Ocean Recovery Centre offers a comprehensive 28-day residential rehabilitation programme for clients 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 an initial assessment. This assessment takes place entirely over the telephone. Following assessment clients receive a date to enter Ocean Recovery’s clinic.

Patients are required to live with the centre for the duration of hydrocodone rehab. Once clients arrive at the clinic a full physical and psychological examination is conducted by a qualified staff member. Staff collect relevant facts relating to hydrocodone addiction.

Based on this information a tailored detox and rehab programme is drawn up. This programme is fully personalised and designed to meet the likely challenges clients face during their rehabilitation.

Hydrocodone detox process

The first stage of hydrocodone rehabilitation is detox. Here clients 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:

  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Lethargy

Physical withdrawal symptoms occurring during hydrocodone detox include:

  • Acute abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Drowsiness
  • Diarrhoea

Patients receive 24/7 medical attention throughout detox. Patients may be prescribed medications designed to reduce withdrawal symptoms such as Subutex.

Since rehab is residential, clients 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 clients 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 the addiction. Once detox concludes clients 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 clients 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 01253 847 553. Alternatively, complete the enquiry form and a member of the team will respond shortly.

We maintain clinics across the United Kingdom.