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Fighting Hydrocodone Addiction

Palm Partners Recovery Center can help you or your loved one get help for a hydrocodone addiction problem at our beautiful treatment facility. Here you will learn more about how to end the cycle of drug abuse while focusing on your mind, body, and spirit. You will participate in treatment at our tropical location with the support of our knowledgeable staff. Our center offers addiction expertise and hope for the future. Hydrocodone addictions can be challenging, but we understand how to work through the issues involved and help patients get on their feet again.

What is Hydrocodone?

Hydrocodone is an opiate drug/narcotic that is often prescribed by doctors for pain and/or persistent coughs. It is derived from codeine and has many of the same properties as other opiate drugs, so it works the same way they do. Hydrocodone plugs into the body’s opiate receptors, helping to mask pain by releasing dopamine. Many people know this drug under the prescription name of Vicodin, which is a combination of hydrocodone and the pain reliever acetaminophen. It is most commonly consumed as a pill or liquid.

Hydrocodone Abuse and Addiction

All opiates have a high potential for abuse because of the feelings of euphoria they can produce. Hydrocodone abuse is a very common form of substance abuse, and many people who wind up addicted begin with medical use for a legitimate health issue. Although physicians know this drug has a high addiction rate, it is still widely prescribed. Most doctors try to limit the length of the dosage to help prevent abuse.

People who abuse hydrocodone can suffer from:

  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Sedation

Those who drink or combine this substance with other drugs risk overdose and death. As with most drug addiction, early treatment can help prevent serious complications from arising down the line.

Hydrocodone Addiction Treatment

At Palm Partners Recovery Center, we help address hydrocodone addictions and set patients up for successful recovery. We provide a medical detox where the patient is closely supervised and made as comfortable as possible until the initial discomfort has passed, and the behavioral treatment process begins. Withdrawal from narcotics can be severe, but we know how to get you past that part of the process, so you can move on with getting better.

Our team offers a combination of education, support, and counseling to not only work through the recovery process, but to help the patient and family understand the bigger picture and what is needed for ongoing sobriety. Contact Palm Partners Recovery Center to begin a new chapter and take a time-out from everything to just focus on your health. We’ll be here through every step of your addiction recovery.

 

Sources:

https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-3459/vicodin-oral/details

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a614045.html

https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/hydrocodone-and-acetaminophen-oral-route/description/drg-20074089

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