Medications that combine hydrocodone and acetaminophen, such as Vicodin, are among the most prescribed painkillers in America. Unfortunately, they’re also among the most abused.
If you or someone you love need help, there is hope at Turning Point. Our specialists have helped thousands of patients overcome addictions to Vicodin and other hydrocodone medications and are available to see how we can help you.
Turning Point is a New Jersey-based substance abuse treatment center committed to helping people achieve lasting sobriety. We’re trusted by patients and families across the state because:
Since 1975, our qualified staff and comprehensive programs have helped people turn the corner in their struggles with addiction and dependency. Our residential and detox programs are medically monitored around the clock, and admissions begin as fast as 24 hours after your first call.
Many people who take Vicodin or other hydrocodone painkillers can develop a dependency or addiction. Because Vicodin also contains acetaminophen (Tylenol), abuse can be especially dangerous for the liver. Signs of a possible Vicodin addiction or dependency:
Addiction doesn’t don’t develop in a day, which is why Turning point offers comprehensive support and detox services to help patients navigate the Vicodin detoxication process safely and successfully.
Although a person’s experience detoxing from Vicodin can vary depending on factors such as use, overall health, and co-occurring addictions or conditions, Vicodin withdrawals will typically begin within 8 to 24 hours after stopping use. Symptoms may include:
The first phase of Vicodin withdrawal typically last between 1 to 3 days, and while symptoms are generally not life-threatening, they can be very uncomfortable and potentially dangerous for those with certain medical conditions. In addition to medical monitoring in an inpatient or residential setting, Vicodin detox patients may also be given taper medications or detox drugs to alleviate discomfort.
In the second phase of detox (days 3-5), that worst of withdrawal symptoms have usually subsided. Patients may still experience abdominal discomfort, shivering, and fatigue, among other symptoms.
At Turning Point, our experienced specialists personally assess patients and create custom care plans designed to help them achieve and maintain sobriety. This includes
Self-medicating during withdrawal and abrupt cessation of Vicodin can be dangerous, intensify withdrawal symptoms, and result in unsuccessful detox and relapse. By choosing an addiction center that offers medical detox and treatment services, you greatly improve your chances for getting and staying sober.
Turning Point is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and employs a team of highly experienced specialists who are passionate about helping people achieve their goals. With convenient locations across the state, we provide people struggling with addiction with easy access to one of our addiction centers.
For more information about our Vicodin detox and rehab services, call or contact us online.