People Who Can Help You Recover from Lortab Addiction

People who can help you recover from lortab addictionLortab is a brand name analgesic (pain reliever) that combines hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Hydrocodone is a narcotic pain reliever while acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of hydrocodone. Combination medications, such as Lortab, can be particularly dangerous as they are both highly addictive and can have dangerous side effects. Medications containing acetaminophen are also dangerous when mixed with alcohol. Alcohol can increase the effects of Lortab to dangerous levels and can be fatal. Some 400 deaths a year are attributed to acetaminophen overdose or related liver damage.

Some individuals become addicted after using Lortab recreationally, while others become addicted after using Lortab legitimately to treat pain. An addiction to painkillers, when initial use is for legitimate reasons, can be quite difficult to break because pain is a powerful motivator. The fear and anxiety that come with the thought of pain returning can be enough to drive a user back to Lortab.

Side Effects of Lortab

The most severe side effects of Lortab use include the following:

  • Shallow breathing
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Feeling light-headed or fainting
  • Confusion or fear
  • Unusual thoughts or behavior
  • Seizures
  • Problems urinating

Why Talk to Someone about Lortab Addiction and Recovery

Talking to someone who can help you with Lortab addiction is important for your safety and for the success of any recovery attempt. One reason you shouldn’t struggle alone is the danger that can come with withdrawal. These symptoms can even occur in between doses of Lortab. Talking to someone who can help you get into a rehab program will allow you to go through withdrawal under the watchful eye of a trained medical staff. Lortab withdrawal symptoms can include the following:

  • Intense psychological and physical craving for the drug
  • Extreme and uncharacteristic irritability
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Aches and pains in muscle as well as bone
  • Runny nose and watery eyes
  • Dilated pupils
  • Cold sweats
  • Yawning
  • Fever

Call Us and Talk to an Addiction Counselor

If you are struggling with Lortab addiction and want to talk to someone who can help you recover, give us a call. Addiction counselors are waiting to talk to you on our 24 hour, toll-free helpline. They can help you determine what type of treatment is best for your specific circumstances and help you get into a rehab program. Recovery takes the initiative and strength to make a phone call. Call now and start recovering today.