Did you know that there are over 200 drugs on the market in the United States that contain Hydrocodone?
Hydrocodone is an opioid that is, of course, listed in the Controlled Substances Act. Found in both pill and liquid form, this drug is often used to treat pain. In fact, many people suffering from Hydrocodone addiction often has an underlying medical condition that resulted in an initial prescription.
If you try to remove this drug from your body, you may experience withdrawal and strong cravings for the drug.
Because of the all-encumbering circumstances that tend to come with those who are addicted to Hydrocodone, The Lakehouse Recovery Center provides a multi-faceted approach to treatment.
How Does Someone Become Addicted?
Hydrocodone has found its way into many addictive prescription drugs, such as Vicodin, Lortab, Lortab ASA, Hycomine, and Vicoprofen.
Once hydrocodone is consumed, there are 3 receptors in the brain that are activated leaving you with a euphoric feeling. However, consuming hydrocodone for extended periods of time or in doses beyond the prescribed amount, your body becomes tolerant of the substance.
In order to feel the euphoric feelings, you must increase your dose. This results in the brain becoming dependent on the opioid, eventually leading to addiction to hydrocodone.
Not using hydrocodone as prescribed can have detrimental effects on your health – and can even lead to death. The time to seek help is now. And, The Lakehouse Recovery Center is here to help.
In 1923, the first report appeared linking hydrocodone to addiction and advising that use of this drug can result in noticeable euphoria. In 1961, the first report about addiction to hydrocodone was published in the United States. Beginning in 2002, an estimated 4.5 million individuals (aged 12 and over) were reported to have used hydrocodone for nonmedical reasons at some point in their lifetime.
Side Effects of Addiction to Hydrocodone
Hydrocodone, which is similar in morphine in all respects, have a laundry list of side effects. These include the following:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Decreased sex drive
- Emotional dependence
- Difficulty breathing
- Tightness in chest
- Severe dizziness or weakness
- Mood swings
Our Approach to Hydrocodone Addiction Treatment
The Lakehouse Recovery Center uses an individualized approach to your hydrocodone addiction treatment that encompasses every aspect of your addiction.
Here, we believe in:
1. Medical treatment
Hydrocodone is a prescription drug that may have originally helped you handle chronic pain or other such medical condition. Therefore, when it comes time to seeking addiction treatment for hydrocodone, previous medical pain may resurface and must be addressed.
Our medical staff work to help you find alternatives to handle your medical needs. In addition, they work to teach you how to heal your body from the inside – and manage a healthy lifestyle.
2. Psychological therapy
It is important to re-focus your mind, as well as deal with any unresolved mental health issues. This is an integral part of your treatment. You will learn new ways to approach life and situations in a healthy manner with the use of effective coping skills.
3. Continued wellness
Taking care of your body as a whole – mind, body, and spirit – can help you feel stronger and empowered. Together, we will teach you how to discover and maintain this wellness for your sober future.
Combining hydrocodone treatment with the education of addiction, a comfortable and welcoming facility, and a lot of peer support can give you everything you need to rise above the addiction to hydrocodone.
Ready for a New Life?
If you are ready to change your life with hydrocodone addiction treatment, contact us today!