Today I thought I would share a little bit about hydrocodone treatment as well as some of the history behind how it became the very popular pain medication it is today.
Hydrocodone also known as dihydrocodeinone is a semi synthetic opiate and it is derived from codeine and thebaine. Hydrocodone is a narcotic analgesic pain reliever and it is also found in many cough medicines. Hydrocodone is commonly found in tablet, capsule, and syrup. It is often used in conjunction with Tylenol or ibuprofen. Hydrocodone is marketed, in many forms, under a number of trade names that include- Vicodin, Symtan, Anexsia, Dicodid, Hycodan and generically Hydromet, Hycomine, Hycet, Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Hydrocodone, Novahistex, Hydrovo, Synkonin, Duodin, Kolikodol, Orthoxycol, Mercodinone, Norgan, and Hydrokon. Hydrocodone was invented in Germany in 1920 and was approved for sale in the United States on 23 March 1943 under the brand name Hycodan. This drug is used a lot in people who suffer from the itching that codeine sometimes causes. In 1920 tests indicated that it was also thought to be 12 times stronger than codeine.
Now if you think you may have a problem with hydrocodone addiction, I am going to give you some examples of how to get into hydrocodone treatment. The first way one can stop using drugs is to taper themselves off. This can be done by reducing your intake; for example if you are taking 15 pills a day try to take one less each day this should prevent any unwanted hydrocodone withdrawal. If this does not work for you then the next way is to actually go to hydrocodone rehab. One can find a place that will detox in practically everywhere. If you go you will be detoxed medically. The staff will give you medications to help ease the pain of withdrawal. This will take somewhere around 5 days. When you have finished this I would suggest that you go to residential treatment. There you will attend group therapy, lectures, 12 step meetings, and individual therapy. This is all to prepare you for when you get out of rehab.
Both of these methods of hydrocodone treatment will help get you clean. I like the treatmet option the best because if you go to treatment you will actually learn how to stay clean where as with a taper you simply just stop using then what are you going to do? What I have just suggested will take action. Getting clean may not be easy but it sure beats what we have to go through to stay high every day! Why donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t you make a commitment to do one or the other today to stop using and start living?