Helping Someone Stay Clean From Lortab

Helping someone stay clean from lortabLortab (hydrocodone) is an opioid painkiller. It is also sometimes used as a cough suppressant. It works by binding receptors in the brain that sense pain. It also contains aspirin which is a minor painkiller and fever-reducer. Because Lortab is an opioid drug, it can create dependence, tolerance and addiction.

What Can I Do to Help with Lortab Addiction Recovery?

Helping someone stay clean from Lortab takes a lot of work. It can be both mentally and physically draining to family members, but well worth it in the end. There are many things that you can do to keep your friend or family member from relapse. Make sure that you talk with drug counselors to understand fully what the user is going through and what you can do to help her stay clean. Keep the following tips in mind when helping someone stay clean from Lortab:

  • Don’t keep any drugs in the house. When someone has an addiction and that drug has been taken away, he or she is left with nothing to reach for when times get rough. Recovering Lortab addicts may start searching for other drugs as a replacement. Just because there is no Lortab in the house doesn’t keep recovering addicts from abusing other substances. Opioids are in most prescription painkillers and often go unnoticed. This could be devastating in the end so make sure that all prescription and non-prescription drugs are out of the recovering addict’s reach.
  • Allow recovering Lortab users to express their emotions. This is a difficult time, and sometimes recovering users just need to vent. It is important to be there to listen to their needs and feelings, because it may be their only escape from what they are going through. Lortab used to be the escape but now they need to fill that void with counseling, activities, and emotions. Make sure you are there for them every step of the way.
  • Monitor the recovering Lortab user’s schedule. Drug addiction often starts with peer pressure. Make sure that the recovering user is not hanging out with friends who also abuse drugs. Know where they are going and what they are doing at all times. Recovering addicts may be tempted to go off by themselves, because they know where to get more Lortab. Be mindful of their schedule, especially if it isn’t work or home.

Do You Struggle with Lortab Addiction?

If you or a loved one is struggling with Lortab addiction then call one of our counselors today. We can help you with not only the addiction itself but also with the underlying problem. Our counselors are standing by 24 hours a day and all calls are free. We will even help you figure out your insurance coverage and the costs associated with rehab. Don’t do this alone. Call us today.