Vicodin Rehab in Arizona
Safely Recover from Vicodin Addiction at Decision Point Center
Decision Point Center knows that addiction to pain relievers is becoming more common, which is why we have a variety of treatment programs available to individuals who need professional help in the Prescott area. One pain reliever known for its high abuse potential is the prescription medication known as Vicodin—it’s even labeled as a Schedule II controlled substance by the Drug Enforcement Agency to prevent misuse or abuse. If you or someone you care about is addicted to Vicodin, our Arizona rehab facility has a program designed specifically to treat you. Our holistic approach to drug addiction allows all of our patients to explore treatment options so they can play an active role in their own recovery. We’re here to welcome you with open arms whenever you’re ready. Since 2004, our facility has been changing lives, and we look forward to helping you change yours.
What is Vicodin?
Vicodin is known as a combination pain reliever because it contains both an opioid called hydrocodone and a non-opioid known as acetaminophen. The drug treats moderate to severe pain and is typically prescribed for pain associated with injuries or surgeries, as well as long-term conditions like arthritis or cancer.
Because Vicodin acts quickly to produce relaxing feelings, euphoria, and muscle pain relief, people have been known to take the drug for reasons other than pain relief, or people with prescriptions will develop a tolerance over time. Some don’t even realize they’re dependent on Vicodin until they stop taking the drug for their pain and experience withdrawal symptoms. According to statistics, 131 million Americans were prescribed Vicodin in 2011 alone, often unnecessarily.
If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, it’s possible you may be addicted to Vicodin and we recommend you give us a call to learn about your options:
- Withdrawal from loved ones
- Increase in risky behaviors
- Neglecting responsibilities, such as at work or home
- Obsession with finding and using Vicodin
- Inability to concentrate on a task
- Forging prescriptions or visiting various doctors or emergency rooms with pain complaints
- Stealing or borrowing Vicodin from other people
- Lying about how much Vicodin you’re using
- Craving Vicodin when it’s not available
Short & Long-Term Effects of Vicodin Abuse
As is the case with all addictions, Vicodin addiction effects can be inconvenient at best and at worst, involve serious health complications and can lead to death. Initial short-term effects of addiction can involve memory problems, inability to focus, drowsiness, nausea and vomiting, and sometimes hallucinations. Drug addiction also acts on your brain and alters its chemistry, which can lead to changes in behaviors. For example, someone with a Vicodin addiction may feel compelled to steal money from their loved ones or lie to doctors to acquire more Vicodin.
Some long-term effects associated with Vicodin addiction to be aware of include:
- Urinary system issues
- Liver damage or failure
Long-term addiction can also create instability in a person’s life. People who are addicted to Vicodin and only have time to focus on their drug use may lose their jobs, drop out of school, and neglect their relationships. All of this can add to a person’s isolation and depression and make them feel that much more inclined to abuse Vicodin to keep the negative feelings at bay—a vicious cycle that can feel impossible to break out of.
Why Vicodin Rehab Helps
It’s well known that addiction is exacerbated by isolation, which is why seeking professional help from a facility where you can be surrounded by people who care about you and/or are experiencing the same things as you can be beneficial. Getting the help you need now can prevent you from further straining your relationships or possibly overdosing.
As an inpatient center, Decision Point Center provides a safe space to heal and explore various activities that can aid your recovery process, from peer support groups to EMDR trauma therapy. If you also are suffering from a mental disorder in addition to your Vicodin addiction, we can treat both in a dual diagnosis program. No matter what you’re going through, you can trust our team to have a plan specifically to address your needs.
At Decision Point, each of our patients is a part of our big, caring family. Call our Arizona facility today for Vicodin rehab treatment at (844) 292-5010 and overcome addiction.