Lortab Addiction and Withdrawal
Lortab or Lorcet addiction is treatable. You didn't plan on becoming addicted but you need help to break the cycle of addiction. Recovery Connection has been helping people find appropriate treatment for years. Let us help you now. Call 800-993-3869 . Calls are free of charge and confidential.
How many times have you attempted to wean yourself off Lortab? It is a highly addictive drug and your body’s dependence on the drug means that you continue to take it to avoid becoming sick. Recovery Connection staff can assist you with finding a detox and rehab facility to help you get off Lortab today. Call us at 800-993-3869 we are here to help.
Perhaps you were prescribed this medication for legitimate pain. You may not have had any preconceived plans to abuse the medication, but the pain relief and the euphoric feeling produced by the Lortab is undeniable.
Whether it is the reduction in pain or an elevation in pleasurable feelings that is sought, the person begins to take additional medication. The progressive increase in the dosage and frequency of use leads to the mental obsession and physical dependence of Lortab addiction. As Lortab use increases, so do the physical side effects of the drug.
An underlying cause of your development of any drug addiction, including Lortab, may be the inability to cope with emotional problems or life stressors. Narcotics only mask these feelings; they do not allow you to deal with these issues head on and learn how to control or alleviate them.
Lortab addiction can ruin your life. You will feel as if you are unable to function without having it in your system. Hiding the pain of addiction is extremely lonely and will only lead you to jails, institutions or death. Unfortunately, you may not realize that drugs such as Lortab are dangerous opioids.
The fact that Lortab is an intermediate-acting opioid and relatively rapidly metabolized requires regular ingestion every 3 to 4 hours. In addition, Lortab has high quantities of acetaminophen, which is toxic to the liver in high amounts. This makes Lortab undesirable for long-term chronic pain treatment.
Symptoms of Lortab addiction include:
- Use of the drug even in the absence of pain
- Obtaining the drug through non-medical sources
- Taking the drug in any way other than prescribed
- Needing more of the drug to produce the same effect
- Social, medical, legal and employment problems
Call Recovery Connection now at 800-993-3869 and find relief from the prison of addiction. Our coordinators understand how difficult it is to make the decision to stop because most of them are in recovery, too.
Lortab withdrawal symptoms are the horrible side effect of opioid medications. Perhaps you started using Lortab as prescribed or were in pain and a friend gave you their medication. The immediate relief experienced from physical and emotional pain can eventually lead you to increase the amount used and possibly begin to get it illegally.
Lortab tolerance increases as you take more of the drug. The greater the tolerance, the more intense the withdrawal symptoms when stopped. Lortab withdrawal symptoms are of the opioid type and include flu-like symptoms, fatigue and nausea and can last from 3 to 7 days. Only a medically-based detox can relieve the symptoms of Lortab withdrawal by using medications for the treatment of opiate addiction.
It is extremely important that you enter a drug rehab center with a detox unit to help eliminate Lortab from your body. You will only experience relief from painful withdrawal symptoms in a medical detox facility. Doctors and nurses can monitor you 24/7, helping you smoothly kick your habit.
Addiction professionals recommend that after detox, you go to drug rehab. This will give you some time in sobriety so you can learn how to live without Lortab. When you return home, you will have more time under your belt and will have already been through the initial risk of relapse from cravings after detox. Eliminate your addiction in a safe place today. Call Recovery Connection at 800-993-3869 and get help now.
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