Prescription drug abuse, especially of
opioid drugs, is an epidemic in the United States. Vicodin may be one of the most popularly
abused drugs nationwide, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration
(DEA). In fact, the DEA estimated that 5 million people over the age of
12 were abusing Vicodin in 2013. At Blueprints for Recovery drug rehab
center in Prescott, we have proven substance abuse
treatment methods so you can overcome an addiction to Vicodin.
Call us today at (888) 744-9969 to learn more. We accept most major
What Is Vicodin?
Vicodin, sometimes sold as Lortab, Lorcet, Norco, or Vicoprofen, is a narcotic
with high abuse potential, often prescribed for severe pain. Vicodin is
made up of two parts: hydrocodone, which is a synthetic opioid, and acetaminophen,
the active ingredient in Tylenol (in Vicoprofen, ibuprofen is used instead
of acetaminophen). Taken in pill form, Vicodin induces deep relaxation
and a very pleasant “high,” along with pain relief. However,
the effects of Vicodin begin to wear off with repeated use, meaning the
user will require more and more pills to achieve the same effect, and
eventually physical dependence takes hold. Vicodin addiction doesn’t
happen overnight, though. It creeps up slowly on unsuspecting people,
often patients who originally had a legitimate prescription for the drug.
Addiction takes hold when the addict resorts to high-stakes gambling, trying
to buy Vicodin on the street; in some cases, they may resort to theft,
forging prescriptions, or even go “doctor shopping” in an
attempt to get more pills. In the most serious cases, victims will intentionally
self-inflict severe injuries to procure more Vicodin. This is no way to
live, and it’s not a reflection of your true self. We are here to
help you fight your addiction and return to your roots, free of substance
Harmful Side Effects of Vicodin
The harmful effects of Vicodin can even be experienced when used as prescribed.
With sustained abuse of Vicodin, addicts are even more likely to experience:
- Lack of energy
- Nausea and vomiting
- Mood swings
- Anxiety or paranoia
- Liver damage
Addiction is not a one-way street, and the actions of the addict often
affect more than just the person using/abusing Vicodin. In addition, these
behaviors impact their loved ones and pets, even their employer or employees;
essentially, anyone who is in direct and constant contact with an addict
will feel the effects. This can lead to alienation, even a loss of relationships.
The addict may lose their job, custody of their children and, as their
life continues to deteriorate, they will become isolated, lack funds,
and lose their sense of purpose. For many, the only reason life seems
appealing is getting the next “high.”
Signs You Might Be Addicted to Vicodin
While it may be difficult to accept that you are addicted to a substance,
it can be even more difficult to
recognize the addiction in the first place. It takes introspection to see and admit
that Vicodin has become a staple in your daily life and that you are now
craving the drug more and more. If you have a compulsive urge to take
Vicodin, you have a substance abuse problem requiring
drug rehab. This is particularly true if you have taken risky measures to obtain
more of the drug without a valid prescription.
Why Choose Blueprints for Recovery?
Help for Young Male Vicodin Addicts in Prescott
Our compassionate staff will help guide you through the process of kicking
your addiction. You will, of course, have challenging moments or days
on your path to recovery. Getting
prescription drug treatment is no easy task because it’s tough to break an addiction. Beginning
at the time of
detox, you might experience intense cravings for Vicodin, which can lead to
anxiety and insomnia.
But this isn’t just lip service, many members of the
staff at Blueprints for Recovery are former addicts, and know firsthand what it’s like to break an
addition. Our staff is here to help you see that recovery
is possible. We will help you build a support network that you can turn to
whenever you face difficulties along your path to sobriety. Blueprints
for Recovery is a program that focuses strictly on helping
young men between the ages of 18-30 with addiction.
Don’t feel ashamed of admitting you're addicted to Vicodin –
you are not alone.
Our Prescott drug rehab center can help you break your addiction to Vicodin.
Don’t let addiction ruin your life one more day. Contact us today
at (888) 744-9969 to learn more about how our Vicodin treatment program
can help you.