Percocet Abuse

We often think of harmful drugs as street drugs such as; cocaine, heroin, meth or ecstasy. While these drugs are harmful and illegal, there is another category of drugs that is becoming a terrible problem in US. The prescription pain medication Percocet. Percocet, is a combination of oxycodone/paracetamol, and is known as a narcotic pain reliever that is often used to treat moderate to severe pain. However, it is frequently consumed in more than prescribed amounts. To avoid getting caught up with this prescription drug, it's important to become familiar with the dangers and harms that can arise from it's use.

The Signs — Is Abuse Taking Place?

Do you believe that a loved one is currently suffering from Percocet abuse? Are you afraid that you could be in danger of becoming dependent on the drug yourself? Don't be ashamed, this is a very powerful drug with a high capacity for addiction. Here are specific warning signs of addiction:

  • Confusion
  • Sleepiness
  • Light Headed
  • Slow Breathing
  • Constipation
  • Sweating
  • Headaches
  • Vomiting
  • Dry Mouth

Of course, if you witness these signs, whether amongst yourself or someone else, Percocet abuse isn't necessarily taking place. However, you should still be concerned enough to seek more information/details to determine if a real problem is occurring.

The Effects

As with any type of drug abuse, consuming too many prescription pills (i.e. Percocet) can result in severe harm to your body. Physiological problems include:

  • Anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Fever
  • Pain Attack
  • Flu Symptoms
  • Liver Damage

Anyone who abuses Percocet is at a higher risk for overdose and sudden death. Therefore, seeking immediate treatment is wise. Whether you or a loved one is currently abusing Percocet (or any other type of prescription or illegal drug), finding a suitable rehab center or drug counselor could potentially save a life. Once you admit to having a problem, you will become aware of how much support there is waiting for you. A large cushion of help and guidance.

Don't Wait — Get Help Today

It's important to have a sense of urgency and get help soon. Don't put it off. Don't risk your health or safety! Call your local hospital or AA group, go to a local clinic or your favorite doctor. Attend a local AA meeting today! It's just important to begin moving towards a healthier direction. You only get one life, so make it count.