The National Institutes of Health show that nearly 48 million individuals in the United States have used prescription drugs for purposes other than what they were prescribed for. Prescription drug misuse is a growing problem in the U.S. and each year millions of people seek assistance through Lortab Detox Treatment Centers, which can help with any type of drug use.
Lortab is an opiate, narcotic pain reliever. It is sold under the name Maxidone, Lorcet, Zydone and Vicodin. Lortab is effective by reducing the brain's ability to stimulate the sensations of pain. Individuals taking Lortab for prolong periods of time have the potential for dependency. The longer Lortab is taken, the higher the dosage the individual needs to generate the same effect as previously felt. If use is disrupted abruptly, the individual may undergo withdrawal symptoms.
When not taken as directed by a physician, individuals taking Lortab may become physically dependent. An indication of dependence is a craving for the drug. Signs of Lortab misuse are crushing, chewing and snorting the drug in amounts greater than prescribed. Side effects of Lortab misuse are dizziness and drowsiness, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, trouble breathing, pulmonary problems, irregular heartbeat, anxiety and mood swings, trouble with hearing and vision, depression, hallucinations and insomnia.
If Lortab is taken with alcohol or other medications, side effects may become more severe. Allergic reactions are not uncommon with Lortab use and may include swelling of face, throat and vocal cord, respiratory distress and hives and rashes. Incorrect use of Lortab may depress the central nervous system and can increase complications for individuals suffering from liver disease including Hepatitis.
Medical detox is the best method for withdrawal from Lortab use. Withdrawal symptoms include nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, insomnia, body pain especially in the bone and muscles, extreme irritability and agitation, cold sweats, runny nose and watery eyes, fever and dilated pupils. Depending on the length of time an individual has been taking Lortab and the amount of the dosage, the withdrawal symptoms may be more severe to excruciatingly painful. IV therapy medical detox is seen as the safest and most effective method for detoxification from Lortab. Lortabe Detox Treatment through IV therapy will remove the toxins that have built up in your system due to Lortab overuse.
As you complete detox, it may be necessary for you to rebuild your life after Lortab use is over. St. Jude Retreats offers a program that can help you. Through our cognitive behavioral education based program, you will learn to make different choices that will help you avoid drug use while improving all other areas of your life. You will learn to develop different habits and reinforce them with different behaviors to live a life that is permanently free of drug use.
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