Can I Quit Percodan On My Own?

Can I quit percodan on my own?Percodan is a pain reliever that contains a combination of aspirin and oxycodone. Aspirin, a salicylate, works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain. Oxycodone is a narcotic pain reliever. According to the Western Journal of Medicine, Percodan is “as addictive as morphine.” As with any addictive drug, dependency develops along with tolerance. Once an individual becomes tolerant of the effects of a certain dose, a higher dose is needed to achieve the same effect, usually a perceived “high.” High doses of Percodan can cause serious side effects. The decision to quit Percodan is one only you can make. Once you’ve decided to quit, though, you should never do it alone.

Percodan Detoxification and Withdrawal

The withdrawal symptoms associated with Percodan can be especially serious. For this reason, trying to quit on your own is extremely dangerous. The most serious of these symptoms is psychosis. Percodan psychosis is an abnormal condition of the brain that happens when a person loses touch with reality. People developing psychosis can act out aggressively and need specialized help. Trying to quit and deal with these symptoms on your own makes the risk of you hurting yourself or someone else very high. Other symptoms of withdrawal from Percodan can include the following:

  • Aches and pains
  • Anxiety
  • Cold or flu-like conditions
  • Diarrhea
  • Goose bumps
  • Hallucinations
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mood swings
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Sweating
  • Tremors
  • Upper respiratory symptoms

The withdrawal stage can vary in length and severity depending on your individual circumstances. A rehab facility can provide the medical treatment and supervision you need to stay safe through the process.

Community Aids Percodan Recovery

As with many things in life, recovery from drug addiction is better, let alone safer, with other people around you. The community that patients find in rehab is one of the strongest you may have in your life. This connection with other people who can relate to your struggles – where you’ve been and where you’re trying to go – can be the difference between a lasting recovery and a quick relapse. When you struggle with the temptation to return to drug use, these people along with counselors and therapists can be there for you to provide comfort and support as you recover.

Don’t Try to Quit Percodan on Your Own

If you are struggling with addiction to Percodan, don’t try quitting on your own. Along with being extremely dangerous, trying to beat drug addiction alone is rarely, if ever, successful. Call our toll-free, 24 hour helpline to speak with an addiction counselor today. We can help you find the treatment resources you need, verify insurance benefits and answer any questions you may have about Percodan recovery. If you aren’t sure you’re ready for treatment, we can listen to your concerns and provide someone to talk to. We want to help you as you recover, take back your life and walk proudly toward your future. Call now.