Vicodin Abuse Treatment
A Common Prescription-Related Drug Problem
Vicodin is the most popular brand-name form of the painkiller hydrocodone. It also contains acetaminophen and is used to treat severe pain, including broken bones, oral surgery and more. Vicodin is extremely addictive and is one of the most commonly abused prescription opioids. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, over 24 million Americans engage in Vicodin abuse, or abuse of some other kind of hydrocodone-based drugs at one point in their lives. The problem transcends all age groups and socioeconomic backgrounds. RU Encore proudly offers compassionate, effective music-based treatment for Vicodin abuse. Call us today at 844-25-MUSIC to start the healing process.
Signs and Symptoms of Vicodin Abuse
Am I Abusing Vicodin?
Vicodin abuse yields a wide variety of physical and psychological symptoms, which will be largely dependent upon the history of abuse and the frequency of use. While each user’s symptoms will vary based on their individual case, some of the more common symptoms include:
- Chronic Drowsiness
- Preoccupation with Vicodin
- Inability to Focus
- Paranoia and Anxiety
- Bizarre Changes in Mood
- Digestive Issues (Nausea, Vomiting and Diarrhea)
The lines between legitimate use and abuse of Vicodin can get blurred and it’s not uncommon for abusers to exhibit denial; this is why it’s important that loved ones and friends diligently monitor users’ physical condition and behavior when they’re on the drug.