PERCOCET REHAB

Victory Bay Drug Guide

Percocet, also known as “perks” is a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen that is prescribed for moderate to severe pain relief. These tablets can be taken orally, crushed and snorted, or dissolved and injected, but no matter which way they’re used, they can easily lead to Percocet addiction.

Because Percocet affects the nervous system, it can help users control their pain, however, over time, that feeling can become tolerated and a higher dosage is necessary to achieve the same feeling. This can be dangerous. In fact, opioid pain relievers such as Percocet kill more people annually than heroin or cocaine.

Percocet Abuse

SYMPTOMS

Like other painkillers, Percocet alters the nervous system in order to block pain signals, but it can also come with an elated high. Some users take Percocet for its painkilling ability, others take it for the euphoric feeling they get. Either way, they may develop a need for rehab for Percocet addiction. Percocet symptoms include:

  • A state of euphoria
  • Feelings of relaxation
  • Relief of anxiety
  • A heightened sense of well-being
  • Overall relaxation
  • A warming sensation

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Dangers & Effects

While Percocet addiction can occur in people of any age, many younger adults become involved in painkiller addiction: more than 450,000 adolescents aged 12-17 and nearly one million young adults aged 18-25 were abusing prescription painkillers in 2014. Effects of abuse include:

Short-term effects:

  • Dizziness
  • Itchy or flushed skin
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Lowered blood pressure

Long-term effects include:

  • Respiratory depression
  • Weakened immune system
  • Increased risk of heart problems
  • Liver damage
  • Bladder and/or bowel issues
  • Kidney damage
  • Weight loss

Withdrawal

Withdrawal symptoms can begin shortly after the last dose of Percocet was taken and without proper Percocet treatment, they can last several weeks. Depending on the severity of dependency, these symptoms include things like:

  • Restlessness
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Chills
  • Excessive sweating
  • Diarrhea
  • Mental health issues like anxiety or depression
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Irritability

MAT (Medical Assisted Treatment)

At Victory Bay, we know Percocet addiction can be severe and trying to quit on your own can be difficult. When it comes to Percocet rehab, we offer several medications that can help you cleanse your body and eliminate your dependence on Percocet. These Percocet addiction treatment options include:

  • Naltrexone
  • Buprenorphine
  • Methadone
  • Naloxone

Treatment Option

Percocet rehab can be the key to a successful recovery and a healthy future. At Victory Bay, our Percocet addiction treatment centers can make that happen. With our comprehensive care, state-of-the-art facilities, and professional staff members, we can help you or a loved one get started with a customized program that can get you back on track. We’re here to provide support, care, medication, and more for a healthier you.

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