Vicodin Addiction & Detox Treatment

Vicodin Addiction & Detox Treatment

Vicodin Detox at Avatar Residential Detox Center

Vicodin is a pain reliever used to change your perception of pain and your emotional response to it. It’s a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone. Vicodin has been found to impact the liver heavily, and it has caused liver damage and severe allergic reactions, which can also result in an overdose. Vicodin detox enables users to clear their bodies of the drug safely. Vicodin withdrawal is challenging and potentially even threatening, so detox must be done under expert medical supervision—time for withdrawal symptoms to start to differ from person to person. The Long-term and short-term use of Vicodin can cause withdrawal symptoms.

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Vicodin Abuse and Addiction

Vicodin is a prescribed narcotic used as a painkiller for managing moderate to severe pain after surgeries. It is a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone. Vicodin is likely to be misused by patients, which may later lead to physical dependence and addiction. Patients who struggle with Vicodin addiction experience addiction symptoms and mood swings. According to NSDUH – National Survey on Drug Use and Health, in 2013, more than 14% of adults aged between 18 and 25 illicitly used Vicodin. Being one of the best rehabilitation centers in New Jersey, Avatar offers professional Vicodin detox and rehabilitation treatment conducive to amelioration.

Signs and Symptoms of Vicodin Withdrawal

Constant intake of Vicodin takes a toll on both the physical and emotional health of people. Quitting the addiction might generate several physical symptoms and side effects. Withdrawal from Vicodin has a wide range of symptoms from mild to severe. Attempting to quit cold turkey without appropriate medical supervision is not advised. Some of the common Vicodin detox symptoms include:

  • Anxiety
  • Chills
  • Confusion
  • Cramps
  • Cravings
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Mood Swings
  • Nausea
  • Restlessness
  • Runny Nose
  • Tremors

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    Vicodin Detox at Avatar

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    Vicodin medical detox treatment and cognitive behavioral therapy, and family counseling help patients suppress the compulsive urge to use Vicodin and family members to understand the importance of healthy communication. As a front-runner among the most sought-after addiction treatment centers in New Jersey, we practice holistic Vicodin detox programs that include: medical detox treatments using Methadone, Suboxone, Naloxone, Buprenorphine, and Naltrexone, behavioral therapies like Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, relapse prevention training, family counseling, and individual treatment that helps to detox from Vicodin and start sober living. Our expert panel of medical consultants and doctors helps set up a comfortable and relaxing environment that aids a natural and smooth Vicodin detox process.

    Vicodin Detox Timeline

    Please have a look at the Vicodin detox timeline that gives you a brief account of our Vicodin detox treatment program designed to break the chain of Vicodin addiction.

    Vicodin shows a short half-life. During the initial two days of treatment, patients will experience withdrawal symptoms, especially after 8 hours of the last dose.

    Symptoms such as diarrhea, chills, and nausea might persist for the first five days of treatment.

    Symptoms subside after one week of Vicodin detox. Patients with intense addiction might experience withdrawal symptoms for a few more days.

    Psychological support from our substance abuse therapists, nurses, and other staff members, can assist clients during the detox process.

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