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Understanding Percodan Abuse Recovery
The prescription painkiller Percodan is a blend of both oxycodone and aspirin. Percodan used to be one of the most frequently prescribed painkillers in the country until more healthcare providers started prescribing Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen) instead.
Since Percodan contains oxycodone, the use of this medication can lead to the development of an addiction. A semi-synthetic opioid, oxycodone comes from an alkaloid that is located in the poppy plant. This potent substance is a Schedule II controlled substance, meaning that there is great potential for this medication to be abused in ways that create physical and psychological dependence.
Not only can oxycodone cause health risks, but those who use Percodan can also start noticing problems as the result of the aspirin that it contains. Overuse and abuse of aspirin has been linked to a number of health concerns, such as ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding, blindness, and kidney damage.
Those who misuse Percodan recreationally or those who are not taking it as prescribed run the risk of developing an addiction to this medication. If an addiction to Percodan develops, it can be incredibly challenging to overcome it without the help of professionals. Even after taking Percodan for as little as five days can cause an individual to experience withdrawal symptoms if he or she attempts to stop using it.
One of the most effective methods of beating a Percodan addiction is by engaging in medication assisted treatment. When engaged in this type of care, patients can be given medications that help diminish cravings for further Percodan use and the symptoms of withdrawal. While taking the medications prescribed under the watchful eye of a medical professional, patients can also engage in a number of therapeutic interventions designed to help them acknowledge and address the hidden causes behind why they started using and why they continued to use Percodan or other opioids.
Types of Treatment Offered for Percodan Abuse Recovery at North Carolina Comprehensive Treatment Centers
The treatment offered at Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers is designed to be individualized to meet the treatment goals of each patient. Men and women aged 18 and older who participate in one of our programs will work alongside nurses, counselors, and doctors to create personal treatment plans that can include the medications and therapies below:
Methadone: Methadone is one of the most frequently prescribed medications used in programs that treat opioid addiction. Classified as an opioid agonist, methadone is able to trigger the same receptors in the brain that other opioids like Percodan do, but without causing the patient to become high. Therefore, the patient can continue to engage in his or her daily activities without being high or burdened with painful withdrawal symptoms or cravings. For decades, methadone has been utilized in the treatment of opioid addiction and has been proven safe and effective when taken as prescribed.
Suboxone: Receiving approval from the FDA in 2002, Suboxone has been used in opioid addiction treatment programs as a medication that can help keep withdrawal symptoms and cravings at bay because of the buprenorphine it contains. Suboxone also contains naloxone, which fends off further opioid abuse and overdose.
Subutex: Similar to Suboxone, Subutex stops the onset of withdrawal symptoms and cravings. However, Subutex does not contain naloxone. This medication is often utilized in the beginning stages of a patient’s treatment before he or she switches to Suboxone for long-term maintenance.
Vivitrol: Vivitrol is the only medication that is injected, is methadone, Subutex, and Suboxone are taken orally. With naltrexone hydrochloride as its primary ingredient, Vivitrol lessens painful withdrawal symptoms and curbs cravings for continued opioid use. This medication is administered once a month.
Individual therapy: Since Percodan addiction includes behavioral, physical, and psychological aspects, treatment must work to comb through each of these concerns. While medication helps patients function without being high or going through withdrawal, they can focus on the one-on-one individual therapy sessions they have with counselors. These sessions can be a time to work through the issues that are linked to their substance abuse. At Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers, individual therapy is recommended on a regular basis.
Group therapy: Group therapy works hand-in-hand with individual therapy in that it helps patients to continually work through their issues. Group therapy help patients learn from one another as they share their experiences, all while addressing the interpersonal issues that may be related to their abuse of Percodan. At Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers, group therapy sessions are conducted by skilled and professional counselors who are effective in creating a safe environment for patients to talk through various topics and obtain encouragement and support from one another.
Why Consider North Carolina Comprehensive Treatment Centers for Percodan Abuse
A Percodan addiction is not one to be taken lightly, as it can lead to excessive damage and even death. The abuse of a painkiller like Percodan can cause organ failure, brain damage, depression, respiratory problems, paranoia, seizures, and many more physical and psychological health problems.
Sadly, one of the key characteristics of addiction is that the individual who is addicted is powerless over this disease, meaning that he or she is unable to stop using even if negative consequences occur because of their abuse. Without the help of professionals, many individuals who are addicted to Percodan will keep repeating these dangerous behaviors even if they keep seeing their health, relationships, job status, finances, and more suffer.
There is professional help that is effective in treating an addiction like a Percodan addiction. At Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers, our knowledgeable and devoted team of professionals is prepared to help you and your loved one push past the confines of Percodan addiction and build a happy, healthy, and recovered life.