Extreme Behavior Related to Lortab

Extreme Behavior Related to LortabLortab is a narcotic pain reliever consisting of two pain medications, hydrocodone and acetaminophen. The hydrocodone is an opioid used to alleviate moderate-to-severe pain, and acetaminophen is an over-the-counter pain reliever, which has stronger effects when added to hydrocodone.

Lortab stimulates the pleasure center of the brain to cause euphoria, so an individual using the drug feels elated. Lortab does not produce a high like illicit drugs such as cocaine, heroin, or marijuana. Instead, Lortab causes sensations of relaxation and well-being, and may cause nausea and/or dizziness.

Overall, Lortab makes the user feel more lethargic than more energetic as Lortab induces pleasant and relaxed feelings.

Why Do Individuals Abuse Lortab?

Some individuals begin abusing Lortab instead of coping with painful emotions. Others may have started out with a legitimate Lortab prescription, but then began abusing if for the euphoric feelings it induced. When prescribed, Lortab is taken in tablet form. Those who abuse it may choose to crush the tablet and snort it. Some may even crush the tablets and dilute them with a substance, such as water, and then inject it. Taking Lortab in these illicit forms can provide the user with a quicker, more intense high.

Individuals addicted to Lortab may choose to buy the drug on the black market, on the street, or via illegal prescriptions. This is very unsafe behavior and should be avoided.

Here are some of the symptoms to be aware of that may indicate Lortab abuse:

  • Withdrawal from friends and loved ones
  • Persistent money issues
  • Reckless behavior, taking risks
  • Dizziness or nausea
  • Lethargic, not wanting to do anything
  • Extreme weakness
  • Muscular twitches
  • Bruising easier than normal
  • Paranoia, often leading to seclusion
  • Hallucinations

One of the greatest concerns with Lortab abuse is that an individual may combine this medication with alcohol or even with other medications. When drugs are purchased on the street, the user cannot be sure what the drug really is or that it is in fact the proper dosage. An individual could also decide to inject the medication or to even mix it with another medication and snort it. This risky behavior is very unhealthy and will cause damage to the body.

Find Help for Lortab Abuse

If you are facing a Lortab addiction, it may feel as though the whole world is crumbling around you. Personal relationships may suffer, you may lose you job or even get suspended from school. However, help is always available whenever you decide to reach out for it.

If you are struggling with Lortab abuse, call our toll-free helpline anytime, 24 hours a day, to speak with one of our counselors about how you can overcome addiction and live a happy, healthy life.