A review of how to find and get help for Vicodin addiction in medical, social, and clinical settings. We answer your questions about Vicodin addiction help at the end.
Withdrawing from Vicodin feels very much like the flu with chills, sweats, aches and pains. More on what is Vicodin withdrawal and treatments that help here.
Should you stop taking Vicodin cold turkey or consider a tapering schedule? Risks include negative psychological and physical responses. More on how to avoid cold turkey Vicodin withdrawal here.
Vicodin kicks in about 30-60 minutes after oral ingestion. More on when Vicodin starts working and factors that influence Vicodin onset here.
The safest way to withdraw from Vicodin is under a doctor’s supervision. Taper Vicodin doses, and then eliminate hydrocodone completely. But some people can withdraw from Vicodin at home. Should you? More here on how to withdraw from Vicodin.
ARTICLE OVERVIEW: Acute withdrawal symptoms last for 4-10 days after dose cessation. However, symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbances can last for weeks or months following initial withdrawal from Vicodin. TABLE OF CONTENTS Who Withdraws Onset Timeline Common Symptoms Overall Duration Tapering Medical Detox Medications that Help Home Detox Safety Your Questions Who […]
Are you or someone you love addicted to Vicodin? Treatments for addiction include medications and behavioral interventions. Learn what to expect and where to find treatment for Vicodin addiction here.
Are you worried about becoming dependent on Vicodin? While your body may develop dependence on hydrocodone in 2-3 weeks, this does not mean that you are addicted to Vicodin. More on the distinction between Vicodin dependence and addiction here.
When you stop taking Vicodin, follow your doctor’s instructions to reduce by 10% daily, 20% every 3-5 days and then 25% every week. Tapering from Vicodin should be completed over a four (4) week period. More here on how to stop taking Vicodin, plus a section at the end for your questions.
You can develop tolerance to Vicodin (hydrocodone) within in a month of taking it. Tolerance to Vicodin does not necessarily mean you are addicted to Vicodin. More on the distinction between physical dependence, tolerance and Vicodin addiction here.