A weak opiate derived from codeine and typically combined with acetaminophen, hydrocodone is legally prescribed for pain relief. It is an antitussive (cough suppressant) and analgesic agent used for the treatment of moderate to severe pain, and is found to be nearly equal to morphine for pain relief. It is the most frequently prescribed opiate in the United States with several hundred brand names — including Vicodin — and generic hydrocodone products marketed. Hydrocodone is usually ingested in pill form; however, it can also be dissolved in water and injected. As a narcotic, it is very habit-forming and a successful recovery from Vicodin or hydrocodone addiction usually requires rehab.
The Short and Long-Term Effects of Hydrocodone
Hydrocodone comes in many forms. The most commonly known are Vicodin, Anexsia, Dicodid, Dolacet, Hycodan, Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, and Zydone. When sold on the street, an illicit dealer might refer to hydrocodone as Vikes, Hydro, or Norco. Addiction drives the desire of hydrocodone for the feelings of euphoria it produces. Over time, the body develops a tolerance to hydrocodone’s effects, making it necessary to ingest higher quantities to achieve the same high. Use of hydrocodone also causes the brain to slow and in some cases cease to produce endorphins, resulting in severe pain without hydrocodone use. People who are addicted to hydrocodone frequently have difficulty quitting on their own because of the very real pain they suffer during withdrawal.
The qualified and experienced staff at Clarity Way understands exactly how challenging recovering from hydrocodone addiction is. Our hydrocodone rehab program can help you or your loved one more comfortably manage these debilitating pain symptoms with our medically supervised detox and pain management program. We will then design a customized treatment for your Vicodin addiction that incorporates progressive individual therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral and Motivational Interviewing. Our small client population and community-oriented environment will help you foster new bonds and reengage with the loved ones who matter most when your inpatient recovery program is complete.
Vicodin Rehab at Clarity Way
Without treatment, hydrocodone withdrawal can cause symptoms including but not limited to muscle and joint pain, heart palpitations, nausea, hypertension, fever, and insomnia. Because of the severity of the withdrawal symptoms it is critical that the addict seek Vicodin detox and rehab in a medically supervised facility. Individuals who participate in an inpatient rehabilitation program and receive comprehensive aftercare support, such as the programs offered by Clarity Way, often enjoy more successful, life-lasting outcomes than those who attempt unassisted recovery.
For more information on medically supervised detox and/or to seek inpatient hydrocodone rehabilitation treatment, call us now at 1-877-548-4794.
Posted on September 3rd, 2015 in Blog