Negative effects of Percocet on the brain (INFOGRAPHIC)

Percocet, also called the “white collar heroin” can lead to a number of adverse side-effects in the human brain. How does it affect your emotions, behavior, mood and psyche? Explore here.

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Percocet abuse potential

Did you know that Percocet is a narcotic drug, Schedule II under the Controlled Substances Act? This means that it has a high potential to be abused due to the effects it produces in the brains of those who take it.

So, what effects does it really have on the user’s brain? Check out the infographic above to learn more, and feel free to ask your questions in the designated section at the end of the page.

Negative effects of Percocet on the brain (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Adverse consequences on the brain from Percocet

Here, we present a list of adverse side effects that Percocet can potentially cause in those who abuse it. Not every single one of these effects will be present in individuals who take it in larger doses or more frequently than they should. Possible symptoms include:

Mood changes

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • irritation
  • nervousness

Psychological changes

  • black outs
  • delirium
  • hallucinations
  • memory loss
  • paranoia
  • worsening of mental health disorders

Behavioral changes

  • agitation
  • illegal activities
  • loss of appetite
  • turning introvert
  • violent behavior
  • withdrawing from pleasurable activities

Want to know more?

Simply check out our infographic and share it if you think others can benefit from learning these info. You can also further explore the subject of Percocet addiction and its treatment. If you have any other questions that you’d like to learn the answers to, please share them in the comments section below and we’ll try to get back with you personally and promptly.

About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.
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