Current Issues in Lortab Use

Current Issues in Lortab UseLortab is a pain relieving drug that contains a mixture of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Patients often take Lortab to treat severe long-term pain or pain due to surgery. Unfortunately, because the medication contains the narcotic hydrocodone, it is habit forming, and use can result in addiction. Lortab addiction is dangerous and is nearly impossible to conquer without professional recovery help.

Death from Lortab Overdose

In 2005 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a number of deaths resulting from narcotic painkiller overdose. Lortab overdose can occur any time the drug is misused, but it is more likely when Lortab is mixed with other substances such as the following:

  • Alcohol
  • Amphetamines
  • Depressants
  • Sedatives

Combining prescription medication with other drugs is dangerous and is a sign of prescription drug addiction. Users cannot know how two medications will interact, and the combination’s result can be overdose or death. Though Lortab addiction is often mistakenly seen as a “white collar” addiction, everyone who uses Lortab is at risk of developing dependence to the drug regardless of wealth or social status. Because Lortab is a pain reliever used to treat surgical and severe pain, it can be and is used by many individuals.

Help for Lortab Addiction

If you are struggling with an addiction to Lortab, call our toll-free helpline. Our addiction counselors can answer any questions that you have about Lortab abuse, addiction and treatment and can help you take the first steps toward recovery. Call any time, and talk with a real recovery counselor about the real issues surrounding Lortab use.