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Vicodin addiction

By Edited Dec 17, 2013 0 0

Vicodin addiction

Getting hooked to one substance or another is extremely simple and Vicodin addiction as with coffee or alcohol occurs slowly over time. Vicodin a combination of hydrocodone and paracetamol is a powerful pain reliever with the former ingredient being the narcotic that keeps its addicts coming back for more.

It is available in solid and liquid form giving the patient quick pain relief as opposed to other drugs that may sit in the stomach longer than expected. Once the patient experiences a vicodin addiction the instant respite there is a call for larger doses to combat pain. At the onset of the treatment the drug may have worked wonders for the sick person but with time the effect of the current dose wears off too quickly necessitating a boost in the dosage hence the dependence.

Used over extended periods of time the patient will build up a tolerance and have to use more and more of the drug to get the desired effect. When this happens the person with the vicodin addiction is no longer able to function without it and if they are pulled out too hastily then as with every other addictive substance they are sure to experience a period of withdrawal.

Vicodin withdrawal symptoms include agitation, Goosebumps, sweating and even diarrhea but on the plus side the effects are not life-threatening as when compared to hard core drugs. The main danger Vicodin carries with it is that it works in the brain to alter the body's reaction to severs and even chronic pain.

However, as with every other obsession there is hope and treatment options are numerous one of which is reducing the quantity ingested slowly over time though it must be supervised by a competent medical practitioner. The idea behind this is to reduce the amount of milligrams take a little bit every day. The problem with this the individual will not be able to keep there medication they will have to have it doled out by a trusted friend or family member. This is as opposed to going cold turkey where the patient could suffer severely for no reason. To fight the compulsion the prescribed dosage should be taken should never exceed more than 4 grams per day for an adult.

If all else fails seek out professional help to avert life threatening situations in the form of liver damage or even death due to an overdose or deadly drug combination within the system.

If all else fails seek out professional help to avert life threatening situations in the form of liver damage or even death due to an overdose or deadly drug combination within the system.


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