I Am Addicted to Lortab, and I Need Help

I Am Addicted to Lortab, and I Need HelpIt is very important for any Lortab addict to acknowledge the addiction so that she can recover. Compare the listed signs of an addiction to Lortab with your own life and know that addiction can compromise your ability to think rationally about your relationship with the drug. Asking for help is not an admission of weakness, but a step towards liberation from addiction. There are knowledgeable professionals and helpful environments specifically designed to aid your detox and recovery.

What Is Lortab?

Containing a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone, Lortab is made of two narcotic painkillers. Lortab is prescribed most often for mild to moderate pain, and is only to be used by the prescribed patient, and in the directed amount. Hydrocodone is addictive, so keep your pills in a safe location. If you believe that Lortab is less effective than it once was, do not violate your doctor’s directions, but alert him.

Signs of an Addiction to Lortab

If you suspect that you or someone that you are close to may be addicted to Lortab, compare these signs of addiction to the behaviors of the potential addict:

  • Taking larger dosages of Lortab than prescribed
  • Obtaining multiple prescriptions from different doctors
  • Lies to cover up Lortab abuse
  • Financial difficulties from funding the addiction
  • Withdrawal symptoms when the user goes too long without a dose

If you recognize any of these symptoms, you may be dealing with a Lortab addiction.

Lortab Withdrawal Symptoms

It is important to seek help for your Lortab addiction, especially because the recovery process can be excruciating. Aside from possibly developing a physical addiction, there is also a possibility of developing a psychological addiction. Taking Lortab habitually can train your brain to rely on the drug to produce enough chemicals to feel good. This can make recovery quite difficult, as it will probably take professional care to address the psychological issues of addiction.

If your use of Lortab began with a prescription, it is possible that you eventually experienced less relief from your doses. This decrease in efficacy is due to tolerance, which enables withdrawals. Some of Lortab’s withdrawal symptoms include the following problems:

  • Aches and pains
  • Fever
  • Goose bumps
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Anxiety
  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Visual or sensational hallucinations
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Vomiting
  • Mood swings
  • Strained muscles
  • Shivering
  • Sweating
  • Runny nose
  • Respiratory symptoms

If you are dealing with any of these issues, seek immediate help to ensure you do not relapse.

Lortab Addiction Help

If you or a loved one suffer from a Lortab addiction, please call our 24 hour, toll-free helpline today. The counselors answering the phones are eager to answer your questions, address health insurance issues and to discuss transportation arrangements. If you have a loved one who will not recognize her addiction, there are interventionists available. Call now for immediate and confidential support.