Medication Assisted Treatment for Percocet Addiction

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Understanding Percocet Abuse

Understanding Percocet Abuse Recovery

Percocet, a prescription medication used in the treatment of acute moderate to severe pain, has two primary ingredients – oxycodone and acetaminophen. Acetaminophen is an over-the-counter mild pain reliever and fever reducer, while oxycodone is a prescription opioid that is much more powerful in fighting off pain. Each one of these medications can be dangerous and possibly deadly if abused. For instance, acetaminophen can cause extreme liver damage when abused, while oxycodone can cause a number of side effects ranging from temporary unconsciousness and brain damage to addiction and death due to overdose.

Since Percocet contains oxycodone, which is an opioid medication, those who use it can easily develop a tolerance to this medication. As a result, an addiction can form. An opioid addiction can be incredibly challenging to overcome without the help of professionals. Luckily, however, medication assisted treatment is one form of care that has proven to be effective in treating opioid addiction and dependency.

At Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers, patients who are dependent on Percocet can obtain medication and therapy to address both the physical and psychological aspects of why the addiction began and what kept it going. Medication assisted treatment helps individuals stop their abuse of Percocet without having to experience uncomfortable side effects such as drug cravings or withdrawal symptoms. Medications such as methadone, Vivitrol, Subutex, and Suboxone have allowed countless individuals put an end to their abuse and regain control of their lives.

Types of Treatment Offered

Types of Treatment Offered for Percocet Abuse Recovery at North Carolina Comprehensive Treatment Centers

The treatment supplied at Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers is individualized to meet the needs of each patient. Adults aged 18 and older are invited to engage in our services and work alongside of doctors, nurses, and counselors who can help create specialized treatment plans. Our patients’ treatment plans can include the following:

Methadone: Methadone is the most frequently prescribed medication in this type of treatment. Classified as an opioid agonist, methadone triggers the receptors in the brain that are triggered by other opioids like Percocet, but without creating a high. Therefore, patients can continue to function without experiencing upsetting withdrawal symptoms or all-consuming cravings. Methadone has been utilized within medication assisted treatment programs that treat opioid addiction for decades, and has been proven to be both effective and safe when taken as prescribed and under the watch of a medical professional.

Suboxone: Receiving U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in 2002 for use in opioid addiction treatment programs, Suboxone diminishes the cravings and withdrawal symptoms that develop when the use of a medication like Percocet is ceased. The buprenorphine in Suboxone helps address these issues, while the other active ingredient, naloxone, helps fight off further opioid abuse and overdose.

Subutex: Subutex is similar to Suboxone in that is stops the onset of withdrawal symptoms and cravings. This medication does not contain naloxone, so patients must come to the center daily to obtain their medication.

Vivitrol: Vivitrol is a once-monthly injectable medication that has extended-release properties. The active ingredient in this medication, naltrexone hydrochloride, helps patients obtain relief from withdrawal symptoms and cravings for continued Percocet or other opioid abuse.

Individual therapy: Since Percocet addiction includes physical, behavioral, and psychological issues, treatment must address each one of these issues. While medication helps individuals function without being held back by withdrawal symptoms and cravings, they also provide patients with the mental clarity needed to engage in individual therapy sessions with a counselor. Within these one-on-one sessions, individuals will comb through all of the issues that have either added to their addiction or helped it grow worse. At Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers, individual therapy is viewed as an essential part of our care.

Group therapy: Group therapy allows patients to come together to address the interpersonal issues that are associated to their Percocet or other opioid-related addictions. At Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers, group therapy sessions are counselor-led by certified professionals who are offer up a structured environment for patients to come together to talk about recovery-related issues, as well as obtain and provide encouragement and support to one another.

Why Consider Treatment

Why Consider North Carolina Comprehensive Treatment Centers for Percocet Abuse

A Percocet addiction is not something to view lightly, as it comes with a host of dangerous and potentially deadly issues. Abusing a prescription medication like this is linked to organ failure, brain damage, respiratory problems, paranoia, seizures, depression, and a handful of other psychological and physical issues.

Sadly, one of the classic traits of addiction is that the individual who is addicted is powerless against his or her substance of choice, meaning that even though he or she might experience a number of dangerous side effects, he or she will continue to use. Without the help of professionals, these individuals can find themselves stuck in the cycle of Percocet abuse wherein their health and wellbeing are constantly at risk.

Luckily, there is professional help available that is effective in ending Percocet addiction. At Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers, skilled and devoted professionals are prepared to help you or someone you love defeat a Percocet addiction and develop a happy, healthy, and recovered lifestyle.