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Dr. Jeffrey Seizys
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Vicodin Addiction (Overview)

Vicodin is a pain medication that combines acetaminophen and hydrocodone. An individual with a Vicodin addiction is one who is abuses and is dependent upon the drug.


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What are the signs of vicodin addiction?

What are the signs of vicodin addiction?

Addiction?: True addiction is the psychological need for the effects that a drug does for you. If you "need" it because the pain is not controlled without it, is not an addiction. It is a medical need for the clinical benefits of an agent. Diabetics are not "addicted" to Insulin but they "need" it to control their medical problem. If you feel that you "need" the med for anything other than for pain, seek tx. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Seizys
18 doctors shared insights

Vicodin Addiction (Overview)

Vicodin is a pain medication that combines acetaminophen and hydrocodone. An individual with a Vicodin addiction is one who is abuses and is dependent upon the drug.


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How long does vicodin addiction treatment last for in-patient treatment?

How long does vicodin addiction treatment last for in-patient treatment?

Vicodin: This varies depending on how mush vicodin was abused and also on what the in-patient treatment plan requires. The latter varies from one facility to another. ...Read more

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Overcoming Addiction & Substance Withdrawal (Checklist)

counseling
1 hrs, every other day for 3 months
tell your doctor. and seek medical care
once
develop support network, stop lying, tell family
once
12 step program support
once
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I've been taking a lot of vicodin. What are the symptoms of vicodin addiction?

I've been taking a lot of vicodin. What are the symptoms of vicodin addiction?

Withdrawal: If someone takes any opiate regularly, whether hydrocodone (the opiate in vicodin) or heroin, they will eventually become dependent on the medication, if they are taking enough of it long enough. The symptoms are those of withdrawal, which feels like having the flu -muscle aches, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hot and cold chills, sweating and others. If you are concerned, get help. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for vicodin addiction?

What is the treatment for vicodin addiction?

Several options: One can we transitioned to suboxone which is fda approved for opioid addiction. Yoo can simply be weaned off the medication or stop it "cold turkey". In any case i suggest you get into a 12 step program and/or see an addiction specialist. ...Read more

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How can I quit my vicodin addiction!?

How can I quit my vicodin addiction!?

Slowly: 1st of all - congratulations on quitting! Finding a good doctor to guide you thru it is best but if you need to do it on your own, go slowly. However many a day you take, cut by 1 each 3-5 days. If 3 days results in feeling too bad, go to up to 4 days to cut further. Or you can just go down a pill every 5 days until a 1/2 pill and then stop. Too quick is not wise. But quitting is very wise. Best! ...Read more

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What are the signs of vicodin addiction?

Addiction?: True addiction is the psychological need for the effects that a drug does for you. If you "need" it because the pain is not controlled without it, is not an addiction. It is a medical need for the clinical benefits of an agent. Diabetics are not "addicted" to Insulin but they "need" it to control their medical problem. If you feel that you "need" the med for anything other than for pain, seek tx. ...Read more

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What is the best way to kick a vicodin addiction?

Suboxone Might Be: Try to find a suboxone prescriber through naabt.Org. Suboxone is approved for the outpatient treatment of opioid(narcotic) addiction. Combined with appropriate counseling, you have an excellent chance of getting off of the vicodin. ...Read more

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How long does it take to kick a vicodin addiction?

One day at a time: Withdrawal from vicodin may take days to weeks or months depending on whether a detoxification protocol is used. Recovery from addiction is a life long process. ...Read more

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What is the best way to address vicodin addiction?

What is the best way to address vicodin addiction?

Vicodn addiction: Make sure you have good family support, seek medical help, seek religious help, seek psychology help and attends group sessions. All will be very helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Hydrocodone And Acetaminophen (Definition)

Hydrocodone|acetaminophen is a narcotic combination for pain which is a ...Read more