Percocet Addiction

Posted on March 29th, 2010
Posted in Abused Drugs

A brand name for generic combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen, Percocet 2.5/325 is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone is a narcotic pain reliever often used to treat moderate to severe pain. The acetaminophen works to intensify the effects of the oxycodone.

Percocet 2.5/325 is generally administered through various options, including the mouth, intravenously, intramuscularly, rectally or through subcutaneous injection. When the drug is injected, it generally produces results with a stronger effect and a quicker onset.

When marketed on the street in any of its forms, Percocet 2.5/325 is known as Percs, paulas, roxicotten, Roxi’s, blue dynamite, no buffers and 512s. Other brand names that carry the same drug combination include Narvox, Endocet, Magnacet, Percocet 10/325, Percocet 2.5/650, Percocet 5/325, Percocet 7.5/325, Percocet 7.5/500, Perloxx, Primalev, Roxicet and Tylox.

Abuses of Percocet 2.5/325

Percocet 2.5/325 is a Schedule II drug and is ranked as both physically and psychologically addictive. It is essential that this medication is only prescribed under the close monitoring of a physician. Those who take the medication for recreational purposes can face significant consequences and those who develop a dependence on the drug often cannot break the addiction on their own.

Percocet 2.5/325 works by blocking the pain receptors in the brain and in doing so, creates a feeling of euphoria for the user. It isn’t uncommon for users to continue to seek this euphoria, even when a medical purpose no longer exists. Abuse easily develops from this point as the body will build a tolerance in continued use.

Effects of Percocet 2.5/325

Very effective in the treatment of pain, Percocet 2.5/325 is also sometimes taken by those who are seeking to escape emotionally from life. Percocet 2.5/325 is known to dull emotional pain, like depression, anxiety and fear, which can lead some users to rely on the drug for these effects rather than to address specific issues.

Effects known to happen with Percocet 2.5/325 can include a loss of concentration, dizziness, the sweats, constipation, dry mouth, nausea or drowsiness. Abuse of the medication can also experience deterioration in personal relationships, financial difficulties, legal problems, employment difficulties and psychological difficulties.

Withdrawal of Percocet 2.5/325

The consistent use of Percocet 2.5/325 can put an immense amount of strain on the body, especially when the drug is removed from the system. If cessation is abrupt, it can cause the individual severe pain and psychological distress in the process. Symptoms of withdrawal are known to occur as soon as six to eight hours after the most recent dose.

Withdrawal symptoms associated with cessation of Percocet 2.5/325 can include, but are not limited to:

• gastrointestinal distress
• anxiety
• nausea
• insomnia
• muscle pain
• fevers
• sweating
• runny nose
• runny eyes
Treatment of Percocet 2.5/325 Addiction

Like many drugs, addiction to Percocet 2.5/325 can be life-threatening and it is important to stop taking the medication if it is not used for medicinal purposes or has been used too long. As the withdrawal symptoms can be intense, it is important that those with an addiction discontinue the drug gradually under the care of a board-certified physician.

A quality treatment center will apply a comfortable detox method 24 x7 that uses withdrawal medications specific to Percocet 2.5/325 abuse. Treatment will generally include a full physical on a Percocet 2.5/325 addict to determine the right medications for comfortable detox. This approach helps to correct the chemical imbalances and should be combined with psychological evaluations and other medical care. When applied properly, this method ensures the treatment of the whole person and not just the drug addiction.
 

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