Vicodin is a pain medication that combines hydrocodone, an opioid, and acetaminophen, which is less powerful but it increases the effect of opioids. Vicodin acts as a depressant of the central nervous system. Vicodin is the most commonly used prescription painkiller in the US, but hydrocodone is addictive and its effects have a negative impact on general health and in particular, abuse of Vicodin can cause irregular heartbeat, mood swings and confusion, depression, and changes in hearing and eyesight in addition to liver malfunction (too much acetaminophen).
Vicodin causes lightheadedness and feelings of euphoria, and this results in addiction and severe physical and psychological dependency. Symptoms of Vicodin overdose include bloody urine, trouble breathing, chest pain, and changes in consciousness. These symptoms are indications of a life-threatening emergency and 9-1-1 should be called immediately. Many people with Vicodin addiction don’t seek professional help, but the best way to overcome this addiction is to seek a facility for Vicodin detox and treatment. Sunrise Detox provides opioid detox treatment that includes Vicodin medical detox through the application of opioid agonist medications to relieve withdrawal symptoms during Vicodin detox. We also offer cognitive behavioral therapy and counseling that provides education and strategies for a healthier lifestyle after detox from Vicodin.
Vicodin addiction puts people at risk of long-term mental health problems like depression. At Sunrise Detox, both co-occurring disorders can be treated at the same time, diminishing the risk of relapse after a Vicodin detox.