Vicodin Addiction Treatment
Vicodin Addiction Treatment at Promises
If you’re struggling with Vicodin abuse, you’ve come to the right place. Promises treatment centers have been helping people reclaim their lives from substance abuse and mental health issues for over 30 years. We’ll help you address the reasons behind prescription drug abuse and addiction so you feel less of a pull to self-medicate with substances. You’ll also learn healthy coping skills that help you stand strong in sobriety. Call us to learn more about our addiction treatment centers: 844-876-5568
How We Treat Substance Abuse
Promises’ Vicodin addiction treatment restores balance by detoxing clients first. We then help them find alternative ways to deal with chronic pain and restore physical and mental health. Treatment for Vicodin abuse may include:
Some people let the fear of withdrawal and detox keep them from getting help for opiate addiction. Detox from drug and alcohol abuse is safe and as comfortable as possible at Promises treatment centers. Our medical team monitors you around the clock and attends to any discomfort. We use medications and alternative approaches to ease the process of withdrawal and detox.
Treatment of Vicodin addiction and other forms of opioid addiction may include medication-assisted treatment. Certain medications can help prevent abusive patterns of opioid intake. These medications are taken in combination with behavioral therapy.
Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
Substance use disorders and mental health disorders often go hand-in-hand. This is known as co-occurring disorders or a dual diagnosis. Mental health disorders can fuel chemical dependency or the other way around. Research shows people with addictions are at high risk for relapse without treatment that addresses both issues. Our staff are trained in evidence-based treatments for both substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Prescription drug addiction treatment tackles challenges like underlying trauma, self-esteem and relationship issues. If mental health disorders can benefit from non-addictive medications, our psychiatric team provides regular medication management.
Individual therapy sessions help you dig deeper into the circumstances that got you here. You’ll address triggers like emotional pain and trauma. Individual therapy also provides a safe space to talk about issues you’re not ready to bring to group counseling sessions. Our counselors are trained in approaches effective in treating substance abuse like cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing.
Group therapy is an important aspect of rehab for Vicodin addiction. A small group of peers sharing similar problems helps you gain insight into your issues. You’ll learn about open and honest communication. Interactions with group members can sometimes mirror relationships with your loved ones. It’s an opportunity for growth and healing. Our group leaders help guide you through difficult topics and teach you relapse prevention skills.
Loved ones are impacted by addiction and mental health disorders as well. Family therapy is available as appropriate. These sessions help you learn how to support one another better. You can discuss relationship challenges in the presence of a trained mental health professional, which can feel more safe and productive.
Alternative and Experiential Approaches
Vicodin addiction treatment is tailored to each client and may include a selection of traditional and alternative therapies. Treatment options at our drug rehab may include:
- Adventure therapy
- Recreational therapies
- Equine therapy
- Native American healing traditions
- Music therapy
- Art therapy
Our addiction treatment centers are far from stark hospital-like environments. We help you feel at home with comfortable furnishings, welcoming gathering areas, well-balanced meals and warm decor. We want you to focus on getting better, not what’s lacking in your environment.
Continuing Care Planning
The recovery process begins in drug rehab and continues after you leave. Treatment for Vicodin addiction includes continuing care planning. We’ll make sure you’re well-prepared with community resources. Your continuing care plan may include:
- Outpatient substance abuse treatment
- Sober-living residences
- Individual therapy
- Family programs
- 12-step groups or 12-step alternatives
- Alumni groups and events
A Typical Day
Treatment plans are different depending on each client’s needs and length of stay, but here’s what a typical day may look like at:
Vicodin is the brand name of a prescription drug that combines the opioid narcotic painkiller hydrocodone with acetaminophen. In many cases people are prescribed Vicodin after an accident or surgery and develop chemical dependency over time. Vicodin addiction has increased dramatically over the last decade. Many addiction specialists are alarmed at the number of people seeking Vicodin addiction treatment. Many Vicodin abusers develop the symptoms of drug addiction. Doctors diagnose Vicodin addiction under a condition called opioid use disorder (opioid addiction).
