Hydrocodone

Hydrocodone Addiction Treatment Center

Put an end to your battle with hydrocodone abuse with our patient-focused detox program

Hydrocodone addiction can start with a prescription that leads to a dependence on the drug. It is very potent, so it’s fairly common for people to develop an addiction to it.

Hydrocodone is found in brand names like Vicodin, Norco, and Lortab and it’s a powerful painkiller. Common products with hydrocodone also contain acetaminophen (also known as Tylenol), which can cause significant damage to your liver over an extended period of time.  Liver damage is one of the primary health risks of long-term hydrocodone abuse.

The effects and dangers of hydrocodone are similar to those of heroin and morphine. Long-term side effects of hydrocodone abuse include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Liver damage
  • Jaundice
  • Coma
  • Psychosis
  • Hallucinations
  • Death

Hydrocodone addiction occurs whenever you use the medication in a manner other than that recommended by a medical professional. Opiates are some of the most uncomfortable drugs from which to detox, so it’s important to do it in a safe environment.

The first step in our hydrocodone addiction treatment program is a medical detox with a licensed doctor to keep patients as safe and comfortable as possible. After the medical detox is complete, we move on to the next steps in the rehab process.

How do I know if I or a loved one is addicted to hydrocodone?

Hydrocodone addiction can occur in patients who were prescribed the drug by a doctor. Sometimes they take too much and develop a tolerance or they continue to take it after the prescription has ended.

Many drug abusers believe that they must have the drug in order to perform daily tasks or even to just get through the day. Despite the negative effects to their health and their lives, they will continue to abuse the drug.

There are many signs of hydrocodone addiction to look for:

  • Exaggeration of pain symptoms or lying about injuries in order to receive prescriptions
  • Seeing two or more doctors for additional prescriptions
  • Going through money quickly
  • Focusing more on obtaining and using hydrocodone rather than doing formerly enjoyable or activities you value
  • Significant mood changes

If you have any or several of these physical or behavioral symptoms, please contact Harris House today at 314-328-7938 to talk with one of our counselors about an evaluation and admission.

What can I expect from treatment at Harris House?

As a dual diagnosis treatment facility, we’ll take care of you as soon as you walk through our doors. Our staff will do everything they can to keep you as comfortable and safe as possible.

Harris House’s approach to treatment is based on assessing the client as a whole person in a non-judgmental way. Our treatment combines medication management, mental health therapy to stabilize depression and anxiety, along with 12 step support groups as a holistic approach to treatment.  It’s designed to work together to provide a stable foundation for the patient.

Admitting and being involved in substance abuse therapy is an already difficult process. We want to ensure all our clients are seen as holistic individuals worthy of time and care and help them receive the best treatment possible so they can enter recovery and leave their hydrocodone addiction behind them.

What’s it like at Harris House?

Clients are allowed to smoke and use their phones at our facility. Our location in South City is a highly secure, gated facility with 24-hour security, so you’ll never have to worry about safety. Feel free to explore our treatments page to learn more about the specific programs we offer.

We accept most major insurance companies. Please give us a call at 314-631-4299. A counselor is standing by 24 hours a day. You can also contact us here.