Percocet is the brand name for a formulation of the opioid painkiller oxycodone and acetaminophen. Used to treat moderate to severe pain, Percocet is safe to use, provided a physician’s instructions are followed.
Percocet abuse, on the other hand, is a gateway into addiction.
All opioids are habit forming – the longer they’re used, the more a person has to take to feel the same effects. Eventually, Percocet abuse turns to addiction.
Percocet withdrawal and addiction is treatable, but recovery from Percocet abuse can be difficult and unpleasant. A detox center should be the first step in a lasting recovery.