Your decision to seek help for an addiction to Norco is courageous but also likely backed with fear. What will happen in rehab? Will withdrawal and detox be painful? And how do you know you’re making the right choice? If you or someone you care about is struggling with addiction to Norco, the best thing you can do is to seek professional help as quickly as possible. Our helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to support you. Call 1-800-552-0697 to speak with a treatment specialist about your inpatient rehab options.
Norco is a pain reliever that is made up of a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone. It is commonly prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain following surgery, as a result of injury, or for other medication conditions such as arthritis, lower back pain or similar conditions. When taken as prescribed, Norco has a moderate potential for abuse. Taken without a prescription, risks are elevated significantly and addiction is a likely outcome.
Who’s At Risk of Norco Addiction?
Anyone who takes Norco, with or without a prescription for the medication, is at risk of becoming addicted. This does not mean that everyone who takes the drug will become an addict, some people are simply more prone to addiction than others. The following situations or circumstances increase your risk of becoming addicted to this prescription drug:
- Taking Norco for more than 7 days.
- Taking Norco that was not prescribed to you.
- Taking more Norco than you were prescribed.
- Taking Norco for reasons other than pain.
- Taking Norco to help you cope with emotional problems, stress or similar situations.
- Using other drugs alongside Norco.
- Drinking while taking Norco.
If you have a past history of substance abuse, or if you are currently addicted to another drug, you could be at a heightened risk of becoming addicted to Norco whether it is prescribed to you or if you take it for recreational use. If you suspect addiction, contact a healthcare provider or call our helpline at 1-800-552-0697 to speak with a treatment provider that can assist you in the recovery and healing process.
What is Inpatient Norco Rehab?
Inpatient rehab for Norco addiction provides around-the-clock care to those who are struggling with drug dependence. Unlike an outpatient program or other care options, inpatient care is the best source for healing and recovery.
Here’s what you can expect from inpatient rehab:
- Treatment that is tailored to your needs.
- Detox and medical intervention as necessary.
- A comfortable, safe, drug free environment that is conducive to your healing.
- Meals and other necessities.
- Counseling and therapy.
- Aftercare and other support services.
If you’re considering inpatient rehab, call our helpline at 1-800-552-0697 and we will immediately connect you with a treatment provider that can support you recovery needs.
Signs and Symptoms of Norco Addiction
How can you tell if someone you love might be addicted to Norco? Some common signs of Norco addiction can be easily spotted and others may be more difficult to see as they are psychological in nature.
The most common signs and symptoms of an addiction include:
- Choosing norco over time with friends, family or loved ones.
- Making promises to quit taking norco but continuing to take it anyway.
- Feeling sick or otherwise suffering from symptoms of withdrawal when you don’t take Norco or other drugs with hydrocodone in them.
- Feeling like you can’t live without norco.
- Wishing you could quit but not knowing how to quit.
- Lying, cheating, stealing or breaking promises in order to get norco.
- Having a fixated mindset in which all you can think about is norco.
- Seeking rehab and relapsing after treatment.
Cravings, certain symptoms of withdrawal, and various other psychological elements of Norco addiction can be hard to see for an outsider but for the addict, these symptoms are often the underlying factors that contribute to continued use of the drug.
Do I Really NEED Inpatient Treatment?
If you believe that you’re addicted to norco, you may need inpatient rehab. Not all cases of addiction require inpatient drug rehab, but if you’re struggling with strong symptoms of withdrawal and you’ve tried other options of care such as outpatient therapy or support groups, taking the next big step and choosing residential rehab could save your life.
Norco addiction, when left untreated, can lead to overdose, withdrawal or death. If you struggle with withdrawal symptoms when you try to quit, or if you have made efforts to quit and have failed, inpatient treatment is necessary.
Don’t be afraid to call for help. Millions of Americans struggle with addiction—you’re not alone. Inpatient treatment can help you to overcome this battle and regain control of your life. Call 1-800-552-0697 today to find a treatment center near you.
How Norco Addiction Begins
It’s very common to believe that when a medication is prescribed to you there is little to no risk associated with addiction—your doctor wouldn’t steer your wrong, right? However, many find out the hard way that addiction begins with a single prescription to a single pain relieving medication such as Norco.
Sadly, more than half of all addictions to prescription drugs begin with a legitimate prescription from a doctor. This is why stricter regulations have been placed on prescribing practices to help reduce the impact that prescription medications have on contributing to the addiction epidemic in the U.S. Doctors write prescriptions, people take them as prescribed, and unexpectedly find themselves addicted.
Likewise, some become addicted as a result of their own recreational use of the drug. If you’re taking Norco for ANY reason other than prescribed you are abusing the drug and your risk of addiction and physical dependence is increased significantly.
Regardless of how Norco addiction begins, the end result is the need for treatment. Call our helpline at 1-800-552-0697 to find an inpatient rehab center that treats Norco addiction.
What Treatment Options are Provided During Inpatient Rehab?
Many treatment options are provided to assist you in the recovery process. Residential rehab programs that provide at least 30 days and preferably 90 days or more of rehab and intensive therapy are recommended. If you can’t attend a residential rehab program, outpatient care or hospitalized day treatment are the next best options for your healing and recovery.
Here’s a look at the most common treatment options that are used in inpatient rehab:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Behavioral therapy
- Cognitive therapy
- Medication maintenance therapy
- Medical detox
- Support groups including NA
- Exercise and meal programs to support detox and healing
- Art, music or animal therapy
The inpatient rehab center that you choose to help you beat Norco addiction may offer some or all of the above treatment options. Most facilities provide a range of care services specifically focused on detox, physical healing and psychological healing.
Remember, what works best for you may not be what was best for someone else. It’s important to remember that your recovery is unique to YOU. Do not worry about how long it will take or whether you need more care than your friend or someone else that you may know who has been in rehab, this is a time for you to focus on yourself and YOUR healing.
For assistance in finding and choosing the best inpatient rehab center for Norco addiction or for addiction to any substance, call 1-800-552-0697 and we’ll connect you with a rehab center that’s ideal for your unique situation.