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Percodan Addiction

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Percodan Addiction, along with all other pain reliever addictions, is a growing problem throughout the United States. Nearly 20 percent of people in the United States have used prescription drugs for non-medical reasons according to an estimate made by The National Institutes of Health. Many of those abusing pain relievers develop a tolerance and ignore the prescription label, risking their health of a high. Approximately 43 percent of hospital emergency admissions for drug overdoses in 2000 happened because of misused prescription drugs. Many are under the misconception that prescription drug abuse is safer than illicit drug use; the truth is it is just as dangerous if not more. Many who begin abusing prescription drugs find themselves abusing illicit drug soon after for the price and easy availability.

Percodan

Percodan is a combination of aspirin and Oxycodone – a semisynthetic narcotic with strong analgesic properties. Percodan is a highly addictive narcotic used to relieve severe pain. Percodan not only relieve the users pain but it acts by triggering the brains reward system producing feelings of euphoria, relaxation and well being. Regular use of Percodan can damage the brains natural reward system making the user go through periods of feeling low and depressed when not taking the medication. The body quickly develops a tolerance where the body requires stronger doses of Percodan to reach the desired effects. In time the user becomes physically and mentally dependent on the drug, addicted. They will experience a number of withdrawal symptoms when stopping the use of the drug, symptoms including;

  • Aches and pains
  • Anxiety
  • Cold- or flu-like conditions
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever Chills
  • Goose bumps
  • Hallucinations
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mood swings
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Sweating
  • Tremors

Side Effects of PercodanPercodan Addiction

  • Agitation
  • Bloating and gas
  • Blurred vision
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Headache
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Ringing in ears
  • Sweating
  • Upset Stomach
  • Weakness
Severe side effects
  • Black or bloody stools
  • Confusion
  • Coughing up blood or vomit
  • Dark urine
  • Fainting
  • Feeling light-headed
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Seizure, convulsions
  • Shallow breathing
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Stomach pain
  • Unusual thoughts or behavior
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes

If you experience any of these severe side effects seek medical attention immediately

 The start of Addiction

Most of those abusing prescription medications such as Percodan started with a legitimate prescription from their Doctor. The drug was prescribed to treat their severe pain and it did its job for a while. For some a tolerance grew so they began taking larger doses to get relief and then began experiencing the euphoria and relaxing feelings large doses of Percodan can produce. Their body and mind enjoyed Percodan’s soothing effects and quickly became addicted. Others began abusing Percodan or similar drug for recreational use, to get high. The effects produced by large doses of Percodan easily drew them in, making them want more of the drug. In time their bodies could no longer produce feelings or pleasure without the drug, addicted.

Percodan Addiction Treatment

Percodan addiction can be overwhelming, the withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings can make it seem impossible to quit using. Many turn to the assistance of a Percodan Addiction Treatment Facility.

When entering into an inpatient program at a Percodan Addiction Treatment Facility you will receive a prescription medication under the supervision of a Doctor to lessen the symptoms of withdrawal as well as to help control drug cravings. The detoxification process will cleanse the body of any chemicals and toxins, ridding the body of Percodan. Group and Individual counseling will help you learn how to deal with typical stresses of life and manage your pain without Percodan. You can successfully quit using Percodan with the assistance of a treatment facility.