Can Anyone Tell I’m Using Lortab?

Can Anyone Tell I'm Using Lortab?	Many Lortab users spend a great deal of time trying to hide their drug problem. Addicts don’t want others to find out about their problems. They don’t want to hurt their families, or they feel guilty or embarrassed about their addiction. Lortab users have many reasons for wanting to keep their drug problem a secret. However the effects of Lortab can’t stay hidden forever. Long-term Lortab abuse and addiction have drastic consequences on an individual’s body, mind and personality.

What Is Lortab?

Lortab is made up of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. It is a prescription medication used to relieve moderate to severe pain. The hydrocodone in Lortab has the potential to be habit-forming. Lortab should always be used exactly as directed and should not be used by anyone but the individual to whom it is prescribed.

Physical Effects of Lortab Abuse

Prolonged and excessive use of Lortab leads to physical changes that are often unnoticeable by the addict, but others can recognize these signs fairly easily. To some the changes may not be noticeable, but to those that live with or spend lots of time with a Lortab user physical signs of Lortab abuse may be evident. The following are some of the physical signs and symptoms of Lortab abuse:

  • Constricted or very small pupils
  • Increased drowsiness
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Regular constipation and difficulty urinating
  • Lightheadedness
  • Itching

Although many users try to mask signs and symptoms of Lortab abuse, individuals who are close to the user are often able to identify the symptoms, if they know what to look for.

Behavioral Effects of Lortab Abuse

Lortab affects individuals physically, and prolonged use and abuse of Lortab leads to behavioral and psychological consequences. In conjunction with physical symptoms other strong indicators of a Lortab addiction include changes in mood, behavior and personality. The following behavioral and psychological changes often indicate Lortab abuse:

  • Consistently shirking responsibilities at home and at work
  • Distancing oneself from friends and loved ones
  • Lying and stealing in order to maintain Lortab addiction/use
  • Hostility and anxiety
  • Changes in social groups

Other behaviors that may evidence a Lortab problem include doctor shopping (going to multiple doctors in order to get multiple prescriptions of Lortab), continuously claiming to lose prescriptions) and using prescriptions too quickly. If you notice these changes or symptoms in a loved one, or if these symptoms are evident in your daily life, get help immediately.

How to End Lortab Addiction

If you are struggling with Lortab abuse or addiction, get help as soon as possible. By finding and attending a quality treatment center you can overcome your Lortab addiction. Call our toll-free helpline to find out more about Lortab abuse and the signs and symptoms of Lortab addiction. Our trained counselors are available 24 hours a day to provide you with the information needed to help you or your loved ones overcome Lortab abuse. Call today.