Prescription drug abuse is a big problem in the United States. Millions of Americans take prescription drugs recreationally or use prescription drugs differently than prescribed. Drug abuse and addiction are not the same things. Abusing drugs can lead to addiction, and addiction is a serious medical condition that requires treatment. Percocet is one of the most commonly abused prescription drugs. Percocet is a powerful opioid pain reliever that also gives users a sense of euphoria or being high. It is dangerously addictive, and many people require Percocet addiction treatment to stop using it.
If you or someone you love need treatment to safely stop using Percocet and learn how to manage your life without it, you are not alone. At Women’s Recovery, we offer compassionate, effective substance abuse treatment that can give you your life back. Call 833.754.0554 to speak to one of our knowledgeable admissions counselors or fill out our online intake form.
Recognizing the Signs of Percocet Abuse
Many people receive a prescription for Percocet after surgery or to help them manage chronic pain. Even people who begin using Percocet as prescribed may quickly fall into physical or psychological dependence on it. Percocet is highly addictive. Recognizing signs of substance abuse can help you identify a problem before it turns into an addiction. Some signs of Percocet abuse include:
- Increased tolerance
- Isolation or being disengaged from other activities
- Preoccupation or obsession with Percocet
- Feeling as though they need to take it to function
- Feeling withdrawal symptoms when they cut back or stop using
- Taking more of the drug than prescribed
- Taking Percocet after the pain has gone away
These symptoms suggest that the person abuses Percocet and needs treatment to avoid developing an addiction to it.
Signs of Percocet Addiction
Percocet addiction can result in an overdose because the drug is so powerfully addictive. People often begin to use it in dangerous doses or by chewing or snorting it. These behaviors are symptoms of addiction and require immediate treatment. Other symptoms of addiction include:
- Digestive issues–constipation is common
- Mood swings
- Sleep issues, such as too much or too little
- Low blood pressure
- Slowed breathing
- Poor coordination
- Illegal activity to get more Percocet, such as stealing it from loved ones or strangers
- Having multiple prescriptions from different doctors
Recognizing any of these symptoms of addiction requires immediate intervention. They must receive Percocet addiction treatment to give them the best chance to overcome addiction and live a full, healthy life without the drug.
What Happens During Percocet Addiction Treatment
Many people require medically supervised detox as the first step of addiction treatment, which allows them to go through withdrawal as safely and comfortably as possible. The length of detox depends on the severity of their addiction.
After detox, people receive treatment that includes medications, education, and both individual and group therapy sessions. During treatment, people learn more about addiction, identify the causes of their own addiction, and learn the skills they need to live life without using substances. Many addiction treatment programs offer complementary, holistic therapies such as:
- Meditation groups
- Art therapy
- Music therapy
- Nutritional counseling
- Exercise groups
This combination of evidence-based and holistic therapies offers people the best chance at lifelong recovery from addiction.
Learn More at Women’s Recovery
If you or a woman you love are concerned about Percocet abuse or addiction, you are not alone. At Women’s Recovery, we offer programs designed to support women throughout their journeys with addiction and give them the tools they need to live full, healthy lives without using substances. Our programs include:
- Opioid addiction treatment
- Women’s sober living program
- PTSD treatment
- Women’s trauma treatment
You deserve compassionate, effective treatment. If you are ready for life-changing treatment, call us at 833.754.0554 or fill out an online intake form here.