Prescription medications containing Hydrocodone can be habit forming, leading to the need for detox. Hydrocodone is a semi-synthetic opiate (narcotic) used for pain relief and as a cough suppressant, available in capsules, tablets and in liquid form. It’s usually used in combination with other ingredients such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen. Prescription drugs containing hydrocodone include Vicodin, Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Tussionex and Vicoprofen.
Rapid Hydrocodone Detox
Thousands of people from around the globe have relied on Waismann Method opiate detox for more than a decade. We use non-addicting medications that cleanse the opiates from patients’ opiate receptors. This takes place in a hospital in less than two hours and patients stay with us usually 3 to 5 days and 2 to 7 additional days that patients spends transitioning to our Domus Retreat facility.
Waismann Method’s hydrocodone detox is known not only for its safety and success rates, but also for our compassionate and discreet approach to this problem.
Hydrocodone addiction is a serious problem in the United States and tends to happen quickly and to unsuspecting individuals who have been prescribed Hydrocodone for legitimate pain reasons. The addiction creeps up quickly and once you have a Hydrocodone addiction, chances are it’s too late to find an easy solution to get off Hydrocodone.
Taking hydrocodone for an extended period of time or abusing it in any way can lead to the development of a tolerance. This is when the drug builds up in a person’s system and they need to take escalating doses to achieve the same effect. Patients who increase their dosage of hydrocodone without talking to a doctor can develop a physical and/or psychological dependence on it, this results in the need for detox, which can be achieved medically or when patients stop using the drug altogether. When the body is being ridded of an opiate dependence, it experiences certain withdrawal symptoms, which are known to be quite uncomfortable.
Other Treatment Options for Hydrocodone Dependence
Some facilities treat opiate dependence by administering other opiates. This is known as opiate replacement therapy and is typically accomplished with methadone, Suboxone or Subutex. This can be effective for some people but is a long-term fix to a problem that has probably lingered on for long enough. People may find they need to be on replacement medications for a while. They may also need a second detox if they become dependent upon the replacements.
Hydrocodone withdrawal is hard to manage without professional help. A patient can experience a wide range of symptoms that can linger for days, weeks, even months. They can include:
- Extreme irritability
- Strong drug cravings
- Upset stomach
Waismann Method’s is renowned for its rapid opiate detox quickly eliminates opiate dependence once and for all. We also treat patients who need detoxed from the replacement medications. During the detox, the body’s opiate receptors are cleansed of opiates while the patient is sedated and asleep. The goal is to rid the body of physical addiction: the patient literally sleeps through physical withdrawal. This treatment helps eliminates the cravings that often accompany traditional opiate detox treatments.