Vicodin contains a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone. Both medicines are pain killers. Hydrocodone is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of hydrocodone. Vicodin is used to relieve moderate to severe pain.
Opiate replacement therapy – Methadone or Suboxone, ideally combined with ongoing addiction treatment
Opiate detox followed by participation in a residential or outpatient addiction treatment program
Not recommended: Most people feel like if only they could break free from these pills for a few days and get past the physical withdrawal symptoms, they’d be able to stay drug free for good. Unfortunately, without addiction treatment, this is rarely the case. Medical detox only (or ultra rapid detox only protocols) may get you drug free in a few days, but without further and continuing participation in an addiction treatment program, you are very likely to succumb to drug cravings and relapse back to use. Medical detox programs or ultra rapid detox are not truly forms of addiction but rather programs that get you ready to participate in addiction treatment – alone, they teach you nothing about avoiding relapse.
Opiate Replacement Programs: Methadone or Suboxone
Research shows that people who combine effective medications with ongoing addiction treatment generally have the best chances for long term recovery* and that people who stick with an opiate replacement program for at least a year are far more likely than those who try an un-medicated recovery to maintain abstinence from opiates. Methadone and Suboxone are medications that work as substitutes for Vicodin in your brain. When you take methadone or Suboxone instead of taking Vicodin each day, you will:
The most noticeable signs and symptoms of Vicodin abuse are:
Effects of Vicodin abuse, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
Symptoms of Vicodin withdrawal can vary in intensity and may include:
These Vicodin facts and statistics paint a picture of the problems of abuse in the United States:
Individualized detox protocols are carefully monitored and tailored to address detox symptoms. As part of our holistic approach, our detox incorporates traditional detox with biofeedback sessions.
Clients being treated in our residential program reside with us for the specific amount of days established in their individualized addiction treatment program.
Our treatment model is rooted in the belief that it is our utmost responsibility to do whatever we can to prepare our clients for life outside of treatment.
In addition to our traditional therapeutic treatments we offer holistic and alternative therapies such as: yoga, chiropractic care, medical massage, personal training and art therapy.