fbpx

Accepting new patients
Average wait time less than 5 minutes

Logo

HYDROCODONE/OXYCODONE ADDICTION

Nashville Addiction Recovery is a concierge detox and rehab center specializing in outpatient Oxycodone and Hydrocodone addiction treatment in Nashville.

Addictive nature of hydrocodone

Hydrocodone, a Schedule II drug, is one of the most widely prescribed pain relievers because of its potency and effectiveness. If taken for an extended period of time or misused, hydrocodone can become highly addictive. Our Hydrocodone addiction treatment program at our Nashville concierge clinic has proven highly effective for Hydrocodone detox and rehab.

Abrupt cessation of the Hydrocodone causes unpleasant withdrawal symptoms once the person is dependent on the drug. Even proper use of the drug may cause dependence and withdrawal. Oxycodone and Hydrocodone withdrawal is the result of the body’s chemical addiction to the drug. This happens because users develop tolerance to the drug, meaning they must take more frequent and larger doses to feel the same effects (e.g. pain relief, euphoria). As a result, the brain adapts to the constant presence of the drug and adjusts its chemical demand. Hydrocodone withdrawal symptoms usually last 5-7 days.

 

How To Detect Hydrocodone Addiction

Given the drug’s low potency, you may have trouble deciphering if you or your loved one are suffering from a Hydrocodone addiction.
 
Signs of Hydrocodone addiction include:
 
  • Using Hydrocodone on a regular basis; abusing a prescription if you have one
  • Building a higher tolerance to Hydrocodone; needing more to achieve desired effects
  • Constantly having Hydrocodone on hand
  • An urge to use the substance
  • Spending money to illicitly obtain Hydrocodone
  • Concerning changes in lifestyle and behavior
  • Engaging in risky behavior
  • Withdrawal symptoms when not taking Hydrocodone

 

Take The First Step

Symptoms of Hydrocodone Addiction

1

Seek Help Quickly to Avoid a Dangerous Spiral

Hydrocodone and Oxycodone addiction can not only lead to other addictions, but also slows down our heart and lung functions. Seeking addiction treatment at our Nashville clinic as soon as possible is of the utmost importance to avoid serious consequences.

2

Personalization is key

Since there are no guidelines to follow when it comes to treatment of a Hydrocodone or Oxycodone addiction, it’s best to approach it patient-by-patient.

3

Don’t attempt an abrupt cessation

According to a study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, when detoxing from Hydrocodone or Oxycodone, a slow tapering approach has proven safer and more effective than an abrupt cessation.

4

Medication assistance

Post-detox, patients abusing Hydrocodone saw success via Medication-Assisted Therapy (MAT). The medications used in this type of treatment are all government-approved and come with virtually no abuse potential. After a telemedicine assessment, our Hydrocodone detox and rehab specialists in Nashville will determine if MAT is right for you.

5

Always undergo psychotherapy

As with all addiction treatment, our concierge addiction doctors in Nashville will incorporate psychotherapy into your treatment plan. This will help address any potential underlying mental health conditions and better ensure long-term recovery. It is very common for mental health conditions to accompany drug abuse, therefore, we utilize dual diagnosis to treat the two concurrently for best results.

Learn More About Our Drug Detox Program

Have Questions?

Dr. Jones will ensure you have a general understanding of Hydrocodone Addiction and the importance of seeking treatment with a board-certified physician for drug detox.