Questions to Ask at Hydrocodone Rehab

Questions to Ask at Hydrocodone Rehab

Pure hydrocodone is rarely prescribed in the United States and is classified as a Schedule II drug. When prescribed, hydrocodone is combined with acetaminophen, ibuprofen or antihistamine depending on what it is intended to treat.

Hydrocodone Abuse Signs

Symptoms of hydrocodone abuse are similar to those of many other pain relievers and may include the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Constipation
  • Decreased mental & physical performance
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry throat
  • Emotional dependence
  • Exaggerated feeling of depression
  • Extreme calm (sedation)
  • Exaggerated sense of well-being
  • Fear
  • Itching
  • Mood changes
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rash
  • Restlessness
  • Sluggishness
  • Tightness in chest

Questions to Ask a Hydrocodone Rehabilitation

The first series of questions that people ask in hydrocodone rehab deal with the services and therapies that a facility employs in the treatment program. The following are other aspects of treatment that you want to consider when making a decision:

  • Staff and housing
    • What are the credentials of the staff? Most states have certificates for Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC) or Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADC). For counselors, check to see if they hold MSW or LCSW degrees or higher.
    • What is the staff to patient ratio?
    • What are the housing options and what other amenities do you provide, such as a fitness center, business office or wellness spa?
    • Is a physician present at the facility?
  • Costs and insurance
    • To whom does the patient and family direct questions about financial matters?
    • Does the drug rehab accept your insurance?
    • Will my insurance cover the cost of hydrocodone rehab? If not, does the facility offer a payment plan?
  • Family and community
    • Are services or referrals offered to family members to ensure they understand hydrocodone addiction and the recovery process to help them support the recovering individual?
    • What privileges do family members have, such as can they observe any sessions or visit the addict during her stay?
    • What role does the family play in discharge planning?
    • What support do you provide the family before, during, and after treatment?
    • Are patients allowed to go home during their treatment stay?
  • Aftercare
    • How does a patient/family know when the patient is ready for discharge?
    • How is the patient involved in decision-making for discharge?
    • Who does the patient and family direct questions to about discharge planning?
    • How is follow-up provided after discharge?
    • Are there support groups available for me or my family member(s)?
    • Is there ongoing monitoring of possible relapse to help guide patients back to abstinence?
  • Accreditations and credentials
    • Is the facility accredited for rehab does, such as JACHO, CARF, and CERT?
    • When was the last accreditation site visit and what were the results?
    • How does the rehab center define success and what is its success rate?
    • Is the facility affiliated with any major hospitals?

Get Help for Hydrocodone Addiction

You are going to have many questions about hydrocodone rehab, and we can help. We can answer your questions, explore your options, find out about your insurance coverage and provide insight into programs and services. Please call our toll-free helpline today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about hydrocodone addiction treatment. We are here to help.