- May 3, 2020
Here is all the key information you need to know about Lortab.
Lortab addiction can completely destroy your life; you will feel as if you are only able to function if you have it in your system. Masking the pain of addiction is very lonely and will only lead you to prison, an institution, or death. Unfortunately, many people do not realize that drugs such as Lortab are highly dangerous opioids. Lortab is an intermediate acting opioid that metabolizes relatively quickly; this requires regular ingestion every 3 to 4 hours. Along with this, Lortab contains high amounts of acetaminophen, which is toxic to the liver in large quantities. This makes Lortab unfit for long term chronic pain treatment.
Symptoms of Lortab addiction include:
- Using the drug even without being in pain
- Obtaining the drug via non-medical sources
- Taking the drug in any manner other than prescribed
- Requiring more of the drug to create the same effect
- Social, legal, medical, and employment issues
Symptoms of Lortab Withdrawal
Lortab withdrawal symptoms are the devastating side effects of opioid medications. Maybe you began using Lortab as prescribed, or were in pain and a peer gave you their medication. The immediate relief experienced from physical and emotional pain can eventually lead you to increase the amount used and possibly begin to get it illegally. Lortab tolerance increases as you take more of the drug.
The greater the level of tolerance, the more intense the withdrawal symptoms are when ceased. Lortab withdrawal symptoms are of the opioid type and include symptoms similar to that of the flu; nausea and fatigue can last anywhere from 3 to 7 days. Only a medically based detox can relieve the symptoms of Lortab withdrawal by using medications for the treatment of opiate addiction.
Addiction professionals recommend that after detox, you go to drug rehab. This will give you some time in sobriety so you can learn how to live without Lortab. When you return home, you will have more time under your belt and will have already been through the initial risk of relapse from cravings after detox.
At Asana Recovery, we understand how difficult recovering from these addictions through our daily work to help those struggling most from this disease. While some may believe they can make it alone, rehabilitation programs are essential in the fight to break dependency. The road ahead is not a smooth or easy one, but you can traverse it if done so with the support of the right team. Counseling and aftercare processes can assist you by addressing the psychological facets that led you to addition and help you build a structure from which to better cope with life without succumbing to addiction.
The supervised detoxification and residential treatment programs at Asana Recovery are offered in a supportive, relaxing, and inspiring environment. We’re deeply committed to ensuring your long-term recovery, and guiding you on your path to a healthier and happier future. There is no better time than now, and we’re always available to speak with you. Call us at (949) 438-4504 to learn more about our comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment program today.