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Augusta Prescription Drug Abuse Treatment

Augusta prescription drug abuse treatment centers provide rehab programs for the abuse of and addiction to medications like Percocet. Percocet is a painkiller made up of two other drugs, acetaminophen (the generic name for Tylenol) and oxycodone. More people are addicted to prescription medications than any other drug in the U.S. For this reason, our centers are dedicated to providing quality care to users of this painkiller. Call Augusta drug treatment centers for help with addiction. For more information, dial (706) 664-2763.

What Is Oxycodone?

Oxycodone hydrochloride is an opioid drug widely used to treat acute and chronic pain conditions. This substance is semisynthetic in nature, being made from one of only three active alkaloids found in the opium poppy – thebaine. Oxycodone is often abused for its euphoric qualities, with people sometimes becoming dependent on this drug due to extensive psychiatric use or recreational abuse. Side effects of oxycodone use include itching, constipation, fatigue, dizziness, anxiety, and loss of appetite. While rare, some people also experience circulatory collapse, respiratory arrest, and even death when high doses of the drug are taken.

Percocet and Alcohol

Percocet and other opioids are central nervous system (CNS) depressants, together with alcohol, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines such as Valium and Xanax. The use of Percocet and alcohol together often leads to additional complications, with the effects of CNS depressants known to increase exponentially when more than one drug is taken at the same time. Combining alcohol with opioid drugs can easily lead to overdose and even death. If you or anyone you know is living with a Percocet abuse or addiction problem, it’s important to find help as soon as you can.

Medical Detox

Augusta drug detox is the most effective way to withdrawal from Percocet. Detoxification in a medical setting such as treatment center allows your body to slowly release stored toxins caused by Percocet abuse. Detoxing in a controlled manner has many benefits. Firstly, it ensures that all amounts of Percocet are fully removed from your system. This in turn breaks your body’s physical cravings for the drug. It also reduces withdrawal symptoms and provides a means for you to obtain help with severe systems if needed. Medical detox is often conducted in rehabilitation clinics, which allows you to seamlessly transition into treatment following completion. Since detox can only address the physical aspects of addiction, it is critical to begin treatment immediately after to prevent relapse.

Recovery Programs

Narcotics Anonymous (http://www.grscna.com/) lets addicts share their experiences in order to determine why they started using in the first place. Alcohol treatment centers in Augusta can help you fight addiction. Contact us today.

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