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What Are Street Names For Percocet?

photo of pain pill bottles and pill organizer while someone talks about the street names for percocet

Percocet is one of many prescription opioids used to help relieve moderate to severe pain. This drug contains an opioid pain reliever (oxycodone) and a non-opioid pain reliever (acetaminophen). It is considered an opioid because it’s a synthetic substance that works on opioid receptors in the brain. While Percocet is a legitimate medication prescribed by doctors for pain management, there is a real risk of addiction and dependency.

When an addiction develops and the prescription refills run out, it can force people to seek the drug illegally. The street names for Percocet may vary from city to city in the United States, but the danger and risk are the same: there is no way to guarantee the purity and safety of illegal street drugs.

Percocet is one of the most misused opioids and is part of the opioid epidemic. So, it is essential for individuals to be aware of the slang terms for this powerful painkiller. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction to Percocet or other painkillers, Michael’s House offers a Percocet addiction treatment program in addition to other specialized programs for addiction.

Percocet Street Names

For those individuals who find themselves hunting for drugs illegally, there are a number of nicknames for Percocet. By paying close attention to friends or family, you may hear them refer to painkillers by a street name instead of the medical name, which may be a sign of dependency.

Here are a few of the common street names for Percocet:

  • Percs
  • C
  • Oxycet
  • Oxycotton
  • Oxy
  • Hillbilly heroin

While those street names above are pretty obvious, not all street names for Percocet are as straightforward. Here is a list of street names compiled by law enforcement sources and the DEA:

  • Bananas
  • Buttons
  • Blue
  • Tires
  • Greenies
  • Wheels
  • Kickers
  • Rims

While Percocet is most commonly found in pill form, the drug may be snorted or injected for a more potent high. Whenever a drug is not found in its original form—or purchased from a pharmacy—there is no way to know what is in the drug or what is the proper dosage. For these reasons, using Percocet found on the street is very unsafe.

Why Knowing Percocet Street Names Is Important?

If you think your loved one may have a drug problem, knowing the various names for Percocet can not only help you identify the substance and depth of the problem.

In many cases, an individual may use various opioid drugs to avoid any uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. What started as legal Percocet use became misuse and, ultimately, addiction. When prescription opioids become unobtainable, an individual may begin to use heroin because the drug is more easily accessible.

Whenever an individual goes from prescription drug use to heroin use, there is always a risk of overdose. Quite simply, there’s no way to know how much heroin a person is getting. One Percocet pill may be labeled with the dosage, but heroin, which is most often injected, is cut with various substances.

Contact Michael’s House Today

If you know someone who is struggling with a Percocet problem, Michael’s House can help. We treat not only the drug problem but also any underlying mental health issues that lead to the drug problem. This approach is proven to help individuals make lifelong changes.

Our beautiful center is located in Palm Springs, California, and is a place of restoration and healing. It is the perfect location to start the recovery process. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to answer your questions and to give you the information you need. Please don’t wait any longer. Call 760.548.4032 or contact us online to help your loved one jumpstart their recovery today.