Hydrocodone (the main ingredient in Vicodin) is legally prescribed for pain relief. As an analgesic, it alters the way the human brain reacts to pain without anesthetic effects. Hydrocodone is also a narcotic and thus habit forming. Hydrocodone is taken in pill form, snorted in crushed form, or dissolved in water and injected. Hydrocodone can be found in many prescription painkiller medications, including:
- Anolor DH5
- Bancap HC
- Lorcet (Loricet)
- Lorcet HD (Loricet HD)
- Lorcet Plus (Loricet Plus)
- Lortab (Loritab)
- Lortab Elixir (Loritab Elixir)
- Vicodin ES
- Vicodin HP
Often people recognize in treatment that they’re chasing more than pain relief. At some point they found the drug made them feel differently – and that was a feeling they liked. People with chronic pain may need to find a level of pain relief that is sufficient to live fully without blunting their ability to think clearly. By using non-addictive medications (e.g., SSRIs), acupuncture, meditation, yoga, Pilates, and other alternative treatments, chronic pain can be controlled without risk of opiate addiction.
Effects of Vicodin
Vicodin is a medicinal opioid. It binds to similar central nervous system receptors as the body’s natural opioids (endorphins and enkephalins). Vicodin abuse sometimes develops because overuse of medicinal opioids provides effects beyond pain relief. It creates feelings of euphoria.
As people continue to use Vicodin, the body develops a tolerance to its effects (including therapeutic benefits). Increasing amounts must be taken to produce the same results. The brain starts to slows or even stop endorphin production. This can cause acute pain without Vicodin. Because Vicodin binds to acetaminophen, long-term use is particularly damaging and may include:
- Liver problems
- Hearing loss
- Chronic constipation
- Vicodin withdrawal symptoms
It’s not possible to separate the euphoria-producing effects of Vicodin from the medication’s pain-relieving effects. There are a few ways Vicodin abuse and addiction begins:
- Prescription users of Vicodin start abusing it to experience euphoric effects again and again
- Prescription users of Vicodin start abusing the medication to access more of its painkilling effects
- People without a Vicodin prescription begin taking the medication strictly for recreational purposes
In all of these situations, repeated exposure to Vicodin can trigger long-term changes in the brain’s chemistry. Vicodin addiction and chemical dependency sets in when people:
- Develop strong cravings for Vicondin
- Build up tolerance to Vicodin’s effects
- Experience Vicodin withdrawal symptoms when brain levels of the medication run low
- Can’t control their level of Vicodin intake
- Experience serious disruptions to everyday routines and obligations as a result of Vicodin abuse
People who abuse Vicodin may also have an alcohol addiction or use it with other substances, increasing its dangers. Vicodin can also be a gateway to heroin addiction. Heroin is often easier and cheaper to obtain when prescriptions for Vicodin run out.
Signs you should consider treatment for Vicodin addiction include:
- Developing a tolerance (needing more Vicodin to get the same effects)
- Doctor shopping for additional Vicodin prescriptions
- Using more Vicodin than prescribed
- Combining Vicodin with alcohol or other drugs
- Inability to quit using Vicodin
- Financial, legal or relationship problems due to use of the drug
- Experiencing Vicodin withdrawal symptoms like:
- Blurred vision
What Is the Admissions Process Like?
We know entering a treatment center for Vicodin abuse feels daunting. Our recovery center team makes sure the admissions process is as stress-free as possible. We’ll do all the legwork like insurance verification and looking into travel arrangements if necessary. Here’s what you can expect when you call:
- We’ll chat about what’s been going on and why you’re considering substance abuse treatment and rehab.
- You’ll receive a preliminary assessment of substance abuse and mental health disorders.
- We’ll provide an insurance verification, working directly with your insurance company to see what services are covered under your plan.
- We’ll provide an estimate of potential out-of-pocket costs based on our call with your insurance provider.
- We’ll recommend treatment centers based on all of the information we’ve obtained.
- Our admissions staff will be in regular contact until you enter treatment to help with logistics.
Get a Fresh Start
Promises treatment centers provide Vicodin addiction treatment that’s effective and compassionate. Our staff uses evidence-based therapies to help you recover from Vicodin addiction. You can do this, and we can help. Discover how much better life can be. Call us today for a free, confidential consultation: 844-876-5568
To learn more about Vicodin Addiction Treatment, call 844-876-5568