Life Center of Galax helps individuals struggling with Vicodin abuse build a strong foundation for long-term recovery. Located in Virginia, Life Center of Galax will help you start your recovery journey with detoxification and transition to residential rehabilitation.
The importance of Vicodin detox
When used appropriately, under the supervision of the prescribing physician, the prescription drug Vicodin is highly effective for relieving moderate to severe pain. Vicodin is an opioid that changes the way the body feels and responds to pain. And while, not intended for long-term use, it does allow for relief from pain when necessary.
Vicodin works by blocking pain receptors in the brain while simultaneously producing feelings of relaxation, euphoria, and elation. So while the drug is highly effective for its intended use, it can also be incredibly addictive for some, and has become one of the most widely abused prescription painkillers in Virginia.
When an individual begins abusing Vicodin, he or she will soon find him or herself experiencing a host of negative consequences at home, at school, and at work. These individuals may appear drowsy, anxious or paranoid, exhibit severe mood swings, experience chronic nausea and vomiting, and may turn to fraudulent means to secure more of his or her drug of choice.
When a chemical dependence on Vicodin takes hold, most men and women need professional help, from a licensed addiction treatment center, to end the cycle of drug abuse. Fortunately, many treatment centers offer comprehensive programs to support individuals on the road to recovery. But in order to find success in sobriety, one of the most critical first steps an individual must undertake is to rid his or her body of substances of abuse.
Understanding Vicodin withdrawal and detox
One of the most challenging aspects of achieving sustained sobriety is the initial withdrawal phase. When an individual who is dependent on Vicodin halts his or her use, he or she will experience painful physiological symptoms including:
- Aches and pains in the muscles and bone
- Cravings for more Vicodin
The withdrawal symptoms listed above can undermine even the most dedicated individual’s attempts at recovery. And repeated failed withdrawal attempts can create additional barriers to long-term sobriety because they can serve to deepen one’s dependence on Vicodin and other substances of abuse.
Individuals who fear attempting to end their Vicodin use can be comforted in knowing that they need not face the pain of withdrawal alone. Quality treatment centers that offer a supervised detox program can assist these individuals in this critical component of recovery by providing a safe place to rid their bodies of harmful substances, and offering them comfort and care during this difficult period of time.
A comprehensive detoxification, or detox, program, like the one at Life Center of Galax, allows individuals who are struggling with a dependence on Vicodin and other drugs to ease the pain of withdrawal, and quickly progress to the next phase of treatment. Upon being admitted to our Vicodin treatment center, an individual will be assessed, and, should it be determined that he or she could benefit from our detox program, he or she will be provided with the following supports:
- Our nursing staff monitors the health and wellbeing of our patients around the clock, ensuring safety in each step of the detox process.
- We can provide medications that will lessen or remove the painful symptoms of withdrawal, allowing our patients to rid their bodies and minds of substances of abuse in the most comfortable way possible.
- We have gone to great lengths to make sure that our detox program is entirely free of illicit substances, so the risk of relapse is virtually removed while in our care.
- Mental health professionals are available to offer emotional support while an individual is in detox, and can collaborate with patients to set goals for the next phase of care.
Benefits of detoxing from Vicodin at Life Center of Galax in Virginia
Our supervised detox program will essentially jumpstart an individual’s recovery, and allow him or her to enter the next phase of his or her treatment with a strong body and an unclouded mind. By starting treatment after having already achieved sobriety, individuals set the stage for further success. Whether an individual is continuing with residential treatment, or transferring to outpatient care, it will be critical that he or she do so soberly, knowing that a drug-free life is indeed possible.
Upon exiting a detox program, patients will have access to guidance from program staff who can help them decide what the next steps should be. Armed with the knowledge of all the available options for continued support, patients can begin receiving care immediately after successfully completing detox, without experiencing a lag in treatment that can often contribute to relapse.
While it can sometimes feel isolating, a Vicodin addiction is something that countless individuals in Virginia have experienced and overcome. With comprehensive treatment, from a reputable addiction treatment center, the men and women who wish to rid their lives of substances of abuse once and for all can reclaim the healthy, vibrant lives they deserve. To learn more about the many ways that Life Center of Galax can help you or a loved one meet your goals for recovery, including our supervised detox services, we hope that you will reach out to us today.