Counseling for Percodan Addiction

Counseling for Percodan addictionPercodan is a semi-synthetic opiate with effects that are similar to those of morphine. Percodan contains aspiring and oxycodone, which is the opiate component of Percodan and is what makes Percodan addictive.

Percodan was one of the most popularly prescribed drugs in the United States but has been largely replaced by Percocet, a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen (Tylenol). Percodan is classified as a Schedule II Controlled Substance by the Drug Enforcement Administration, meaning it is considered to be addictive and can also be used in an abusive manner. Percodan users can become addicted to the sedative qualities or euphoric feelings produced by the drug.

Percodan Addiction and Overdose

It is possible for Percodan users to develop an addiction even when the drug is used as recommended. The drug binds to opiate receptors in the brain which is the basis for Percodan’s pain killing properties. Once the brain becomes accustomed to the amount of the dose that is taken, patients may need to take more of the drug to realize the same desired effects. When a patient increases the amount of the drug they are taking, the dangers of addiction or a possible overdose increase. When a patient overdoses on Percodan they can experience respiratory depression, in some cases causing death. Other Percodan overdose side effects include the following:

  • Stupor
  • Coma
  • Circulatory collapse
  • Cardiac arrest

Percodan Rehabilitation and Counseling

In order to completely recover from an addiction, individuals must uncover the past situations, behaviors and emotions that have contributed to and supported their addiction. These factors must be understood in order to control them and to ensure lifelong sobriety. There are various methods of rehabilitation, but the three principal categories of counseling used in a Percodan addiction rehab are as follows:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Family therapy

Counseling can begin when a patient is undergoing Percodan detox, however most people wait until the detox process is complete. Counseling is available in both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation centers, and neither is a “better” option than the other. Patients need to choose what counseling options best fit their personal lifestyle and recovery needs.

Need Percodan Addiction Counseling?

If you or someone you care about is in need of life-changing Percodan addiction counseling, we can help. Our toll-free hotline is available 24 hours a day, and your recovery can begin with a phone call.