Who Can I Talk to about Hydrocodone Abuse Help?

Who Can I Talk to about Hydrocodone Abuse Help?

No one ever plans to have problems with addiction. Yet each year thousands of Americans struggle with hydrocodone addiction. Also sold under the brand names Vicodin and Lortab, this opiate painkiller is highly effective at treating pain, but use can also lead to an addiction that is as powerful as a heroin addiction. Hydrocodone is popular drug with similar effects as a number of other drugs, including the following:

  • Oxycodone
  • Darvocet
  • Percocet
  • Codeine
  • Morphine

How Hydrocodone Addiction Begins

Hydrocodone addiction may begin when the user is prescribed this medication for pain, injury or recovery from surgery. Scientists do not know why some people are more likely to become addicted to this drug, but they do know that addiction can occur in as little as two doses. One side effect to hydrocodone is a mild euphoric feeling followed by a sense of relaxation. That euphoric feeling can make worries seem far away, but as soon as it wears off, the user is left feeling unhappy, unwell and in need of more drugs. Hydrocodone addiction can also begin when a user wants to experience a high. In some cases, users begin using other drugs to try to continue feeling high, or they dangerously combine alcohol with hydrocodone.

People may use hydrocodone to numb painful emotions or to try and resolve traumatic experiences or mental health issues. When people use hydrocodone for any of these reasons, they soon find that they are still unhappy but now burdened with an addiction as well. That’s why it is so important to find treatment to address the emotional issues related to hydrocodone use and to help heal the emotional wounds caused by addiction. Hydrocodone addiction can happen to anyone. It affects all races, social groups and education levels. It happens to strong, smart people. You are not alone.

Find Help for Hydrocodone Addiction Now

When you need to talk about addiction, you want to speak with someone who understands your situation. Our counselors have extensive experience working with addiction and helping families and individuals heal. Hydrocodone addiction requires help. We offer a toll-free helpline that is staffed by caring, trained counselors to aid you in your journey to wellness. When you call us, you will speak directly with a counselor who will help you learn more about treatment options, family care and more. All our calls are completely confidential, and we are available 24 hours a day. Let us help you—call now.