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Percocet Addiction Programs in Minneapolis, MN

Percocet is the brand name for a medication that contains both acetaminophen and oxycodone. Oxycodone is an opioid pain medication. Acetaminophen is a milder pain reliever, which increases oxycodone's effects. It is used to alleviate moderate to severe pain. Percocet addiction can easily develop from the constant abuse of this prescription medication. At Minneapolis Drug Treatment Centers, they have treatment programs designed to treat Percocet addiction.

Oxycodone is an opiate analgesic derived from the same source as heroin and morphine. Percocet addiction affects the brain and the central nervous system, modifying the way the brain perceives pain. This medication can cause the same high as heroin. It is a central nervous system depressant, so when ingested it floods the system with dopamine. This causes feelings of a "high" with euphoria, calm, relaxation and heightened pleasure. Once the brain and body depends on this medication to function because of altered brain chemistry, addiction is the result.

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What are Percocet Addiction Symptoms?

Behavioral Symptoms:

  • Agitation
  • Multiple emergency room visits with pain complaints
  • Pretending to have pain to receive Percocet prescriptions
  • Visiting multiple doctors to obtain greater quantities of Percocet (doctor shopping)
  • Social isolation from friends and loved ones
  • Not participating in activities previously enjoyed
  • Forging prescriptions for Percocet
  • Purchasing Percocet on the internet
  • Theft
  • Violence
  • Appetite loss
  • Forgetfulness

Side Effects and Health Effects

Physical symptoms:

  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Decreased breathing
  • Stomach aches
  • Organ damage
  • Organ failure
  • Dilated pupils
  • Coma
  • Seizures
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Side Effects of Mixing Percocet with Alcohol include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of memory
  • Confusion
  • Impaired motor control
  • Overdose
  • Fainting
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Respiratory failure
  • Death

Percocet vs Xanax

Percocet is a narcotic painkiller that has a high potential for abuse and gives a sense of euphoria. Xanax is an anti-anxiety drug that calms and relaxes a person. Xanax is a drug used as a sedative and as a sleep aid.

Withdrawal

Withdrawal symptoms will occur when a Percocet abuser stops taking the drug. The length of time a person has been addicted to the drug will affect the severity of symptoms. The symptoms of may include the following:

  • Mood swings
  • Stomach cramps
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Diarrhea
  • Sudden lack of energy

Addiction Treatment

The recommended way of easing withdrawal symptoms is to enter a residential drug rehab program. Minneapolis Drug Treatment Centers has the medical professionals who monitor clients 24 hours a day. Specific treatment to alleviate symptoms as they occur, are administered. Once detoxification is completed, comprehensive treatment for addiction is conducted.

It is not recommended to attempt a detox at home or substitute other drugs to relieve symptoms of Percocet withdrawal. Using other drugs may have detrimental and serious, severe physical effects. New addictions may also be created. Over the counter supplements that claim to be naturally detoxing should also be avoided. Any substances not given under doctor's supervision, in a closely monitored environment, could have quick and serious side effects. If a medical emergency arises during a home detox, there are no medical personnel standing by to help.

If you or a loved one are experiencing Percocet addiction or withdrawal symptoms, call Minneapolis Drug Treatment Centers at (612) 216-0058 . They can explain treatment plans to you and available 24 hours a day to provide information and treatment resources. Call them now, they can help.

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