Vicodin Detoxification in Denver
At CuraWest we offer a comprehensive and highly personalized program of Vicodin addiction treatment in Denver, Colorado. If you or someone you love has been suffering from a Vicodin use disorder, we are available to help. Our recovery program begins with a short stay in our medical detox, where clients undergo a safe, pain-free Vicodin withdrawal under the close supervision of a team of licensed medical professionals. Once a client has been physically stabilized, they have the option of transitioning into the residential portion of our program, where they will continue to heal on a mental, emotional, physical and spiritual basis.
Vicodin is a prescription narcotic medication most commonly used to treat moderate or severe pain. Because this medication is so habit-forming and has such a high potential for abuse, those who are prescribed Vicodin typically only take it for a short period of time. When taken in a high dose, Vicodin has been known to lead to serious health-related complications such as respiratory depression, and the risk of overdose increases significantly when this medication is combined with another chemical substance like alcohol. Vicodin is made with a combination of acetaminophen, the active ingredient in over-the-counter medications like Tylenol, and hydrocodone, an addictive and powerful opioid narcotic. Because the amount of acetaminophen in this medication is so significant, severe and permanent liver damage is liable to occur when an individual takes more than the recommended dose for any extended period of time. Because the physical implications of Vicodin abuse are so severe (not to mention the mental and emotional implications), seeking professional medical detox is always a necessary first step on the road of lifelong recovery.
At CuraWest we provide safe and pain-free detox services in a homestyle retreat setting. We prioritize client comfort around the clock, ensuring that each individual who is admitted to our program of recovery is receiving the highest level of clinical care available.
Vicodin Addiction Signs & Symptoms
As mentioned previously, one of the most severe physical symptom of ongoing Vicodin abuse is severe liver damage.
Other potential physical and psychological symptoms associated with Vicodin abuse and addiction include:
- Drowsiness and fatigue
- Dizziness and lightheadedness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Chronic constipation
- Anxiety, which can lead to panic attacks
- Aching and cramping in joints and muscles
- Severe stomach cramping
- Depression and suicidal ideation
- Respiratory depression
- Dangerously lowered heart rate
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Behavioral symptoms associated with Vicodin abuse and addiction include:
- Attempting to cut back on the amount of Vicodin being taken daily but being unable to do so for any significant amount of time
- Experiencing intense psychological Vicodin cravings – overwhelming urges to obtain and use this specific medication
- Failing to take care of personal responsibilities or obligations at home, work or school because of Vicodin use
- Continuing to use Vicodin despite the steady accumulation of personal consequences, which could look like problems in relationships, problems at work, financial issues or legal issues
- Engaging in risk-taking behavior while taking Vicodin, such as getting behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated
- “Doctor shopping,” meaning attempting to get more than one Vicodin prescription at a time from numerous doctors
- Rummaging through the medicine cabinets of friends or family members in an attempt to find more opioid prescriptions
- The eventual building of a physical tolerance, meaning that a higher dose of Vicodin is required in order for the desired effects to be produced
- Experiencing physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms when Vicodin use is stopped abruptly
If you have been abusing this potent medication for any length of time, entering into a medical detox program is always a necessary first step. The symptoms associated with Vicodin withdrawal are harshly uncomfortable when not overseen and treated by a team of medical professionals.
Vicodin Withdrawal – Signs & Symptoms
The symptoms associated with Vicodin withdrawal are not typically life-threatening – as is the case with most opioid narcotics. However, the physical symptoms are so uncomfortable and the psychological cravings are so intense that those who attempt to detox on their own generally do not make it past the first day or so without using.
Vicodin withdrawal symptoms that we effectively treat include:
- Flu-like symptoms – such as a runny nose, watery eyes, mild stomach cramping, weakness, fatigue, general feelings of discomfort and chills.
- Profuse sweating
- Excessive yawning
- Irritability and agitation
- Insomnia and other sleep-related issues
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The more mild Vicodin withdrawal symptoms typically set in within the first few hours and last for between one and three days.
Once the early stage symptoms subside they are replaced by more intense and severe symptoms, including:
- Intense muscle pain
- Severe stomach cramping
- More severe anxiety, which might be coupled with panic attacks or hyperventilation
- Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
- Severely depressed mood
- More significant and disruptive sleep-related issues
The symptoms of withdrawal vary on a person-to-person basis depending on the severity of the Vicodin abuse disorder and the length of time the drug was being abused. Even if the substance abuse disorder was relatively mild, it is impossible to avoid withdrawal symptoms altogether. They can, however, be effectively treated in a medical detox facility like CuraWest.
Why Medical Detox Is Necessary For Vicodin Addiction
At CuraWest we utilize a wide range of proven detoxification techniques in order to provide our clients with a safe, pain-free and comfortable Vicodin withdrawal.
Effective and personalized detoxification services we offer include:
- Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) – When it comes to treating the symptoms associated with Vicodin withdrawal we might utilize medications like buprenorphine or Naltrexone, which reduce cravings while alleviating the physical symptoms of withdrawal.
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- Therapeutic intervention – We believe that the journey of comprehensive healing should begin in medical detox. We offer individual therapy sessions at least once a week as well as daily group therapy sessions and family therapy sessions whenever possible.
- Rehab placement – As soon as a client is admitted to our medical detox program he or she is paired up with an experienced case manager. This case manager monitors progress, stays in touch with the loved ones of the client and helps the client develop an aftercare plan. A crucial part of this aftercare plan is a continuation of clinical care, which typically means transferring into an inpatient treatment center. We have professional relationships with many gender-specific, licensed and accredited treatment centers in Denver, Colorado and all surrounding areas.
- Proven holistic detox methods – When it comes to pain management services, many state-run detox centers reach for pain medication as a “quick fix.” At CuraWest we offer a wide range of non-invasive and completely safe pain management services, from acupuncture and yoga to physical therapy and massage therapy.
Medical detox is necessary to the effective and thorough treatment of all physical and psychological Vicodin withdrawal symptoms. At CuraWest we also work to set a solid and lasting foundation for long-term sobriety, and help each of our clients develop a personalized plan for continuing care. If a client chooses to continue with the residential portion of our program, they will make an immediate transition as soon as they have been physically stabilized. Contact us today to learn more.
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If you or a loved one has been suffering at the hands of a Vicodin addiction and you have not been successful in quitting on your own, reach out to CuraWest today. We understand that there is often a small window of willingness when it comes to seeking professional help, and we are available to help you take advantage of that. As soon as you give us a call our Treatment Advisors conduct a brief pre-assessment, run a no obligation and completely free insurance benefit check and set up a time for intake. If need be, they also help arrange viable and stress-free travel plans to Denver. We believe that quality clinical care should be easily accessible, and we are dedicated to providing an unmatched standard of medically monitored detox and residential care in an environment that lends itself to long-term healing. To learn more about our Vicodin detox program, reach out to us today, give us a call 24/7 at (888) 693-1794 and speak with one of our Treatment Advisors. We look forward to speaking with you and getting you started on your own personal journey of comprehensive healing.