Vicodin® is one of the most commonly abused prescription painkillers and has the power to destroy addicts’ health and quality of life.
People start abusing Vicodin® and other prescription painkillers through a variety of circumstances. Some start taking these pills for a legitimate medical condition and wind up spiraling out of control; others start taking them recreationally out of sheer boredom and curiosity and wind up in over their heads. The brand-name form of hydrocodone, Vicodin® addiction affects people of all age groups. In 2014 hydrocodone was the most commonly prescribed drug under Medicare while more and more young adults are overdosing on the drug.
Vicodin® is a powerful opioid painkiller that is commonly used to treat mild to severe pain. Like its counterparts, oxycodone and morphine, it is highly addictive, and abuse can very quickly lead to a variety of physical and psychological complications. If you or a loved one is one of the many who are suffering from addiction to this powerful drug, let us find you a capable and qualified Vicodin® addiction doctor on Long Island.
Some of the more severe effects of Vicodin® include:
If you or someone you care about is experiencing these or other symptoms due to a prolonged and untreated course of Vicodin® use, it’s time to get help. Long Island Addiction Resources can help you take that critical first step.
As more and more Americans are falling victim to painkillers, insurance companies are regarding this disease as the legitimate medical condition that is; the same as heart disease and diabetes. Most Vicodin® addiction doctors take insurance to cover part or even all of your treatment. Our representatives can help walk you through the insurance verification process and answer any questions you might have about cost and eligibility. We understand that cost is a primary concern when endeavoring to get treatment and are fully prepared to help you find a program that works for you.
Experience and Training – A physician trained in addiction medicine has specialized insight regarding the clinical pathology of addiction on both a physical and psychological level. They can provide valuable insight regarding how to reduce the pain and sickness of withdrawal and while overseeing recovery.
Medication-Assisted Treatment – Doctors who are trained in the treatment of chemical dependency may be able to offer medications to aid in recovery by reducing cravings and combatting withdrawal symptoms. There are a variety of medications currently used to treat opioid dependency. Leveraging these drugs can be a game changer in the recovery process.
An Extra Layer of Safety – Your addiction doctor will be more able to intervene in the event of a medical emergency than a physician unfamiliar with the effects of chemical dependency. They can also provide continued clinical oversight as you work toward recovery and lasting wellness.
The prospect of getting help for Vicodin® addiction may seem scary; however, the alternative is a lifetime of frustrating and potentially deadly relapse. Don’t let painkiller dependency turn you into another statistic. Call Long Island Addiction Resources now at (855) 213-4447 to get help immediately.
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|“My body was racked with pain and I was throwing up almost every day. Vicodin withdrawal always wound up getting the better of me and I didn’t think there was anything I could do. I called Long Island Addiction Resources and they immediately found a doctor and a program that could help me manage withdrawal long enough to get clean.”||“I started taking painkillers after back surgery and before I knew it, I had a problem. There was no denying that these pills had taken over my life. I had two choices: suffer in silence and risk losing my family as a result or ask for help. I thankfully chose the latter and I’ve never been more committed to recovery.”||“My son started getting more and more aggressive and I could tell that the pills he was taking were taking a toll on him. I called Long Island Addiction Resources without him knowing, at first. I presented him with the treatment programs they gave me and he agreed he needed help. He started seeing an addiction doctor two days later.”|