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What Is Snorting Percocet and What Are the Dangers of Snorting Percocet?

Legally, Percocet, or Oxycodone, is prescribed to you if you are suffering from severe pain. And it’s prescribed very frequently.

The National Institutes for Healths LiverTox: Clinical and Research Information on Drug-Induced Liver Injury: “According to a 2013 survey published by NIDA, 2.7 times more opioids were prescribed that year than in 1991. The US is the largest global consumer of prescription painkillers by far.”

However, we also see an increasing number of people abuse this drug by grinding and snorting it to increase the absorption speed.

If you or a loved one are one of those abusing and snorting Percocet and want more information or help to get on the road to recovery, read on.

Understanding Snorting Percocet

Percocet is already an extremely potent drug, and the way people abuse it makes it that much stronger.

According to the National Institutes for Healths LiverTox: Clinical and Research Information on Drug-Induced Liver Injury: “Oxycodone (Percocet) is a semisynthetic, moderately potent, orally available opioid that is widely used for acute or chronic management of moderate- or moderately-severe pain either alone or in combination with acetaminophen.”

Along with subsiding pain, Percocet is also known to increase euphoria. This heroin-like high is why more and more people are becoming dependent or abusing the drug. And while snorting Percocet provides a faster, more intense high, it also results in a more dangerous one.

Effects of Snorting Percocet

There are many short- and long-term side effects from using this drug, in which some more dangerous and life-threatening than others.

These side effects can be unpredictable and even deadly. This is because drugs, like Percocet, are currently being made on the black market,often cut with fentanyl and carfentanyl.

This DIY-drug concoction makes the street drug cheaper and far more potent. Users are known to then cut up Percocet and inhale them through the nostrils to obtain a quicker effect, otherwise known as “snorting percs.” This can be an equally, if not more dangerous way, of abusing Percocet.

Short- and Long-Term Side Effects of Snorting Percocet

Those who snort Percocet face the dangers of snorting Percocet and harm their organs in a very short period of time. If they don’t stop the abuse, that damage can be irreparable, and a transplant might be needed.

This is caused by the first ingredient of Percocet, which is Acetaminophen.

The second ingredient, Oxycodone, can cause:

  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Changes in mood
  • Excessive sweating
  • Constipation
  • Brain damage

Fatal Effects of Snorting Percocet

The Likelihood of Overdosing When Snorting Percocet:

The combination of these two ingredients has fatal effects if you are misusing or abusing them. In addition, Percocet affects the portions of your brain that regulate your breathing, it becomes extremely easy to overdose.

This is especially true when you snort Percocet. That’s because taking high doses of Percocet will diminish your brain’s ability to regulate your heart rate. After snorting Percocet, your brain functions can decrease so rapidly that your body cannot recover.

If you think you may be at risk of overdosing on Percocet, please reach out to us before it’s too late.

Percocet Abuse and Mental Illness

Mental illness and abusing Percocet tend to run hand-in-hand. Both addiction and mental illness affect the same part of the brain and can exacerbate one another simultaneously.

Most mental illnesses can leave you with an extreme lack of energy and motivation. After a period of snorting Percocet, you can only alleviate these symptoms by abusing more of the drug after learning the dangers of snorting Percocet. After a while, abusing Percocet is your only motivation to combat your mental illness. However, this may lead you down an even steeper slope towards misery and even death. Percocet also causes extreme mood swings, which can severely affect one’s mental health.

That’s why if you come to us because you have been snorting Percocet, we will evaluate and treat your mental health along with your addiction a part of a dual diagnosis evaluation.

Percocet Addiction Treatment at Resurgence Behavioral Health

At Resurgence Behavioral Health, we understand the difficulty of beating a Percocet addiction and the dangers of snorting Percocet. We are here to ensure you can beat any addictions you come in with if you have the dedication and passion. To do that, we offer detox programs, rehabilitation programs, and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) post-recovery.

We also have a variety of counseling options to treat any mental illness alongside your addictions.

Read on to learn more about our treatment options.

Inpatient and Outpatient Programs:

We understand that you may have to approach recovery differently according to your lifestyle. Our outpatient drug and alcohol treatment are alternative options for those who cannot attend our residential program.

It is ideal for employed people who cannot leave their jobs or their families. It is also a more affordable option. Each inpatient facility provides close supervision by highly-trained staff, 24-hour medical care, individual and group therapy sessions, healthy meal options, and a relaxing environment.

Our Approach to Rehabilitation:

We take a customized, patient-centric approach to rehabilitation. We understand dual diagnosis needs special attention. If you come to us for help with a dual diagnosis, we will begin by completing an assessment to devise a plan for your full recovery.

Our treatment programs address all the underlying conditions for addiction to allow you to take ownership of your recovery. Our customized approach, coupled with our staff of highly-motivated and well-trained professionals, ensure that you or your loved one will receive excellent care during and after treatment.

Some of the rehabilitation treatments we offer include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Stress Management
  • Group Therapy
  • Medication to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings

Intensive Outpatient Program

If you complete recovery with us in an inpatient or outpatient setting or you are trying to manage dual diagnosis recovery, please check out our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Managing recovery while addressing mental health after rehab can be especially difficult.

In IOP, you will have the flexibility to maintain much of your normal daily routine while working on maintaining sobriety. IOP is a good treatment option if you do not have the means to leave your job or if you have to stay home for any other reason.

You will receive support from therapy groups and gain the ability to apply the skills you learned during treatment, all while maintaining your normal lifestyle.

Payment Information

If any of this information sounds familiar, you most likely need professional help. We have trained financial counselors who provide free insurance verification for treatment. We customize a treatment plan for you and discuss payment options that fit your financial situation.

You do not have to live with the debilitating effects of schizophrenia and addiction. You can have a balanced and joyful life with the right commitment and treatment. Reach out to us today to discuss options.

Contact Us for Help Today

We are here to help and support you through finding your truest self, while leaving your most destructive self behind.

We understand what it takes to get you through your addiction and the emotional and psychological support you’ll need from us to become your best self.

Contact us today with questions or concerns.

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