Ocean Recovery Centre offers a comprehensive 28 day residential rehabilitation programme for patients suffering from hydrocodone addiction. First synthesised in Germany in 1920, hydrocodone is commonly prescribed in the USA as a painkiller. Hydrocodone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from codeine. Codeine naturally occurs in poppy plants commonly grown in developing countries. In the UK hydrocodone is a Class A substance under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and currently the drug is not permitted for medicinal purposes.
Early signs of hydrocodone addiction
Hydrocodone is typically prescribed in tablet form. However seasoned hydrocodone addicts are known to crush up these tablets. Hydrocodone addicts then snort or even inject the drug. This allows addicts to experience euphoria when the drug is consumed. Over time hydrocodone addicts build up a tolerance to the drug. This means an ever greater quantity of hydrocodone is required in order to experience this desired state of euphoria.
Admissions and assessment
Hydrocodone addicts seeking rehabilitation must first undergo initial assessment. This assessment takes place entirely over the telephone. Following assessment patients receive a date to enter Ocean Recovery’s clinic. Patients are required to live with the centre for the duration of hydrocodone rehab. Once patients arrive at the clinic a full physical and psychological examination is conducted by a consultant psychiatrist. The psychiatrist collects relevant facts relating to hydrocodone addiction. Based on this information our psychiatrist draws up a tailored detox and rehab programme. This programme is fully personalised and designed to meet the likely challenges patients face during their rehabilitation.
Hydrocodone detox process
The first stage of hydrocodone rehabilitation is detox. Here patients must flush all toxins from their system. A number of classic opioid withdrawal symptoms occur during the acute withdrawal phase of detox.
Psychological withdrawal symptoms due to hydrocodone detox include:
Physical withdrawal symptoms occurring during hydrocodone detox include:
- Acute abdominal pain
Patients receive 24/7 medical attention throughout detox. Patients may be subscribed medications designed to reduce withdrawal symptoms such as Subutex. Since rehab is residential, patients do not need to worry about preparing their own food or doing their own cleaning. Such tasks are taken care of by the centre’s support staff. This means patients are able to focus all of their energy on recovery.
Therapy for hydrocodone addiction
Hydrocodone detox requires between five and ten days in order to complete, depending on the severity of addiction. Once detox concludes patients are then encouraged to attend therapy and counselling sessions. Ocean Recovery Centre employs an in-house team of therapists. Therapy aims to treat the mental aspect of hydrocodone addiction. Therapy affords patients with coping mechanisms required to fight off relapse following the completion of rehab.
Contacting Ocean Recovery Centre
Call Ocean Recovery today to find out more. Call on 0125 353 0553. Alternatively complete the enquiry form and a member of the team will respond shortly.
We maintain clinics across the United Kingdom.
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