How to Party without Lortab

How to Party without LortabLortab is a narcotic painkiller that contains a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. This drug is illegal to possess without a prescription, as it is considered a schedule II drug under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). This means that Lortab has a high potential for abuse and is accepted for medical use in the United States under severe restrictions. The abuse of this drug has the potential to create physical and psychological dependence.

Dangers of Lortab at Parties

While Lortab is available in tablet form for oral consumption, it is often taken at parties by crushing and snorting. The effects of Lortab when snorted occur at a much quicker rate than if taken orally. This can be especially dangerous for someone at a party who is simply given the crushed Lortab to snort, but is unaware of how much is actually being taken. Snorting Lortab can also cause extreme irritation to the nasal passage and throat.

When taken at parties, many Lortab abusers also take other drugs or alcohol to produce a stronger euphoric effect. Using Lortab in combination with other drugs or alcohol creates an increased risk of hazardous effects. Lortab contains hydrocodone, which acts as a central nervous system (CNS) depressant. Alcohol and other drugs act in the same way and can produce an additive effect when combined with Lortab. Some of the side effects of this combination include the following:

  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Slow and shallow breathing
  • Respiratory arrest
  • Impaired coordination
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Overdose

While these effects occur because of the hydrocodone in Lortab, Lortab also contains acetaminophen, which can be dangerous for its own reasons. Acetaminophen is the leading cause of acute liver failure in the United States, even without the consumption of alcohol, which may also cause liver failure.

Saying No to Lortab at Parties

The number one way to overcome the peer pressure of taking Lortab at a party is to simply not attend the party. If you are not in a situation where you are asked to take a drug, there is no opportunity for you to say yes. Spend some time with people who will not pressure you to take Lortab, or host your own party that is designated to be drug-free.

Sometimes, though, the pressure does not come from other people at the party. You may feel that pressure from inside yourself, whether it be from having abused Lortab before or from curiosity. One of the best ways to shut down this persistent pressure is to remind yourself of the dangers and consider the consequences. Remind yourself that a one-night high is not worth ending up in the hospital.

Get Help for Lortab Addiction

If you or someone you know has become addicted to Lortab, it is important to seek appropriate treatment. Therefore, please call our toll free number today. Our admissions coordinators are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about treatments for Lortab addiction.