Percocet is an opioid painkiller. It is one of the most commonly abused prescription medications in the world, and it can have devastating effects on the body and mind. Percocet is often prescribed to treat pain after surgery or during the recovery of an injury. It is very addictive and people who use it over a long period of time often become addicted to it. Many people who have not been prescribed the medication also become addicted to it and use it for the high it produces. If you are addicted to Percocet, you should be aware of the side effects and consequences of long-term use.
How Do People Become Addicted To Percocet?
It is easy to become addicted to Percocet because of its highly addictive qualities. Many people do not mean to abuse or become hooked on the drug. They may have been prescribed it for a legitimate reason, but overtime required more and more to feel the effects. This caused a tolerance and eventually an addition. There are also people who are aware of the high that Percocet can cause and who knowingly abuse it in hopes of obtaining that high. Just like in those who take Percocet for a legitimate reason, it takes more and more of the drug to obtain that high, and eventually the user builds up a tolerance and develops an addiction. Many addicts deny that they have a problem and refuse to seek help .
How Is Percocet Abused?
Percocet should only be taken as direction. Your doctor will explain how you should take your medication when it is prescribed. You should never take Percocet or any medication that has not been prescribed to you. People abuse Percocet simply by taking it when they do not need it or have not been prescribed the drug. It can also be abused if taken incorrectly. It is often snorted, chewed, smoked, injected to taken in large quantities. When taken these ways, the delayed release mechanisms of the medication are dissolved, and the drug is absorbed into the bloodstream quickly. This is what causes a high, but what can also lead to an accidental overdose.
What Are The Effects Of Percocet Addiction?
The effects of a Percocet addiction can vary. Not everyone will display the same signs and symptoms, and some people may not show any signs of addiction at all. Some of the most common effects of a Percocet addiction include,
- Mood Swings
- Abdominal Pain
- Liver Problems
- Heart Problems
- Irregular Breathing
- Obsession With The Drug
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