Percocet is the brand name for the combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen. It is an effective painkiller and can offer you the energy to help you get through the day, especially when your pain is intolerable. However, it should be taken with care because even taking Percocet as prescribed can get you addicted.
Doctors prescribe Percocet as a short-term pain reliever to be taken as needed. Unfortunately, you can become dependent on Percocet and need increased dosage levels. Doctors may continue to refill prescriptions, instead of trying to resolve the underlying medical issue.
The more you take Percocet, the more your body craves it, which increases your body’s tolerance for the drug. Your body will demand an ever-increasing dosage of Percocet. Without it, you will experience withdrawal symptoms because of Percocet addiction. If you are addicted to Percocet you should seek treatment immediately.
Percocet addiction is one of the more severe opioid addictions because it contains the powerful narcotic called oxycodone. If you are addicted to Percocet, you will display some or all of the following symptoms and behaviors:
- Impaired judgment
- Nodding off
- Financial instability
- Mood swings
- Frequent doctor visits to multiple doctors and to emergency rooms
- Multiple pharmacy claims for Percocet
- Possession of paraphernalia used to crush, smoke or inject the drug
- A change of lifestyle, friends, or other social patterns
- Withdrawal symptoms when the drug is not available
- Extreme drug-seeking behavior
Looking for the right Percocet addiction treatment center can be challenging. Even though you have found yourself dependent on Percocet, you may not feel like you need addiction treatment. The truth is that a drug rehab center can effectively monitor your symptoms, administer medications to ease Percocet withdrawal and treat your pain without the use of addictive medication.
Percocet withdrawal symptoms can develop in a short period of time, even when taken as prescribed or not. Withdrawal symptoms from Percocet are difficult to manage alone.
If addicted, stopping use abruptly can cause the following Percocet withdrawal symptoms:
While detox is important to get your body clean from the drug, it is imperative that you immediately get help from a drug rehab program that teaches you how to safely overcome cravings, triggers and other things that cause a relapse.
At Recovery Connection your well-being is important to us. Lakeview Health is an accredited rehab facility that will provide you with a safe and comfortable detox and a personalized Percocet addiction treatment program.
Whether you started taking Percocet with a prescription or you obtained it illegally, the fact remains that if you are addicted, seeking help immediately is crucial. Take the first step by calling Recovery Connection at 866-812-8231 and speak with one of our addiction specialists.
- The call is free.
- We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
- We will answer your questions regarding getting help for your addiction.
- We find you the best rehab to match your insurance or financial ability.
- We have personal knowledge of Percocet addiction, withdrawal, and treatment.
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If you or someone you know is suffering from Percocet addiction, Recovery Connection’s free and confidential helpline is always open to answer your questions. Call us at 866-812-8231.
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