Percodan Intervention

Percodan is a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. Because of its narcotic component, it is prone to abuse. Percodan addiction can have many negative long-term effects, and having an intervention may be the best option to persuade an addict to receive treatment.

Signs of Percodan Addiction

Narcotic pain relievers must be carefully administered and prescription recommendations should be strictly followed to avoid abuse or overdose. Percodan withdrawal symptoms include:

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

Immediate medical attention is required if a person experiences any of the following symptoms:

  • Black or bloody stools
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Coughing up blood or vomit (resembling coffee grounds)
  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • Extreme drowsiness
  • Light-headedness, fainting
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Shallow or stopped breathing
  • Slow heart rate
  • Fast heart rate
  • Urinary problems

Additional symptoms of Percodan abuse or overdose include:

  • Blue lips, cold and clammy skin
  • Constricted pupils
  • Diarrhea
  • Drowsiness and stupor
  • Extreme weakness
  • Increased sweating
  • Itching skin
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Low blood pressure
  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscle convulsions
  • Severe nervousness
  • Stomach spasms

Since Percodan contains aspirin, a person who is experiencing an overdose reaction to this ingredient may experience any of the following:

  • Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain
  • Lethargy
  • Tinnitus
  • Dizziness
  • Hyperthermia
  • Rapid breathing
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hallucinations
  • Confusion
  • Seizure
  • Coma

Intervention Tips

Alcohol and drug addiction costs business in the United States over $100 billion a year. Industry-wide statistics show profits erode 30% in companies where employee alcohol and drug problems are present. When a high level executive in the company has a drug addiction problem, it is a bit more complicated to deal with, but intervention is still vital. Because of that person’s position, other people may be reluctant to discuss the problem; however, an impaired executive can have a tremendously negative impact on the company.

For senior executives, healthcare professionals, or others whose confidentiality is considered paramount, a modified or executive-style intervention is very effective. In this method of intervention, the professional interventionist works alone or with a very small team. An experienced interventionist can provide the following services:

  • Building and training the intervention team
  • Developing a plan for informing key people within the organization
  • Determining if any external communication is necessary
  • Consulting on matters of confidentiality
  • Choosing a treatment center experienced in working with executives and professionals
  • Educating and providing support for the executive’s family
  • Facilitating the intervention
  • Coordinating with impaired professional organizations, if necessary
  • Helping identify resources that support ongoing recovery

Percodan Intervention Help

Intervention is an effective strategy for many people who are addicted to drugs. However, planning and conducting an intervention is not always easy, and we can help. Please call our toll free number today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about Percodan addiction treatment and how to have an intervention. We want to partner with you in this process. Call us today.