Risks of Mixing Percocet with Alcohol

The small pill named Percocet is often prescribed for everything from post-dental pain to broken bones but is extremely dangerous when combined with alcohol. Percocet and alcohol are dangerous because two chemicals mixing together can create a potent, lethal cocktail. Learn more about the risks of mixing Percocet with alcohol.

Mixing it Up

The dangers of Percocet and alcohol mixing together are numerous but the addictions it can trigger are the most dangerous. Both Percocet and alcohol produce physical dependence and withdrawal symptoms along with mental cravings which are extremely strong. Percocet also goes by the name oxycodone, a powerful opioid. Physical dependence can occur in as little as a month of daily use.

When physical addiction begins to set in, tolerance can start which feeds the need for increasingly higher doses to keep withdrawal symptoms at bay. Some symptoms include:

  • Sweating
  • Shaking
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Muscle pain

Percocet and Alcohol Effects

Looking at the dangers of mixing Percocet and alcohol, the combined effects can compound the issues. Percocet is an opioid made up of oxycodone mixed with acetaminophen. Oxycodone is a CNS depressant which slows the central nervous system functions which includes breathing, pumping blood, blood pressure and transmitting messages between other organ systems. Alcohol is a depressant of the CNS which slows down all the major bodily functions. Percocet and alcohol’s effects are strong but when combined, the effects can decrease breathing and blood pressure which may cause disorientation or even overdose.

Seeking help for alcohol and Percocet addiction is necessary to avoid serious health risks and complications. It’s important to figure out how to quit both of the drugs but with support as suddenly quitting the drugs and alcohol can create a dangerous situation as well. When a person is addicted to drugs and alcohol in combination, it may end up being dangerous the longer it continues. Treatment and recovery options are available for individuals who want to get better and find help through getting clean and sober for long term health.

The Villa provides support for individuals who want to quit using drugs or alcohol. If you are seeking help, call us to find out how we can get you started on the journey to recovery.