Hydrocodone Detox

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What is Hydrocodone?

Hydrocodone is a powerful ingredient in painkillers for moderate to severe pain. It is often prescribed in pill form to treat injury-related pain and short-term dental discomfort. Hydrocodone, like other opioids, stimulates receptors on nerves in the brain to increase the threshold to pain and reduce the perception of pain. Most painkillers also stimulate portions of the brain associated with pleasure. In addition to blocking pain, they produce a high feeling. Hydrocodone is used in combination with other chemicals and is available in prescription pain medications as tablets, capsules, and syrups. Brand names include:

  • Anexsia
  • Dicodid
  • Hycodan
  • Hycomine
  • Lorcet
  • Lortab
  • Norco
  • Tussionex
  • Vicodin

    Hydrocodone is habit forming, meaning mental and physical dependence can happen when used long-term.

    Hydrocodone Addiction

    Like other opiates, hydrocodone alters the way your brain functions. The drug changes the balance of chemicals in the brain and creates ongoing cravings that are challenging to stop without professional help. Essentially, the drug stops the natural production of positive feelings, so when a person no longer takes hydrocodone, he feels anxious and depressed and experiences physical withdrawal symptoms. The euphoria hydrocodone provides lessens because the body develops a tolerance to the drug. Users need more of the drug to achieve the same effect. Recovering from hydrocodone addiction usually requires professional help.

    Hydrocodone Detox

    Detox is the first step to treating a hydrocodone addiction. A supervised, medical detox provides a safe way to get the drugs out your system while keeping withdrawal symptoms to a minimum. Nausea, sweating and muscle aches are all common hydrocodone withdrawal symptoms. Empire Detox provides medication-assisted therapy in a private, safe, and comfortable setting. Only qualified medical professionals prescribe medications that treat hydrocodone addiction. We can also provide you with a plan for maintaining sobriety. Take the first steps with Empire Detox.

    Detoxification is a necessary part of the treatment

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