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Vicodin

Vicodin is a prescription painkiller in the opioid drug classification. Vicodin is most commonly prescribed for short-term pain relief, or for those who suffer from severe and/or chronic pain.

Vicodin Withdrawal

Vicodin (Hydrocodone) withdrawal symptoms range from mild craving, anxiety, drug-seeking behavior, yawning, perspiration, runny eyes and nose, restless and broken sleep, and irritability. The eyes may not respond properly to light (i.e., pupils will remain dilated in the presence of bright light). More severe symptoms are muscular twitches, gooseflesh, hot and cold flashes, abdominal cramps, rapid breathing, fast pulse, chills, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and lack of energy. Not everybody suffers all the symptoms or the most severe ones; the severity of symptoms usually depends on the length and frequency of hydrocodone abuse.

Vicodin Detox Meds

In Vicodin detox/rehab, relief during the five to ten days of these symptoms can be provided through various medications including:

  1. Clonidine
  2. Buprenorphine (Subutex or “subs”)
  3. Buprenorphine with naloxone (Suboxone or “subs”)

These detox medicines aim to ease the physical discomfort and help the user get some sleep. Warm baths, mild exercise, electro-chemically balanced nutrition, and the compassionate support of recovery-sensitive physicians, nurse, and counselors help ease a person through Vicodin withdrawal. The last item is most important because your counselor will facilitate your entry into the most important part of detox, recovery-sensitive therapy, the moment you are able to.

Hydrocodone detox medicine such as buprenorphine should be discontinued as soon as possible because buprenorphine maintenance can change into buprenorphine addiction.

Recovery from Vicodin Addiction

Long-term recovery for Vicodin users is often made difficult by malnutrition and related attention deficit delusions that: “I don’t need all that therapy. Just detox me and I’ll be on my way.” Denial is one less thing to have to focus-on during Vicodin recovery-sensitive therapy. That’s because the marijuana addict struggles with the idea that: “I’m not at all like an opiate addict.” Vicodin addicts rarely if ever say: “I’m not as bad as other Vicodin addicts.”

Recovery from a Vicodin addiction requires recovery-sensitive medical care, intensive therapies, guidance and support. Royal Life Centers is experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to treating addiction, which is why we provide comprehensive addiction treatment that works to help guests overcome their substance abuse.

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