Treatment for Hydrocodone Withdrawal

Treatment for Hydrocodone Withdrawal

Hydrocodone is an opiate primarily used to treat moderate to severe pain. It can sometimes be used as a cough suppressant. Hydrocodone is not found by itself in medications, because it is combined with other drugs (primarily acetaminophen) to produce different effects. It works by causing the brain’s perception of pain to decrease. Because it is in the opioid family, it will inevitably cause addiction without the strict supervision of a physician.

Quitting Hydrocodone Cold Turkey

Opioids are some of the most difficult drugs to break free of once your body has become dependent. This can actually be dangerous to try on your own because the withdrawal symptoms can become severe and even life-threatening. In addition, addicts who attempt to withdraw from hydrocodone on their own are likely to not only relapse, but tend to abuse even heavier than before. Hydrocodone withdrawal side effects include the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Stomach cramps
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Muscle aches
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Tremors

Hydrocodone Withdrawal in a Rehabilitation Center

Checking into a rehab center for hydrocodone withdrawal can save your life. You may not literally die from going cold turkey on your own (although it is possible), but rehab withdrawal is the first step to a lifelong recovery. Rehab centers make it possible to detox with little pain and discomfort. Your environment is peaceful and tranquil. A medical staff is there to help ease the pain with other drugs that help counteract the withdrawal symptoms. These drugs are in low doses and will not cause another addiction.

Are You Struggling with Hydrocodone Addiction?

You or someone you know might be struggling with hydrocodone addiction. You realize that this drug is dangerous and you are ready to stop. We can help. Call one of our trained counselors today. We are standing by 24 hours a day at a toll-free helpline, and all calls are completely confidential. We want to answer all your questions and steer you into the right direction of recovery. We will even help you figure out how much your insurance provider will be able to cover so that you know how much rehab will cost. Don’t do this by yourself. Call us today.