Blog, Resource, & Helpline for those battling Percocet addiction

Percocet FAQ

Percocet addiction tends to sneak up on people. What starts as legitimately prescribed use can quickly evolve into physical and psychological dependency. The following are commonly asked questions about Percocet addiction:

Can I become addicted to Percocet even if I take it exactly as prescribed?

While it is unlikely that a person with no history of addiction or substance abuse will become dependent on Percocet if they take it exactly as instructed, it is possible. Some people are born with a biological predisposition toward addiction. This tendency will lay dormant until the first time their brain is exposed to intoxicating chemicals like drugs or alcohol. If this tendency is recognized early, recovery can be relatively simple.

How can I tell if I have a Percocet addiction?

If you are concerned that you may have a Percocet addiction, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do you take more Percocet than prescribed, or take it more often than prescribed?
  • Have you ever been dishonest with friends, family, healthcare professionals or even yourself about your use of Percocet?
  • Do you think about Percocet often?
  • Are you obsessed or pre-occupied with making sure you have enough pills?
  • Does the thought of quitting the drug fill you with anxiety or dread?
  • Have you ever mixed Percocet with other drugs or alcohol to intensify the effect?
  • Are you losing interest in previously important activities or relationships in lieu of Percocet use?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, please call our toll-free helpline any time of day or night for continued assessment and any necessary help.

What will happen if I don’t get treatment for my Percocet problem?

If left untreated, Percocet abuse will cause serious damage. You will likely notice lasting, maybe even irreversible physical and psychological repercussions in the following areas:

  • Nervous system disorders
  • Organ dysfunction
  • Heart and breathing problems
  • Increased physical pain (rebound symptoms)
  • Significant mental impairment
  • Stroke
  • Seizures
  • Financial ruin
  • Legal problems
  • Broken relationships and loneliness
  • Overdose
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts or actions

If left untreated, Percocet addiction will destroy just about everything you love about life long before it actually kills you.

What Happens In Percocet Rehab?

The most successful recovery facilities develop customized treatment plans for each individual patient based on their unique background and needs. Some of the most well-known and effective therapeutic tools include the following:

  • Personal counseling
  • Dual Diagnosis treatment of the addiction and underlying psychological causes
  • Support group meetings
  • Spiritual and emotional care
  • Introduction to healthy and fun activities that encourage healing
  • Twelve-step programs
  • Education and preparation for long-term recovery

The best programs offer all of these services in comfortable, restful environments that promote personal peace, healing and growth. Inpatient treatment offers patients the opportunity to focus all of their time and attention on their healing process instead of being distracted or derailed by the pressures and stresses of day-to-day life. Removal from access to Percocet also helps the addict stay clean if temptation comes their way.

How Will I Pay For Rehab?

Many people use financial concerns as an excuse to avoid treatment. The truth is that continued addiction is always more expensive than rehab in the following ways:

  • The cost of maintaining an addiction can ruin your finances
  • Relationships and your emotional health will suffer
  • The stress and preoccupion with finding drugs takes a toll on your mental health
  • Poor performance at work can cost you your future
  • Irreversible damage to your physical and pschological health can haunt you for the rest of your life

Most insurance programs cover rehab, and many public and private programs exist to help those without insurance get the treatment they need. Our staff is happy to help you navigate the often confusing and intimidating world of insurance and rehab for you. This is a free service that you can take advantage of by calling our toll-free helpline today.

If I want to get clean from Percocet, what should I do?

The first step in getting and staying clean from Percocet is to get help. Any opiate addiciton is serious. The best recovery programs will help you with all aspects of physical and psychological recovery through careful and professional treatment of the addiction and any co-occurring behavioral health problems that may be present. Our helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you find lasting freedom from this devastating illness. We will answer any questions you may have and connect you with proven, innovative programs that will treat you with the utmost in care and respect.

Not all treatment is the same. Our staff will help you find the program that is best suited to meet your exact needs. Recovery won’t be easy, but it is definitely possible with the right help.

Addiction gets progressively worse day by day. If your mind is rattling off excuse after excuse about why this is not a good time to get help, call anyway. Everything you share is confidential and non-committal. You’re just calling to talk. Pick up the phone. We’re ready to help when you’re ready to call