Hydrocodone addiction withdrawalIf you are going to over Hydrocodone addiction then you are going to have to go through withdrawal.

What is Hydrocodone?

Hydrocodone (or Vicodin as it is known in brand name form) is a highly addictive pain killer. Although it is used most commonly to assist those patients who are recovering from surgery or are enduring chronic, severe pain – it – Hydrocodone is also one of the most abused drugs on the market. Many individuals become addicted to Vicodin and will lie to their doctors, family and friends in order to get more.

Hydrocodone Withdrawal Symptoms

One of the reasons Vicodin usage is so problematic is that as an individual develops a tolerance to the drug it takes more and more of the drug to feed the craving and attain the same opiate effect. And the more Vicodin an individual takes, the more intense the withdrawal symptoms he will experience when stopping.

A person who has used Vicodin for an extended period of time is likely to experience withdrawal symptoms within 12 or 24 hours after they stop taking the medication cold turkey. Vicodin withdrawal symptoms can last for several weeks and may vary in severity depending on the length of the individual’s use of the drug and the dosage level. Vicodin (Hydrocodone) withdrawal is both a mental and physical process. Even as the body is acclimating itself to NOT having the drug, the mind is shutting the body down -telling the body that it can’t function without the Vicodin.

What occurs next are a series of difficult symptoms that affect both the body and the brain.

The most common symptoms of Vicodin Withdrawal are:

  • Restlessness -includes general restlessness and restlessness in the legs
  • Muscle pain -achiness and cramping are common
  • Bone pain
  • Insomnia -inability to sleep through the night
  • Diarrhea -loose stool is a common withdrawal symptom
  • Vomiting
  • Cold flashes
  • Goose bumps
  • Involuntary leg movements
  • Watery eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Loss of appetite
  • Irritability
  • Panic
  • Nausea
  • Chills
  • Sweating

Because of the severe mental stress an individual experiences during Vicodin withdrawal, it is important that they are in the care of professionals when they attempt to detox off of the medication. Michael’s House provides expertise and a caring staff to insure that the patient has a safe zone in which to go their withdrawal symptoms and eventually detox from Vicodin. At Michael’s House, we are experts at providing care to those going through Vicodin withdrawal and their families.

Michael’s House understands Vicodin use and drug addiction -and the emotional and psychological conditions that can lead to mental and physical problems. Call us at 1-877-345-8494 today and start getting the kind of help you need.