Percocet is a prescription painkiller that combines acetaminophen and oxycodone, which is a semisynthetic opioid. It is prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain such as that from serious injury, cancer, or surgery. It does not take long for the body to adapt to the chemical composition of Percocet and to develop a tolerance, thus requiring more and more of the substance for the same effects. The substance works in the brain’s pain control receptors as a replacement or supplement to the normal pain-relief chemicals in the brain, which increases the need for it once addiction sets in.
The drug rehabilitation professionals at The PAC Program can help you to find relief from prescription pill addiction like Percocet addiction and teach you ways to manage your pain safely. Our program is specifically developed for young men in Arizona who need alternative ways to handle the stresses and pain in life, and it aims to bring each patient’s strengths to light through adventure and activity.
Percocet addiction and abuse have a quick onset, like most opioids, and are marked by obvious signs of withdrawal even within the addiction. If you or a loved one is trying to cut back or stop Percocet, but cannot, this may be a sign of abuse. Additionally, taking more Percocet than is advised or in a shorter time, exhibiting social withdrawal, or trying to borrow or steal Percocet are all signs of addiction.
The physical signs of addiction include:
The mental and emotional symptoms of addiction or abuse present as:
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