Vicodin is a pain medication that combines hydrocodone, an opiate, and acetaminophen, which is less powerful, but intensifies the effect of opioids. Vicodin effect on the central nervous system is as a depressant that blocks the feeling of pain. Like Percocet, Vicodin is the most commonly used prescribed painkiller in the US, and the addictive properties of hydrocodone in Vicodin have a negative effect on general health. Side effects of Vicodin misuse include irregular heartbeat, mood swings, depression, confusion, changes in auditory and visual senses, and in particular, liver disease due to acetaminophen.
Vicodin produces a feeling of lightheadedness and euphoria that result in repeated use, addiction, and serious physical and psychological dependency such as overdose and depression.
Vicodin Overdose Symptoms
Symptoms of Vicodin overdose can manifest with blood in the urine, chest pain, breathing difficulties, and changes in consciousness. These are life-threatening symptoms and if you experience them, you must call for immediate help.
Treating Vicodin Overdose
Many people with Vicodin addiction go untreated until it is too late. The best way to overcome addiction is to enter a Vicodin detox and rehab treatment. Sunrise Detox in Long Island offers a rehab treatment for opioids that includes medical detox for Vicodin with medications that counter-act its effect, and relieve withdrawal symptoms during detox. We also provide behavioral therapy and counseling with in-depth information and strategies for a wholesome lifestyle after Vicodin detox is completed.
Vicodin addiction causes serious physical damage, and puts people at risk for mental health disorders like chronic depression. The Long Island Sunrise Detox facility treats co-occurring disorders reducing risk of relapse after Vicodin detox is completed.