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Norco is a prescription pain killer that is prescribed to alleviate moderate to severe pain. Norco contains Hydrocodone, an opioid narcotic, and Acetaminophen (Tylenol). Both aid in minimizing pain. Norco is most commonly prescribed for acute medical conditions that cause pain.
Doctors usually prescribe Norco after major surgeries, invasive dental procedures, severe injuries or burns, and cancer patients. It is not typically prescribed for chronic pain conditions because the acetaminophen ingredient can damage the liver over time. If you’re addicted to hydrocodone pills, also known under the brand name Norco, our opioid addiction treatment program is the perfect solution to start healing comfortably.
Signs And Symptoms Of Norco Addiction
To discern if someone is addicted to Norco, there are several signs and symptoms of Norco addiction. Initially, most people who abuse Norco originally got it from their doctor. Once addiction begins, this individual will likely start doctor shopping to get more Norco. Doctor shopping is when a person sees more than one doctor to get a prescription for Norco. People will exaggerate pain or falsify pain to convince a doctor to prescribe them Norco. Other signs and symptoms of Norco addiction will include:
- Extreme obsession and levels of concern about having Norco
- Lying to family and friends about their Norco use
- Disinterest in activities that were once meaningful
- Appearing sluggish and tired most of the time
- Borrowing or asking for money for sudden emergencies frequently ( lost wallet, flat tires, unexplained bills, money for food, gas, etc.)
- Agitation and erratic emotional responses
- Driving while on Norco
- Consuming alcohol with Norco
- Buying Norco from dealers or other people
- Legal consequences and loss of work or quitting school as a result of Norco use
Hydrocodone (Norco) is one of the most common pain medications prescribed by clinicians and one of the most abused by patients. Hydrocodone is a DEA Schedule II controlled substance and has the potential for abuse, misuse, and substance use disorder. (NCBI)
Norco Withdrawal Symptoms
If a person is addicted to Norco, they will likely experience physical, emotional, and mental withdrawal symptoms. Since Norco is an opiate, the withdrawal symptoms will mirror other opiate withdrawal symptoms (heroin, Fentanyl, Oxycontin, etc.). Although Norco is not as potent as other opiates, it can cause the same severity of withdrawal symptoms. Norco withdrawal symptoms can begin as few as 4 to 6 hours from the last dose. Norco withdrawal symptoms can quickly turn into a life-threatening emergency. It is never recommended that anyone who is addicted to Norco’s attempt to detox alone.
The likelihood of a medical emergency occurring should not be ignored. Many people attempt to go ‘cold turkey’ to clean off Norco, and then after one or two days, they give in and resume taking Norco; but often take a more potent dose that can easily cause an overdose. This frequently occurs with opiate addictions such as Norco. Some of the significant withdrawal symptoms include:
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Abdominal cramping
- Cold sweats and chills
- Extreme anxiety
- Uncontrollable leg and arm movements (known as kicking)
- Runny nose, sneezing, and yawning
- Sweating and dehydration
- Intense cravings for hydrocodone
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Norco Detox Program at Evoke Wellness at Miramar
If someone has been using Norco addictively for months or years, they will require medical supervision and medications to help minimize their Norco Detox symptoms. Advances in opiate addiction research have developed very effective detox medications that reduce and reverse Norco withdrawal symptoms. For many Norco-addicted individuals, the medicines we provide to counter their withdrawal symptoms offer nearly 100% relief. The medications that Evoke Wellness at Miramar detox program prescribes for Norco withdrawals include methadone and buprenorphine (Suboxone), along with other medicines to help them sleep, lower anxiety or depression, and for cold or flu-like symptoms.
Our detox program allows clients to rest and sleep while the opiate Norco is eliminated from their system. Our Evoke at Miramar Norco detox provides a calming environment that is staffed with caring medical experts who specialize in Norco and their opiate addictions. Our medical practitioners include medical doctors, psychiatrists, substance abuse counselors, and other addiction-recovery therapists.
As part of the Norco Detox program, we emphasize teaching clients how to remain drug-free and encouraging their desire for recovery. The Evoke Wellness at Miramar detox center provides one-on-one counseling, small group counseling, psychiatric evaluation, and recovery-centered meetings to prompt each client’s willingness to recover from their addiction to Norco. Once clients feel physically better, they are encouraged to participate in numerous small group activities.
Upon nearing completion of the hydrocodone detox program, every client is provided an individualized treatment plan tailored to their specific addiction needs. An individualized treatment plan is a critical component that must be met to increase the person’s chances of successful recovery from Norco addiction. No two people share the same drug use history, experiences, or life influencers that caused them to become addicted. Our individualized plans cater to those unique circumstances to provide a comprehensive treatment program.
First, connect with one of our detox specialists and treatment representatives at 866.931.9312 to learn how to get admitted to our Florida Norco detox centers. These staff members will handle admission processes to have you or your loved one admitted within 24 hours or less. A brief phone call is completed with the person needing help to determine the level of care they will require.