Vicodin is an opiate medication prescribed for the management and relief of severe and chronic pain. Vicodin is a drug that blends a synthetic narcotic, hydrocodone bitartrate, with acetaminophen in a single package that's more potent (and potentially way more dangerous) than either taken separately. Chemically similar to heroin, Vicodin travels the same neurological pathways to block the perception of pain. Vicodin also increases the activity of a key neurotransmitter, dopamine, triggering such an intense euphoria that users keep coming back for more. Vicodin addiction can easily occur since a person tolerance for this drug rapidly increases with its use, therefore a person needs to take more and more Vicodin to get the desired effect. If a person tries to stop using Vicodin, or reduces the dosage too quickly, withdrawal symptoms will occur. In fact, withdrawal from Vicodin addiction can be life threatening and should be monitored closely (medical detoxification is recommended in many cases).
Street names for Vicodin include:
Vike and Watson387
In the last few years drug addiction
for Vicodin addiction has increased substantially with Vicodin
addiction taking part of a national prescription drug addiction epidemic.
Individuals reporting for treatment for addiction to Vicodin are individuals
from all walks of live. Unfortunately, Vicodin has been largely abused and
it has become the drug of choice in Southern California. Everyone's doing
it, from teenagers to soccer moms to high profile celebrities like Rapper
Eminem, Courtney Love, Melanie Griffith and Foxy Brown to name a few who
got strung out on it.
Prescribed for a treatment purpose or not Vicodin has trapped many individuals in drug dependence and addiction.
Vicodin Addiction - Physical and/or Emotional Dependence
Vicodin addiction may be a physical and/or an emotional dependence. Similar to other addictions, an individual suffering from Vicodin addiction is using Vicodin to solve some perceived problem or problems in his or her life. The continued use of Vicodin to combat these perceived problems is what leads to Vicodin addiction. Vicodin is often continued to be taken even after the original problem is gone. Eventually, Vicodin addiction itself becomes an even greater problem than the original problem or problems that Vicodin was supposed to solve.
The result is that now the individual has two problems: the original underlying problem(s) and the new developed problem, an addiction to Vicodin.
Vicodin Addiction Treatment in Florida
At Florida Center for Recovery, Prescription Drug
Rehab, we help clients with Vicodin addiction to discover or rediscover
the original problem or problems that drove them to start abusing prescription
drugs. Next we teach them how to overcome their problems with real-life
solutions by equipping them with tools and life skills to confront and handle
common obstacles encountered in life. Only when both the underlying reasons
for the Vicodin addiction and the Vicodin addiction problem are resolved
can a person become a healthy and happy member of society.
If you or someone you love has an addiction to Vicodin, seek the help of
our prescription drug rehab in
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