Percocet is a prescription drug comprising of two medications: acetaminophen and oxycodone. Although Percocet is widely prescribed for acute to moderate chronic pain, it is one of the most addictive and highly abused prescription medications in the U.S.
The U.S., which only has 5 percent of the world's population, consumes 75 percent of the world's prescription drugs, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. If you are suffering from Percocet addiction, drug rehab centers East Brunswick can help. Don't let Percocet addiction take over your life.
When a person develops a Percocet addiction, they may do so after having been prescribed the medication for a legitimate pain situation or they may have begun purchasing the drug on the streets illegally. Whatever the case may be, Percocet does have street names that it is known by when purchased or sold illicitly. Some of these include:
Once a person is addicted to Percocet, if they are unable to consume the drug in the frequency they have become accustomed to or they attempt to quit using and abusing the drug, they will experience what are known as withdrawal symptoms. Some of the withdrawal symptoms for a Percocet addiction include:
Muscle cramps and/or spasms
Chills and goosebumps
Whole body aches
Intense abdominal pain
Initially, Percocet withdrawal presents with flu-like symptoms that include: Fever, chills, and body aches and pain. Soon, severe abdominal cramping, hypertension, rapid heartbeat, nausea, and vomiting will occur. Symptoms begin within 6-30 hours of last use. The withdrawal process can last for 5-10 days. Psychological and emotional symptoms of withdrawal lasts for months.
You don't have to struggle with your Percocet addiction alone. Calling Drug Treatment Centers East Brunswick can answer any questions and lead to to finding the best addiction treatment facilities for recovery. In addition, Narcotics Anonymous (www.nanj.org) can greatly help you by teaching coping skills that will help you deal with life in new, healthy ways.