Like many people, your doctor may have prescribed Percocet to help you deal with chronic or acute pain. Upon your first use of the drug, you may have experienced a Percocet high. This can include feelings of sleepiness and euphoria. Not everyone who takes the drug will experience a Percocet high, but for those who do, the drug can become addictive quickly.
If you’re struggling with addiction to a Percocet high, you’re not alone. It’s key that you get help from a qualified addiction treatment center to come out on the other side of addiction. Recovery is possible, and Oceanfront Recovery is here to help.
Why Is Percocet So Addictive?
Most people who become addicted to the Percocet high never intended to use a substance illegally. Typically, a doctor prescribes Percocet for pain, and a patient intends to use the medicine as prescribed. To understand why Percocet is so addictive, it’s key to understand the role that opioids play in pain relief.
The brain naturally produces opioids when the body is in pain. These opioids are not very strong, and they don’t produce a high. They work to help the body and brain handle pain. When an outside opioid, such as Percocet, enters the body, natural chemistry begins to change. The body no longer produces it’s own opioids. When the Percocet high fades, the body craves more opioids. Some users report that they feel a constant state of pain when they don’t have Percocet.
Withdrawal from any opioid is intense and unpleasant, and Percocet is no exception. People who take Percocet can experience several symptoms when they stop using the drug, including shakiness, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, sweating, and a feeling of pain throughout the body. These symptoms can make it feel impossible to stop using the drug. Therefore, many people want to quit using Percocet, but they find that their cravings during the withdrawal period are too strong to fight.
The good news: recovery is possible. When you decide that your life has spun out of control due to Percocet use, help is available. At Oceanfront Recovery, our qualified team of addiction professionals is here to help you get your life back, one healthy decision at a time.
Percocet Addiction Treatment At Oceanfront Recovery
We understand that it’s not easy to ask for help, and we’ll be here with you every step of the way through your recovery process. When you enter treatment at Oceanfront Recovery, you’ll meet with your counselor. Together, you’ll discuss your addiction history and walk through any issues that could complicate your recovery. Next, you’ll develop a treatment plan that makes sense for you. Most of our clients find that they thrive using many different therapies, including:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Program
- EMDR Therapy Program
- Family Therapy Program
If you recognize that your life is out of control due to Percocet use, you’re not alone. Addiction to opioids is a crisis in the United States. We understand that you never intended to become addicted to a drug, and we can help you move toward recovery. The first step is picking up the phone and giving us a call at (877) 279-1777. You’ll talk with one of our caring admissions counselors to learn more about what we can offer. When you decide that it’s time to get help, your new life can begin.
You don’t have to live one more day of trying to handle this alone. Recovery is possible, and we want to help. By picking up the phone, you’re saying yes to getting your life back.