Hydrocodone Addiction Treatment in South Florida

Hydrocodone is a highly prescribed and widely used painkiller in the United States. Over 99% of the world’s hydrocodone is consumed here in the states, according to the International Narcotics Control Board. It is safe and effective when used as prescribed for short periods. However, some people may find that they’ve become addicted to it, and that’s where drug treatment centers come in—commonly providing Vicodin treatment.

What Is Hydrocodone?

Hydrocodone is an opiate, derived from codeine, found in the opium poppy. It is prescribed for the relief of moderate to severe pain, and also in liquid form as a cough suppressant. It is available in many forms and under several different trademarks, such as:

  • Hydrocodone with acetaminophen, known as Vicodin, Lortab, Lorcet, Maxidone, Norco, and Zydone
  • Hydrocodone with ibuprofen, known as Vicoprofen, Ibudone, and Reprexain
  • Hydrocodone with aspirin, known as Alor 5/500, Azdone, Damason-P, Lortab ASA, and Panasal 5/500
  • Extended-release hydrocodone, known as Hysingla ER and Zohydro ER

Many people who are prescribed hydrocodone for their pain or other reasons become addicted to the euphoric feelings, or continue to seek it out for pain management after their prescription ends. This leads to using it for longer-than-recommended periods, and a tolerance builds in the body, requiring more and more and leading to overuse. Symptoms of hydrocodone abuse include:

  • Slow heartbeathydrocodone-pills
  • Dizziness or confusion
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Excessive sleepiness

Our South Florida Drug Treatment Center Can Help

If you or a loved one is suffering from a hydrocodone addiction or seeking Vicodin treatment, Florida Coast Recovery can help. Give us a call at 954 990 7101 and begin your recovery today with hydrocodone addiction treatment.