Percocet is a combination of Oxycodone and acetaminophen. Regardless of how long an addiction has been going on, help is always available. There are many treatment options available so it is important to find the one which best suits the individual’s circumstances.
Doctors prescribe Percocet as a pain reliever which alters the way the brain and body respond to pain. The U.S. National Library of Medicine states Percocet is addictive when the medication is taken in high doses for long periods of time. Addiction can happen to anyone taking this drug, even when it is used according to the prescription.
Signs of Percocet Addiction
There are signs to watch for in someone who is taking Percocet. A person who is addicted will show signs in many areas of their life, not just one. Some of these include:
- Missing work obligations, showing up late or not at all, forgetting deadlines and producing lower quality work over a period of time
- Personal and marital relationships are strained as addiction consumes more time away from what used to be important to them. Family functions may be missed and friends will start to change as the individual associates with a different group of people
- Financial problems arise from lack of attention and money being spent acquiring the drug
- Mood swings which seem erratic
- Withdrawal symptoms without the drug (similar to flu symptoms such as nausea, aches, chills)
Treatment Options for Percocet Addiction
The good news is that help is available for Percocet addiction. Both inpatient and outpatient treatment options offer different programs.
Inpatient: More structured with less freedom, but also less temptation to use. Residential treatment may be more expensive but they are also a more effective approach in treating addiction in the long term. Individual, group and other therapy options are included.
Outpatient: Offers less structure and affords more flexibility to work, see family and live in the ‘real world’ while still seeking treatment. Daily check-in programs offer the most flexibility.
Treatment options are only one aspect of seeking help from Percocet addiction. Recovery post treatment is just as important. Finding a strong support network such as a 12-step group, maintaining connection with a therapist or counselor and seeking help from family and friends will all aid in a long lasting recovery. Putting these measures in place will help guide any person towards a successful, drug free future with diligence and persistence focused on maintaining sobriety not only for the individual but the health of everyone who loves and cares about them as well.
For more information on dealing with Percocet addiction and treatment options available to you, contact Hired Power at 800-910-9299 today.