The 2002 National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicated that almost two million Americans aged 12 and older had used a prescription opioid, such as an extended release form of oxycodone for intoxication at some point in their lives. Percodan is included in this classification. Percodan is a combination of oxycontin and aspirin. Although Percodan was at one point one of the most widely prescribed painkillers, today it is not. Hydrocodone is now the most commonly prescribed painkiller in the United States. Percodan is no longer commonly prescribed after surgery since the aspirin contributes to bleeding. Since many new compounds are now available on the market, they are prescribed instead. However, Percodan is still prescribed for pain management, although not as frequently as its counterpart Percoset. Regardless of what the secondary components of the drugs are, all of the medications containing oxycontin are highly addictive. Anyone taking Percodan over a prolonged period of time, or who is taking the drug not as prescribed is at risk for forming an addiction.
In evaluating Percodan addiction, everyone’s behavior patterns may differ, but generalizations can be made. The usual Percodan addict may begin taking the drug occasionally and progress to daily use. The amount or dosage may increase as well. Physical and mental health may decline. Sometimes the abuser engages in illegal activities to get more drugs. Although, some people may maintain relatively stable maintaining families, friends and jobs. Regardless, Percodan addiction can be fatal. Overdose may lead to respiratory suppression, heart failure, and brain damage. Percodan addiction is not only harmful to the addict but affects the family members and friends of the addict as well. Like addiction, Recovery affects every one around them. Like addiction, Recovery affects every one around them. The best solution to ensure the addict leads a positive and fulfilling life is to place them in a treatment center.
The 2002 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that about 350,000 men and women or about 0.15% of the population had received treatment for the misuse of an opioid analgesic specifically. This includes oxycontin compounds such as Percodan. Percodan is a combination of oxycontin and aspirin. The statistic does not include abusers of pain medication who use the drug in combination with other substances as well, such as alcohol or cocaine. People enter treatment due to dependence on Percodan or other types of drugs. Detox from Percodan can be difficult. Symptoms include stomach and muscle cramping, chills, irritability, chills, sweating, and insomnia. It is advised that detox from Percodan be supervised in a medical setting. ONE80CENTER provides a comfortable environment for Percodan treatment. Our medical and clinical staff will provide clients with comprehensive and cutting edge care. There are a number of services available for Percodan treatment at ONE80CENTER including detox, residential treatment and extended care. Sometimes people seeking treatment for Percodan 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. ONE80CENTER understands that the treatment of Percodan 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. Percodan 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 Percodan.