Hydrocodone Addiction – Vicodin – Norco
Hydrocodone is one of the most widely abused drugs in America today. Over 11 million people have said that they have taken the drug for non-medical purposes in the past year. Hydrocodone is often prescribed to manage pain but a problem arises when the medication is taken longer than the pain in present. Often times, a catch 22 is created when a person needs Hydrocodone for legitimate pain (primarily back problems). They begin to take the drug as prescribed and the drug takes over and the body needs it to maintain the same feeling of well being. Hydrocordone is the addictive piece of the puzzle. You may be more familiar with the drug names Vicodin or Norco which contain Hydrocodone and are the most commons ways people become addicted.
The mind and body begin to depend on the drug and perceive the pain of withdrawal to be the pain they were originally experiencing, therefore they justify taking more of the medication then they really need. Thus the vicious cycle of addiction starts to take hold.
Zohydro ER and Hysingla ER are two release forms of hydrocodone that treat severe pain continuously.
How To Detect a Hydrocodone Addiction
Changes in mood are often one of the first signs that the medication is hurting more than helping. Hydrocodone is incredibly easy to get addicted to and the body builds up a tolerance meaning that you need more of the drug to achieve the same effect that you previously got from lower doses. If you can catch the problem early enough you may be able to quit on your own or with the help of an outpatient rehab facility or drug counselor. If you find that you are “doctor shopping” or obtaining Hydrocodone through illegal means, you have a problem and a drug rehabilitation center should be contacted immediately.
Get Treated – Help Is Available
Meridian Treatment Solutions is able to help you no matter how severe you Hydrocodone addiction is. They offer outpatient treatments as well as 30 to 90 day inpatient Hydrocodone addiction treatment programs.
What Can I Expect?
When Hydrocodone is no longer being introduced into your system you will begin to feel incredibly unpleasant side effects such as nausea, diarrhea, restlessness and pain. During the withdrawal process is when most addicts tend to give up on their goal of sobriety. The staff at Meridian Treatment Solutions will be monitoring you constantly to make sure that you make it to the next step of your journey.
When you have completed the detoxification process, you will be able to begin healing from the inside out. Once detoxification is complete, your daily schedule at Meridian Treatment Solutions will consist of learning the knowledge and tools to become successful in life and living in a state of recovery. The team at MTS will help you find a path to sobriety. Every day at Meridian Treatment Solutions will be filled with individual therapy, group therapy, meditation, yoga, and numerous other activities that are designed to teach you the skills you will need to be successful with your sobriety when you reenter the life that led you to your addiction in the first place. An addiction generally starts with a deeper problem that has gone untreated and the self-medication is the result. Meridian Treatment Solutions will be able to make sure that you are completely healed, mind, body, and soul so that you can make your sobriety permanent.