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Drugs and Alcohol Addiction is a universal problem. There are several ways to overcome it.
Vicodin Addiction

Vicodin, the brand name for the combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone, is a powerful painkiller. Hydrocodone binds to the pain receptors in the brain, and will reduce sensation of pain. Acetaminophen has the power to control production of prostaglandins which otherwise cause pain. This is an opiod safe if taken exactly as prescribed. It is risk taking Vicodin in a larger dose, more frequently, or for longer than the prescribed duration because it is addictive in nature. Vicodin comes in the form of tablet, capsule, and liquid. Vicodin addiction is a growing crisis in the United States as it has become one of the most widely-abused drugs in the country. Its misuse has proved to be as harmful as any illegal drugs like cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, and heroin.



Effects of Vicodin

Vicodin is similar in structure to codeine and is almost equal in strength to morphine in producing opiate-like effects. Continous use of Vicodin may lead to a stage where higher doses must be taken to obtain the same initial effects. Long-term use also can result in physical dependence. The body adapts to the presence of the substance and withdrawal symptoms occur if use is reduced or stopped all of a sudden. Restlessness, muscle and bone pain, insomnia, diarrhea, vomiting, cold flashes with goose bumps, and involuntary leg movements are known symptoms of withdrawal.

Symptoms of Addiction

If the following symptoms are noticed, then there is a genuine reason to diagnose a person as addicted to or chance of being addicted to Vicodin: feel anxious about getting the stock of medicine refilled before it runs out, tendency to take more quantity of tablets to achieve the desired effect, unable to quit the medication even if you sincerely wish to discontinue it, consuming the medication in overdose, you start your day thinking about taking your medicine.

Treatment

Holistic detoxification ensures that the addict remains free from the drug tendency through out his life as the problem is treated from the root cause. Withdrawal symptoms are expressed while the patient is in the process of adjusting to being drug free. Once the detoxification is completed, the treatment provider will work with the patient to determine the suitable course of treatment.

 
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