What is Hydrocodone?
Hydrocodone dependency is an addiction to a morphine-like antitussive (anti-cough) agent that is the active ingredient in prescription painkillers that include the trade names Anexsia®, Hycodan®, Hycomine®, Lorcet®, Lortab®, Tussionex®, Tylox®, Vicodin®, and Vicoprofen®. Medical professions prescribe this analgesic opiate to treat mild pain and reduce coughing. It is closely linked to Morphine and available in tablet or syrup form. A dose of 15mg (1/4 gr) of Hydrocodone is now considered equivalent to 10mg (1/6 gr) of Morphine.
Hydrocodone Withdrawal Symptoms
Withdrawal is hard to manage without professional help. A patient can experience a wide range of symptoms that can linger for days, weeks, even months. They can include extreme irritability, strong drug cravings, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, headaches, tremors, chills, sweats, insomnia and seizures.
Some facilities treat opiate dependence by administering other opiates (opiate replacement therapy). For this type of therapy, the doctor typically prescribe methadone, Suboxone or Subutex. This can be effective for some people, but is a long-term fix to a problem that has probably lingered on for long enough. People may find they need to be on replacement medications for a while. They may also need a second detox if they become dependent upon the replacements. Waismann Method’s renown rapid hydrocodone detox quickly eliminates opiate dependence once and for all. We also detox patients these replacement medications.
We differ from these archaic forms of treatment in many ways. Many traditional treatment centers have focused on talk therapy and the psychological aspects of dependency, while others treat the often unbearable symptoms of withdrawal. The rate of success with traditional methods, however, has been very low.
Thousands of people from around the globe have relied on the Waismann Method not only for its safety and success rates, but also for the compassionate and discreet approach. Waismann Method® rapid detox center treats Hydrocodone dependency as a physical disease that can be overcome with advanced medical techniques. Rapid detox eliminates the cravings that often accompany traditional hydrocodone detox treatments. Waismann Method® leads the medical community on its effectiveness of Hydrocodone addiction treatment.
We offer a pioneering medical procedure, which provides a safe and humane treatment for opiate dependency. Our medical director performs all procedures in a hospital intensive care unit. He carefully administers medications to reverse the physiological dependence on opiates while addressing the symptoms of withdrawal. During the procedure, the patient experiences minimal conscious withdrawal, and afterward enters the Domus Retreat for a few days for continued physical and mental care.
“When pain medication stops working, it is natural for a person to assume they need to take more. However, it is important for people to understand that the effects of their pain medications may in fact be counterproductive,” says Dr. Michael Lowenstein, co-director and chief administrator of the Waismann Method ®. “With almost two decades of experience in treating patients and administering the Waismann Method of Opiate Detoxification, the medical professionals in our organization understand the brain’s physiological relationship to addiction and can help people return to a drug-free lifestyle by safely reversing their chemical dependency to opiates.”
“I was very concerned that it would not help me, I was not a believer, but now I am. It is hard at first but now it’s good. Back to my life. Thank you.”
— Hydrocodone Treatment Patient