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Percocet Addiction Signs

Percocet Addiction Signs

Percocet or “percs” is a pain-relieving drug that is the brand name for the drug combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen. Oxycodone is an opioid, and acetaminophen is found in popular pain reliever brands like Tylenol and Mapap. Other names for Percocet include rims, Oxy, greenies, and tires. Like most drugs, Percocet is no exception to potential addiction. Therefore, before a person uses the substance, it’s essential to know the Percocet addiction signs and warnings.

How Do Percs Make You Feel?

Percocet addiction forms after use since people become attached to the effects of the drug. The medication can make a person motivated or have increased energy. A person may feel they can function better and feel less stressed for a temporary period. However, once tolerance is established, a person can easily fall into addiction and experience withdrawal symptoms and adverse side effects.

Signs of addiction

Percocet addiction can alter a person’s behavior, mind, and physical form. Substance misuse quickly turns to abuse and results in addiction. The risk of overdose increases after every use, as well as long-term health complications. Here is a list of signs of Percocet abuse symptoms and addiction:

  • Constipation
  • Mood swings
  • Irregular breathing
  • Refusing social interaction
  • Dramatically slowed heart rate
  • Problems with memory and concentration
  • Trying to acquire Percocets in a risky way, like stealing
  • Continuing abuse after experiencing negative side effects
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not using the drug

Many addicts begin using Percocet to self-medicate and as an escape from reality. Oxycodone can lead to cardiovascular issues and liver damage. A person should seek prescription drug treatment if displaying these signs, having severe cravings, or showing peculiar behavioral changes.

Withdrawal Symptoms That Follow Percocet Addiction

Those addicted to Percocet will often need a prescription drug detox with the help of professionals to safely go through the withdrawal process. The level of severity depends on the person, the amount taken, and how often the drug was abused. Here are Percocet addiction symptoms to note:

  • Diarrhea
  • Sweating
  • Insomnia
  • Dysphoria
  • Constant teary eyes
  • Twitches and tremors
  • A rise in body temperature
  • Strong and frequent cravings for the drug

Overdose symptoms can include slurred speech, loss of consciousness, cramping, memory loss, or a coma. It’s vital to speak with a doctor before taking the medication and not to mix Percocet with other drugs. Other drug interactions can worsen symptoms and heighten the chance of overdose.

Addiction Treatment at Our Southern California Rehab

At Banyan Treatment Centers Palm Springs, we offer a residential treatment program, along with other services, to help patients receive quality care during recovery. Our experienced medical staff is equipped with the knowledge and tools to safely guide patients to sobriety. We want to make sure that you are prepared to return to living a productive life after treatment.


Please, don’t wait to speak to a specialist at Banyan Palm Springs by calling 888-280-4763 and ask about our intervention services for addiction to get started on the path to recovery today!


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Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.