Vicodin® Program



  • Vicodin® Addiction
  • Treatment
  • Withdrawal/Detox
  • Services
  • FAQ
Vicodin®Vicodin® is a semi-synthetic opioid based prescription drug commonly marketed as either Hydrocodone, Lorcet, Lortab, or generically as Hydromet. Normally prescribed as a pain reliever or cough suppressant, Vicodin®’s effects are similar to other opioid derived drugs like, morphine and heroin when abused and as a result of Vicodin®’s opioid origins, nearly 40% of Americans that were prescribed some form of this narcotic in the last year will subsequently struggle with addiction causing Vicodin® to become the most commonly abused and diverted pharmaceutical in the United States. As with most opiates, abuse of Vicodin® is associated with tolerance, dependence, and addiction. The signs and symptoms of Vicodin® abuse have no fundamental differences from those that can be found accompanying the abuse or addiction to any other opioid like morphine or heroin, but can also include the following:

• Disobeying the prescription orders as written by the doctor. This might mean taking pills for reasons not prescribed (for sleep, for relaxation, to get high etc) or taking them more frequently than the prescription dictates, causing them to run out sooner than expected. In these events, the patient should consult his prescribing doctor

• Aggressive drug-seeking behavior like doctor-shopping, going from one doctor to another complaining of whatever malady one thinks will earn them Vicodin® from a physician.

• Frequent periods of illness and irritability. Opioid dependence and withdrawal can make a person ill for a day or two until they can find more, which restores them to seeming normalcy until they run out again.

Every facet of society has been affected by the relative ease of Vicodin® availability, the perceived safety of these products, and the over prescription of these pharmaceuticals by medical prescribers. Sometimes viewed as a “white collar” addiction, Vicodin® abuse has increased among all ethnic and economic groups and of particular concern is the prevalence of illicit use of Vicodin® among school age children. In 2006, the Monitoring the Future Survey (commonly referred to as the high school survey) reported that 3%, 7% and 9.7% of 8 th, 10 th, and 12 th graders, respectively, reported non-medical use of Vicodin® in the previous year.
Vicodin® is an opiate in the same classification of prescription drugs such as codeine, morphine and its street relative heroin. Vicodin is a narcotic generally prescribed for moderate pain. Individuals following a prescription given to them by their doctor may find their body develops a tolerance to the drug and more is needed to produce the same effect, whether to reduce pain or to increase the euphoria that can accompany Vicodin usage. Vicodin is one of the most widely abused prescription drugs available.
Over the past few years, SouthCoast Recovery Vicodin® Treatment Center has been treating opiate addiction more then ever before. Over 40 % of the clients that came to SCR for treatment this past year have been addicted to Vicodin®, oxycodone or similar opiate drugs. Nearly all these clients were under the age of 25. SouthCoast’s Vicodin® addiction treatment program helps all addicts that are dealing with opiate addiction. It is important for families looking for a Vicodin® addiction treatment program to make sure that a specific opiate program is available.
Our Vicodin addiction treatment program is tailored to each individual. Vicodin withdrawal can be painful and detox is highly recommended. Following detox, a clinical evaluation is given to determine emotional and physical health history. Our treatment plan is comprised of clinical therapy, innovative workshops on the disease model of addiction and advanced holistic therapies for overall mind, body and spirit well-being.
Because Vicodin® can lead to both physical and psychological addiction, the specific withdrawal symptoms that anyone who uses Vicodin®, as a patient or addict, for any length of time may vary from one person to the next, however, the uncomfortable experience of Vicodin® addiction withdrawal can appear as quickly as a few hours after the user’s last dose and can include any of the following:
• Excessive sweating & yawning;

• Runny nose & eyes, bouts of diarrhea and vomiting;

• Shivering & goose bumps

• Muscle aches & cramps

• Restlessness & insomnia

• Irritability & anxiety

• Loss of appetite

• Powerful cravings for the opioid that persist long after the withdrawal symptoms have passed.

As these stronger and more lethal form of opiates emerge, people are experiencing a more difficult Vicodin® Treatment detox phase. The physical and psychological effects are far greater and more difficult to treat. This kind of Opiate ingrains itself deeper into the tissue of the organ and has longer side effects on the body and the mind. Years in the making, we have developed a Vicodin® addiction treatment program that bring the best that the world has to offer when it comes to this kind of addiction. We utilize the most cutting edge Vicodin® addiction treatment detox methods such as NTR to ease our clients through detox, making this phase as comfortable as possible.

From the medical effects of Vicodin® to social problems, SouthCoast Vicodin® addiction treatment brings solutions to the clients in a way that is tangible and easy to apply. Taking this into consideration we have put together to program that takes the mind body spirit approach to the client’s lives. We think that this is the best way to bring the clients all of the Vicodin® treatment opportunities that we have.

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At SouthCoast Recovery Vicodin® Treatment Center, we understand the pain and suffering that can make it tough to get clean from Vicodin®. Vicodin® addicts often have many serious physical and psychological problems that can be dangerous to themselves or others if not properly cared for. Our knowledgeable staff can help Vicodin® abusers overcome their unique challenges in a safe, structured environment.

