Long-Term Recovery from Hydrocodone

Long-Term Recovery from Hydrocodone

Most people who use hydrocodone were prescribed the drug according to their program for controlling pain. However, it is an opiate narcotic by nature and is easily abused because of the sense of euphoria and well-being.

It’s understandable that a person undergoing surgery, cancer treatments or trauma related damage would want and need a high caliber painkiller such as hydrocodone. However, it should be noted that anyone prescribed the drug for use over a long period of time, such as chronic back pain, should be aware of their treatment as the body will build a tolerance over time, making the drug less effective. As a result, the user will increase their intake to treat their pain, consequentially wreaking more havoc in their organs, especially liver and kidneys that can lead to death.

There are useful steps that can be taken to achieve long-term addiction recovery from hydrocodone abuse.  In order to achieve recovery from addiction, it is important to understand the drug.

Signs of Hydrocodone Abuse and Addiction

The following are symptoms of hydrocodone abuse and addiction:

  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Apathy
  • Confusion
  • Small pupils
  • Shallow breathing
  • Tired, nodding off or passing out
  • Seizures
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Cold and/or clammy skin
  • Social and/or financial problems
  • Criminal activity

If you recognize several of these symptoms in yourself or a loved one, hydrocodone abuse or addiction may be the cause of these problems.

Holistic Hydrocodone Abuse Treatment

Holistic drug rehab is unique from “detox rehabs” in that it treats the patient’s underlying issues beyond their drug addiction.  Holistic rehab not only treats the body, but also the mental state of the patient as well as their spiritual needs. This can be a superior alternative to traditional rehab centers in that it seeks to expose underlying roots that may cause a user to relapse.

Below are some of the treatment options offered in holistic rehab centers:

  • Yoga
  • Tai-chi
  • Acupuncture
  • Daily exercise
  • Healthy and nutritional diet
  • Message therapy
  • Meditation
  • Spiritual counseling
  • Group and independent therapy
  • Counseling and intervention
  • 12-step program
  • Stress and coping skills
  • Goal-setting
  • Building self confidence
  • Other alternative medical approaches

Although holistic rehabs may not be for everyone, they do offer services that go beyond simply detox. Holistic rehab works by giving the addict a serene, loving and caring environment.

Long-Term Hydrocodone Addiction Recovery after Rehab

After a person goes through treatment, whether holistic or traditional rehab, she must understand that recovery doesn’t stop after leaving a center.  It is life-long “recovery and discovery” as the abusers usually have addictive personality traits.

The following are ways the recovering addict can achieve long-term recovery:

  • Start with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Create a plan of action and objectives to achieve before leaving the treatment facility
  • Seek outpatient therapy and scheduled accountability with a group of someone you trust
  • Exercise to keep you mind and body on point
  • Eat healthy foods. Proper nutrition has scientifically shown to reduce cravings for drug use
  • Find hobby’s and activity’s that motivate you and make you happy
  • Make new friends that have zero connection to your old life as an addict
  • If you were a spiritual person before you became an addict, try rediscovering your spirituality as it’s now a good time to reconnect

Are You Addicted to Hydrocodone?

There are thousands of people that have used hydrocodone, gone through treatment, and now live normal, healthy lives. Please call our toll-free number to get started on your own path to recovery today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about hydrocodone addiction treatment. We are here to help.