Treatment for Vicodin® Addiction at Casa Capri
A Firm Foundation for Joyful, Life-Long Recovery
Whether this is your first attempt at sobriety or if you’ve tried many times before, the Vicodin addiction rehab at Casa Capri offers a truly personalized program, designed to give you the exact tools and skills you’ll need for successful, joyful long-term sobriety. Our customizable addiction treatment programs for women ages 18-45, combines cognitive, behavioral, experiential and holistic therapies that will treat and heal all layers of you—giving you the firm foundation you’ll need to achieve your goals and experience long-lasting recovery.
If you or someone you love is addicted to Vicodin®, please call us anytime—24/7—at 855-816-8826. You needn’t wait another day to begin your path to living a life you truly love.
The Expert Tools and Love You Need To Heal Completely
The first step in your journey is an assessment with our caring, compassionate process admissions team who will answer your questions and determine whether you’ll require a stay at our Vicodin detox. If you do require detox, you’ll be under a doctor’s care as you safely and comfortably transition off of addictive substances. Once your feeling clean and clear, you’ll enter our dually accredited inpatient prescription rehab program, a nurturing, family-like community that is founded on healing, personal responsibility, and love.
Most women find that underneath their addiction are emotional wounds, trauma and co-existing conditions—such as depression, anxiety or eating disorders—that deserve attention and healing. At Casa Capri, we give you the innovative therapies, expert resources, and structured support to empower you to heal all parts of you, body, mind and soul. It is our belief and experience that there is no wound so deep or situation so dire it can’t be fixed with the right tools and lots of love. We have both. It’s time to start living the happy life you were meant to live. Please pick up the phone and call us today at 855-816-8826.
Where to Go for Vicodin Addiction Treatment?
Doctors often prescribe Vicodin to their patients to help them relieve severe levels of pain. The opiate substance (hydrocodone) in Vicodin and the acetaminophen are extremely effective in blocking pain receptors in the brain and introducing a sense of euphoria. While this mix can help patients alleviate their pain, its pleasant effects also make it an incredibly addictive substance.
Unfortunately, Vicodin use is remarkably widespread, being one of the most frequently dispensed opiate. The Drug Enforcement Administration reported 136 million prescriptions in 2013. Studies indicated that:
- Almost five million people in the U.S. over the age of 12 have abused the drug
- Alarmingly high rates of abuse are recorded among high school students
This data forced the DEA to move the substance from a Schedule III to a Schedule II controlled substance in 2014 to limit its prescriptions. Still, many patients with a Vicodin prescription can become dependent on the drug, especially if they steer away from the recommended dose and begin taking it recreationally.
How Addictive Is Vicodin?
The main ingredient in Vicodin – hydrocodone – represents the source of addiction, as the substance causes a euphoric effect to relieve pain. Even those taking Vicodin as a prescribed drug can become addicted to the sense of pleasure it can unleash. It can become incredibly tempting to ignore the recommended frequency and dosage and abuse the drug. That’s the first step to addiction.
As the patient becomes physically dependent on the drug, other consequences of abuse might occur. For instance, patients might not only feel a physical need to take another dosage, but they might form a mental dependence, and start using it recreationally. If they cannot get another dose of Vicodin, most addicts will turn to other opiates to get the same sense of euphoria.
Unfortunately, once people become addicted, it requires an immense effort to overcome their cravings. However, because the withdrawal symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable, patients willing to give up the drug must reach out to a specialized facility and not try to flush the substance out of their system on their own.
What Are the Health Risks of Long-Term Use of Vicodin?
Prolonged use of Vicodin puts the patient in danger of becoming addicted. Once they become depended on the substance and begin abusing it, individuals will experience a variety of side-effects.
Short-term side effects:
- Trouble breathing
- Memory lapses
Long-term side effects:
- Pain sensitivity
- Mood changes or depressions
- Prolonged memory issues
What Are the Risks/Chances of an Overdose?
Approximately 18 thousand people died because of a Vicodin overdose in 2015.
A Vicodin overdose can happen when an individual takes a dose that is too large, or if it’s combined with another substance (such as other opiates or alcohol). According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, common symptoms of Vicodin overdose are:
- Vomiting or nausea
- Pinpoint pupils
- Low blood pressure
- Weak pulse
- Difficulty breathing
- Blue lips or fingernails
- Respiratory arrest
Once someone recognizes the signs of overdose, they must take the following steps immediately:
- Call 911
- The person overdosing must be kept awake until the ambulance arrives
- Start CPR if the patient stops breathing
- It’s vital not to give the patient any medication until help arrives
Is Detoxification Needed to Stop Use?
Vicodin withdrawal can start even a few hours after someone abruptly stops taking the drug, but patients who gradually lower their dosage can also experience the effects. Some of the symptoms can cause an extreme sense of discomfort, resulting in a hesitance to continue the rehabilitation process.
To treat a Vicodin addiction, a patient first must undergo a medical detox to get the substance out of their symptoms. During this time, people may experience:
- Muscle cramps, pains
- Nausea or vomiting
- Cold sweats
The medical detox component should be monitored by medical personnel to keep the patient’s condition under control, manage symptoms, and treat any complications that may occur.
How Can I Help a Family Member During Their Time in Rehab?
There are several steps to help a loved one overcome their Vicodin addiction. First, it’s vital to properly identify the signs of addiction and help the person take their first step towards recovery.
Addicts may not be willing to make this decision at first, due to a couple of reasons:
- Refusing to acknowledge the addiction
- Fear of pain
- Lack of information regarding the detox process and its results
Once the patient starts seeking help, either in an inpatient or outpatient program, it’s vital that they have a healthy support system. Individuals in rehabilitation centers can often feel detached from friends and family. Especially in the case of those committed to an inpatient detox center, the lack of communication with familiars might make them feel abandoned, an element that can significantly affect their recovery process.
During treatment, it’s vital for friends and families to visit the patient during the recommended visit hours and show their support. Patients need to be reassured that they have people to rely on outside the clinic.
Moreover, some treatment centers offer family therapy options, during which friends and families can get involved in their loved one’s rehabilitation. These therapy sessions can be extremely beneficial in an individual’s recovery, but it can also help families learn how to handle the addiction.
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It is undoubtedly an overwhelming situation, but a Vicodin addiction is in no way a problem without a solution. Detox centers offer their patients premium care in terms of the medical detoxification process, but also additional therapeutic methods that help reach a full recovery.