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Irving Treatment Center Launches Substance Abuse Program
An Irving treatment center is launching adult and adolescent programs aimed at tackling alcohol and drug addiction which are now available through Drug Addiction Treatment Centers. According to information released from the U.S. Department of Health …
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Facility offers addiction treatment close to home
ETTA, Miss. (AP) — There's a bridge out near the southern end of Lafayette County Road 244. The road reaches only a few houses, some farmland and timberland, and a driveway marked "The Oxford Centre." The Oxford Centre is a residential addiction …
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Corpus Christi Treatment Center Launches Marijuana Substance Abuse Program
A Corpus Christi treatment center is launching a new program that addresses marijuana and pain reliever substance abuse problems among adolescents through Drug Addiction Treatment Centers. Statistics released by the U.S. Department of Health and …
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Documentary sheds light on prescription drug abuse among teens
According to a survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Idaho is 4th in the nation for non-medical prescription pain reliever abuse for ages 12 and older. Meaning only three states abuse prescriptions more than Idaho.
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Film puts spotlight on Vermont prescription drug problem
DUSTIN, A REAL person battling prescription drug addiction, is seen in the documentary film "The Hungry Heart," which will be screened to the public at three locations in Addison County next week. The film raises sobering truths about the increase of …
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Drug documentary promotes making good choices
You can either not start, or if you do, it's going to be a very hard addiction to stop," said Barber as she looked out at the silent, watchful students. Along with others in her documentary, Barber expressed her strong opinion in that marijuana is a …
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Tampa Bay Initiative: Tackle Teen Substance Abuse with "Truth About Drugs
CLEARWATER, Fla., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — The dangers of teen drug abuse have been largely elevated by the fact that illegal substances are often readily accessible in schools today. More than 60% of teens said that drugs were sold, used, …
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Study: One in five high school-age teens has abused prescription medications
The most popular abused drugs by teenagers, according to the survey, are sleep medications, Ambien and Lunesta; over the counter cough and flu; tranquilizers, Xanax and Valium; stimulants, Ritalin and Adderall; and most popular pain relievers …

PRIDE Teen Teaches Peers About Drugs, Effects
WINTER HAVEN | Despite attempts to talk to and teach their teens about the mal effects of drug use, many parents report feeling frustrated when their warnings are not received. Teenagers' peers, however, can sometimes better communicate the same …
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Laser Light Zaps Away Cocaine Addiction
“When we turn on a laser light in the prelimbic region of the prefrontal cortex, the compulsive cocaine seeking is gone,” said Antonello Bonci, MD, scientific director of the intramural research program at the NIH's National Institute on Drug Abuse …
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Town Hall meeting on prescription drug abuse
According to the latest statistics, 2,500 teens, ages 12 to 17, each day abuse a pain reliever for the first time. The National Institute for Drug Abuse [NIDA] has information that the stimulant Adderall and the pain reliever Vicodin are among the most …
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Scientist sees stress, substance abuse similarities
The $ 2.5 million, awarded by the National Institute of Health and National Institute on Drug Abuse will be used to fund pay for faculty and graduate students that work on the project, as well as travel costs, laboratory supplies and equipment. Around …
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There is an increased need for Percocet addiction treatment as prescription drug abuse becomes more common in the United States. Drug rehabilitation programs are having to a provide care, treatment and services to people that are addicted prescription drugs, most often those prescribed for pain relief and anxiety.

Percocet is a pain in reliever that is prescribed by doctors obviously for pain management. Percocet goes by a number of brand names, including Roxicet, Tylox, Narvox, Endocet and Magnacet. Individuals who perhaps have had surgery or have injured themselves severely, may be prescribed Percocet. Though it works well in this regard, it is very addicting.

The potential for an individual to develop a physical dependency on the drug is really great and can happen in only to three weeks. For this reason, doctors are generally very careful about prescribing it and when they do so they may give the patient another drug and require them to alternate the doses of each. This approach is designed to help individuals avoid becoming addicted to Percocet.

