Lortab Addiction Treatment
If you or a loved one is addicted to Lortab, getting help as soon as possible is crucial. Lortab addiction can lead to serious health problems and even death. But there is hope. You can overcome your addiction and live a healthy, happy life with treatment.
There are many different types of treatment available for Lortab addiction. The most important thing is to find a treatment that’s right for you. Your doctor can help you choose the best treatment option for your needs.
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What is Lortab?
Lortab is the brand name of the opioid prescription medication (hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen) used to treat moderate to severe pain. Lortab is addictive and is considered a schedule II narcotic by the DEA. The opiate hydrocodone in Lortab is what makes it sought after by drug-seeking cultures who abuse opiates. A medical doctor must prescribe Lortab. The most common conditions it is prescribed for are severe medical conditions that cannot be resolved with other less potent pain medicines.
Lortab is prescribed more commonly for acute pain versus chronic pain. Because Lortab contains acetaminophen (Tylenol), doctors are hesitant to allow their patients to take it long-term to manage a chronic condition. Lortab is typically prescribed for pain caused by broken bones, injury from car accidents, major surgeries, invasive dental procedures, burns, and mothers after childbirth. Lortab is available in oral solutions, capsules, and tablets. The dosage for Lortab ranges for each formula and medical condition.
Lortab Addiction Signs And Symptoms
For individuals struggling with substance use disorder, also known as addiction, to Lortab, identifying that they are addicted could be tricky. Since Lortab is a legal drug obtained from a medical doctor, many people who are addicted to it are getting it from their doctor. However, since the onset of the prescription painkillers and opioid epidemic in the United States, doctors are now much more careful in how much Lortab or other prescription painkillers they will prescribe to their patients. Still, persons addicted to Lortab may see more than one doctor get Lortab. This is known as doctor shopping.
Still, a person addicted to Lortab will try and get as many doctors as possible to prescribe the drug and will often lie and fake pain to get it. Doctors are now more aware of this problem and are taking precautions. According to Dr. James Rathmell, a Professor of Anesthesia at
The signs of Lortab addiction include
- Preoccupations with obtaining more Lortab, drowsiness, and being frequently tired or weak
- Inability to pay attention
- Emotional instability and agitation; easily annoyed
- Displaying dishonest behavior to get more Lortab casually and driving while on Lortab
- Drinking alcohol or using other drugs with Lortab
- Stealing and borrowing money for Lortab
- A sudden loss of interest in family, friends, and regular interests or activities
- Unemployment or recent work/school problems
Lortab can also cause physical dependency along with addiction. Some individuals become physically dependent on Lortab but do not abuse the drug. However, both addiction and dependency will cause the induvial to experience Lortab withdrawal symptoms. Lortab is an opiate. Opiate withdrawal symptoms can become life-threatening. It is never recommended that anyone experiencing withdrawal symptoms from using Lortab to attempt detoxing alone.
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Lortab Withdrawal Symptoms
Opiate prescription painkillers can easily cause a person to overdose accidentally. This is one of the main concerns when a person is addicted to Lortab. Since opiate withdrawal symptoms generally are always extreme, many persons with a SUD to Lortab will, in an attempt to suppress their Lortab withdrawal symptoms, consume too much Lortab and accidentally overdose. Initially, Lortab withdrawals cause flu-like symptoms that increase in severity the longer the person goes without ingesting Lortab.
Lortab detox symptoms include:
- Flu-like symptoms (runny nose, fever, chills, sneezing)
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Uncontrollable arm and leg movements (known as kicking)
- Severe insomnia
- Body aches and muscle cramps
- Loss of appetite and dehydration
- Rapid pulse and high blood pressure
- Hallucinations and confusion
- Cravings for Lortab
Lortab Addiction Treatment Program
If you or someone you know is addicted to Lortab, they must seek professional help as soon as possible. An inpatient medical detox center will be able to properly and safely detox the person off of Lortab. Once the person has completed detox, they should seek an inpatient addiction treatment program to help them work on the underlying issues that caused their addiction. Without addressing these issues, the person will be at high risk of relapsing into using Lortab again.
If you are seeking help for your Lortab addiction, please contact us today. We can help you get started on the road to recovery.
Get The Help You Need For Lortab Addiction
Evoke Wellness at Miramar Lortab detox offers medically supervised detox services that provide safe and effective medications that minimize and reverse detox symptoms. All clients are assessed by our medical doctors, who specialize in opiate addiction and Lortab detoxification. Clients are monitored around the clock and allowed to rest and sleep during their detoxification. The medications we provide to help a person with Lortab include buprenorphine and other comfort medications to minimize withdrawal symptoms. Our medical staff also utilizes medications to promote sleep, lower anxiety, and suppress nausea, vomiting, and other withdrawal symptoms.
To get admitted into our Florida Lortab detox centers, connect with one of our detox admission representatives. Our representatives will conduct a brief phone interview with the person who needs care and immediately begin the admission process. In most cases, Evoke Wellness at Miramar Lortab detox can have you or your loved one admitted within 24 hours or less.