Lortab Abuse Treatment
What You Need to Know
Lortab is a commonly abused prescription opioid containing hydrocodone and acetaminophen. It is used to treat short-term severe pain, such as the kind sustained after surgery or serious injury. It is extremely addictive and can affect users of all ages. Abuse or misuse of Lortab typically occurs through theft and diversion, or misuse of a legitimate medical supply. This extremely powerful medication is only legally available through a doctor’s prescription and is available in dosages ranging from five to ten milligrams. Each form contains 325 milligrams of acetaminophen. Lortab abuse can, and often does, significantly impact users’ overall health and quality of life.
Signs and Symptoms of Lortab Abuse
Am I at Risk?
Victims of Lortab abuse commonly exhibit a variety of tell-tale behavioral indicators, like doctor shopping, theft and dishonesty regarding everyday use. This condition often starts with legitimate users needing more and more of the drug to maintain the intiial effects; this is why it’s critical that loved ones and friends monitor Lortab users’ behavior while they’re on the drug. Some of the more common physical and behavioral signs of Lortab abuse include:
- Fatigue and Disorientation
- Depression and Anxiety
- Extreme Fluctuations in Mood
- Nausea and Vomiting
- And More
If these symptoms persist, contact your prescribing physician to get the help you need now.