Percocet addiction is a major problem across the country, and dedicated detox and addiction programs provided by Bronx prescription drug rehab centers, can help treat this problem. Prescription drug abuse and dependence are huge problems in America, with roughly 52 million people having misused or overused prescription medications at some point during their lifetime. The most widely abused class of prescription medications are opioids, including morphine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine and many more. Percocet is the trade name used in the United States for a product that combines oxycodone and acetaminophen, which is known in most other countries as paracetamol.
If you know someone who is struggling with Percocet addiction or any kind of prescription drug problem, contact Bronx drug treatment centers. For more information about treatment options, call (212) 202-5656.
Marketed by Endo Pharmaceuticals, Percocet is the trade name given to various combinations of oxycodone and acetaminophen. While oxycodone is also available as a single-ingredient medication, people often develop Percocet addiction problems as a result of oxycodone dependence. Percocet is prescribed for a number of acute pain conditions and is not recommended for chronic pain due to the dangers of developing tolerance and addiction. Percocet is available in a number of configurations, with the oxycodone content ranging from 2.5mg to 10mg and the acetaminophen content ranging from 325 mg to 650 mg. The tablet color, shape, and maximum daily dose amounts also differ between formulations. Sales of Percocet, Vicodin, and other opioid/acetaminophen combinations were limited in 2009 by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) after these drugs were implicated in a number of overdose deaths.
Oxycodone is an addictive substance that is associated with a range of physical-somatic withdrawal symptoms when drug use is stopped, including nausea, insomnia, depression, muscle aches and pains, cramping, and involuntary limb movements. These symptoms range from mild to severe depending on the length and extent of addiction, with a medical detox period often recommended to manage the associated withdrawal syndrome. Methadone or buprenorphine may be prescribed during Bronx drug detox and rehab in order to alleviate symptoms and reduce relapse rates. Psychotherapy measures are also needed to address the issues surrounding addiction, as are relapse prevention and aftercare support programs. Support groups like Narcotics Anonymous (www.nycna.org) let users share stories with fellow and recovering addicts.
Bronx drug detox centers can help get you on the path to a happier, sober life. Call (212) 202-5656 today to speak to a specialist about your options for recovery.