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One of the first signs of an addiction to Percocet is when you begin to experience Percocet withdrawal symptoms. This means that your body now needs the medication in order to function properly, and it’s reacting harshly to its absence. It’s extremely difficult for people to get sober due to these uncomfortable symptoms. The unfortunate thing is that many people don’t even realize what’s happening when they experience the symptoms.
It’s important to first understand why Percocet withdrawal symptoms are clear signs of prescription drug abuse. Many people who have an addiction to this medication have a prescription, but that doesn’t make it non-addictive. Knowing how the disease of addiction works, as well as the physical dependency, may help you get the clarity you need. The great news is that you can recover and live an incredible life free from addiction if you’re willing.
Our bodies are much more complex than we often give them credit for, and it’s due to years of evolution. One way that our body helps us function properly is by balancing different chemicals in our body. When any type of outside substance is coming in regularly, the balance is thrown off, and the body readjusts. Now that the body has a new equilibrium, it reacts harshly when the substance is absent from the system.
Percocet is an opioid, which is a synthetic form of an opiate, and it’s meant to help block pain receptors. The problem is that it also releases an excess amount of dopamine, which gives a person a euphoric feeling. The drug attaches to different receptors in the brain that become vacant when you run out or stop Percocet use. Due to these receptors being vacant, the mind, body and nervous system can react with the following Percocet withdrawal symptoms:
This medication is prescribed for people who suffer from chronic pain or have recently had an injury. The reality is that even when managing pain, the medication can make your life become unmanageable. Due to the tolerance that builds up, a person needs more and more and may make the medication a top priority. This can lead to issues with work, friends, family, children and everyone else that gets in the way of a Percocet addiction.
You should never try to detox on your own because it’s typically a quick path back to using the medication. You don’t need to deal with all of the withdrawal symptoms on your own because a detox can help. At a qualified drug detoxification facility, a medical staff will give you non-narcotic medications that help minimize symptoms.
Once your mind and body begin to heal through the detoxification process, you’ll be able to think clearly. This is when you start to see how your addiction has taken control of your life. You can start to recover at this point. The key is to realize that staying sober involves a lot more than going through a detox program. You’re going to need to transition from the detox program to a facility that can teach you how to live without Percocet.
Whether you were abusing the medication for pain or you just like the effects, Beaches Recovery can help. We specialize in treating people who suffer from prescription drug abuse. Through our program, you’ll learn more about your addiction and how to manage pain, stress and other issues without Percocet. If you want to live a better, healthier life without Percocet, we’re ready to take your call. The number is 866.605.0532.