Percocet Rehab Aftercare and Relapse Prevention
- Is Percocet Rehab Aftercare Necessary?
- The Benefit of Percocet Relapse Prevention
- Percocet Addiction is a Chronic Condition
- Continuing Care Options
- Supporting Family and Friends with Percocet Recovery
What is Percocet Rehab Aftercare?Aftercare is understood as the process of care extending beyond formal treatment. Its primary goal is to maintain and enhance the gains achieved in treatment.
Is Percocet Rehab Aftercare Necessary?
The Benefit of Percocet Relapse Prevention
Relapse prevention involves altering behavior so that high-risk situations are avoided. In relapse prevention groups, an addict can address his/her fears of relapsing back to Percocet use, paying attention to the feedback he/she receives from peers.
Chronic use of Percocet results in long-term changes in the brain (neuroadaptation), in which the value of getting the drug predominates over other natural rewards, such as eating, drinking, or sexual activity.
Relapse prevention does not guarantee that an individual won't relapse, but several studies have shown continued improvement over a longer period. Critical mechanisms for long-term successful relapse prevention are:
- Self-efficacy - or belief in one's own ability to succeed.
Percocet Addiction is a Chronic Condition
90% of individuals who try to change their behavior do struggle a lot and don't succeed in remaining abstinent on their first or second attempt. The American Society of Addiction Medicine defines addiction as a chronic disease. Unlike some illnesses which disappear with treatment and/or the passage of time, chronic illness persists for a long time and does not simply disappear.
Addiction shares this definition with asthma and hypertension - all are conditions not cured by medication, yet treatable with ongoing behavioral treatments, lifestyle changes and medication. When compared with other chronic relapsable diseases, relapse rates for addiction (40-60%) are below those for hypertension and asthma (50-70%).
Continuing Care Options
Continuing care options include counseling, outpatient support groups, and self-support groups such as NA. "Wrap Around" services are also an option, given that most opioid addicts have significant problems in other areas of life. Examples of these services are primary medical care, housing, vocational training, and parenting.
Counseling Interventions / Group Therapy
Follow-up Medical Care
A number of maintenance therapies and anti-craving medications are available for the medical treatment of Percocet and opioid addiction. Their main purpose is to prevent cravings or withdrawal.
- HIV-AIDS or chronic hepatitis conditions.
- Liver damage from overexposure to the acetaminophen in Percocet.
- Chronic pain, and who require ongoing alternative treatments to opioids.
- Nasal/sinus conditions; use of Percocet has been reported to cause such as nasopharyngeal necrosis when insufflated (snorted).
If you are concerned about addiction to Percocet or its health-related problems, help is available and you can recover. Call our 24-hour hotline at 1-888-993-3112Who Answers? where our recovery support specialists can help direct you to the treatment you need.
Sober Living/Therapeutic Community
Therapeutic Communities are designed to serve the addict with the highest severity of addiction, social deviancy, and psychological problems who needs rehabilitation or needs to learn a positive lifestyle for the first time. Studies demonstrate reductions in drug use and criminality, with increases in employment and prosocial behaviors. Opioids such as Percocet have powerful effects to alleviate physical and emotional pain, with powerful craving effects interfering with motivation long after detox and formal treatment. Research has demonstrated that the life skills training, 12-Step groups, and enhancement of supportive relationships in sober living communities facilitate better coping strategies and decreased drug use.
Therapeutic Communities are designed to serve the addict with the highest severity of addiction, social deviancy, and psychological problems who needs rehabilitation or needs to learn a positive lifestyle for the first time.
Studies demonstrate reductions in drug use and criminality, with increases in employment and prosocial behaviors. Opioids such as Percocet have powerful effects
to alleviate physical and emotional pain, with powerful craving effects interfering with motivation long after detox and formal treatment.
Research has demonstrated that the life skills training, 12-Step groups, and enhancement of supportive relationships in sober living communities facilitate better coping strategies and decreased drug use.
Contingency Management (CM)
For those who do not want to take MAT medication, or who are underinsured/uninsured, CM alone is a promising therapy.
Supporting Family and Friends with Percocet Recovery
Family members are critical to the strength and duration of the client's recovery. The family and friends affected by the addicted individual also need recovery. There is a common perception that, once recovery begins, relationships return to normal functioning. They don't! Family members need to re-establish healthy boundaries and develop appropriate roles in the family following years of dysfunction.
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