Percocet a semi synthetic opiate, derived from the poppy plant. It is a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen. The use of opiates can be traced back to at least 4000 B.C. (Schukit 2006). How strong the drug is depends on the amount taken. Usually people with a higher tolerance to the drug will need to take more in order to feel the same effects as someone without a tolerance for Percoset. Tolerance is usually one of the first signs of Percocet addiction. People aged 18-25 are the most likely to abuse Percoset although, Percocet addiction affects people in all age groups. Pain management is one reason people are prescribed Percoset. After prolonged use dependence can develop. It is sometimes more difficult to identify signs of addiction in people taking medication for pain management than in people taking Percocet for recreational purposes. Signs of Percocet addiction include change of behavior, making the drug a top priority, feeling physically ill in the absence of the drug. Sometimes people engage in illegal or dangerous behavior to get the drug. These behaviors include forging prescriptions, buying the drug illegally online attempting to get Percocet by doctor shopping, stealing out of medicine cabinets, buying medicine off of other patients, to describe a few efforts. People may also endanger themselves or others by driving under the influence of Percocet. Percocet addiction is potentially fatal and the abuser’s physical and mental health can worsen over time. One of the best ways to help the person is to place them in a residential treatment facility.
Percocet is a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen. From 1992 until 2002 treatment admissions for “opiates other than heroin” increased by 236%. This refers to prescription medications such as Percocet and other oxycodone variations. People enter treatment due to dependence on Percocet or other types of drugs. Detox from Percocet can be difficult. Symptoms include stomach and muscle cramping, chills, irritability, chills, sweating, and insomnia. It is advised that detox from Percoset be supervised in a medical setting. ONE8OCENTER provides a comfortable environment for Percoset treatment. Our medical and clinical staff will provide clients with comprehensive and cutting edge care. There are a number of services available for Percocet treatment at ONE8OCENTER including detox, residential treatment and extended care. Sometimes people seeking treatment for Percocet addiction are also dealing with pain management. The key in this case is to address the medical issues without causing barriers to the person’s recovery. ONE8OCENTER understands that the treatment of Percoset addiction is complex and is an engaging process. Therapists and medical staff work together to form a treatment plan that is beneficial to the client. Percocet Treatment plans often involve many aspects including the family. The ultimate goal, after helping the client recover physically, is to integrate them back into their daily routines so that they are able to return to their lives without the use of Percocet.