Hydrocodone/Norco Addiction and Treatment
Chapters Capistrano is the premier rehab facility for handling addiction. The addiction experts at Chapters have created a highly personalized treatment program for individuals addicted to drugs and alcohol. Each case of dependency is unique and requires a specialized approach to ensure success and allow an addict to achieve freedom from drug dependency.
Hydrocodone is a synthetic opioid derived from two naturally-occurring opiates: codeine and thebaine. It’s is often combined with other less-effective non-opioid compounds such as acetaminophen. This compound is known as Norco. Abuse of this drug can lead to physical and psychological dependence.
Hydrocodone and Norco are strong central nervous system depressants designed to alleviate moderate to severe pain. When taken as prescribed, pain should subside for 3-4 hours. When used under a doctor’s supervision, it can be an effective and safe treatment. However, when used in an unsupervised manner over a long period of time and at increased amounts, serious health risks can be experienced.
Effects of Abuse
Side effects associated with prolonged, unsupervised use of Hydrocodone and Norco are related to the user’s physical and mental health; symptoms include drowsiness, dizziness, itching, lightheadedness, nausea, sweating, and vomiting. Like other prescription drugs, chronic usage can lead to the addict developing a tolerance and dependency. The abuser will commonly increase their drug consumption to maintain the desired effect to battle the developing tolerance. Problems frequently occur, which can be fatal for addicts. Mixing this drug with alcohol, cocaine, benzodiazepines, or other medications can have severe adverse reactions, including but not limited to, heart failure, heart attack, respiratory distress, liver or kidney failure, and a number of other potential health-related problems.
Detoxification Doesn’t Have To Be Painful
At Chapters, we understand that most people are anxious about the idea of going through withdrawal and this keeps them using the drug. We recognize that withdrawal can be uncomfortable, but it doesn’t have to be.
Through the exceptional rehab programs at Chapters, our process engages the most traditional and safe form of withdrawal, which is a drug-specific detox. Clients receive mild prescription medication under medical supervision that reduces the risk of seizure and eases withdrawal symptoms. These medications are generally prescribed in tapering amounts until the body is physically stabilized.
Chapters Capistrano recognizes the unique challenges presented by addiction. Contact Chapters today to learn about our personalized rehab program. Beat addiction and enjoy sober living, call our 24 hour helpline at 949-371-4198 or email today.
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