This is what makes Percocet addiction so insidious - it is hard to see that someone could be addicted to something given by a well-intentioned doctor. Someone has an injury, goes to their doctor and gets Percocet in order to feel better during the recovery phase of their injury. However, when their injury has healed, they feel a need to continue the use of Percocet. They can't really explain why, but if a day goes by without Percocet intake, they feel terribly bad.
Some side effects of Percocet include:
- shallow breathing, slow heartbeat
- feeling light-headed, fainting
- confusion, unusual thoughts or behavior
- seizure (convulsions)
- problems with urination
- nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
- feeling dizzy or drowsy
- mild nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, constipation
- blurred vision
- dry mouth.
The state of Florida has seen its fair share of drama created by painkiller addiction, in particular Percocet, Vicodin and Oxycontin. Taken from an article of the Palm Beach Post:
The Obama administration on Tuesday outlined a national plan for tackling prescription painkiller abuse, a move that intensified focus on Florida as the country's No. 1 pill supplier.
The strategy centers on education, drug tracking and more aggressive criminal investigations and aims to cut nationwide prescription drug abuse by 15 percent.
In South Florida - birthplace of a pain clinic industry that authorities say is flooding the country with oxycodone and other powerful drugs - law enforcement and community leaders said the announcement reinforced efforts that already are under way.
However, a question remains - what do you do if someone you know is addicted to Percocet or any other Oxycodone painkiller variant? The first step is to contact us at addicted.org. Calling us is free of charge and we will gladly help you find the right solution to painkiller addiction.
Here is a list of the different detox centers for Percocet addiction in Florida. These facilities are medically supervised but you should reconfirm with the facilities. The list can be incomplete, so please do not hesitate to contact one of our counselors at 1-800-304-2219.