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Hydrocodone is a narcotic that is prescribed to treat individuals who are suffering pain in moderate to severe levels. Normally it is prescribed in pill form although it is also a medication that is prescribed with a multitude of ingredients and products that have different uses. For example, hydrocodone can be included in certain cough syrups to help suppress activity in the brain that causes coughing and also changes the way the nervous system and brain reacts to pain. While taking this painkiller it is common for people to get a euphoric feeling especially when misusing or taking higher doses than prescribed. As people build a tolerance for hydrocodone it is also common for them to start building a dependency for it as well. This medication is addictive and your risk of hydrocodone addiction significantly increases while abusing this prescription drug.
Other Common or Street Names: Hydros, Vics, Watsons, 357s, Vicos
How people commonly use or ingest Hydrocodone:
Like most prescription painkillers, users will normally ingest the medication by mouth. Most of the time it’s prescribed in pill form although some people may be prescribed cough syrup with codeine or hydrocodone in form of a liquid. As abusers become more dependent on the drug they may start crushing the pill up to help intensify the “high” and speed up the time it takes to feel its effects. It is also common for people drink the cough syrup in doses higher than prescribed along with coating marijuana with the syrup while smoking it in a joint or blunt. The most dangerous way to use drug is intravenously through a needle or while combining it with alcohol or other types of prescription pills like Xanax, OxyContin, Valium and Percocet.
How to tell if someone is under the influence of Hydrocodone:
Signs of Hydrocodone Addiction:
Symptoms of Withdrawal: Please seek help from Bay Area Recovery Center or another qualified Detox Center if you’re experiencing any withdrawal symptoms from Hydrocodone. Do not attempt to Detox on your own.
Bay Area Recovery Center has successfully treated individuals dependent on drugs and alcohol for over 20 years. People need to know treatment does work and there is life after hydrocodone addiction. Let us use our experience and expertise to develop a detox and treatment plan that is personalized to your situation. The illness of addiction is not something you or your family should have to go through alone. We can help. Call us now (713) 999-0116 or (281) 853-8715.
For those who are addicted to drugs that would have major withdrawal symptoms, we offer drug detoxification. We provide a freestanding, medically based residential drug rehab program that is overseen by our staff physician. It is conducted in a safe, therapeutic environment where your well-being is assured. Substance abuse treatment activities include:
We understand that the detox process from drugs and alcohol can be difficult and sometimes stressful, but it is critical to begin this process immediately. Selection of the appropriate detox medications and complete confidentiality are vital components that create a safe and humane detoxification process. Our goal is to help you through the withdrawal process as comfortably and as safely as possible. We are here to support you while you experience the symptoms and difficulties that come with drug rehab. Our drug rehab environment is a supportive and inviting community. It is a non-institutionalized setting, offering comfort as you begin the substance abuse treatment process. Our centers include private residences that are clean, modern, and comfortable with lush, well-kept grounds. There is an overall feeling of peacefulness and harmony in this environment that contributes to the success of our program. We help you to feel connected and safe throughout the detox process and we help transition you to the next phase of your substance abuse treatment program.
We’re here to help, and get you or your loved one started on the path of recovery. Find out more about how you can find success in our alcohol and drug rehab centers today.