Percodan Addiction Treatment

The illegal use of Percodan and other narcotic pain relievers is increasing significantly in the United States. In fact, opioids, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants are the most commonly abused prescription drugs. The prevalence of these prescription medications is further recognized by the street names associated with Percodan and other narcotic pain relievers (such as OxyContin and Vicodin) which include the following: “hillbilly heroin,” “oxy,” “OC,” “oxycotton,” “percs,” “happy pills,” and “vikes.”

Percodan Drug Trends

Many studies and research groups focus on prescription drug abuse in an effort to identify ways in which these medications are being diverted for illegal use. Regrettably, the primary reason for prescription drug abuse is the fact that these medications are so easy to obtain. Whether a person looks in his or her own medicine cabinet, seeks drugs from friends, or even buys the drugs without restriction on the Internet, getting prescription drugs is very easy.

Coupled with the fact that many people think that prescription medications are safer to use, more and more people are dismissing the warnings about using these medications in conjunction with alcohol, illicit drugs, or other pharmaceuticals.

During a 2006 study, the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) found that a certain percentage of emergency room visits were associated with drug misuse or abuse. Of those visits:

  • 28% involved pharmaceuticals only
  • 10% involved alcohol with pharmaceuticals
  • 8% involved illicit drugs with pharmaceuticals
  • 3% involved illicit drugs with pharmaceuticals and alcohol

While prescription drug abuse can affect any age group, one of the research studies found that almost 8% of teens ages twelve to seventeen abused prescription drugs. Of that group, almost 7% abused a prescription pain medication such as Percodan. In fact, each day almost 2,000 teenagers ages twelve to seventeen use a prescription drug without a doctor’s guidance for the first time.

At the other end of the spectrum, it is estimated that almost 5% of adults aged fifty or older are abusing prescription medications.

According to the National Institute of Health, Percodan abuse is costly not only to the people abusing the drug but to all Americans, because it contributes to lost job wages, traffic accidents, crime, and the associated criminal justice system costs. In fact, current costs for Percodan abuse have been estimated at almost $500 billion annually.

One statistic that appears to be prevalent regarding drug abuse, particularly to Percodan and other narcotic pain relievers, is the fact that almost two-thirds of people in drug abuse treatment report that they were physically or sexually abused as children.

Percodan Abuse Treatment

Percodan abuse requires a comprehensive treatment program that includes ongoing supportive care and rehabilitation treatment to respond to the physical and psychological contributors to the addiction.

Percodan Addiction Help

Recovering from Percodan with proper medical supervision and support services is possible.  If you or someone you know is addicted to Percodan, call our toll free number today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about Percodan addiction treatment. We are here to help.

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