Insomnia and Lortab Abuse

Insomnia and Lortab AbuseLortab is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen that is prescribed for moderate to severe pain. Hydrocodone is a narcotic pain reliever, and acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of hydrocodone.

Effects of Insomnia

The inability to get a restful sleep is how insomnia is most often described. However, many believe that insomnia is a disease. Regardless of the definition, millions of people suffer with insomnia with effects that range from mild to almost debilitating.

Transient insomnia is when a person has difficulty falling or staying asleep for a few days in a row. This type of insomnia is often associated with a specific event such as anxiety over an upcoming event. On the other hand, chronic insomnia persists for days, weeks, months and even years. Someone suffering with acute or chronic insomnia may experience any of the following problems:

  • Inability to concentrate
  • Constant fatigue
  • Reduced energy levels
  • Blurred vision
  • Irritability

Any one of these problems could make day-to-day life impossible.

Insomnia and Lortab Abuse

Even if you and your physician decide that Lortab is the right choice to treat your pain, explore the common side effects for the potential effects on your insomnia, including the following issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Bloating, gas and indigestion
  • Blurred vision
  • Constipation, diarrhea, nausea, upset stomach and vomiting
  • Dizziness and drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Impaired mental or physical performance
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mood changes

Someone struggling to find the energy to get through the day only suffers further if she experiences any of these side effects.

Treatment for Lortab Abuse

Unfortunately, when someone realizes that he abuses Lortab, the idea of quitting makes him anxious because the withdrawal symptoms include insomnia, muscle aches and depression. However, an inpatient treatment program helps people recover from Lortab abuse to minimize these issues. Starting with a doctor’s exam, health evaluation and assessment counseling, a personalized withdrawal and treatment plan is formulated. After a medically supervised detox, addicts receive ongoing counseling to understand the underlying issues that led to drug abuse. Counseling can empower addicts to resolve or cope with these issues, which in turn reduce the power of cravings.

Another key part of inpatient treatment is relapse prevention. In these sessions, people are taught to recognize situations that risk relapse and then plan to avoid or overcome them.

Help for Lortab Addiction

Lortab is an extremely powerful drug that can quickly take over your life. If you need help finding the right treatment program for you, call our toll-free helpline today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about Lortab addiction treatment.