Percocet abuse has devastated the lives of the many people that have become addicted to it. Some of these individuals develop an addiction quite innocently. As stated above, they may have been prescribed it for pain and somehow developed a physical dependence on it. After this occurs, they may go to great lengths in order to continue to obtain the drug. This might include doctor shopping, stealing the drugs and even pharmaceutical forgery.

Individual’s looking for Percocet addiction treatment will need to make sure that they find a facility that has experience in dealing with individuals who have addictions of this nature. Often times, prescription drug addicts (those this also occurs amongst those addicted to other types of drugs) refuse to believe that they have a problem a largely because the medication is prescribed. They also might not understand the damage they are doing to themselves, family members or the high potential for death by overdose. Percocet addiction and those to other prescription medications are just dangerous and powerful as drugs such as cocaine crack, crack and heroin and they must be taken seriously as well.

The particular Percocet addiction treatment that one may undergo will likely differ based on the facility that they enter. One option that is used quite a bit is medically supervised detoxification. This often includes the drug Suboxone which is known to help individuals slowly get off of drugs. It also eases the withdrawals symptoms. The easier the withdrawal process is, the less chance that individuals will relapse. Often times, persons will begin taking drugs again soon after quitting because the withdrawal symptoms are so uncomfortable and severe.

A Percocet addiction can develop very quickly. Within three weeks, a person who takes this drug is at risk of becoming dependent or addicted to it. Percocet is an opioid and is a prescription medication given for pain. Doctors often prescribe it when a persons has had a serious injury or after surgery. Unfortunately, it is very, very addictive. For this reason doctors often prescribe two painkillers so that persons can alternate their use. This is supposed to reduce the risk of addiction.

Overtime, if a person uses Percocet enough then they can become physically addicted and will begin to feel terrible when they are not able to obtain it. Subsequently, these strong cravings will drive them to attempt to get the drug even if it requires doing something illegal. They will also develop physical symptoms that can only be quelled by taking the drug again. When this occurs, an addictive cycle has developed.

Percocet is a mixture Tylenol also known as acetaminophen, and the narcotic Oxycodone. It is very similar to Oxycontin, another, commonly abused prescription pain reliever. While both men and women suffer from Percocet addiction, it seems to affect women a little more then their male counterparts. It can be taken in pill form and swallowed or crushed up and snorted. The age group that appears to be hardest hit are those between 12 and 17 and 18 and 25.

The abuse of pharmaceuticals such as Oxycontin, Vicodien and Percocet has increased nearly 100% between the years 2000 and 2004. Some drug research organizations have found that prescription abuse is second only to the popular drug marijuana.

Percocet addiction must often times be treated in a drug rehab facility. During this time, an individual is likely to experience withdrawals which are very serious, possibly painful and very uncomfortable. Specific Percocet withdrawals include vomiting, diarrhea, the shakes, not being able to sleep, having a high level of anxiety and irritability, profuse sweating, yawning, runny nose and eyes and a decrease in appetite. Some of these withdrawals symptoms also occur when individuals try to stop using other drugs as well.

Being in a rehab facility while a person is going through this process might make things easier and is very helpful. The addict might be to secure some type of medication to make withdrawal symptoms less severe, if the rehab center makes it available.

There is more than one way to treat a Percocet addiction and there’s no method that is considered 100% correct. Individuals with a strong Percocet addiction may need to first go through detoxification. This often times involves receiving some type of medication to again, ease their withdrawal symptoms. This might occur in a hospital or in a specialized treatment centers. Sometimes people are given Suboxone also known as buprenorphine. This is a maintenance therapy drug. Individuals are given this in replace of Percocet, eventually being weaned off of the drug completely. This helps to ease the withdrawal symptoms, which makes the process of getting of Percocet much less difficult.