How to Overcome Lortab Cravings

How to overcome Lortab cravingsLortab is a popular prescription substance primarily used in tablet form for the treatment of chronic pain. The drug is a mixture of hydrocodone and paracetamol, meaning that it acts as an analgesic by using an opiate as its primary active ingredient. Opiate prescription pain relievers are some of the most commonly used substances on the market today, and unfortunately these medications are among the most addictive. Opiates stimulate reward centers in the brain and trigger other parts of the brain to block the reception and transmission of pain signals. Lortab is effective at relieving pain and providing a general sense of wellbeing.

When the drug is used for recreational purposes to provide feelings of euphoria and escape, or when a patient uses prescription Lortab for prolonged periods of time, they put themselves at a significant risk for tolerance, dependence and addiction.

How to Resist Lortab Cravings

Powerful cravings for Lortab are usually the result of two scenarios. Either you have been using the drug and are in the process of becoming a candidate for addiction or you have just completed a rehab process and are learning how to live a life without the drug again. In the same way that Lortab has the ability to affect each person in a different way, the weeks and months following rehab will affect different people in different ways.

No matter which situation you find yourself in, one thing remains true when it comes to fighting cravings for Lortab: you need a consistent network of support and accountability. This support can be found from a number of different places. A great place to start would be a trusted therapist. Therapy can be a scary word, but putting yourself in the position for a medical professional to observe and advise you will be beneficial in the ways that it can help educate you and eliminate negative environmental factors that contribute to your cravings.

You may also be able to find support and accountability in trusted friends or family members. This should be done with caution however, as sometimes friends or family members can be one of the reasons that a patient became initially addicted to Lortab. Additionally, it will be beneficial for you to dedicate some serious time toward setting goals for yourself and focusing on fitness and nutrition. Getting your body back to the way it was originally designed to function can go a long way toward helping if fight cravings for foreign substances.

Resources for Lortab Rehabilitation

If you or someone you love is dealing with an addiction to Lortab, we can help. We are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions, help you overcome cravings and point you toward quality rehab services. The call is toll free, and we may be able to work with your insurer. Please call us today.