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Percocet Abuse

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Percocet abuse is nothing to take lightly. If you or someone you know may be abusing Percocet or other opiates, professional medical detox is likely necessary. Abuse of these drugs has soared in recent years with more and more people turning to detox and rehabilitation programs for help. The Waismann Method of rapid detox has a renowned Percocet addiction program that rids patients of their physical dependency in a procedure that takes less than two hours. Percocet is used to treat moderate to severe pain and is the branded combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen. Oxycodone is a potent opioid that has the potential to lead to abuse, physical and psychological addiction and in severe cases, overdose. Abuse can be considered any action that contradicts Percocet’s labeling instructions on use and warnings. The drug can be abused by those with a legitimate prescription as well as recreational users seeking a high.

What to Look For if You Suspect Someone is Suffering from Percocet Abuse

Most Waismann Method patients are not to blame for their dependence. For many, it starts with a legitimate prescription for pain. Regular use, even over a relatively short period, can cause a tolerance. This is when the body adapts to Percocet and no longer responds to its pain relieving effects. Some may choose to escalate their dosage without talking to a doctor, a risky decision that could lead to addiction. Risky behaviors that could be considered abuse include taking more than what’s prescribed, taking it more often than what’s recommended, combining it with other substances to increase its effects or tampering with the medication. Percocet is a central nervous system depressant. These respiratory effects can be magnified when it’s used in combination with other central nervous system depressants such as alcohol, sedative-hypnotics, some sleeping medications and other opioids. Other signs of abuse and addiction include a mental preoccupation with obtaining and consuming the drug. Others may falsify prescriptions, call in bogus refills or shop around for different doctors to secure more than one supply.

Rapid, Safe and Confidential Solution to Percocet Dependence

Percocet abuse can lead quickly to addiction. Waismann Method offers rapid detox performed in a hospital while patients sleep lightly under sedation. Intravenous medication cleanses the Percocet from patients’ opiate receptors. This accelerates withdrawal symptoms which occur while the patients are sedated. They awake opiate-free without awareness of withdrawal symptoms that occurred. We don’t use opiate replacements such as Suboxone or methadone to wean patients and the entire hospital stay is a few days, getting you back on your feet in much less time than traditional drug treatment programs. Domus Retreat, our transitional living facility, is also available for those who wish to continue transition in a safe, confidential and serene atmosphere. Our unique and highly successful approach to Percocet addiction is humane and doesn’t use guilt or shame in our treatment.

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