Vicodin addiction is surprisingly common. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 25% of the people who take prescription opioids like Vicodin for diseases or pain other than cancer become addicted. If you or a loved one struggles with Vicodin addiction, you should know that there are options for Vicodin treatment in Utah. EVERY member of our staff is available 24/7, you won’t reach an answering machine or a recording; you will reach an actual therapist! Call 801-981-9503 to see how we can help today!
What Is Vicodin?
Vicodin is a brand name for the drug hydrocodone. It’s an opioid-type drug that’s typically prescribed to treat severe pain, such as the pain you might have after surgery. Some doctors prescribe it to treat chronic pain conditions. Vicodin works in the brain to change the way the body processes pain. It can create feelings of well-being or euphoria, which can become addictive to those who take it. In 2014, the Drug Enforcement Agency reclassified the medication to Schedule II, making it harder to get. Despite this, use and abuse of Vicodin are still common.
Is Vicodin Addictive?
Yes, Vicodin has highly addictive properties. Opioids like Vicodin are meant to be taken as prescribed. Most people use them for short periods of time to manage their pain. However, those who like the feeling that the medication creates may begin to misuse their medication. They may take more than the recommended amount or continue to take the medication long after the pain is gone. Soon, they are addicted. Young people are particularly susceptible to Vicodin abuse. The medication may be easily available in the home, and there’s a perception that prescription pills are “safer” than street drugs. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Vicodin can cause death when not taken as prescribed or when taken with other medications.
The Gateway Drug
As an opioid, Vicodin has a similar effect as heroin. Unfortunately, those who have a Vicodin addiction may struggle with withdrawal when their doctor refuses to prescribe additional pills. Desperate, these people may turn to street drugs like heroin despite the significant increase in risk. Therefore, it’s so important for people to get addiction treatment from a reputable treatment center like Pathways Real Life Recovery.
Vicodin Addiction Symptoms
Are you wondering whether you or your loved one is addicted to Vicodin? Some of the most common symptoms, according to Narconon.org are:
- Slow heartbeat
- Confusion and fear
- Nausea or vomiting
- Convulsions or seizures
If you are having a hard time living without Vicodin, there’s a good chance that you’ve become addicted.
Vicodin Addiction Treatment in Utah
At Pathways Real Life Recovery, we offer personalized treatment for those who are addicted to Vicodin and other types of opioids in Utah. We realize that every case is different, and we treat you like the individual you are.
Our treatment options include:
- Outpatient programs
- Counseling and therapy
- Managing withdrawal symptoms
When you come to us, you’ll receive the help of a broad range of individuals dedicated to helping you break your addiction. You’ll meet with doctors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Counselors, Recovery Specialists, life coaches, and other professionals that you need to get better.
A Program that Works
We’ve worked with hundreds of Utah people trying to break an addiction just like you. There’s no shame in seeking the help you need, and we promise to treat you with the dignity you deserve. Patients succeed with our program because we take a multifaceted approach. You’re not only physically and mentally breaking your addiction. You’re also learning how to live without Vicodin and how to transform your life into the life you’ve always wanted for yourself.
FREE Consultations – Pathways is a Vicodin Addiction Treatment Center in Utah
It’s time to break your addiction to Vicodin. Call Pathways Real Life Recovery to schedule a free consultation to see how we can help you succeed. We accept insurance and offer financing to help pay for treatment.