Vicodin Rehab

February 6, 2010

 

 Vicodin is a powerful narcotic pain reliever. It is prescribed to persons who suffer from moderate to moderately-severe pain. Persons may be given it by their physician’s after suffering a major injury or after surgery.  Like other narcotic pain relievers, it can be quite addicting. Narcotic pain relievers are amongst the most abused prescription medications. One of the best ways to overcome an addiction to drugs of this kind is to enter rehab.

 

Before a person goes to rehabilitation for a vicodin addiction, it may be necessary for them to first enter drug detoxification. It can be very difficult to stop taking opiate based drugs such as vicodin cold turkey. The withdrawals can be severe and the body’s reaction, extremely dangerous to the addict.  Sometimes dugs are given to those addicted to vicodin during detox or rehab such as methadone and suboxone. Both of these drugs can lessen the severity of the withdrawals. They are also sometimes given in lieu of whatever drugs they are addicted to. Rehab specialists will then weaned them off of the drug. Any drugs, such as these, which are administered to Vicodin addicts, should be given by a properly licensed health professional.

 

Once a person has completed detox, they are then ready for rehab. This is because it is necessary to first cleanse the body from the drug so that the addict can face and deal with the mental part of their dependency.

 

Vicodin rehab programs will differ. Facilities take different approaches. A very common one is cognitive behavioral therapy. This approach attempts to first help the user uncover the cause of their abuse and then come up with strategies to avoid drug use in the future.

 

A person addicted to vicodin must consider very carefully, the rehabilitation facility they enter. They must feel comfortable with the program they choose and it needs to be a good fit. This makes the process of getting clean a bit easier, though it obviously doesn’t guarantee sobriety.

 

 

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