Vicodin Withdrawal and Vicodin Detox

Vicodin Withdrawal and Detox is the subject of this Special Report by Alex Castillo, a mental health counselor and substance abuse specialist.

What is Vicodin?

Vicodin contains a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone.

Hydrocodone is in a group of drugs called opioid pain relievers.

An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic, and acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of hydrocodone.

Vicodin is used to relieve moderate to severe pain.


Vicodin Withdrawal and Vicodin Detox

What is Vicodin withdrawal?

Vicodin addiction is typically fueled by the constant need to get more of the drug to prevent the user from going into withdrawal.

Vicodin withdrawal occurs because the individual, whether it is someone who is legitimately prescribed the medication or someone who is abusing illicitly, develops a physical and mental dependence on the drug over time.

When they stop using Vicodin, they begin to experience the uncomfortable and painful response that the body goes through as the result.

They will have strong cravings for Vicodin, and the withdrawal symptoms can be very similar to those experienced in heroin withdrawal.

What are withdrawal symptoms of Vicodin?

Anxiety, diarrhea, hot or cold flashes, kicking movements, loss of appetite, nasal discharge, nausea, severe backache, sneezing, twitching, muscle spasms, vomiting and weakness.

What is Vicodin detox?

Treatment for Vicodin addiction is similar to treatment for other opioid addictions.

Admissions to a medically supervised detox clinic will help the user to manage the worst of negative withdrawal symptoms.

In order to minimize the effects, it is recommended to gradually reduce the use of Vicodin with the help of a healthcare professional.


Vicodin Withdrawal and Vicodin Detox

Vicodin Withdrawal and Vicodin Detox



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