ADHD and Percodan Abuse

ADHD and Percodan AbuseADHD is a disorder that exhibits symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. Because impulsivity is a particularly strong trait with this disorder, many patients attempt to deal with it on their own. As ADHD is rather common, many people underestimate the danger of abusing prescription drugs, which is a considerably dangerous attitude.

ADHD patients are more susceptible to Percodan abuse for a few different reasons. First, Percodan is a central nervous system depressant, meaning it slows activity in the brain and reduces the sensation of pain, be it physical or psychological. As a depressant, it can reduce ADHD symptoms like hyperactivity and impulsivity, because it creates feelings of calm, relaxation and sedation. These effects improve mood, sleeping habits, energy levels and etc, so patients may feel a strong pull to abuse this substance. These feelings can strongly appeal to someone with ADHD who feels overwhelmed with energy.

Next, Percodan also creates a euphoric high. When Percodan molecules attach to opioid receptors in the brain, the reaction releases dopamine and serotonin. So, as Percodan blocks pain, the release of dopamine also stimulates the brain’s reward centers. Therefore, Percodan provides feelings of euphoria as it relieves pain.

You can become addicted to the effects of Percodan quite quickly, especially if you believe the drug helps manage ADHD symptoms. Percodan is highly addictive, and it doesn’t take long to build tolerance and dependency to the drug’s effects.

Treating Percodan Abuse in Individuals with ADHD

Percodan abuse will eventually worsen the symptoms of ADHD while it creates a multitude of other health problems, especially when addiction sets in. When an addict decides to get clean, ADHD will make this task even harder than it would be, because the symptoms of the disorder occur even more intensely than before. In addition, Percodan withdrawal symptoms can also make someone feel so awful that she breaks down and returns to using.

Quitting Percodan abuse is difficult, but the task is even more difficult when a co-occurring issue exists, like ADHD. An effective solution lies within Dual Diagnosis treatment, where patients can get simultaneous treatment for both Percodan abuse and ADHD. This treatment works not only to end Percodan abuse, but also to teach non-addictive solutions for managing ADHD.

Treatment for Percodan Abuse and ADHD

If you are ready to quit Percodan abuse and you have ADHD, we can help. Our addiction counselors are available 24 hours a day to speak with you about all of your treatment options. Counselors can answer all of your questions and provide you with information to address Percodan abuse. If you’re ready to get help, we can even connect you to the recovery services that fit your unique needs. To learn more about Percodan abuse treatment, please call a counselor at our toll-free helpline right now.