Since Vicodin is such a great painkiller, it is among the top of painkillers that are prescribed. The reason that Vicodin and other painkillers are different from over the counter painkillers is that they are derived from an opiate. Opiate or opium, which is the same drug that is used to manufacture heroin, is very addicting. This is why it is very hard to achieve sobriety after becoming addicted to Vicodin.
Vicodin addiction is a very serious addiction and there are times that it can be fatal. Vicodin addiction is very destructive to the physical, emotional, and the mental well being of the addict. The addiction to Vicodin can start in many places, but the most commonplace that it starts is in post-operative surgery time. After the surgery, the patient is prescribed Vicodin because the doctor knows that the patient is going to be in pain.
After the patient is prescribed Vicodin they will, of course, use it as a prescribed medication. Therein lies a problem. If you take more then the recommend dosage or rely on Vicodin to long, you can develop a Vicodin addiction. Once the patient has become addicted to the drug, the road that leads to sobriety turns into a much tougher road to travel.
THE STRENGTH OF VICODIN ADDICTION
It only takes a couple of weeks for you to develop a Vicodin addiction. Your body can become physically addicted to Vicodin. This means you will need to maintain a level of Vicodin in your system to feel normal. Once this has occurred, you will develop a mental Vicodin addiction as well. This is the point that your Vicodin addiction is at its full strength because even though you physically do not need the Vicodin for pain, mentally you think you do. Even though physical and mental addiction to Vicodin can be very powerful, it doesn’t have anything on the emotional Vicodin addiction.
Emotional Vicodin addiction is taking Vicodin when you don’t have physical pain. You may not feel as if you can function without the drug, or you may even think you still need the drug. Once a patient starts taking Vicodin just to feel normal, they are in serious trouble. If you want to feel normal without prescription drugs, you need to seek help. Winning sobriety entails you fighting your Vicodin addiction. In order to fight your addiction, you need a rehab center. If you need help fighting your addiction, Cliffside Malibu has an exclusive drug addiction recovery center that will be more than happy to hear from you so give us a call at (424) 320-3061.
VICODIN ADDICTION TREATMENT
The first step in Vicodin addiction treatment is to be admitted into a treatment program. There are a number of reasons that you should be admitted for Vicodin addiction, but the main reason is that opiate addiction is too powerful to handle on your own. In order to be able to attain sobriety, you are going to need to get assistance from a team of professional counselors. If the addict does not reach sobriety, they may end up dying from an overdose. You should know that Vicodin addiction can be fatal. Therefore, if you know someone that is suffering from a Vicodin addiction, the best thing that you can do is call Cliffside Malibu today at (424) 320-3061. We have a staff made out of professional counselors and doctors that are just waiting for you to ask them for help. We have a rehabilitation center that is gorgeous and is built so that you will be comforted here. We have a Jacuzzi and a swimming pool for you to kick back and relax in. There is also a gourmet chef in the event that you have special dietary needs.
At Cliffside Malibu, there are three levels of treatment. You will go through all there in order to overcome your Vicodin addiction. First, you have the primary treatment, which is where you participate in every aspect of the treatment schedule. You will also see a therapist, a doctor, and a recovery coach. The second type of treatment is extended care treatment. This part of your Vicodin addiction treatment is less structured and is more individualized. If the client has a car, they may be permitted to leave when they have an approved pass. They can only leave with a family member or a sponsor so that they can attend activities that are recovery related. The third type of treatment we have here is sober living. This is where you will reside in a luxurious sober living home with other residents that are sober. This is the time, in your Vicodin addiction treatment, that has minimal interaction with our main facility, as you are adjusting to normal life. You still have to fulfill chores and have to report to the house manager on a daily basis. You will also have to achieve daily goals.
VICODIN ADDICTION AT CLIFFSIDE MALIBU
If you are interested in enrolling in a treatment plan at Cliffside Malibu, you can contact us any time of the day or night, at (424) 320-3061. At Cliffside Malibu, we have three treatment groups that take place each day, Monday through Saturday and then there is one on Sunday. On Sunday, the afternoon and evenings are kept open for visitation and outings. There are outside twelve-step meetings five times a week and there are also in house meetings as well. On Wednesday evening there is an Alumni in a house meeting. The groups that we have here at Cliffside consist of the following: process, relapse prevention, and 12 steps. Other groups, you can attend include journaling, the life assessment group, and the art therapy. Holistic treatments include acupuncture, yoga, meditation, and massages. You will also have a fitness trainer and a nutritionist. The bottom line is that Cliffside Malibu is nothing like all of the other rehab centers that treat Vicodin addiction. Cliffside Malibu is your luxury rehab center. We have beautiful scenery and architecture.