Last week, my boyfriend revealed to me that he has been abusing Percocet for about a year..I suspected he was doing "something" but I had no idea what it was for certain. He has been experiencing horrible withdrawal symptoms that I recognize because I have seen him in that state before over the past couple of months..so of course, that means he hasn't stopped..I was there to "nurse" him last weekend,( we don't live together..) but now he wants to do it "on his own". He has become distant, reclusive, and very irritable..even mean to me, something I am NOT accustomed to as he never acts that way. I am scared for him and worried he may even die if he doesn't stop. He said that he has quit smoking, and drinking on his own, and he can do this, too. I know this is different..more serious..but I can't force him to get medical intervention..any replies would be greatly appreciated... thank you Also, I should add that he used the drug initially for pain relief, it was prescribed for something, not sure what..and he does not take them orally..he snorts it..even more dangerous, I know..more of the drug is absorbed and more quickly..he has been to a doctor for symptoms in and around his face..but he doesn't tell the doctor why he feels the symptoms in the 1st place and no one realizes it..he has burning in his nose and ears, jaw pain, sore throat..all of which I think are evidence of some kind of nerve damage from snorting the pills... they just think it's a cold or sinus infection and give him antibiotics, which of course have no affect... I am desperate to help him somehow...