Patients are constantly looking for the best way to get off Hydrocodone. Hydrocodone is a potentially habit forming opiate used for pain relief. It acts on opiate receptors in the brain to provide moderate to severe pain relief. Hydrocodone is often prescribed in combination with acetaminophen, marketed as Norco, Lortab and Vicodin. People who take hydrocodone for an extended period of time or at high doses risk developing a physical dependency. This is when the body comes to rely on the medication and no longer responds to the prescribed dose. Once a tolerance builds up, more and more of the drug is required to achieve pain relief. Many people escalate use at this point and it’s easy for an addiction to develop. This is when people are compelled physically and/or psychologically to keep using the drug despite increasingly negative consequences. At this point, getting off hydrocodone is difficult unless medical professionals are involved.
There are a Number of Options to Get Off Hydrocodone
In order to get off hydrocodone, some people may try to quit cold turkey which can be extremely uncomfortable and painful, especially if use has been long-term. This can result in seizures and other life threatening complications. Some people have been successful with gradually tapering their use of the drug. This can take a long time and some people find it difficult to fully wean from hydrocodone. Many detox and rehab facilities offer opiate replacement therapy with Suboxone or methadone. This approach to replacement therapy was originally intended to keep heroin addicts from resorting to crime to get their fix. This is now a mainstream approach to opiate addiction but has its own problems. These drugs are opiates too, meaning they may also cause a dependency and require another detox. Replacing one addiction with another is not the goal of Waismann Method’s opiate detox. We aim to treat opiate dependency once and for all, in a safe and humane manner.
Hydrocodone Detox Can Be Safe, Quick and Effective
Hydrocodone dependence is not a moral or mental weakness, but a physiological condition caused changes in the brain chemistry. The dangers of hydrocodone withdrawal necessitate a medically supervised detox. Getting through hydrocodone detox successfully can take much more than will power. Fortunately medical advances in the last two decades allows a huge improvement on the chances for success. Withdrawal symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, body shakes, insomnia, extreme agitation, strong drug cravings and sweating. The length and severity of these symptoms varies person to person, based on a combination of factors.
For almost two decades Waismann Institute has provided safe and effective options for medical hydrocodone detox, while managing physical cravings. Patients are admitted to their private rooms of a full service accredited hospital, for a thorough assessment and individualized medical detox. We use intravenous and oral medications to eliminate physical dependence to hydrocodone. Our treatment methods are specially design to prevent major symptoms of opiate withdrawal and maintain patients comfort and safety throughout the detoxification phase.
Waismann Method Medical Group offers a medical solution for those suffering from hydrocodone dependence, by utilizing the most advanced inpatient medical procedures available today. Our accredited hospital and recovery retreat, is backed by 17 years of experience, dedication and unparalleled reputation for superior care. You don’t have to suffer or feel ashamed to get off hydrocodone. Our treatment is private, humane and extremely successful. If you want the best hydrocodone addiction treatment available, call us today! Ask us for detox options. We are here for you seven day a week.