Percocet is a prescription painkiller that combines acetaminophen and oxycodone,
which is a semisynthetic opioid. It is prescribed to treat moderate to
severe pain such as that from serious injury, cancer, or surgery. It does
not take long for the body to adapt to the chemical composition of Percocet
and to develop a tolerance, thus requiring more and more of the substance
for the same effects. The substance works in the brain’s pain control
receptors as a replacement or supplement to the normal pain-relief chemicals
in the brain, which increases the need for it once addiction sets in.
drug rehabilitation professionals at Blueprints for Recovery can help you to find relief from
prescription pill addiction like Percocet addiction and teach you ways to manage your pain safely.
Our program is specifically developed for young men in Arizona who need
alternative ways to handle the stresses and pain in life, and it aims
to bring each patient’s strengths to light through adventure and activity.
Symptoms of Addiction
Percocet addiction and abuse have a quick onset, like most opioids, and
are marked by obvious signs of withdrawal even within the addiction. If
you or a loved one is trying to cut back or stop Percocet, but cannot,
this may be a sign of abuse. Additionally, taking more Percocet than is
advised or in a shorter time, exhibiting social withdrawal, or trying
to borrow or steal Percocet are all signs of addiction.
The physical signs of addiction include:
- Motor skill and coordination difficulties
- Slurred speech
- Problems balancing
- Weight loss
- Shallow breathing
- Slowed heart rate
- Sleep disturbances
- Muscle pain or bone pain
The mental and emotional symptoms of addiction or abuse present as:
- Agitation or aggression
- Mood swings
- Lack of focus
- Memory problems
- Poor decision-making
- Poor concentration
If any of the above symptoms are present and you find yourself seeking
out Percocet to make them stop, it is time to get help.
Hope Is Not Lost: Call (888) 744-9969
If you need help battling an addiction to Percocet, you are not alone.
Our team of Prescott drug rehabilitation specialists are highly trained
to help young men ages 18-30 learn how to manage their addictions, find
joy in life, and realize their inner strength. With group therapies,
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us to help you every step of the way, so you know you are not alone. Let
our team guide you to find peace again.
Contact Blueprints for Recovery at (888) 744-9969.