What is Vicodin?
Vicodin is a mixture of Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen. It is normally prescribed to treat:
Mild to Moderate Pain
Vicodin® relieves pain by binding to the opiate receptors in the brain, which transmit pain signals to the body.
Is Vicodin addicting?
Within just a few weeks, the body develops tolerance to the drug, thus requiring higher and higher doses of Vicodin® to fully block your brain’s pain receptors. Physical dependence results in rather uncomfortable physical symptoms when the medication is decreased or stopped completely.
While the health consequences of developing a Vicodin addiction are serious and potentially life threatening, the social consequences of the drug are equally disturbing.
Signs of Vicodin Addiction
- Extreme drug seeking behaviors
- Increased risky behaviors
- Appearance of withdrawal symptoms
If a person no longer wishes to continue taking Vicodin or wants to discontinue taking the drug due to its side effects, medical supervision is necessary to prevent withdrawal symptoms. Vicodin withdrawals are extremely uncomfortable and can start as soon as a few hours after the last dose.
Vicodin Withdrawal Symptoms
- Flu-like symptoms
Under the supervision of the professionals at Outpatient Detox, patients do not need to fear experiencing Vicodin withdrawal symptoms. Patients can detox off of Vicodin in the comfort of their own homes with personalized treatment plans that allow them to remain safe, calm, comfortable and able to sleep at night throughout the detoxification period.