If you or someone you know is planning or thinking about quitting hydrocodone, it’s important to seek qualified, professional advise. “Cold turkey” is a term that refers to giving up a habit or addiction suddenly, without help. It can be very difficult and medical complications could arise. Your prescribing physician should be able to offer you detoxification options or come up with a safe plan on how you can reduce and potentially eliminate your hydrocodone intake.
Hydrocodone is a narcotic painkiller that has the potential to be habit forming. Many people take hydrocodone for legitimate pain and get a prescription from a doctor. A tolerance can develop after prolonged use and this can cause some to escalate use. You will know that a physical dependency has set in when withdrawal symptoms develop after use is stopped. Going cold turkey should be carefully considered based on each individuals medical and emotional conditions. A cold turkey withdrawal can be more difficult for those who take high doses or abuse the drug in any way.
Hydrocodone Withdrawal Can Be Deadly
Hydrocodone withdrawal can include symptoms of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, strong cravings, severe agitation, sleeping problems, body shakes, muscle twitches, restlessness, sweating, yawning, depression and seizures. In extreme cases, deaths have been reported. This is why it’s so important to enlist the help of medical professionals when deciding to get off the drug. People who have used hydrocodone in small doses, for a relatively short period of time, might be able to gradually taper their use. This can be much more difficult for people on higher doses or those who’ve become dependent. There are also detox, rehab and therapeutic facilities that offer help for getting off opiates. Some use the opiate replacement drugs Suboxone or methadone to wean patients gradually. The problem with these is that they can also be habit forming, meaning patients could need a second detox.
Quitting Hydrocodone with the Proper Medical Assistance
When you enter an adequate medical hydrocodone treatment center, you will be provided by medical specialists, who will assess your condition and needs, in order to offer the best and most effective detox plan for you. Quitting Hydrocodone, does not need to be shameful or painful. The Waismann Institute offers a variety of medical detoxification programs that are safe, humane and dignified. From accelerated rapid opiate detox to lighter forms of inpatient medical detoxification. We know that for opiate dependence to be completely reversed with minimum discomfort, it should be medically approached . That’s why we’ve spent almost two decades perfecting our opiate detox program. We have combined a state of the art private medical facility, with an exclusive licensed recovery center, to offer our patients the best hydrocodone treatment center they will find. Patients are usually with us a total of 5 to 10 days and they are monitored and assisted around the clock.
We know that the first step is the most difficult, but we are available 7 days a week to help you make that difficult decision. Call us today at 1-310-205-0808 and let us offer you the most comfortable and effective option for quitting hydrocodone available.
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