Vicodin is a pain medication that combines hydrocodone, an opiate, and acetaminophen, which is less powerful, but acts to intensify the effect of opioids. Vicodin acts as a depressant of the central nervous system, inhibiting the feeling of pain and causing a feeling of lightheadedness and euphoria that, with heavy use results in addiction. Along with Percocet, Vicodin is the most commonly prescribed painkiller in the US, and due to its addictive properties, the abuse of Vicodin has a negative effect on general health. Some of the side effects of Vicodin abuse include mood swings, depression, confusion, irregular heartbeat, changes in auditory and visual senses, and liver disease due to acetaminophen.
Symptoms of Vicodin overdose can manifest with blood in the urine, chest pain, breathing difficulties, and changes in consciousness. These symptoms are life-threatening, and if they occur, you must call for immediate help.
For many people Vicodin dependency goes untreated until it is too late. The best way to overcome dependency is to enter a Vicodin detox and rehab treatment. Sunrise Detox Toms River offers an opioid rehab treatment that includes Vicodin medical detox with medications that counter-act the effects of Vicodin, and relieve withdrawal symptoms during the detox phase. We also offer cognitive behavioral therapy and counseling that provides in-depth information and strategies for a wholesome lifestyle after Vicodin detox is completed.
Vicodin dependency can also put people at risk for mental health problems such as chronic depression. At Toms River Sunrise Detox, both co-occurring disorders are treated, thereby reducing the risk of relapse. If you, or someone you know is struggling with Vicodin addiction, contact Toms River Sunrise Detox and our experienced, medical staff will be ready to help.
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