Prescribed to treat serious pain, Vicodin is a profoundly addictive opiate whether or not you take it while you are under a doctor’s care. Legal prescriptions and therapeutic doses can lead to overdose and crippling addiction just as easily as street drugs. Trying to break free from prescription drug addiction is also just as difficult and, in some cases, more dangerous to your health than trying to quit heroin. A Vicodin withdrawal can be treacherous without medical assistance.
At Michael’s House, we’re here to help. Our Vicodin addiction treatment can help you get through your Vicodin detox and withdrawal with a minimum of physical symptoms. We can even help mitigate the severity of your Vicodin withdrawal symptoms and decrease the length of the Vicodin detox overall. Contact us at our Michael’s House call center at 760-548-4032 for more information.
The Basics of Withdrawal
The term “Vicodin withdrawal” refers to what happens to your body when you try to stop taking Vicodin after your body has developed a tolerance, or an addiction, to the drug. During this detox, your body rebels, exhibiting a number of injurious withdrawal symptoms that can be unrelenting, forcing you into bed for weeks. Few can continue to maintain their responsibilities at work and at home as long as the illness persists.
Soon, your problems expand to include financial concerns and personal relationships. If there are co-occurring medical conditions in addition to Vicodin addiction, the situation can turn deadly without medical supervision. It is never advised that you stop taking your Vicodin prescription without the supervision of a doctor.
Vicodin Withdrawal Symptoms
The symptoms of Vicodin detox withdrawal are hard to miss. There is nothing ambiguous about them. The experience can be compared to a crushing bout with the flu. Symptoms include:
- Muscle and bone pain
- Twitching muscles or involuntary leg movements
- Nausea and vomiting
- Stomach and muscle cramps
- Profuse sweating
- Cold flashes
- “Chicken skin” or goose bumps
When you treat Vicodin withdrawal, you are essentially treating your Vicodin addiction. An opioid-based prescription medication creates an opiate addiction in your body that can be all-consuming physically and mentally. The “gold standard” in Vicodin detox withdrawal treatment is an inpatient Vicodin rehab facility that provides both a medical Vicodin detox and Vicodin addiction treatment. Choosing a facility that provides only one of these components or that does not offer aftercare services like sober living limits your capacity to heal and grow during treatment and to build a strong foundation in a new life without Vicodin.
Vicodin Detox and Withdrawal at Michael’s House
At Michael’s House in Palm Springs, California, our Vicodin rehab program provides a medical Vicodin detox and concurrent Vicodin addiction treatment. Holistic in nature, our Vicodin rehab addresses multiple facets of Vicodin addiction including the physical, the psychological, the mental and the spiritual. By offering a wide variety of therapeutic amenities, we can promise that each person who comes to us for treatment will experience a personalized rehab program.