Percocet Addiction Treatment
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What is Percocet?
Percocet is a prescription painkiller often provided to individuals with moderate to severe pain following injury, surgery, or dental procedures. Percocet contains a mixture of oxycodone and acetaminophen and is a synthetic opioid medication. As Percocet is a brand name for oxycodone, it is important to note that there are additional brand names that include oxycodone, including Oxycontin, Roxicodone, Percodan, Endocet, and Tylox. Percocet has a significantly high misuse rate and is known as one of the significant medications contributing to the American opioid epidemic. Percocet is a narcotic medication and can only be obtained legally via a prescription by a physician.
Percocet is highly addictive due to the functionality of the drug of attaching to the opiate receptors in the brain. The behavior of attaching to these receptors triggers dopamine and feelings of happiness and euphoria. Percocet is considered a depressant and can cause slowed heart rate, slowed breathing, and drowsiness. Although Percocet is highly addictive, research shows that Percocet addiction treatment can be highly effective in combating dependence.
Percocet Addiction Treatment Programs
At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, we treat addiction with individual and group therapy combined with medical and holistic approaches, working collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team and managing the individual’s needs. Patients can address core issues with their therapist, build support networks with peers, address medical conditions with our staff doctor, and work with our staff psychiatrist to treat any mental health conditions and identify an effective medication regimen. It is common for individuals who develop an addiction to opioid medication to have chronic pain; thus, it is crucial to learn various new ways to manage that pain without relapsing. It is imperative that individuals struggling with Percocet addiction develop the appropriate skills to prevent relapse and to promote healthier ways to cope with situations that do not include the use of mood- or mind-altering substances.