Vicodin® Treatment Services/Options:


Intervention services

• Physical health evaluation

• Medically-supervised, social model and holistic detox options

• Medication to help with cravings, pain and sleep

• Continued physical care throughout recovery

• Psychological evaluation for dual diagnosis of problems such as depression and anxiety, which may be underlying causes of abuse

• Individual psychological treatment

• Individual counseling

• Family counseling

• Hypnotherapy

• Vicodin® abuse education

• Health and wellness education

• Denial management

• Relapse prevention

• Anger management

• Acupuncture for pain management, stress reduction and decreased cravings

• Detoxification massage therapy

• Meditation for stress reduction, a calmer mind, reduced cravings and clarity

• Fitness sessions at gym (24-Hour Fitness)

• Integration of 12-step principles and Narcotics Anonymous meetings

• Structure, guidance and practice for long-term sobriety



Individual Attention


Getting clean takes courage, guidance, and structure. SouthCoast Recovery Vicodin® Treatment Center offers intervention, detox, medication and treatment to conquer Vicodin® addiction. Our world-class clinical staff offers daily individual attention to get to the heart of the problem, deal with the wreckage and build the framework for a new, sobriety-based life.

We offer affordable, effective rehabilitation on the cutting-edge. Vicodin® addiction requires extended care. We offer 30, 60 and 90-day Vicodin® Treatment programs tailored to the individual’s needs. We blend clinical and holistic Vicodin® Treatment methods to renew mind, body and spirit while restoring relationships, goals and purpose. This prepares our clients for long-term sobriety, allowing our Vicodin® addiction treatment program to excel where others fail.

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FAQ About Vicodin®

Q) What is Vicodin®?

A) One of the most widely prescribed medications, Vicodin® and its related medications, loricet, loritab percodan, and oxycontin are opioid-based pain medications. Vicodin® is a derivative of opium, which also used to manufacture heroin. Vicodin® is successful in diminishing pain, but it is highly addictive and the withdrawal symptoms of Vicodin® addiction are very similar to the pain it was relieving. Vicodin® is one of the most commonly abused prescription pain medications today.


Q) How is Vicodin® used?

A) Vicodin® when abused can be taken: orally in pill form, chewed, or crushed (then snorted like cocaine).


Q) What are the effects of Vicodin®?

A) Over months of Vicodin® use the Vicodin® effects will become greater and more damaging, at first the user will endure such effects as constipation, speeding up or the slowing down of the heart rate, nausea, and dizziness. As the use of Vicodin® grows the effects will come in the form of blurred vision, hallucinations, and sever confusion.

  • Lightheadedness
  • dizziness
  • sedation
  • constipation
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • respiratory depression

Q) What are the withdrawal symptoms of Vicodin® abuse?

A)

  • restlessness
  • muscle pain
  • bone pain
  • insomnia
  • diarrhea
  • vomiting
  • cold flashes
  • goose bumps
  • involuntary leg movements
  • watery eyes
  • runny nose
  • loss of appetite
  • irritability
  • panic
  • nausea
  • chills
  • sweating

Q) What prescription drugs interact with Vicodin®?

A)

  • Sedatives: Halcion, Restoril
  • Tranquilizers: Thorazine, Haldol
  • Antidepressants: Elavil, Nardil, Tofranol
  • Carbamazepine: Tegretol
  • Other analgesics: Demerol
  • Antihistamine: Tavist
  • Anti-anxiety: Valium, Librium
  • Anti-spasmodic: Cogentin

Q) What is Vicodin® addiction?

A) The fear of Vicodin® withdrawal can be a strong motivating factor in the continuing use of Vicodin®, and more importantly, the feeling that more Vicodin® is needed to combat the same pain. Many people taking Vicodin® longer than medically necessary keep using it thinking that if they were to stop taking Vicodin®, their pain would return; in reality, over a period of time, more and more Vicodin® is needed to have the same pain relieving effects and to ward off Vicodin® withdrawal symptoms. Many people end up taking more and more Vicodin® or changing medications and switching to a strong medication such as oxycontin or loritab and taking more and more of these, due to the highly addictive qualities of these medications.

Prescription Fraud

Prescription fraud is a crime that is committed by many of the people who have become addicted to Vicodin® that have then had their supply cut off without being referred to treatment. A Vicodin® addict rationalizes thier behavior, which includes fabricating or exaggerating pain symptoms in order to illicit sympathy, seeking Vicodin® from many doctors at the same time, and using fraudulent prescriptions, often created by altering the quantity or number of refills.

Most of the people who obtain Vicodin® by committing prescription medication fraud are good citizens who wouldn't commit any other crime. They are simply motivated to do this by the physical symptoms of their Vicodin® addiction, which may remain unrecognized by physicians. They may feel desperate and can see no way out other than the endless downward spiral of Vicodin® addiction. Many Vicodin® addicts often exaggerate or fabricate symptoms to a doctor hoping to convince them to prescribe more or stronger drugs than are necessary. Upon recognizing this, the a doctor may refuse to prescribe any more medication to the patient. The Vicodin® addict at this point may do one of several things, and often they may end up seeing one or many other physicians simultaneously to obtain Vicodin® or physician hopping. The discovery of prescriptions for Vicodin® written by more than one physician is evidence of this.

Often times, Vicodin® addiction goes unrecognized by all, including the Vicodin® addict until abrupt changes occur. This change can come in the form of arrest and incarceration of the Vicodin® addict for prescription fraud; when this happens, the Vicodin® addict cannot obtain Vicodin® and will go into Vicodin® withdrawal.


Q) How often is Vicodin® abused?

A) It is estimated that in 1999, nearly 4 million people were currently abusing prescription drugs non-medically. Of these, approximately 2.6 million misused pain relievers, the most common of which is Vicodin®.



 




 

 
 

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