Trying to recover from a physical dependence to hydrocodone means the body must detox before it can get better. This may cause some very unpleasant symptoms to surface, collectively known as withdrawal. Hydrocodone is a semi-synthetic opioid often used in combination with other medications to treat moderate to severe pain. When combined with acetaminophen, hydrocodone is marketed under names including Vicodin, Norco, Lorcet, Lortab, Zydone and Xodol. These medications can be highly addicting, leading patients to seek out the best possible treatment program. The fear of having to go through withdrawal in order to get better can be daunting for most patients. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and everyone has a different experience with withdrawal. Symptoms of hydrocodone withdrawal can set in within a few hours of last use and continue for days or weeks. Patients who don’t know they have an addiction may respond to symptoms of withdrawal by taking another dose.
Withdrawal Symptoms Characteristic of Hydrocodone Use
A tell-tale sign of physical addiction is the withdrawal symptoms which can kick in within hours of last use, whether you stop taking hydrocodone abruptly or even gradually taper use. Trying to quit “cold turkey” can cause very painful symptoms and may pose health risks such as seizures. Symptoms can also depend on the severity of the drug dependence. One of the most obvious symptoms of withdrawal is a strong drug craving which can be both physical and psychological. Long-term users and those who abuse hydrocodone may have more intense withdrawal symptoms. Other signs to watch for include mood changes, agitation, tremors, runny nose, chills, sneezing, yawning, sleeplessness, anxiousness, restlessness, weakness, flu-like symptoms, depression, hallucination, delirium, cramps, diarrhea, sweating, vomiting, muscle and bone pain, confusion, extreme irritability and muscle spasms. When searching for reliable and safe detox programs for hydrocodone addiction, it’s important to find one that medically manages withdrawal. This will help ensure safety of the patient and increases the likelihood that relapse won’t occur.
Safe, Confidential Hydrocodone Detox is A Phone Call Away
The Waismann Method rapid opiate detox for hydrocodone addiction addresses the problem of uncomfortable or painful withdrawal. Our in-hospital medical procedure occurs while patients sleep lightly under sedation. Our medical team administers intravenous medication to cleanse the hydrocodone from patients’ bodies. This takes less than two hours and without the use of opiate replacement drugs including Suboxone and methadone. Patients awake opiate-free without the awareness of the accelerated withdrawal symptoms that occurred while they were sedated. The entire hospital stay is a few days, getting you back to your lives, families and careers much quicker than most traditional detox and rehabilitation programs. Our program is safe, humane and entirely confidential. Patients may also wish to take advantage of our Domus Retreat transitional living facility to continue recovery with programs such as biofeedback, massage, counseling and relaxation.