Vicodin is a combination of the opioid analgesic (painkiller) hydrocodone and acetaminophen (Tylenol). It is a schedule III prescription drug and it is often prescribed for mild to severe pain after a surgery. Although Acetaminophen is a mild non-steroidal pain reliever, Hydrocodone being a strong opiate painkiller, has highly addictive properties.
When Vicodin is taken for extended periods of time, users often develop tolerance, dependence and are at risk for developing addiction. Individuals who are physically dependent upon Vicodin often experience uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms when they are without the drug. The withdrawal symptoms experienced often drive the individual to continue seeking out the drug. When Vicodin is combined with other drugs, the risk of accidental overdose significantly increases.
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Information provided above is courtesy of: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Vicodin use and abuse can rapidly manifest into addiction. Florida Center for Recovery offers addiction treatment programs for individuals struggling with Vicodin addiction. Our mental health professionals are experienced in developing prescription drug addiction treatment plans to address the client's substance abuse and the underlying issues associated with the development of the addiction. If you would like more information about Vicodin detox and long term recovery, connect with someone who can help you now by calling Florida Center for Recovery at our toll free number: 800-643-4005. Our recovery advisors are available 24/7 to provide you with information regarding treatment, admissions, insurance and private pay options.