Percocet is a prescription pain reliever containing oxycodone and acetaminophen.
The addictive part is oxycodone – it is a powerful opiate. These are synthetic drugs that have similar effects to heroin. In high doses, Percocet produces feelings of happiness and euphoria.
Doctors usually prescribe Percocet for moderate to severe pain, such as after an accident or surgery. You may occasionally receive it as a treatment for chronic pain. The effects of Percocet last between three to five hours.
Like all opioid drugs, Percocet is highly addictive. Opioid addiction and abuse is a nationwide public health crisis in the United States. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, an estimated 1.7 million people in the United States suffered from substance use disorders related to prescription opioids in 2017.
Percocet addiction and abuse may lead to long-term health problems and an increased risk of overdose. Opioid overdose can be very dangerous and may result in coma or death. Fifty thousand people died from opioid-related overdoses in the United States in 2019.
If you are suffering from opioid use disorder, overcoming it may feel impossible. However, addiction is treatable, and recovery is attainable for anyone.
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