Physically and emotionally addictive, Percocet is a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen. Because it is an opioid, a Percocet addiction can be tough to break without the right professional help.
You may be wondering if you have the time or space in your schedule to do what you know you need to do, which is to rid yourself of your Percocet addiction. Thankfully, the answer is yes, you do.
By moving forward with an outpatient rehab program, you open up the door to making it all possible. We at Asheville Recovery Center in North Carolina are here for you, every step of the way.
Understanding Percocet Addiction
Percocet has been classified by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration as a Schedule II Drug. This means that it has a high potential for being seriously addictive. It is intended to be given to patients who are in severe pain, strictly on a short-term basis.
Percocet blocks pain by modifying chemical pathways in the brain that are connected with pain sensations. In addition to this, it slows down some of the activities of the central nervous system, such as your heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing.
Your natural dopamine levels are also disrupted when you take Percocet. It causes a euphoric surge when you use it, which is what causes you to get “high.” Your mind and body like the way that this feels and you begin to become dependent upon it.
Why Is Outpatient Rehab Beneficial?
Outpatient rehab to treat a Percocet addiction means that you come to our rehab facility during the day and you return home during the night. Actually, that is one of the main benefits of choosing outpatient rehab.
Many people find it encouraging to be able to go home at night and sleep comfortably in their own bed at night. Also, this means that you get to spend time in the evening with your loved ones and receive much-needed support from them.
Another reason why outpatient rehab is so beneficial is that the cost is significantly less than choosing inpatient rehab. Not having to worry as much about the cost of the treatment program allows you to take your mind off of financial worries and relax and focus on getting better.
Treating a Percocet Addiction
In order to effectively treat a Percocet addiction, an approach known as Medication Assisted Treatment may be utilized. This is where specific prescription drugs are given in order to help treat the symptoms caused by Percocet detoxification and withdrawal.
Two medications that have shown great success against opioid withdrawal symptoms are buprenorphine and methadone. In fact, the World Health Organization classifies them both as being “essential medicines.”
Another aspect of a successful Medication-Assisted Treatment is counseling and behavioral health treatments. They focus on helping you modify your thoughts and emotions, in order to change your behaviors. The goal is to help you see and understand situations differently.
Get Help at Asheville Recovery Center
You need not uproot your entire life for months at a time to rid yourself of your Percocet addiction. Our intensive outpatient rehab program is designed to let you continue living your life within a sober living environment, while at the same time treating you for your Percocet addiction.
At Asheville Recovery Center in North Carolina, we are experts at helping patients eliminate their opioid addiction as gently and effectively as possible. There is no time like the present. Don’t let Percocet take control of your life any longer. Call us today and speak with one of our friendly and discreet counselors. You do not have to struggle with this addiction alone.