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Vicodin Use, Addiction, And Treatment Options

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Treatment for Vicodin Addiction

Vicodin is a combination of the highly addictive drug hydrocodone and the non-addictive pain reliever acetaminophen. It is commonly used for short-term pain due to an injury, surgery, or dental procedure. Other conditions like chronic pain, migraines, or other types of recurring, long-term conditions are often treated with Vicodin. Our campuses are set up to help with all stages of drug rehab, detox, residential treatment, outpatient treatment and even sober living to help those struggling to break the habit of Vicodin addiction.

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

Signs And Symptoms Of Vicodin Use

Vicodin may be habit-forming and should be used only by you – the person it was prescribed for. It is never appropriate to share Vicodin with anyone else, especially someone with a history of drug use or addiction.

Physical Signs Of Vicodin Use:

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

Other Signs Of Vicodin Use:

  • Frequently asking to borrow money
  • Going to new doctors for the same problem
  • Stealing from family members or friends
  • A story about whereabouts don’t add up
  • Angry or defensive when confronted

Dangers Of Vicodin Use

Taking more Vicodin that has been prescribed or taking the drug more often can cause a fatal overdose. This can be a dangerous drug and must be monitored closely by you and your doctor. Always, call your doctor if your symptoms are not being adequately managed by Vicodin.

Withdrawal Symptoms Of Vicodin

Vicodin is made up of hydrocodone, a powerful opiate that works by changing the composition of the brain. This change in the brain results in modifying how the brain responds to pain. Because Vicodin has the capability to modify the brain, it has highly addictive qualities if taken for too long.

A person who uses Vicodin can become addicted. When someone who is addicted to Vicodin stops taking the drug suddenly, they can experience moderate to severe withdrawal symptoms like diarrhea, abdominal cramping, migraines, nausea, and vomiting.

Getting Treatment For Vicodin Addiction

These symptoms should be moderated at a proper detox facility by medical doctors. At Vertava Health, we know that withdrawal can often drive a person addicted to Vicodin to do things they wouldn’t normally do to get the symptoms to stop. This is a crucial time for a person trying to stop taking Vicodin and we know how to ease the symptoms and pull a person through to the other side.

Our campuses are set up to help with all stages of drug rehab, detox, residential treatment, outpatient treatment, and even sober living. Those are the right facilities to help kick the habit of Vicodin addiction.

Heal At Vertava Health

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.

At Vertava Health, You Can Expect:

  • an outstanding clinical program
  • comfortable and clean accommodations
  • recreational activities
  • exercise facilities
  • medical care and supervision
  • nutritious meals
  • plenty of fresh air and sunshine

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Various Drug Forms Of Vicodin Include:

  • Tablet
  • Capsule
  • Syrup
  • Liquid solution
  • Extended-release (long-acting) capsule
  • Extended-release (long-acting) oral suspension (liquid)

It can be taken every 12 hours or every 6 hours depending on the form and the diagnosis and directives given by a medical doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand.

24 / 7 Vicodin 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 of Tennessee, Spring 2 Life Campus. That decision will change his life and impact our family forever. We are eternally grateful to Vertava Health of Tennessee 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