Addicts continue to increase consumption of hydrocodone in order to feel its euphoric benefits. As the body adjusts to having the drug in its system, the addict will become more consumed with finding and using hydrocodone. As addiction grows, an addict will experience physical and psychological difficulties that hinder healthy functioning.
The intensity of hydrocodone withdrawal depends on the dose and duration of use. Previous withdrawal, length of opioid use and patient expectations also impact the severity of detoxification. It is advised that you do not try to detox on your own after continual use of hydrocodone. Symptoms of withdrawal can be severe and should be monitored by medical staff at an inpatient detox facility.
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Hydrocodone withdrawal symptoms are dependent not only upon length and dosage history, but also upon method of administration. When opiates are injected, withdrawal symptoms are worsened.
At Lakeview Health Systems, our specially trained doctors, nurses and therapists understand the physical needs relating to hydrocodone withdrawal and detox. Patients suffering from hydrocodone abuse should detox at an inpatient facility to help manage cravings during the process. A medical staff of doctors and nurses will be able to dispense medications needed to decrease symptoms, such as Suboxone, to help the addict complete detox successfully. Relapse is still a risk after detox and in order to prevent immediate relapse, the addict should attend inpatient drug rehab after completing detox successfully.
After detox, hydrocodone addicts should continue onto drug rehab. Time away from the familiar using environment will help the addict build a strong sober foundation before returning home. Addiction treatment staff will be able to help the addict address underlying issues such as chronic pain, mood swings, cravings and urges to use without relapsing.
Lakeview Health Systems’ drug and alcohol treatment programs allow individuals to explore their identity without drugs and alcohol while maintaining their dignity. We understand that treating an addict means treating the whole person, which includes a number of program components including 24-hour care, individual and group therapy, recreational workshops, spiritual workshops and nutritional consultations.