Used to treat moderate to severe pain, Percocet is a narcotic pain reliever that is a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen. It is one of the most commonly prescribed opiate painkillers and has the potential to lead to both physical and psychological dependence. Oxycodone is the opiate component of Percocet and the one that has the ability to cause addiction. Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that heightens the effects of oxycodone. The opiate properties in Percocet work by attaching to opiate receptors in the brain and body. Percocet addiction is thought to be a disorder of the central nervous system.
Long Term Use Can Lead to Tolerance and Percocet Addiction
Percocet is a Schedule II Controlled Substance in the U.S. which means it is regulated by the federal government. Opiate painkillers are classified on a schedule from one to five based on factors including their potential for abuse and addiction, and accepted medical uses. Percocet is a useful treatment for many in their quest for pain management but the risks are very real. Taking the drug regularly, even for a relatively short period of time, can lead a person to develop a tolerance. This is when the body becomes used to Percocet and doesn’t respond in the same way to the prescribed dose. Many people need to take more and more to achieve pain relief. Altering your dose of Percocet in this way can lead to addiction.
Opiate Withdrawal Syndrome Can Set In When Percocet Use Is Stopped
A physical percocet addiction is present, when withdrawal symptoms set in once use is stopped abruptly or gradually lessened. Opiate withdrawal syndrome comprises a host of symptoms that are common for opiate painkillers including OxyContin , Darvocet, Percodan, Fentanyl and M.S. Contin. Not every person who suffers with percocet addiction experiences withdrawal in the same way. Commonly reported symptoms include chills, nausea, vomiting, yawning, tremors, agitation, depression, irritability and muscle and bone pain. Opiate withdrawal can be painful physically and emotionally. Detoxing from Percocet should not be attempted without medical help, as serious complications could arise, especially if you’ve been taking it long term.
Waismann Method Offers Premiere Percocet Addiction Treatment
Waismann Method is known as the premiere rapid detox center for Percocet addiction. Our focus is safety, comfort and results above all else. Our success rating is unparalleled in the industry and we make every effort to encourage and support our patients through the process. Our in-hospital rapid detox procedure utilizes special medications that cleanse opiates from patients’ opiate receptors while patients sleep comfortably under deep sedation. Unlike many other detox programs, the Waismann Method doesn’t use opiate replacement therapy to treat percocet addiction. Our success comes from our unparalleled experience, credentials and overall care.