Finding the right Vicodin detox center is a vital step in treating dependency to the highly addictive drug. Because it is a central nervous system depressant, Vicodin will naturally decrease one’s heart rate and respiration, and withdrawal symptoms can be life-threatening if you’re dependent on large doses of the drug. While Vicodin is often prescribed, its potency can cause addiction requiring professional support like that offered through New Start Recovery’s drug detox center.
How Vicodin Addiction Develops
Physicians will often prescribe Vicodin, a combination of two pain relievers; acetaminophen and hydrocodone, or synthetic codeine. It’s generally prescribed to relieve moderate to severe pain, and individuals taking Vicodin tend to feel a rush of euphoria and relaxation with decreasing physical pain.
Unfortunately, it’s impossible not to develop a tolerance, and patients will require more of the drug to achieve the same results. It’s reported many who abuse Vicodin can consume anywhere from 20 to 30 pills each day. If taken for a prolonged period, Vicodin can cause medical issues, including liver damage or liver failure, jaundice, and urinary system issues.
How to Detox from Vicodin
At New Start’s Vicodin detox, our clients receive 24/7 care, during which professionals closely monitor the side effects of withdrawal symptoms. Depending on how much of the drug and how long it has been taken, withdrawal symptoms can range from mild to very severe. Many patients, who use the medication only therapeutically as prescribed, do not even realize they are experiencing withdrawals when tapering off the substance. Common withdrawal symptoms can include:
- Muscles aches and pains
- Increased tearing of the eyes
- Runny nose
It’s important to pair detox with treatment emphasizing the underlying causes of addiction to prevent possible relapse. Lessening intake of the drug will reduce tolerance; overdose can occur with much smaller doses than previously taken or when taking the drug with another type of central nervous system depressant, such as alcohol, another opiate, or a barbiturate. New Start’s Detox facilities specialize in both physical and psychological areas of addiction treatment, and we are committed to ensuring a safe and thorough treatment.
Learn What New Start Recovery’s Vicodin Detox Center Has to Offer
When you decide how to detox from Vicodin, it’s important to consider all areas of treatment and care that will be most effective for recovery.
The process at New Start Recovery begins with an initial health assessment involving physical examination, including a visual screening of the patient, to establish a comprehensive evaluation of each client.
Our clinical staff members have experience working with individuals detoxing from Vicodin, and it’s important to generate a basic knowledge of medical history, history of abuse, and personal well-being, psychological and emotional condition. Variables such as age, number of years using, the amount used per week, family history, and any underlying mental disorders are considered to develop an effective treatment plan. Our team works with clients to draw up a treatment plan incorporating daily individual and group therapy sessions.
All aspects of treatment are outlined clearly, so our clinical staff, patients, and their family or support system are on the same page. Throughout detox, we work with clients to outline a long-term treatment plan in preparation to transition successfully to the next phase of recovery. New Start is committed to offering a comfortable and safe environment to establish a firm ground in achieving recovery from Vicodin dependence so call us today at 833.433.0448.