Percocet Addiction: Causes Major Withdrawal Symptoms

Percocet addiction can affect individuals of all ages and is most common in those who are involved with prolonged use of the drug. Those suffering from Percocet addiction often start using the drug as a pain reliever after undergoing an accident or surgery and then develop tolerance to the drug as well as physical dependence. 

Percocet is a prescription pain medication and falls into the category of opiods along with drugs like Oxy Contin, Vicoden and oxycodone. According to the Office of Applied Studies for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, lifetime misuse of oxycodone products among persons aged 18 to 25 increased from 8.2 to 10.1 percent. This includes Percocet, as well as other drugs containing oxycodone.

Often times a person who falls into Percocet addiction will develop a drug tolerance where they have to take more and more Percocet to get the desired effect. Once the individual takes more and more of the drug, the withdrawal symptoms become more and more severe when they try to stop using. Some physical withdrawal symptoms include runny nose, watery eyes, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches, fever, sweating and chills.

Not only will someone with a Percocet addiction have major withdrawal symptoms but will struggle through intense cravings for the drug, often leading them neglect family and friends and even commit crimes to get their next fix.

If you or someone you know is struggling with Percocet addiction call Narconon Arrowhead Drug Rehab 800-468-6933.