Lortab Addiction & Detox

Lortab is an opioid pain killer that stimulates the pleasure center of the brain and is a highly addictive narcotic. Lortab is closely related to Vicodin and Norco in its chemical composition which is comprised of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Hydrocodone is a semi synthetic narcotic derived from codeine which originates from the opium poppy.

As a prescription pain medication Lortab is useful in managing pain for people who require serious pain management. Unfortunately, some people who have been prescribed Lortab begin to use the medication more frequently and not as prescribed. The care free and pleasant feelings that the drug produces in the brain leaves this narcotic wide open for abuse. Hydrocodone affects the pleasure center of the brain causing a euphoric feeling. Individuals who are not able to effectively manage stress or want to escape unpleasant emotional feelings may often start abusing prescription medications to escape. Opioid drug abuse among young adults is epidemic and Lortab has become one of the most highly abused class of prescription drugs in the United States.

Lortab is often crushed or turned into a liquid form for snorting or injecting by addicts to achieve a more rapid intense high. Because of its popularity Lortab is available on the street which is a dangerous scenario for abusers since there is no quality control on street or black market supplies.

 

Symptoms of Lortab Abuse

  • Severe mood swings in an individual
  • Anxiety often related to obtaining more Lortab
  • Dishonest behavior, stealing,
  • Developing an argumentative personality
  • Withdrawing from normal social activities
  • Decreased communication
  • Impulsive behavior

Physical Side Effects of Lortab Abuse

  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Jaundice & Bruising
  • Decreased Urination & Constipation
  • Hearing Loss
  • Stomach upset, Nausea and or Vomiting
  • Shallow Breathing
  • Sleepiness
  • Convulsions and/or Seizures
  • Decreasing ability to Focus or Concentrate, Mental Confusion.
  • Memory Loss
  • Blurred Vision
  • Bizarre Behavior

Withdrawal Symptoms

Withdrawal symptoms from abusing Lortab is varies by the individuals and detoxing from Lortab addiction should always be medically supervised.

Most Common Withdrawal symptoms are muscle aches, spasms, cramps and pains, a feeling of agitation or aggression, chills, anxiety, diarrhea, nausea, depression and lack of appetite.

 

 

Getting Help & Lortab Detox

Acknowledging a drug problem takes tremendous strength from the individual deciding to change their life and take control again.  A person who has the problem who seeks help should be very proud of themselves.

Drug abuse affects millions of people and their families worldwide.  It is nothing to be ashamed of because you are not alone.  Every race, social class and culture deals with this issue.

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