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.