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What is Percocet?

Percocet is a pain medication that can be prescribed by a Physician for mild to moderate pain. Because of its addictive nature, Percocet is a controlled substance. Like other opioid prescription pain medications, Percocet can contribute to the development of opioid addiction.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that from 2015 to 2018, over 10% of American adults 20 years old and older used a minimum of one prescription pain medication in a 30-day time span. Approximately 5.7% of the prescription pain medications used were opioids.

Research has shown that American adults 60 years and older were more likely to receive prescription pain medication compared to younger adults. We have also seen that women are more likely to receive a prescription for pain medication than men. 

We have seen an increase a change in the rules and regulations for prescribing opioid pain medications such as Percocet. The goal is to help decrease the risk for addiction associated with the use of pain medication. This can include limits on the number of pills prescribed at one time, not having refills, and updated software physicians can use to track prescribed medications. 

Because of the opioid epidemic in the United States, attention has been brought to the concerns that can arise with the misuse of prescription pain medications. Being educated about how these medications can contribute to addiction can help us make informed decisions regarding our health concerns. 

If you or someone you love could benefit from Percocet addiction treatment, we invite you to call Impact IOP at (502)912-1038 to see how our Louisville addiction treatment program can help you today.

What are the Signs of Percocet Abuse?

If you are concerned about someone misusing their Percocet prescription, one indicator would be if they are not taking the prescription as prescribed. This would mean that they run out of medication early and are not able to get a refill. This could lead to purchasing Percocet off the streets to compensate for the missing doses. 

Percocet abuse symptoms include the presence of a tolerance. This means that a person needs to take more of the medication to reach the desired euphoric effect. This can be a contributing factor to running out of medication early.

Withdrawal symptoms would be present if a person has developed a physical dependence on Percocet. Since Percocet is an opioid, the withdrawal symptoms will resemble other opioid withdrawal symptoms. This can begin 6-12 hours after the last use of Percocet. Withdrawal may begin with cravings and then progress into uncomfortable symptoms.

Symptoms of Percocet withdrawal can occur when someone stops or reduces their use of Percocet, or takes an opioid antagonist (such as Naltrexone). Common symptoms of withdrawal include nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, dysphoric mood, sweating, dilation of pupils, diarrhea, fever, and insomnia.

Individuals who are struggling with addiction can also have a chance in their behaviors. They may begin withdrawing from social and family events, not being honest about where their money is being spent, lying to their friends and family, and having difficulty at work. They may also encounter new legal concerns that they were not having before. Moodiness and irritability are common among addicts and alcoholics as well.

If you have reason to suspect Percocet abuse, you can call Impact IOP at (502)912-1038 to speak with a representative about your concerns. Our representatives would be able to talk you through our Kentucky intensive outpatient addiction treatment programs.

What are the Symptoms of Percocet Use?

It is important to note that it is possible to have a prescription for Percocet, take it as prescribed, and not develop a dependence on it. For example, Percocet can be used effectively for individuals who have an injury or recent surgery. 

Signs of Percocet use are known to include dizziness, drowsiness, sleepiness, nausea, vomiting, and extreme happiness or sadness. Opioids are known to reduce the size of a person’s pupils, so someone who is abusing Percocet would have pinpointed pupils frequently. 

Individuals who are taking Percocet as prescribed could find that they are not able to drive because of feeling drowsiness. Percocet is known to cause breathing problems when taken in larger doses. Individuals who are prescribed Percocet should not mix this medication with alcohol.

Impact IOP is an outpatient treatment program in the Louisville, KY, area that provides Percocet addiction treatment. To learn more about the services we offer, you may speak with a representative by calling (502) 912-1038.

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How to Find Percocet Addiction Treatment in Kentucky

There are two main routes to finding an addiction treatment program in Kentucky. The first would be to speak with your Primary Care Physician about your concerns. They would be able to discuss the various levels of care and let you know which they feel would be the best for you. You would then receive a referral to a treatment facility.

The other option would be to speak with your insurance provider and ask which treatment centers are in-network for you. This will also help you get a better understanding of what you may be responsible to pay for. 

Impact IOP is an outpatient addiction treatment facility in Kentucky that can help individuals who are addicted to Percocet. Our treatment facility is located in Mt. Washington, Kentucky. Outpatient treatment for opioids, such as Percocet, is ideal for individuals who have recently completed a detox program and an inpatient treatment program. 

We offer an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) that can help you in your transition home from drug rehab. Our IOP program will have you engaged in 15 to 25 hours of group therapy each week with one hour of individual therapy. 

Research has found that group therapy is very effective in drug treatment programs. Addiction commonly leads to isolation, which can hurt our social skills and ability to communicate. Group therapy gives you a safe place to work on these skills. IOP programs provide you with psychoeducation and tools that can be used to help you in your recovery. 

After engaging in our IOP program, most individuals choose to progress to our outpatient treatment groups. These groups will focus more on your current struggles, use of relapse prevention skills, and personal goals for your recovery. This could include improving your standing at work or school, and improving relationships with family and friends. 

In all of our treatment programs, we use evidence-based practices. This ensures that you are getting the best treatment for your struggles. We are also able to offer you specialized treatment options for your unique needs. This can include treatment for additional mental health concerns you may be living with. We will work with you to make sure that your needs are being met.

Our staff is experienced in working with both alcohol and drug addictions. We are also experienced in providing treatment for a variety of mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, and trauma. If you struggle with a mental health concern in addition to drug addiction, it is important to receive treatment for both concerns at the same time to give you the best chance at a healthy recovery.

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If you are worried about yourself, or someone you love, we invite you to call (502) 912-1038 to speak with a representative about how our Mt. Washington facility can help you today.

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