Hydrocodone Medically Supervised Detox Services

Hydrocodone Medically Supervised Detox Services

Hydrocodone, a common pain relief drug, is derived from codeine and opium, and is often prescribed for pain management and sometimes for cough management. Hydrocodone is sold under hundreds of brand names and comes in many forms. Some of the more popular brands of hydrocodone include the following:

  • Anexsia
  • Dicodid
  • Dolaced
  • Vicoden
  • Hycodan
  • Loced
  • Lortab
  • Norco
  • Zydone

Hydrocodone Tolerance

In high doses and sometimes even in regular doses, hydrocodone can create a feeling of euphoria much like an opium high. Over time the body develops a tolerance for hydrocodone, which means that your body adapts to and gets used to hydrocodone over time. If you take hydrocodone every day for a month, your body will actually recognize that pain management chemicals present and will begin to stop producing natural pain fighters on its own—making you dependent on hydrocodone to even feel normal.

When a person has developed a tolerance for a high level of hydrocodone along with a dependence on hydrocodone to achieve even normal levels of functioning, he or she is addicted. Suddenly stopping the hydrocodone can be painful and even dangerous. That is why it is very important to use medically supervised detox services to help clear the body of the hydrocodone with little or no pain and begin to live life well again.

Hydrocodone Withdrawal

If someone you love is addicted to hydrocodone, it may be natural to question why that person doesn’t “just quit.” Suddenly stopping use of hydrocodone and other similar opiate drugs can be very physically painful. Often, people may try to stop taking the hydrocodone medicine only to find that it is very difficult to do alone.

When a person has become physically dependent on a pain medication it may take some time for the body to begin producing natural pain management hormones again. During the time the body adjusts to the lack of drugs, the addicted person often feels uncomfortable or painful sensations, even when there really is no pain in the body.

The good news is that you don’t have to stop taking hydrocodone alone. There are medically supervised services available to help you comfortably stop taking the hydrocodone with less pain and in many cases, no pain at all.

The Benefits of Medically Managed Hydrocodone Detox

  • Your pain can be managed with alternate medicines
  • You will be safely monitored and treated during the detox
  • You will have the support of a health care team to help you get through detox
  • You will not have to worry about everyday tasks while you detox
  • Your health will be monitored for safety and a more successful detox
  • Medically managed detox is more reliable and recovery tends to be more successful

Help Finding Medically Supervised Detox

When you seek detox, it is important to find the right detox for you. You may want to ask questions such as the following:

  • How long will I be in detox?
  • What other services do you provide?
  • Will I be able to receive therapy, medication or other treatments?
  • What is your facility like- is it comfortable?
  • How would I pay for treatment?

We offer a 24 hour, toll-free helpline to guide you through the treatment process and help you learn more about different types of treatment, including individual and family treatment along with detox programs. Call us today to learn more about your options for treatment. All of our calls are completely confidential. Let one of our experienced counselors help you today.