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Percodan Abuse

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Has your use of the opiate pain medication Percodan become excessive? Are you preoccupied with obtaining or consuming the drug? If you answered “yes” to either or both of these questions, you may need to seek professional medical detox. Percodan, a combination of oxycodone and aspirin, is meant for treating moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone is a potent opioid that has the potential to lead to abuse, physical and psychological addiction and in severe cases, overdose. Opioid abuse has increased greatly in recent years, linked to the growing number of prescriptions being written. The drug can be abused by those using Percodan for legitimate therapeutic reasons and recreational users seeking sedation or a state of euphoria, sometimes called a high. Percodan abuse can include any behavior that goes against product labeling instructions on use and warnings. The Waismann Method’s safe, confidential and accelerated detox program for Percodan addiction can restore your life and get you opiate-free with a procedure that takes less than two hours.

Signs to Look for if You Suspect Someone May Be Abusing Percodan

We don’t use shame, guilt or blame in our treatment. We know that for most people, Percodan addiction begins accidentally. For many, this starts once regular use leads to the development of a tolerance. Once the body is accustomed to the drug, it ceases to respond to its effects. This may cause some to escalate use or abuse the drug in order to achieve results. Abuse can include overuse, tampering with the medication or combining it with other substances to heighten effects. Percodan is a central nervous system depressant. Combining it with other medications that have the same effect can be lethal. These include alcohol, sedative/hypnotics, tranquilizers and other opiates. A preoccupation with consuming or obtaining the drug can be an indication that physical and/or psychological dependence has developed. The drug is easily diverted and often sold on the black market. Common actions among abusers can include doctor-shopping to secure more than one supply, bogus call-ins for refills and falsification of prescriptions.

Safe, Humane and Confidential Treatment for Percodan Addiction

The use of Percodan, even over a regularly short-term period, can progress quickly to abuse. From there, addiction may not be far behind. Though many use the drug successfully without incident, others may be more prone to developing a dependency. Our renowned rapid opiate detox is performed in an accredited hospital under close supervision of doctors and other professionals. The Waismann Method of rapid detox uses medicine to cleanse Percodan from patients’ opiate receptors. This happens while they sleep under deep sedation administered by board-certified anesthesiologists. The withdrawal phase is accelerated and occurs while the patient is sedated. They awake opiate-free without awareness of withdrawal symptoms that occurred while they were out. We don’t use opiate replacements such as Suboxone or methadone in our treatment. The entire hospital stay is a few days, getting patients back on their feet in much less time than traditional drug treatment programs. Domus Retreat, our aftercare facility, is also available for those who wish to continue their recovery in a safe, confidential environment.

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