Hydrocodone Rehab

Victory Bay Drug Guide

Hydrocodone is a semi-synthetic opioid created from codeine that is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It is often formulated with other medications such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen and administered for analgesia or as a cough suppressant.

Branded as things like Vicodin, Norco, or Lortab, hydrocodone is powerfully addictive and even when used infrequently, can lead to hydrocodone abuse. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, more than 24 million people over the age of 12 have used the drug for non-medical reasons.

Hydrocodone Abuse


Like other painkillers, hydrocodone can not only block the feeling of pain, but can also produce a high in those who use the drug, leading to hydrocodone addiction. Some common symptoms include:

  • A heightened sense of well-being
  • Overall relaxation
  • A state of euphoria
  • Reduced worry or stress
  • Sedation
  • A warming sensation

Need Help?

Call us at 855.259.1624

Dangers & Effects

Over time, regular use of hydrocodone can create a tolerance in the body that requires the user to take more in order to achieve the same effect. This is how dependence is created and what leads individuals to seek hydrocodone recovery. Some of the drug’s short-term and long-term effects include:

Short-term effects:

  • Slowed or shallow breathing
  • Itchy or flushed skin
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth
  • Confusion or poor judgment
  • Drowsiness

Long-term effects include:

  • Tremors or spasms
  • Swelling in hands or feet
  • Anxiety
  • Increased risk of heart problems
  • Muscle weakness
  • Sleep issues
  • Respiratory depression
  • Bladder and/or bowel issues


Once a person is addicted to hydrocodone, it can be extremely difficult to stop. When someone is dependent on it and suddenly removes it, their body begins to overwork itself in order to recover and they may experience symptoms such as:

  • Body aches
  • Diarrhea
  • Mental health issues like anxiety or depression
  • Sweating and/or shivering
  • Hallucinations
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Fatigue

MAT (Medical Assisted Treatment)

Hydrocodone recovery is difficult to achieve on your own, which is why the hydrocodone rehab professionals at Victory Bay offer Medical Assisted Treatment in the form of medications like:

  • Buprenorphine
  • Naltrexone
  • Methadone
  • Naloxone

Treatment Option

If you or a loved one is addicted to hydrocodone, contact the experts at Victory Bay. Our hydrocodone addiction treatment programs are tailored to each individual and their goals, so we can help you eradicate your addiction and live a long, healthy life. We offer the best in both care and support and give you the opportunity to recover successfully with state-of-the-art facilities and trusted professionals. Contact us today to learn more.

Men sitting outside finding help at Outpatient Alcohol Addiction Treatment Center South Jersey