Vicodin Addiction Huntington Beach
A type of opioid, Vicodin has been prescribed to treat and relieve pain. It is one of the most commonly abused prescription medications with the young adult age group. It contains both acetaminophen and hydrocodone – two recognized pain killers.
When used properly, Vicodin is effective in reducing the level and severity of pain. However, when used in high doses or with other drugs, serious health problems and addiction can occur. Vicodin creates a relaxed, calm feeling in users. It contains chemicals that affects areas of the pain responsible for perceiving pleasure. High usage often increases these effects, giving users a “high” feeling.
Treatment for Vicodin addiction should be carried out in a professional setting with qualified medical care available. When usage stops abruptly, users can experience withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can consist of restlessness, muscle pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and more.
Intensive outpatient and detox programs are provided at Apollo Recovery for men experiencing Vicodin addiction in the Huntington Beach area. If you believe a family member, friend, or loved one is in need of treatment, call our facility and schedule an appointment.