Attempting Hydrocodone Recovery Alone

Attempting Hydrocodone Recovery Alone

Hydrocodone is a highly addictive medication, and according to the Controlled Substance Act of 1970 hydrocodone is a Schedule II drug. It is found both by itself and in combination with other medications. Because of its potency hydrocodone can be unsafe if use is suddenly discontinued. This can cause recovering users to relapse.

Detoxing from Hydrocodone Alone

Trying to detox from hydrocodone on your own can be risky. Medical professionals should be present to ensure withdrawal symptoms remain manageable and are not life-threatening. Hydrocodone withdrawal symptoms may include the following:

  • Sweating or chills
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Cravings

Experienced medical professionals can provide support and accountability and can develop a tapering schedule to gradually reduce hydrocodone dosage.

Relapsing after Hydrocodone Recovery Attempts

Rehab centers provide preparation and guidance for managing the temptation to begin using hydrocodone again. Even with an organized plan to prevent relapse recovering users find staying clean to a challenge. If you attempt recovery on your own, you will have no foundation of knowledge or encouraging support system. Many who try hydrocodone recovery alone end up relapsing and may be discouraged from further recovery efforts.

Support Is Necessary for Hydrocodone Recovery

Feeling empowered after becoming sober is a good thing. You will learn through programs in rehab how to use that power to resist addiction and achieve a drug-free life. Through resources such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, support groups, private therapy and aftercare you can learn how to properly deal with and overcome hydrocodone addiction. If you commit to a recovery program and find a solid support system of professional, peers and loved ones, you can overcome addiction.

Help Recovering from Hydrocodone Addiction

If you or someone you know is struggling with hydrocodone abuse or addiction, please call our toll-free helpline and talk with an experienced recovery counselor. We are here for you 24 hours a day and can help you find the resources you need, so you don’t have to attempt hydrocodone recovery alone. Find support and recovery today; call now.