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Lortab is very habit forming under chronic use, this is why there are so many “accidentally addicted.” According to the 2006, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, of the 6.4 million Americans misusing prescription drugs, more than 73% misused prescription pain relievers like Lortab.

Lortab

Lortab is a semi-synthetic narcotic pain reliever that is formulated with acetaminophen and hydrocodone. The acetaminophen has less potent pain relief but it increases the effects of hydrocodone. Hydrocodone is the narcotic component of the drug, attaching to opioid receptors in the brain and spinal cord to block pain. Acetaminophen is a non-narcotic pain reliever that decreases the formation of prostaglandins and increases pain-relieving power Lortab has been classified by the U.S. government as a Schedule III narcotic under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Lortab is a common form of treatment used to manage acute or chronic, surgical or physical pain (including migraines). As well as to treat unbearable emotional pain, such as depression. What attracks recreational users is the extreme relaxation, euphoria and drowsiness that Lortab produces.

Adverse Effects

  • Constipation
  • Upset Stomach
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Allergic reaction
  • Clammy skin, seizures
  • Extreme weakness
  • UnconsciousnessLortab Addiction
  • Jaundice
  • Bleeding
  • Bruising
  • Decreased appetite
  • Hot flashes
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Hearing loss
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Muscle twitches

Addiction

The user does not realize their body is developing a tolerance, requiring more of the drug for pain relief. Their body becomes dependent and the user experiences withdrawal symptoms when stopping use of Lortab abruptly. Trying to quit “cold turkey” can be unbearable. Most who become addicted to prescription pain relievers such as Lortab require the assistance of a treatment program to successfully quit.

Withdrawal Symptoms
  • Abnormal skin sensations
  • Aches and Pains
  • Anxiety
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Goose bumps
  • Hallucinations
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mood swings
  • Nausea vomiting
  • Pain
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Rigid muscles
  • Rigors (fever chills), shivering
  • Runny nose, or sneezing
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Sweating
  • Tremors
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Upper respiratory symptoms

Lortab Addicton Treatment

Narcotic addiction can get to the point where it is controlling the addicts life, as if there is no escaping the clutches of the drug. There is hope, a Lortab Addiction Treatment Facility can help you over come this addiction and regain control of your life.

When entering into the treatment facility you will go through an assessment process to determine the most appropriate coarse of treatment for your addiction. Your treatment will take place in a relax and safe environment, the goal is to make you as comfortable as possible during your stay. The detoxification process if designed to cleanse your body of any toxins and chemicals with the assistance of a non-addictive prescription medication to lessen the symptoms of withdrawal as well as help control drug cravings. You will be under 24-7 observation with staff there to assist you in whatever you need. Individual and group counseling will help you get to the cause of your addiction as well as teach you how to live a life of sobriety, free of temptation. You are the one who determines your fate, if you are ready to take back control of you life an Lortab Addiction Treatment Facility will help get you onto the road to recovery.

Hydrocodone is the narcotic component of the drug, attaching to opioid receptors in the brain and spinal cord to block pain.

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