Vicodin Addiction

Vicodin is a combination medication containing both an opioid pain reliever (hydrocodone) and a non-opioid pain reliever (acetaminophen). Like other hydrocodone products (i.e. Lorcet and Lortab), Vicodin works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain. Acetaminophen can also reduce a fever.

Vicodin in pill form is designed to be taken orally, though abusers have been known to crush and snort the drug. Vicodin should only be used as prescribed.

Like all hydrocodone products, Vicodin is highly addictive and may cause may cause respiratory distress and even death when combined with other substances, especially alcohol. And like all hydrocodone products, withdrawal reactions can occur after regular and/or high dose use.

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Withdrawal symptoms include restlessness, watering eyes, runny nose, nausea, sweating and muscle aches, and can occur immediately after use has stopped. To prevent withdrawal reactions, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually.

Vicodin’s risk of addiction is highest among those with substance use disorder (such as overuse of or addiction to drugs/alcohol). Like other opioids, Vicodin can induce nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness and/or drowsiness. Though some of these side effects may decrease after prolonged use. However, prolonged use also increases tolerance to the drug’s effect.

The risk of Vicodin addiction is highest among those with substance use disorder (such as overuse of or addiction to drugs/alcohol). Like other opioids, oxycodone can induce nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness and/or drowsiness. Though some of these side effects may decrease after prolonged use. However, prolonged use also increases tolerance to the drug’s effect.

Like other opioids, naloxone can reverse the effects of Vicodin overdose. And like all other opioids, Vicodin addiction can be effectively addressed with Medication Assisted Treatment.

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ALEF is fully committed to effectively treating Vicodin addiction. And we’re proud to be at the forefront of the fight against opioid use disorder.

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