Percocet is a prescription drug prescribed for patients needing relief of moderate
to moderately severe forms of pain. The drug is a combination of oxycodone
and acetaminophen and a narcotic pain reliever. Acetaminophen is the less
powerful of the two drugs and is added to enhance the effects of oxycodone.
Percocet can be used in the treatment of other medical conditions as determined
by a licensed medical professional.
Percocet addiction can easily occur since a person tolerance for this drug rapidly increases with its use, therefore a person needs to take more and more Percocet to get the desired effect. If a person tries to stop using Percocet, or reduces the dosage too quickly, withdrawal symptoms will occur. In fact, withdrawal from Percocet addiction can be life threatening and should be monitored closely (medical detoxification is recommended in many cases).
Street names for Percocet include:
Percs, Paulas, Roxicotten,
Roxi's, Blue dynamite (the 15-30 Percocet with no Tylenol), 512s (refers
to the generic brand that prints 512 on the round white 5mg Percocet pill)
In the last few years drug addiction
for Percocet addiction has increase substantially with Percocet
addiction taking part of a national prescription drug addiction epidemic.
In recent years individuals reporting for treatment for addiction to Percocet are individuals from all walks of live. Prescribed for a treatment purpose or not Percocet has trapped many individuals in drug dependence and addiction.
Percocet Addiction - Physical and/or Emotional Dependence
Percocet addiction may be a physical and/or an emotional dependence. Similar to other addictions, an individual suffering from Percocet addiction is using Percocet to solve some perceived problem or problems in his or her life. The continued use of Percocet to combat these perceived problems is what leads to Percocet addiction. Percocet is often continued to be taken even after the original problem is gone. Eventually, Percocet addiction itself becomes an even greater problem than the original problem or problems that Percocet was supposed to solve.
The result is that now the individual has two problems: the original underlying problem(s) and the new developed problem, an addiction to Percocet.
Percocet Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment in Florida
At Florida Center for Recovery, Prescription Drug Rehab, we help clients with
Percocet addiction to discover or rediscover the original problem or problems
that drove them to start abusing prescription drugs. Next we teach them
how to overcome their problems with real-life solutions by equipping them
with tools and life skills to confront and handle common obstacles encountered
in life. Only when both the underlying reasons for the Percocet addiction
and the Percocet addiction problem are resolved can a person become a healthy
and happy member of society.
If you or someone you love has an addiction to Percocet, seek the
help of our prescription drug rehab
in Florida contact us at:
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