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How to Get Off Vicodin

It can be difficult to get off the opiate painkiller Vicodin, especially after prolonged use. People who take the drug for moderate to severe pain should take it exactly as it’s prescribed to minimize the possibility of complications. A tolerance to Vicodin can develop with long-term or excessive use. This means the drug’s effects become diminished and more and more Vicodin is needed for pain relief. Quitting the use of Vicodin can be difficult once a physical dependency develops. You will know you are dependent if withdrawal symptoms develop once use is stopped suddenly. This can happen very quickly for people who gamble with their lives and abuse Vicodin. It contains acetaminophen, a non-narcotic pain reliever, and hydrocodone, a narcotic analgesic that can be habit forming. Several programs are available to help people kick Vicodin. Many rely on outdated or incomplete therapies and treatments that don’t eliminate the physical addiction quickly or permanently. One of the more popular treatments has been the use of the “opiate replacement” drugs methadone or Suboxone to wean patients from their addiction. These drugs work for some people over the long-term but they are opiates and can also cause a dependency.

Not All Vicodin Treatment Programs Are the Same

Other options include detox, rehab, group meetings, individual counseling, 12-step meetings and other therapies. Different people respond to these treatments in different ways. The misconception surrounding many Vicodin treatment programs is that in order to be effective they have to be painful and take a long time before recovery is possible. Withdrawal is what makes Vicodin detox difficult. Symptoms can set in within a few hours of last use and can be very painful to deal with without help. These symptoms can include strong physical and psychological cravings, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sweating, hot flashes, chills, body aches, insomnia and extreme agitation. A physical addiction can be treated quickly and suffering can be minimized, even eliminated, with the right treatment.

Comfort During Vicodin Withdrawal is Possible

Waismann Method is known for its opiate detox. Our safe, effective program makes patients comfortable and treats them in a compassionate, humane manner. We believe that detox can be safe, quick and pain-free. We eliminate Vicodin addiction in less than two hours with our medical procedure that cleanses the drug from patients’ opiate receptors with intravenous and oral medication. Patients are made comfortable during this procedure as they are lightly sedated by general deep sedation. The medication we use speeds up withdrawal symptoms, which develop and pass while patients are under deep sedation. They have no conscious awareness that they are in withdrawal during the process and they awaken a short time later free of opiate addiction. Patients stay with us between 5 and 10 days, after which they are transfer to our Domus Retreat aftercare facility.

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