Get Help for How You Feel without Using Lortab

Get Help for How You Feel without Using LortabLortab is a drug that is used both legally, prescribed to treat pain, and recreationally. Like most drugs of abuse, Lortab is mood-altering. Sometimes people who use mood-altering substances do so without focusing on or identifying the underlying condition they are trying to change, or without thinking about alternative and better ways to accomplish the same goal.

Substance addiction and mental health disorders often go hand in hand. Drugs like Lortab can cause or worsen mental health conditions, but the reverse can also be true. People with mental health conditions like anxiety, depression, or PTSD often turn to drugs in an attempt to cope.

Lortab is addicting, but sometimes people who need rehab put off addressing the issue because they are afraid to face the underlying mood disorder (or physical pain) without the drug. Fortunately, a number of addiction treatment facilities understand the importance of treating the entire person. They use Dual Diagnosis Treatment, in which all of a patient’s interrelated needs are identified and addressed.

What Happens In Lortab Addiction Treatment?

A program that uses Dual Diagnosis treatment is likely to incorporate some of the following elements when treating patients addicted to Lortab:

  • Screening and assessment. Intake in a Dual Diagnosis treatment program will involve a thorough evaluation of patient needs. This may involve written screening instruments, interviews, and laboratory tests. Although all symptoms need to be addressed, regardless of the order in which they appeared, it can be helpful for clinicians to attempt to determine whether or not the mood disorder predisposed the drug use or was an outgrowth of it.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help people recognize thought patterns that may underlie actions. A wide variety of thoughts can play a role in addiction. These may include thoughts like, “Everyone in my family is an addict, so I’m destined for it,” or, “There’s no other way for me to deal with the stress I feel.” Counselors can help patients become aware of these thoughts and look at them objectively.
  • Peer support. Sharing your experiences with others in similar situations can be very helpful. Seeing others overcome struggles can provide inspiration and practical help. Talking about challenges can provide moral and emotional support.
  • Relapse prevention. Quality treatment programs will help patients identify their own personal drug use triggers so they can avoid them when possible and resist them when not. Triggers may be sensory cues or emotional states.

Lortab Addiction Help

If you’re ready to break free of the grip of Lortab and address underlying issues in a positive and productive way, give us a call. Counselors who staff our 24 hour, toll-free helpline can help you find a treatment program that will identify and address your inter-related needs and treat you as a whole person. They can also check your insurance coverage, if you like, at no cost or obligation. We’re available 24 hours a day, so there is never a wrong time to call.