Hydrocodone (Vicodin) is part of the family of opioid painkiller drugs, such as morphine and oxycodone.
Hydrocodone is an opioid pain medication, usually prescribed as a relief for moderate to severe pain. Hydrocodone abuse has a high potential for addiction and is one of the most commonly abused prescription drugs in the United States
Hydrocodone-containing drugs are sold under many brand names including Vicodin, Lortab, Lorcet, Norco, Zydone, Hycet. Street names include vikes, vics, vico, or norco amongst others.
What is Vicodin prescribed for?
Vicodin is one of the main brand names under which the generic opioid drug hydrocodone is available in pharmacies. Doctors commonly prescribe Vicodin to relieve heavy coughs or for the management of severe pain after undergoing surgery, serious injury or various diseases, such as cancer.
Vicodin Rehab Treatment
Detoxification from Hydrocodone (Vicodin)
The first step of treatment is detox from hydrocodone. This involves a thorough pre-assessment by our Consultant Psychiatrist to determine the patient’s personalised Vicodin detox programme. Other drugs may be prescribed during detox to ease hydrocodone withdrawal symptoms.
We provide medically supervised hydrocodone detox: nurses monitor each patient’s withdrawal signs 24/7 so that the dosage of medication can be adjusted accordingly. The patient’s safety is our most important aim, and we ensure that hydrocodone detox is physically comfortable.
The duration of hydrocodone detox will depend on how much the individual was taking and for how long, and will also be influenced by any other drugs that the patient had been taking.
Rehab Treatment for Hydrocodone (Vicodin) Addiction
Residential rehab is the best type of program for treating Vicodin addiction. Long-term residential rehab for hydrocodone abuse gives the user the opportunity to address the underlying causes that led to their addiction in the first place so that relapse triggers can be identified in therapy and a return to Vicodin abuse prevented in the future.
The first stage of inpatient Vicodin addiction treatment provides medical care and detox supervision by qualified professionals for dealing with the withdrawal symptoms of hydrocodone dependency. This is followed by a personalised treatment plan for each patient, which includes a comprehensive therapy programme of individual and group therapy, complementary therapies, educational lectures, relapse prevention and 12-step community-based recovery groups.
Get Help for Hydrocodone (Vicodin) Addiction
If you or someone you know is abusing hydrocodone or any of its brand names (Vicodin, Lortab, Lorcet, Norco, Zydone, Hycet), contact us to get help.
Castle Craig Hospital has over 30 years of experience in treating opioid addiction, including the treatment of hydrocodone addiction.
Page last reviewed and medically fact-checked | September 10, 2021