Composed of hydrocodone and acetaminophen (painkiller) in different dosages, Vicodin has become one of the most abused drugs in the US. It consists of a very strong opiate painkiller and a moderate non-steroid pain reliever. It works by blocking the pain receptors in the brain and instigates a sense of euphoria, making Vicodin a highly addictive drug.
Vicodin is a prescription drug and is often prescribed by doctors to ease patients with pain or injury. These patients then build a tolerance for it thereby increasing chances of addiction.
Methods of Vicodin abuse include: Ingesting more pills than prescribed, snorting or intravenously by injecting.
It is imperative to recognize the signs and symptoms of Vicodin abuse, so one can recognize when they or their loved one is becoming addicted.
Some of the common warning signs to look for are:
As painful as Vicodin withdrawal may be, it is crucial that one goes for Vicodin detox.
At AKUA Mind & Body, we provide holistic Vicodin addiction treatment programs combining the time-tested traditions of East with the scientific approach of West to help our clients safely beat their addiction. Our recovery plans are highly individualistic in nature so that all the unique requirements of our clients are addressed, and they can overcome their addiction with relative ease.
Our dedicated staff is always there to help the clients whenever they hit a rough patch. At AKUA, we believe in perfection and strive to give the best possible care to those who seek help.
AKUA Mind and Body is a full-service treatment program that offers a wide range of “east meets west” treatment modalities for many different populations struggling with Vicodin addiction and substance use and mental health disorders. We offer both intensive inpatient programs as well as outpatient treatment. AKUA Mind & Body works diligently with each client and their family to ensure that their depressive disorder treatment plan is specifically tailored to their needs, and not just their disorder.
Just like other opiates, Vicodin withdrawal is also very traumatic and has painful symptoms. The biggest problem with Vicodin withdrawal is that it can begin even after a slight reduction in dosage or intervals between doses.
Here are some of the primary withdrawal symptoms of Vicodin addiction: