Vicodin is a narcotic pain reliever used to treat moderate to severe pain. It contains Hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Hydrocodone, an opiate, can be habit forming.
Vicodin dependence often starts innocently enough. An individual may be injured or dealing with chronic pain. A physician starts writing a prescription for Vicodin in order to control pain. But after awhile, the prescribed amount isn’t enough. While Vicodin can be very effective for treating pain, it can easily become habit forming. Quitting the drug, can be physically and psychologically challenging for most. Over time, the body becomes accustomed to the effects of Vicodin and if is stopped abruptly or reduced in any way, withdrawal symptoms can occur.
These are some Vicodin detox symptoms that can occur:
Vicodin Detox is the first and most important component of the recovery process. It involves ridding the body of the drug so that healing can begin. The symptoms of Vicodin withdrawal can range from moderate to severe, depending upon the severity and length of use. These symptoms may include:
- Strong cravings
- Mood changes
- Muscle and bone pain
- Runny Nose
- Skin sensations (crawling, itching)
- Irregular heart rate
Vicodin Treatment Options
There are many available programs, that can help you recover from Vicodin addiction. Some outpatient treatments offers other medications, that reduces some of the unpleasantness of withdrawal. The success rate for outpatient treatment is low due to the discomfort and access to the drug.
Other alternatives are medication replacement therapy, that may involve a drug called buprenorphine (Subutex) or Suboxone. The initial goal is for these replacement opioids be used at first, and then gradually tapered off over a period of weeks or months. Unfortunately, Suboxone is also highly addictive; many patients are unable to quit Suboxone after they begun taking it, even if they try to wean off of it slowly.
Vicodin Medical Detox
With the Waismann Method treatment, patients can quickly eliminate the Vicodin detox symptoms, while under medical supervision in a full service accredited hospital. There are a number of options available for detoxification, based on patients medical and dependence history.
The anesthesia assisted rapid detox, is what most patients seeks our services for. The process of rapid detox utilizes an infusion of intravenous medications which quickly remove the opiate from the receptors in the body. This process happens usually in 40 to 90 minutes, while the patient is comfortable resting in their private room in the ICU Unit. This anesthesia rapid detox, is performed under direct supervision of our skilled quadruple board certified medical director with almost two decades of experience.
Don’t let the fear of Vicodin detox symptoms stop you, from the healthy opiate free life you deserve. We are here seven days a week to answer any additional questions you may have, regarding what options we can offer you.
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