Case Management for Long-Term Lortab Addiction Recovery

Case Management for Long-Term Lortab Addiction RecoveryLortab is a prescription pain reliever featuring hydrocodone, a popular narcotic compound also used in Vicodin, Norco, and Lorcet. When a person develops a Lortab addiction, the withdrawal symptoms can be similar to that of heroin. This means a Lortab addiction can fundamentally cripple a user’s ability to function normally, and this can result in the following:

  • Damage to relationships through dishonest and destructive acts
  • Negatively affect finances, credit limits, and work-place security
  • Unhealthy behaviors that deteriorate the user’s mental and physical health
  • Potential criminal consequences including incarceration

While addiction introduces new problems, many people start abusing Lortab to self-medicate distressful issues that already exist. These preexisting conditions can include the following:

  • Mental health issues like depression, anxiety, mania, and schizophrenia
  • Long-term unemployment and a lack of job-skills training
  • Physical health issues including chronic pain
  • Ongoing trauma from physical or sexual abuse
  • Unresolved emotional problems and suffering

Lortab addicts seeking treatment can be homeless, jobless, estranged from their family, and battling physical illness or mood disorders. In such instances, the patient requires a multi-faceted approach that tackles all the issues that might hinder a long-term recovery. Case management selects a point person to coordinate the variety of treatments and ensure a continuum of services.

Case management is a recognized tool in helping treat mental illness, but due to the overlap between substance abuse and mental health, it has also become a useful resource in addiction recovery. Many Lortab addicts enter treatment with multiple issues, and the case manger helps address these issues by providing the following:

  • Advocate for the patient’s needs, which includes securing any available funding
  • Oversee, coordinate, and execute all the necessary services the addict requires
  • Supervise all the care services to ensure smooth traditions without gaps
  • Serve as the point person between the various types of services
  • Assess the patient’s overall progress, competence, and internal resources
  • Provide ongoing accountability and support

Without case management, services can be fragmented and disorganized for an individual already facing multiple challenges. A case manager can also assist a recovering addict with the following:

  • Rapid response to any struggles, setbacks, or relapse
  • Community housing (or “halfway house”) procurement
  • Financial aid, job-skills programs, and employment services
  • Any paperwork and monitoring required by the legal system
  • Oversight for ongoing mental health and addiction care

Ongoing services and programs foster a long-term recovery, and a case manager makes sure those assets are utilized.

Lortab Addiction Treatment

Case managers can oversee several different programs, but Lortab-addiction treatment is typically the first one employed. It includes the following:

  • A tapered drug detox under medical supervision
  • Mental health screenings to identify and treat any disorders
  • Relapse-prevention tools like recognizing and avoiding Lortab-use triggers
  • Behavioral therapies that improve mental and emotional responses
  • Intensive group therapy and individual counseling sessions

If the abuse started with legitimate pain treatment, the rehab center can also teach holistic options to minimize and manage the discomfort.

Case Management Information

Are you or a loved one addicted to painkillers? Call our toll-free helpline 24 hours a day to discuss case management, rehab treatment, and ongoing recovery care. We are also able to check health insurance policies for coverage. Call today, and let us help.