Lortab 12-Step Program

Lortab 12-step programLortab is an analgesic opiate that is commonly used to treat mild to moderate pain and coughing. Lortab is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Hydrocodone is a derivative of opium and is what makes Lortab potentially addictive. Hydrocodone binds to pain receptors in the brain and causes the sensation of pain relief. Acetaminophen enhances the effects of hydrocodone, and although not addictive on its own, can cause serious liver damage when taken in large doses.

When taken over long periods of time, the body builds up a tolerance to Lortab, requiring a higher dose be taken in order to feel the desired effects of the drug. Addicts move past the point of using Lortab to simply relieve pain by depending on the drug to relieve stress, anxiety and to reach a general state of happiness and sense of well-being. If a person stops taking Lortab abruptly, uncomfortable and sometimes painful withdrawal symptoms can occur. Fear of experiencing withdrawal symptoms is the driving force behind Lortab addiction. Detox is the necessary first step in overcoming Lortab addiction. Once detox is complete and a person is no longer physically dependent on Lortab, further treatment can begin.

The 12-Step Program

First developed by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), the 12-step program has been used to treat addiction to drugs and alcohol for 75 years. It was first used to treat alcoholism from 1935-1953. In 1953, Narcotics Anonymous adopted the 12-step program. Today, the program is used widely in most drug rehab programs. The 12 steps involved in the program are as follows:

  1. We admit we are powerless over our addiction—that our lives have become unmanageable
  2. Come to believe that a power greater than ourselves can restore us to sanity
  3. Make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the higher power as we understand that higher power to be
  4. Make a searching and fearless moral inventory
  5. Admit to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs
  6. Are entirely ready to have a power greater than ourselves remove all defects of character
  7. Humbly ask to remove our shortcomings
  8. Make a list of all persons we have harmed, and become willing to make amends with them all
  9. Make direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others
  10. Continue to take personal inventory, and when we are wrong, promptly admit it
  11. Seek through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with a higher power as we understand that higher power to be, praying only for knowledge of its will for us and the power to carry that out
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we try to carry this message to other addicts, and practice these principals in all of our affairs

The 12-step program is based mainly on the admittance that a Lortab addict is completely powerless over his or her addiction. After a Lortab addict has accepted this, the 12-step program teaches the individual how to live life in a sober, self-fulfilling manner. Follow up meetings are an important aspect once a person has completed the program. There is always a chance that a Lortab addict will relapse. Follow up meetings give a recovering addict the opportunity to gain support when they most need it.

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