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Why Is Percocet Easy to Abuse?

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Opiate drugs like Percocet become less effective over time. Your body develops a tolerance for the drug and needs more and more of it to achieve the same level of pain relief or “high.” This tolerance makes Percocet and similar drugs good candidates for abuse, even by people who start off taking it as prescribed. Here are some questions you can ask yourself to determine whether you have a Percocet addiction:

Am I taking taking higher or more frequent doses than my doctor prescribed?
Am I taking Percocet in a way that was not prescribed by my doctor? For example, rather than swallowing a tablet, am I snorting or injecting the medication?
Am I shopping for additional doctors to prescribe Percocet so that I can escape my doctor’s supervision?

The first step is diagnosis.

We invite you to take our test –and determine whether or not you’ve got an issue. If you do, read on, and consider contacting us to guide you through steering your life back to normal.

Signs of Percocet Addiction

  1. Confusion, sleepiness.
  2. Light-headedness, slow breathing.
  3. Constipation, sweating.
  1. Headaches, vomiting.
  2. Dry mouth.

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Confusion, sleepiness.

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Light-headedness, slow breathing.

#3

Constipation, sweating.

#4

Headaches, vomiting.

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Drinking alone, in the mornings, or in secret.

#6

Dry mouth.

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Treatment For OxyContin Addiction

As with any type of addiction treatment, there is not a one-size-fits-all solution. In many cases, intervention might be needed. It’s imperative that you determine the treatments that are appropriate for your needs. Some specific OxyContin recovery treatments include:

Stage 1: Detox

Depending on your degree of addiction, medically supervised detoxification may be needed in order to withdraw from alcohol safely and comfortably. Which option is best for you depends on how much alcohol you’ve been drinking, how long you’ve had a problem with alcohol, and any other health issues that you may have.

Stage 2: Rehab

Attaining sobriety, and giving recovering addicts the skills needed to remain sober, often involves medication and counseling. This treatment step can be done inpatient or outpatient. Both are equally effective.

Stage 3: Maintenance

The success of this step requires that the alcohol addict be self-motivated. This requires support, and often includes attending 12-step support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and finding a sponsor.

Stage 1: Detox

Depending on your degree of addiction, medically supervised detoxification may be needed in order to withdraw from alcohol safely and comfortably. Which option is best for you depends on how much alcohol you’ve been drinking, how long you’ve had a problem with alcohol, and any other health issues that you may have.

Stage 2: Rehab

Attaining sobriety, and giving recovering addicts the skills needed to remain sober, often involves medication and counseling. This treatment step can be done inpatient or outpatient. Both are equally effective.

Stage 3: Maintenance

The success of this step requires that the alcohol addict be self-motivated. This requires support, and often includes attending 12-step support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and finding a sponsor.

A Word About 12-Step Support Groups

12-step support groups for after-treatment can be very effective for your sober recovery. Because they are composed entirely of recovering addicts, you’ll find the honesty, courage, and support you need to continue in your rehabilitation. Also, these groups are free and universally available.

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