Vicodin has long been a celebrity drug. Eminem, Charlie Sheen, Jaime Lee Curtis, and others have battled addiction to the drug. Use starts with pain treatment and then advances to addiction because of increasing tolerance to the drug.
The glamorous light celebrities place on addiction has negative consequences on the youth of America. As of 2015, 4.4% of 12th graders have used Vicodin non-medically. The increase of opioid abuse among teenagers has led to schools keeping a dose of Naloxone on hand. Naloxone is used to revive a person who has overdosed on Opioids.
Teenagers are not the only people lured into Vicodin dependency and abuse. It is reported that Opioids caused 61% of drug overdoses in 2014. U.S. Health and Human Services increased the budget by $133 million to combat this epidemic in all 50 states.
If you or someone you know has fallen into the celebrity trap of Vicodin abuse, consider attending Vicodin rehab in Florida.
What is Vicodin?
Vicodin is a combination medication used to treat pain. The drugs in Vicodin are Hydrocodone (Opioid) and Acetaminophen (Paracetamol). It is classified a Schedule II Drug according to the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). This classification changed from Schedule III on October 6, 2014 because of the high risk of addiction, overdose, and death associated with use.
As of May 2016, fast acting Opioids are required to carry a black box warning. Each manufacturer’s website will list the warning and patients will receive notice to review the warning when they fill a prescription. Below is the warning listed at Vicodin’s website.
Normal Use of Vicodin
Vicodin is prescribed to reduce pain. With proper use over short periods of time there should be no fear of addiction. Mild symptoms of withdrawal may occur when the drug is no longer needed. If the symptoms are problematic, taper the dosage under the direction a physician.
If symptoms are severe, consider enrolling in a Vicodin rehab in Florida. Staff will check the detox and educate the patient on drug addiction and prevention.
Added Danger of Vicodin Addiction
Drug dependency and abuse results in damage to the body. Vicodin abuse damages the liver. The Mayo Clinic lists the following symptoms of liver damage on their website:
If you or a loved one is experiencing these symptoms, seek help at once.
Why Consider Vicodin Rehab with Northlake Recovery?
If you or a loved one is experiencing withdrawal from Vicodin, consider rehab with Northlake Recovery’s services. The tropical warm weather assists the body in detoxing chemicals. When you choose a recovery center like Northlake Recovery, therapists will help you to detox through physical therapies. Massage, chiropractic care, yoga, and other treatments will help your body to relax and purge the chemicals from your body.
Call Northlake Recovery at (561)-770-6616. Addiction Specialists are waiting to help you now.