Percocet, a combination of the narcotic, oxycodone, and the analgesic, acetaminophen, is one of the most frequently prescribed medications for pain. And percocet addiction is one of the most common addictions associated with prescription drugs.
The oxycodone in Percocet numbs the body and generates a sense of relief and wellbeing. A manmade opiate, similar in chemical structure to heroin and morphine, oxycodone is physically addictive. After taking Percocet for an extended length of time, the body’s pain receptors begin to expect and require the drug. The continual sensation of peace and relief also triggers a psychological dependence on Percocet in many people. An addiction to Percocet is also usually progressive. The more one takes, the more one needs and craves.
Percocet Addiction Symptoms
Percocet addiction mirrors an addiction to heroin. If a patient decides to cut back or skip a dose, his or her body will react. Percocet addiction symptoms usually include nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, deep muscle and bone aches, sweating, irritability and anxiety. Dry mouth, insomnia, and a light-headed feeling are also common.
Many people turn to rehab facilities for help once percocet addiction symptoms occur. But rehab is not a one-size-fits-all cure. Ocean Hills Recovery in Dana Point California has a broad range of strategies to overcome addiction including medically supervised detox, opiate treatment and individual, group and family counseling. Ocean Hills Recovery also provides art therapy, yoga and other physical activities that help patients regain their health and a natural sense of well-being.
Ocean Hills Recovery offers 30-day, 60-day and 90-day residential treatment programs. Patients not only recover, they also learn how to maintain their sobriety once they return to their everyday lives. Ocean Hills Recovery provides the support patients need to battle an addiction — and win.share