When Hydrocodone Addicts Don’t Get Treatment

When Hydrocodone Addicts Don’t Get Treatment

Hydrocodone is combined with other ingredients to be a cough-suppressant and as a painkiller. Hydrocodone is a narcotic, mind-altering drug that can produce a euphoric state similar to the effects of heroin or morphine. Hydrocodone is physically and psychologically addictive and is abused for its euphoric qualities. It should not be combined with alcohol in any capacity. Abusing hydrocodone and alcohol simultaneously can be lethal. Hydrocodone addiction, if left untreated, seizes control of the drug user’s mind and may cause uncontrollable compulsive drug-seeking behavior which may include the following:

  • Doctor shopping: visiting multiple doctors and emergency rooms to obtain multiple hydrocodone prescriptions.
  • Illegal purchases: buying hydrocodone from street vendors or friends and relatives who hold prescriptions.
  • Stashing pills: hiding large amounts of pills and possessively protecting these stashes.
  • Theft: in moments of desperation, robbing pharmacies or clinics to obtain the drug.

Hydrocodone is a powerfully addictive drug that has a devastating impact on the mind. If you fear that you or someone you know may be at risk for hydrocodone addiction, please, call our toll-free helpline for instant support.

What Are the Physical Risks of Untreated Hydrocodone Addiction?

If left untreated, long-term hydrocodone addiction may lead to hearing loss and liver damage. Also, abusers who inject hydrocodone intravenously risk obtaining dangerous diseases from contaminated needles. Other risks of hydrocodone abuse include driving while intoxicated from hydrocodone or making other generally poor decisions while under the influence, such as unprotected sex.

These risks can be prevented when a hydrocodone addict admits that he or she has a problem and seeks professional drug addiction treatment. If an addict is in denial and therefore, unwilling to reach out for help, it is not uncommon for a loved one to plan an intervention and seek treatment on behalf of the addict.

Need Help Finding Hydrocodone Addiction Treatment?

Do you or someone you love suffer from hydrocodone addiction? If so, we have the resources to help you or your loved one achieve permanent sobriety. Call our toll-free helpline and receive instant support from a drug addiction counselor who can answer your questions about recovery, check your insurance policy for your level of coverage and recommend a treatment program. All calls are free and confidential, and our helpline is open 24 hours a day. Don’t waste a moment. Give us a call. We’ll help you find the best treatment option for your needs.