Lortab is one of the drugs that can be classified as part of the opioid epidemic our country is currently facing. While many people are legally prescribed Lortab to ease pain, too much of a good thing can quickly lead to addiction.
And some may not even realize it until they need treatment.
At The Lakehouse Recovery Center, we are well-versed in the dangers associated with opioids, including Lortab.
That is why we have developed a Lortab addiction treatment program that will address all areas of addiction – leaving you with the greatest chance for a successful recovery.
Addiction to Lortab
Lortab is a narcotic prescription drug that was developed by combining Acetaminophen (Tylenol) with hydrocodone, an active analgesic, and anti-cough agent. This drug is primarily used to treat pain after surgery, arthritis, sports injuries, and so forth.
Because of the narcotic nature, Lortab addiction has become common within the United States.
The mild to moderate pain that Lortab works to ease can turn into a bigger situation if the drug is abused. In fact, it can even change the way you feel pain.
Here’s what happens:
When ingested as prescribed, Lortab can effectively manage pain. However, when ingesting too much, especially at a higher frequency, the drug begins to attach itself to opioid receptors in the brain, spinal cord, and GI tract. In turn, it begins to change the way you feel pain.
And, to feel the same effects of pain management you once felt, you are going to have to increase your dose.
Why? Because your body now believes that the way it feels with the prescribed dose is normal, no longer allowing you to feel that relief.
Of course, a severe case of hepatoxicity due to excessive use of acetaminophen is also dangerous.
The easy access of this everyday drug is perhaps why Lortab is one of many prescription drugs listed in our opioid crisis that affects millions of addicts.
Symptoms of Addiction
Addiction to Lortab can affect anyone.
Without warnings of the possible addiction, patients may in fact become addicted. Consequently, the patient may experience some of these common side effects: nausea, vomiting, constipation, light-headedness, dizziness and sedation. Further results can include drowsiness, constipation and the possibility of depressed breathing.
Some other side effects of Lortab addiction are:
- Mood swings
- Skin rash
- Yellowing of skin or eyes
- Allergic reactions such as closing of your throat
- Swelling of your lips, tongue or face
- Unusual fatigue
- Difficulty in urinating
- Irregularity in breathing
- Mental cloudiness
- Respiratory depression
Our Lortab Addiction Treatment Program
The Lakehouse Recovery Center knows the importance of individualized Lortab addiction treatment. Creating an initial assessment, we take a look at your personal situation and design a treatment program just for you.
In our comfortable, welcoming facility, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of a whole-body approach to healing and treatment.
Under the care of our medical staff, we will address any underlying medical conditions (such as that which prompted a Lortab prescription) and discover alternatives. In addition, you will learn how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Addiction to Lortab can greatly affect your emotional and mental health. This treatment can help you learn how to manage stress, bad habits, life changes, and so much more.
Continued wellness treatment
Recovery doesn’t end after treatment. There are things that you need to learn and adopt into your life that help you have a continued life of wellness and recovery.
We want you to meet your goals and sustain them – and we provide you with all the tools you will need for this whole-body transformation.
Ready for Change?
If you are ready to change your life with Lortab addiction treatment, and become free again, contact us today!