Josh Chandler | May 16, 2022

The Dangers of Snorting Percocet

What Is Percocet?

Percocet is an example of a prescription opioid commonly prescribed to a person who may be prescribed to a person in pain. Although there are several advantages of Percocet if a person is in severe pain, due to the addictive nature of this medication, it has significantly contributed to the opioid epidemic, which has plagued countless people not only throughout the country but throughout the world. When a person is suffering from an opioid addiction or Percocet addiction, they must reach out for help from a treatment facility that can provide them with the personalized level of care they need to navigate this situation. 

Percocet is part of the family of prescription opioids that directly impacts the central nervous system. The goal of Percocet is to allow your body to relax and begin to recover as a result of the trauma it sustained during surgery or your injury. By affecting your central nervous system, you will start to experience the sensation of mild respiratory depression and sleepiness. However, when your Percocet consumption is taken to the level of substance abuse, or you turn to Oxycodone abuse, you may turn to snorting Percocet and opioid dependence. 

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Percocet Side Effects

One of the leading side effects of taking or snorting Percocet is that you can develop a severe dependence on this substance. Once you get to this point in your disease, you must connect with medical professionals who can help you to work through the different aspects of your opioid addiction. If you do not, you may turn to other forms of drug abuse or Oxycodone abuse to compensate for your addiction. Once this happens, you may also turn to different variations of opioids known by several different street names. Unfortunately, when you turn to illegal opioids, you put yourself at a greater risk of overdose with potentially fatal effects. 

Can Percocet Be Snorted?

Although a prescription painkiller such as Percocet is commonly prescribed in pill form, a person with a Percocet addiction may opt to snort Percocet or Oxycodone because of the effects snorting this substance can provide a person with a more intense high in comparison to consuming this substance orally. By smashing the pill form of Percocet, a person can easily snort this substance and experience the effects of this drug quickly. There is never a situation where a doctor would recommend that you should snort Percocet. 

Deciding to snort Percocet clearly indicates that you’re struggling with a substance abuse issue and need help from an experienced team of addiction treatment individuals. When you choose to come to treatment at an addiction center, you will start to take a deep dive into the events in your life that may have contributed to your addiction. This process is done by participating in different forms of addiction therapy. Some of the examples of the forms of addiction therapy that you would experience during the time that you’re in treatment include: 

  • Group therapy 
  • Behavioral therapy 
  • Individual therapy 
  • Family therapy 
  • Trauma therapy 

The Dangers of Snorting Percocet

There are countless dangers of snorting Percocet and any other type of prescription painkiller. Here are just a few examples of why snorting Percocet is something that should be avoided at all costs: 

  • Chronic sinus infections 
  • Lung infections 
  • Low blood pressure 
  • Nose bleeds 
  • Inflammation 
  • Pneumonia 
  • Respiratory depression 

Although chronic sinus infections or lung infections should not be taken lightly, there is an addiction layer regarding the dangers of deciding to snort Oxycodone or another prescription painkiller. This type of substance abuse could potentially lead to other kinds of common abuse of addictive substances. As a result, you could find yourself with a Percocet addiction and an Oxycodone addiction or an alcohol addiction, which could cause further chaos in your life. Although low blood pressure can be addressed, if you do not reach out for help to manage your habit of snorting Oxycodone or your opiate addiction, you always put yourself at risk of overdose, which could be potentially life-threatening. 

Percocet Detox

You must first work through a drug detox program at your recovery center before committing to a program to address your drug abuse and Percocet addiction. Any top-rated Los Angeles rehab will understand that anyone suffering from an addiction to a prescription painkiller will likely experience withdrawal symptoms within mere hours from when you last consume your substance of choice. Withdrawal symptoms can vary depending on the severity of your addiction, the length of time you have been actively addicted to opioids, and your opioid of choice. Examples of withdrawal symptoms can include: 

  • Nausea 
  • Cravings 
  • Shakiness 
  • Problems breathing 
  • Stomach issues 
  • Fatigue 
  • Seizures 

In extreme cases, there is always the possibility that a combination of these withdrawal symptoms could result in death, so you should never attempt to go through the withdrawal process on your own. Instead, when you choose to work through a detox program, you have the peace of mind of knowing you will continuously be surrounded by a team of addiction treatment professionals who can provide you with the immediate help and care you need during this stage of your recovery. There are also many different types of medications that you may be able to take advantage of, which can help you manage your withdrawal symptoms better. 

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Prescription Drug Rehab at Muse in Los Angeles

Regardless of whether you’re struggling with opioid dependence or you’re suffering from another type of drug abuse or alcohol addiction, you can rest assured that you will receive the help and the care that you need for yourself or your loved ones when you decide to work through a substance abuse treatment program at Muse Treatment Center. At Muse Treatment Center, we offer an abundance of addiction treatments that can help you take back control over your life and focus on the type of sober living that will help you lead a healthy life. 

Many people come to Muse Treatment Center who feel they need a higher level of care to overcome their prescription painkiller abuse once and for all. In situations like this, we would likely recommend that you take advantage of inpatient rehab, which will provide you with the type of environment you need to better understand the root cause of your addiction. During inpatient treatment, you will be able to live on the campus of your addiction treatment facility of choice, which will give you the security of knowing that you can remain safe and sober when you’re going through this transitional time in your life. For instance, there is a possibility that your substance abuse may have negatively impacted your mental health. Therefore, you will come to find that dual diagnosis treatment will significantly benefit you when you’re in inpatient rehab. Dual diagnosis patients will benefit from being able to address their mental health issues and substance abuse during the time that they are in treatment. 

If you’re unable to commit to inpatient treatment, this doesn’t mean that you will not be able to receive the care you need for your substance abuse issues. If you have work or school responsibilities, you can take advantage of outpatient treatment. Those that need a dual diagnosis treatment plan, for example, will work closely with their addiction treatment team to develop a treatment schedule that doesn’t make them feel as though they need to choose between their recovery or their job or personal responsibilities. Outpatient treatment is much more flexible, but when you commit to the process, you will find that you will receive the help and care you need to work through your addiction struggles. 

Whether you opt to work through an inpatient or an outpatient treatment program, you will learn what steps you need to take to avoid relapse. Opioids such as Percocet are highly addictive, and there is always the possibility that you could fall back into the trap of addiction at any time. However, by learning more about relapse prevention and the stages of addiction, you will know what you need to do to maintain your sobriety for the rest of your life. 

The team here at Muse Treatment Center is ready to help you through this new journey in your life. When you are ready to commit to overcoming your Percocet or Oxycodone addiction, we encourage you to get in touch with us at (800) 426-1818 and learn more about the recovery programs that are available to you. 

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Josh Chandler
Josh Chandler
After growing up in Chicago and North Carolina, Josh chose to get help with substance use disorder and mental health in California because of the state's reputation for top-tier treatment. There, he found the treatment he needed to achieve more than five years of recovery. He's been in the drug and alcohol addiction rehab industry for four years and now serves as the Director of Admissions for Resurgence Behavioral Health. Josh remains passionate about the field because he understands that one phone call can alter the course of a person's life.

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