Is Vicodin Detox Necessary?
When it comes to Vicodin abuse medical detox is most often necessary for a number of reasons. The physical symptoms of Vicodin withdrawal are intensely uncomfortable and generally lead to a relapse if not eased with medication and closely monitored. The psychological symptoms and cravings associated with Vicodin withdrawal should also be adequately treated by a licensed psychiatrist. At Guardian Recovery Center we focus on relapse prevention by monitoring clients around-the-clock while they are in detox and ensuring that they immediately transition into the next appropriate level of clinical care when discharged. The rates of relapse are reduced significantly when an individual commits to detox and a subsequent admission into inpatient rehab.
Treatment Options for Vicodin Detox
There are several available treatment options for men and women who have been suffering at the hands of a Vicodin abuse disorder. At Guardian Recovery Network we generally combine tapering with Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), holistic treatment methods and therapeutic intervention. Tapering is sometimes necessary in the case of severe opioid abuse disorders. Tapering essentially means that the client is slowly weaned off the medication over time, as a licensed physician oversees the process and regularly monitors blood pressure, pulse and body temperature to ensure that there are no complications.
In addition to tapering we often utilize certain medications — like naltrexone and buprenorphine — a combination of opioid and opioid antagonist known to alleviate the physical symptoms of Vicodin withdrawal while reducing the psychological drug cravings that often lead to relapse. Certain proven holistic treatment methods are also utilized, including acupuncture (which has been shown to reduce drug cravings) and massage therapy (a non-invasive method of pain management). At Guardian Recovery Network we believe in the benefits of therapeutic intervention during every stage of the recovery process. We provide our clients with individual therapy sessions that take place once a week and group therapy sessions that take place on a daily basis. We also believe in the importance of family involvement. We offer family therapy sessions and a Family Workshop geared towards healing every unit of the immediate family simultaneously.