of bounds with its usage. They find themselves craving and eventually depending on the drug to function “normally.” Like other oxycodone-based pain relievers, Percocet is abused for the euphoric high that can occur in tandem with other effects, like sedation.

It’s important to understand the signs and symptoms associated with Percocet addiction, and the necessity of supervised treatment. You or your loved one’s life may depend on it.

What is Percocet?

Percocet is a brand-name narcotic pain reliever comprised of oxycodone and acetaminophen (the agent found in Tylenol). The medication is prescribed to help with short-term, moderate to severe pain treatment, often following a surgery or severe injury. In some people, it produces a euphoric high, which is why it is so sought after by those who abuse it.

Street Names for Percocet

Generically, Percocet and other oxycodone-based drugs are referred to as “pain pills” or “painkillers.” Another medication similar to Percocet is Percodan, which is composed of oxycodone and aspirin — the two are often confused. Most other street names are derived from oxycodone, such as:

  • Hillbilly Heroin
  • Perks
  • Percs

Physical Signs and Symptoms of Percocet Addiction or Abuse

The symptoms of Percocet abuse are similar to other forms of oxycodone abuse, but with the added risks associated with overusing acetaminophen. While it is an effective everyday pain reliever, several studies have revealed that acetaminophen can cause severe liver damage when used in excess. The most common symptoms of Percocet abuse include:

  • Feelings of sedation or drowsiness
  • Constricted pupils
  • Dry mouth
  • Gastrointestinal issues such as nausea, abdominal cramps, vomiting, and constipation
  • Loss of appetite

More severe symptoms include:

  • Chest pain
  • Itching, rashes, hives, or facial swelling
  • Abnormally fast or slow heartbeat
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Seizures, in some cases

Long-term Percocet abuse can lead to severe liver damage, kidney failure, and the physical and psychological dependence of addiction. As with other forms of oxycodone addiction, extended Percocet use causes the brain to stop producing endorphins naturally, relying instead on the artificial ones from the drug. Permanent brain damage can result.

If you think a loved one may be suffering from Percocet addiction, watch for these signs:

  • Withdrawal from activities your loved one previously enjoyed
  • Secretive behavior as to their whereabouts
  • Financial trouble, or requests to borrow money from you
  • Taking uncharacteristic risks

The Importance of Percocet Treatment

Aside from the detrimental health effects, Percocet addiction can leave a person’s life in shambles. Don’t wait until an overdose to seek help. Percocet overdose is potentially fatal, but it is almost guaranteed that permanent liver, kidney, or brain damage could be sustained. If you or a loved one are unable to restrict Percocet use to the recommended amount, seek professional help from a treatment center offering Percocet rehab.

What to Expect from Our Percocet Treatment Program

Because Percocet is an oxycodone-based medication, treatment will have similar elements to other oxycodone recovery plans. As always, the plan given to you or your loved one will be personalized by our expert staff and begin with inpatient treatment. Inpatient treatment provides clients with 24-hour care at a live-in facility. After the detoxification process is complete, days will consist of professional counseling and the opportunity to use other services, such as:

  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Trauma therapy
  • Custom-tailored case management
  • Sound healing
  • Reiki
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Time to use our other amenities

After the completion of inpatient drug rehab, clients have the option to continue in intensive outpatient drug rehab that involves several hours of treatment per day for several days each week. Intensive outpatient treatment allows individuals to start transitioning back to life outside of rehab while staying on track for long-term recovery.

Start the Admissions Process Now for Effective Percocet Abuse Treatment

If you or a loved one are addicted to Percocet, you can find your first step toward sobriety with us. Our treatment center admission staff are available 24/7 to take your call. Reach out today to start the path toward full recovery.

Addiction Treatment Advantages at Daylight Recovery Services

  • Residential inpatient & outpatient programs for Percocet addiction
  • 12-step recovery
  • JCAHO accredited
  • Medically-monitored Percocet detox

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