Vicodin Detox - Hydrocodone Addiction Rehab Treatment Program
Malibu Horizon is a leader in the proper treatment of all types of hydrocodone addiction. Our world class program offers begins with a state of the art detox program.
Once safely and comfortably detoxified, a client received the best therapy for overcoming the disease. Hydrocodone is a powerful opioid for the relief of moderate to severe pain. Hydrocodone is formulated under a number of different brand names, such as;
Once detoxified, each client is thoroughly assessed and evaluated to determine their right plan for treatment.
Malibu Horizon treats each client as a unique individual. We provide more one to one therapy to make sure every client is successful in recovery.
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Hydrocodone Abuse and Addiction
Hydrocodone is generally abused orally, often in combination with alcohol
Hydrocodone is abused for its opioid effects. Widespread diversion via bogus call-in prescriptions, altered prescriptions, theft and illicit purchases from Internet sources are made easier by the present controls placed on hydrocodone products. Hydrocodone pills are the most frequently encountered dosage form in illicit traffic.
Hydrocodone may be habit-forming
Hydrocodone may be habit-forming. Take hydrocodone exactly as directed. Do not take a larger dose, take it more often, or take it for a longer period of time than prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking the medication without talking to your doctor. If you suddenly stop taking hydrocodone, you may experience withdrawal symptoms.
Hydrocodone is available only in combination with other ingredients, and different combination products are prescribed for different uses. Some hydrocodone products are used to relieve moderate to severe pain.
Other hydrocodone products are used to relieve cough.
Hydrocodone is in a class of medications called opiate (narcotic) analgesics and in a class of medications called antitussives.
Hydrocodone relieves pain by changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain.
Hydrocodone relieves cough by decreasing activity in the part of the brain that causes coughing.
Hydrocodone diversion and abuse has been escalating in recent years. In 2008, hydrocodone was the most frequently encountered opioid pharmaceutical (37,804 items) in drug evidence submitted to state and local forensic laboratories as reported by the National Forensic Laboratory Information System (NFLIS). During the first six months of 2009, 20,128 hydrocodone items were reported by NFLIS. DEA forensic laboratories identified 473 hydrocodone items/exhibits in 2008 and 294 items/exhibits from January to June 2009. The total number of drug items seized and reported to federal, state, and local laboratories has increased by 109% since 2004.
As with most opiates, abuse of hydrocodone is associated with tolerance, dependence, and addiction. The co-formulation with acetaminophen carries an additional risk of liver toxicity when high, acute doses are consumed. Some individuals who abuse very high doses of acetaminophen-containing hydrocodone products may be spared this liver toxicity if they have been chronically taking these products and have escalated their dose slowly over a long period of time.