Vicodin addiction is a painful experience. Going through withdrawal is even worse. Withdrawal is a painful process as your body attempts to detox itself.
First, your body will crave the drug. Then it will begin to shut down in the worst way possible. Users experiencing withdrawal typically find it hard to breathe. They are dignity and sweaty. Their body and joints ache. Most will suffer from sleep deprivation and loss of appetite. Some users will consume more drugs to keep from having to go through another round of withdrawal.
However, quitting cold turkey is not ideal. We recommend finding a treatment facility that can ease you off of the drug through a simple detox. In these facilities, you typically also have therapy and support groups available to you. Each center is different and focuses on its own technique and style.
Unfortunately, the withdrawal symptoms will be the same, except, this time, you will be under excellent care and support of doctors or nurses. Often, they will have other (non-habit forming) drugs to ease the pain of withdrawal. It’s best that you choose a center that is right for you. Some treatment center focuses on holistic recovery, using mental therapy and yoga. Others are more traditional and focus on meetings and 12 step programs.
Almost all centers have values and principles that drive their purpose and dedication. Yet they all have one objective, to help users and addicts free themselves of any more pain and suffering that is dealt out by painkillers.Be sure to choose a facility that shares the same values and purpose as you do.