Vicodin Addiction and Treatment.
Laguna Trails Recovery is a top addiction treatment center in Orange County, California. Our personalized recovery program is ideal for treating Vicodin addiction and helping patients to move past detox and into a lifetime of recovery. Our proven treatment methods, medical supervision, and personalized program work to help you or your loved one tackle every aspect of addiction so that you can move on.
Vicodin is a prescription painkiller, manufactured as a combination of hydrocodone and paracetamol/acetaminophen, and sold under various brand names including Lorcet, Norco, and Zamicet. The drug is frequently prescribed to relieve moderate to severe pain for both short and long-term. Vicodin is also heavily habit forming, and users can become dependent after just a few weeks using it according to their prescription. When used recreationally by those without pain, Vicodin causes euphoria through overproduction of endorphins like serotonin and dopamine. This leaves a wide window for abuse, even by persons without a prescription.
Effects of Vicodin Abuse
Vicodin causes sedation and euphoria in the short term, but as an opiate, can cause significantly worsening symptoms and health problems over time. When abused, Vicodin depresses the central nervous system, causes consistent cold and flu symptoms, and worsening symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Opiate abuse, including Vicodin, is responsible for more than 50,000 deaths each year, and hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations. Users are at risk of overdose, gastrointestinal damage, paranoia, and mental disorders. Most also withdraw from friends and family, cease to enjoy life, stop doing things they love, and gradually stop living for anything but their drug.
While most people are aware they have a problem, Vicodin withdrawal can be traumatic and painful. Worsened anxiety and depression, a risk of seizures, and severe flu symptoms can prevent many from detoxing and moving into recovery.
Vicodin is a prescription drug, but it is easy to become addicted. If you or a loved one is suffering from Vicodin addiction, there is help. The medical professionals at Laguna Trails Recovery can help you to withdraw safely under medical supervision, reduce withdrawal symptoms with short-term prescriptions, and work to speed up your detox. Drug-specific detox allows us to treat your exact symptoms, so that you can safely withdraw from Vicodin and move on to the second stage of recovery.