Medication Assisted Treatment for Hydrocodone Addiction

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Understanding Hydrocodone Abuse

Understanding Hydrocodone Abuse Recovery

Hydrocodone is a prescription medication that is most commonly prescribed to treat severe physical pain. This opioid-based medication is often provided to patients along with a full disclosure from a doctor that the use of this substance can be habit-forming. Should an individual start to abuse hydrocodone and, in turn, develop an addiction to it, defeating a chemical dependency concern of this kind can be extremely challenging to do alone. The period of withdrawal that follows the cessation of hydrocodone abuse is often enough to keep a person in the cycle of hydrocodone abuse, as the symptoms of withdrawal can be too uncomfortable to bear. It is for this reason, plus the many dangers that come with the abuse of hydrocodone abuse, that seeking professional treatment is necessary. Of all the treatment options currently available, one of the most effective forms of treatment for a hydrocodone addiction is medication assisted treatment.

Medication assisted treatment provides includes the use of certain medications that are capable of keeping withdrawal symptoms, cravings, and the dangerous effects of opioids at bay. When this form of care is received, a person is fully able to focus on recovery.  When medication assisted treatment includes the use of therapeutic interventions such as group and individual therapy, those who working to defeat a hydrocodone addiction can develop the skills and confidence needed to live substance-free lives.

At Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we are determined to help you put an end to your hydrocodone addiction. The medication assisted treatment that we supply for our patients is proven safe and effective in giving individuals the care they need to overcome addiction. The group and individual therapy sessions that are provided help our patients further progress in their treatment and find long-term success in recovery. If you are searching for a center that will provide you with the most effective care available, reach out to Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers today. We can help.

Types of Treatment Offered

Types of Treatment Offered for Hydrocodone Abuse Recovery at North Carolina Comprehensive Treatment Centers

Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers offer medically supervised medication assisted treatment for those who desire to end their addiction to opioids. Individuals who are 18 or older and who have been abusing opioids such as hydrocodone for more than one full year are invited to participate in the services that we provide. Our accomplished and expert staff is made up of counselors, doctors, and nurses who work with patients and recommended the appropriate dosage of a suggested medication, as well as any therapeutic interventions that will aid in the recovery process.

The medications and therapeutic interventions below can be included into a patient’s personalized treatment plan:

Methadone: Methadone is effective at curbing cravings and decreasing the severity of withdrawal symptoms once an individual stops abusing hydrocodone or other opioids. Individuals who utilize methadone within a medication assisted treatment program will be unable to achieve the same high as they would if they were continually abusing other opioids, as methadone is an opioid agonist. One of our talented doctors will provide a patient with a recommended dosage that is to be taken once daily. As the process of recovery continues, the patient will slowly taper off of methadone to achieve full recovery.

Suboxone: Suboxone contains two primary ingredients – buprenorphine and naloxone. Suboxone is different from other medications used in medication assisted treatment programs as withdrawal symptoms will occur if other opioids are abused. Taken daily, a patient’s dosage of Suboxone will be recommended by a doctor.

Subutex: Subutex is the brand name for buprenorphine, and works by decreasing cravings and diminishing uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Classified as a partial opioid agonist-antagonist, Subutex is effective at blocking the effects of opioids on the brain and preventing withdrawal symptoms from becoming intrusive. As a result, patients taking Subutex can focus on recovery without worrying struggling with physical discomfort. This medication is taken on a daily basis and a patient’s recommended dosage will be provided by one of our certified doctors.

Vivitrol: Vivitrol is a non-narcotic and non-addictive medication. Injected once monthly and containing naltrexone as its primary ingredient, Vivitrol lessens cravings and decreases withdrawal symptoms associated with hydrocodone or other opioid abuse.

Individual and group therapy: To enhance the effectiveness of medication assisted treatment as a whole, we, at Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers, include group and individual therapy sessions into all of the treatment options that we have available. Individual therapy sessions serve as a time for patients to work through their emotions surrounding their recovery in a private, one-on-one setting with a trained counselor. Group therapy brings patients together so that they can provide and obtain support and encouragement from one another in a safe environment.

Why Consider Treatment

Why Consider North Carolina Comprehensive Treatment Centers for Hydrocodone Abuse

Breaking through an addiction to hydrocodone without getting help from skilled professionals can be extremely difficult. For many, the pain from withdrawal that ensues once hydrocodone or other opioid abuse has stopped can cause individuals to start abusing these substances once more just to obtain relief. When this happens, it becomes more likely that an individual will remained addicted and experience more negative effects as a result.

The effects of long-term hydrocodone abuse can cause an overall decline in an individual’s mental and physical wellbeing. Those who are addicted to hydrocodone are more likely to abuse other substances that could put his or her health in even more danger. It is increasingly common for individuals who abuse hydrocodone to also abuse other substances like heroin if they are unable to acquire more of their painkiller of choice. When an addiction to a substance like hydrocodone is allowed to continue, the potential for overdose becomes much greater. Should a person consume more hydrocodone than his or her body is capable of handling and fails to seek emergency medical attention when the symptoms of overdose become apparent, that person is more likely to lose his or her life due to overdose. Luckily, there are numerous treatment options available that can help men and women put their hydrocodone or other opioid-related addictions behind them once and for all.

If you or someone you care about would like to receive treatment for a hydrocodone or other opioid addiction, reach out to Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers right away. We can help you or your loved one finally live without the constraints of addiction.