Percocet Addiction

Percocet Addiction

Percocet, or oxycodone, is a combined opioid/non-opioid pain reliever used to treat moderate to severe acute pain. Generally, Percocet is available in various combinations of oxycodone and acetaminophen, each having its own maximum daily dose. Generally, Percocet and similar prescription painkillers account for roughly 400 deaths in the United States each year.

Percocet achieves its effects by modifying pain perception and eliciting a dopamine response in key regions of the brain. When used as prescribed by a doctor, Percocet is a highly effective painkiller. When abused, Percocet can create a high that includes euphoria, feelings of calm and relaxation, and heightened pleasure. If you or a loved one suffers from Percocet addiction, give The View a call at (877) 310-4343 to learn more today. Here are some stats about Percocet addiction:

  • In 2016, 1.6% of Americans used medications like Percocet without a prescription.
  • About 70% of people who abuse Percocet are 26 or older.
  • Approximately 29% of emergency room visits annually are related to abuse of narcotic painkillers like Percocet.

Abuse of Percocet by teenagers is also common. In 2015, 8.4% of high school seniors reported trying painkillers. 

Percocet Addiction and Its Symptoms

Someone who is addicted to Percocet may experience confusion, sleepiness, and other symptoms related to drowsiness. Other physical issues include constipation, slow breathing, sweating, dry mouth, and constricted pupils. Since Percocet is an opiate combined with acetaminophen, it can damage your liver in the long term.

Generally, Percocet withdrawal begins within the first twelve hours of the last dose. Withdrawal symptoms can include drowsiness, dizziness, panic attacks, and stomach pains. People who abuse Percocet are also at risk of overdose, which can be fatal. Generally, overdose symptoms include sleepiness, fainting, respiratory failure, and coma.

Percocet Addiction Treatment in Los Angeles

The View is a luxury detox and stabilization center in Los Angeles. We treat a variety of addictions, including Percocet addiction. At The View, clients can enjoy serene facility and amenities that create a comfortable and safe recovery environment. Treatment programs include individual therapy, group psychotherapy, and stress reduction groups. We also offer CBT, DBT, and EMDR as additional services that can help treat addiction seeking behaviors and trauma that contributes to the addiction.

We offer an individualized treatment plan for each client that addresses their unique background. Clients are invited to use the facilities at The View as long as they'd like to focus on their recovery.

Give The View a Call Today

If you or a loved one are suffering from Percocet addiction, give us a call at (877) 310-4343 to get help today.

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