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There is Treatment Help for Hydrocodone Addiction

Hydrocodone is a popular semi-synthetic opioid painkiller that can be prescribed by physicians for relief of moderate to severe pain. Derived from codeine, hydrocodone can also be used in combination with other ingredients to relieve someone of a moderate to severe cough. Vicodin is a common brand-name drug which contains hydrocodone. While it can be an effective medication for pain, it can also be addictive and easily used.Vertava Health wants you to know that every day we meet people who are addicted to Hydrocodone.  Let us help you transition away from this opiate painkiller and back into a life where you can live free of addiction.

Our campuses are staffed with the right people, the best detox and addiction recovery programs and the most appropriate environment to help you or your loved one move forward in their lives, away from hydrocodone.

24 / 7 Hydrocodone Addiction Support Hotline: 1-844-470-0410

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Vertava Health provides all levels of addiction recovery care in a comfortable and safe environment. Our campuses offer the perfect place to reflect, learn, change, and thrive. Our hydrocodone treatment programs are tailored to each client, and overseen by dedicated addiction recovery professionals – from our admissions specialists to licensed counselors and medical staff.

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  • an outstanding clinical program
  • comfortable and clean accommodations
  • recreational activities
  • exercise facilities
  • medical care and supervision
  • nutritious meals
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Various Drug Forms Of Hydrocodone Include :

  • Tablet
  • Capsule
  • Syrup
  • Solution (clear liquid)
  • Extended-release (long-acting) capsule
  • Extended-release (long-acting) suspension (liquid) to take by mouth

When taken as directed, the tablet, capsule, syrup, and solution are usually taken every 4-6 hours as needed. The extended-release capsule and the extended-release suspension are usually taken every 12 hours as needed. If you are taking hydrocodone on a regular schedule, take it at around the same time(s) every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand.

Keep In Mind

If you will be using hydrocodone solution, syrup, or extended-release suspension, do not use a household teaspoon to measure your dose. Household teaspoons are not accurate measuring devices, and you may receive too much medication or not enough medication if you measure your dose with a household teaspoon. Instead, use a properly marked measuring device such as a dropper, medicine spoon, or oral syringe. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need help getting or using a measuring device.

Physical Signs Of Hydrocodone Use:

  • Slurred speech
  • Slow movements
  • Slow heart rate
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Blurred vision
  • Headaches
  • Seizures
  • Convulsing
  • Constipation
  • Irregular sleep patterns

Other Signs Of Hydrocodone Use:

  • Spending a lot of money on prescriptions
  • Pain doesn’t seem to ever get better
  • Multiple physician visits
  • Repeated requests for cash
  • Lying
  • Anger and frustration when not getting a new prescription

Dangers Of Hydrocodone Use

If someone is using hydrocodone other than as recommended by a doctor such as increasing the dose, taking the medication for a longer period than prescribed or taking doses more often than they should, then they are abusing hydrocodone.

Like most opiate painkillers, hydrocodone changes the way the brain and nervous system responds to pain. This drug is a powerful medication that has the ability to alert the way the brain works and used excessively can cause the brain to become addicted.

Users who become addicted can overdose on hydrocodone.

Withdrawal Symptoms Of Hydrocodone

The pain a person feels when trying to stop taking a drug like hydrocodone can seem as if it’s increased when really the pain hasn’t increased – the person taking the pain medicine’s brain doesn’t understand why the change in medication has happened and cannot adequately cope with the withdrawal of the medicine.

Subsequently, when hydrocodone is abruptly removed from a person’s system it can cause side effects like nausea, mood swings and physical pain.

24 / 7 Hydrocodone Addiction Support Hotline: 1-844-470-0410

One year ago, my son took a huge step in the right direction as I dropped him off at Vertava Health. That decision will change his life and impact our family forever. We are eternally grateful to Vertava Health for helping turn our son around and get him started in a new life! We love our new family at ACTN!

—- Connie White, Mother of an ACTN Spring 2 Life Campus graduate