The Slow Creep of Vicodin Addiction

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The Slow Creep of Vicodin Addiction

No one ever intends to become a drug addict. It’s not as simple as that: addiction creeps up on you slowly, when you don’t expect it.  Vicodin and other prescription painkillers are some of the sneakiest drugs out there.  You begin taking them for legitimate reasons: you’re in pain. Maybe you broke your leg or had a root canal, and your doctor gave you a prescription for the “good stuff”—not just ibuprofen but Vicodin.  You took a few and they felt good, they helped, they even got you a little high.  So you took more—and when the source of your pain was gone, you didn’t want to stop taking the Vicodin.  Your doctor wouldn’t give you any more, so you called a friend who knows a guy, and pretty soon you were buying your Vikes from him.  Now you’re wondering: do I have a Vicodin problem?  Am I a Vicodin addict?  Take this short quiz to find out if you are a candidate for prescription drug rehab.

  • Do you tell yourself you’ll stop taking Vicodin, but find yourself unable to follow through?
  • Do you lie to others about your Vicodin use?
  • Are you spending more than you can afford on Vicodin?
  • Has your Vicodin use gotten in the way of your job or schoolwork?
  • Have your loved ones asked you to stop using Vicodin or told you that you have a problem?
  • Can you think of plenty of great reasons to keep taking Vicodin no matter what anyone says?
  • Do you have trouble facing social situations without using Vicodin?
  • Do you have trouble getting through the day without using Vicodin?
  • Has your Vicodin use interfered with your friendships, relationships, or family life?
  • Are you on Vicodin right now?

If you answered “yes” to three or more questions, you may very well be addicted to Vicodin and in need of treatment.  If you are a prescription painkiller addict, don’t attempt to quit “cold turkey”—your body has developed a dependence on Vicodin, and stopping suddenly can cause severe and debilitating withdrawal symptoms.

Quitting Vicodin

The best way to quit using Vicodin is through a licensed and accredited drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility such as Archstone Recovery Center of the Palm Beaches. At Archstone Recovery, you’ll be cared for and supervised throughout the detox process by an expert team of specialized physicians, nurses, and counselors who understand the unique needs of Vicodin addicts.  Once the drug is out of your system, you’ll enter into a proven twelve-step program and a customized counseling regimen that will honor you as a person while teaching you how to rebuild your life without Vicodin.  Vicodin users from New York (NY), New Jersey (NJ), Washington, DC, Philadelphia (PA), Baltimore (MD), New England, and all over the United States travel to our beautiful rehabilitation center in sunny Lantana, Florida (FL) for the top-notch care that’s only available at Archstone Recovery.  With outpatient, inpatient, residential, and extended care programs, Archstone Recovery has Vicodin rehab options that will work for you.  If you’re ready to quit Vicodin and start living again, call Archstone Recovery today.