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Understanding Lorcet Abuse
Understanding Lorcet Abuse Recovery
Comprised of hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen, Lorcet is a prescription pain medication that is prescribed for the alleviation of moderate to moderately severe pain. When a doctor recommends and prescribes this painkiller, a disclaimer is often given that this medication has a high potential for abuse and should be taken only as directed. Unfortunately, because Lorcet can be habit-forming, there are many individuals that eventually abuse and become addicted to this medication. When this occurs, those addicted to Lorcet often require the assistance of professionals and effective treatment in order to regain control of their lives. The withdrawal that is known to ensue after an individual no longer abuses this medication can be painful and unpleasant, of which can further entice a person to continue this perilous pattern of substance abuse. Fortunately, there are numerous treatment options in existence that can restore good health and wellbeing to Lorcet abusers. Among the most effective, however, is medication assisted treatment.
Medication assisted treatment is a form of treatment that involves the use of certain medications that are designed keep withdrawal, cravings, and the harmful effects of opioids at bay so that the individual addicted to the substance can work on recovery. When this type of treatment is received at the same time as other therapeutic interventions, such as individual and group therapy, those addicted to opiates like Lorcet can come to know a life that is not hindered due to the abuse of a prescription painkiller.
At Indiana Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we want to help you get your life back. The medication assisted treatment we offer is both safe and effective in helping men and women overcome an addiction to Lorcet. The individual and group therapy opportunities we provide only further the likelihood that those receiving treatment at our centers will achieve lasting recovery. If you are looking for a center that can supply truly effective care, look no further than Indiana Comprehensive Treatment Centers. We are here to help.
Types of Treatment Offered
Types of Treatment Offered for Lorcet Abuse at Indiana Comprehensive Treatment Centers
Indiana Comprehensive Treatment Centers are a network of outpatient providers that offer an array of medically supervised medication assisted treatment options for those who wish to overcome an addiction to or dependence upon opiates, such as Lorcet. Men and women, aged 18 and older, who have been abusing Lorcet or other opiates for one year or more can partake in our services. Our experienced and professional staff is comprised of doctors, nurses, and counselors who work with clients to determine the most appropriate dosage of any medication prescribed and any additional therapeutic interventions that will further the recovery process.
The medications and therapeutic interventions that could be part of a client’s treatment can include the following:
Methadone: A medication that prevents cravings and the withdrawal symptoms that are known to occur after a person ceases his or her use of Lorcet is methadone. Those prescribed methadone will not experience the high that occurs when a person consumes a prescription painkiller, as methadone is an opioid agonist. The dosage of this medication, which is taken daily, is determined based on each client’s needs and will likely be decreased over time in order to wean the individual off of it so that true sobriety can be achieved.
Suboxone: Containing buprenorphine and naloxone, Suboxone reduces cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Unlike other medication assisted treatments, this medication can also trigger symptoms of withdrawal should an individual attempt to abuse an opioid, such as Lorcet, while receiving this type of medication assisted treatment. Suboxone is typically consumed daily and the dosage will be determined based on the treatment needs of the individual.
Subutex: Comprised of buprenorphine as the active ingredient, Subutex lessens cravings and diminishes withdrawal symptoms by blocking the harmful effects of Lorcet and other opiates within an individual’s brain. Subutex is classified as a partial opioid agonist-antagonist, meaning the effects of consuming an opioid are blocked, yet the withdrawal symptoms are decreased in order to allow a person to work on his or her recovery. Daily consumption of this medication is part of this type of treatment and the amount taken each day is recommended by one of our highly-qualified doctors.
Vivitrol: A non-narcotic, non-addictive medication assisted treatment option is Vivitrol. This medication is one that is injected into an individual to reduce cravings for Lorcet and other opiates. Naltrexone is the active ingredient and this treatment option is one that is typically administered once per month.
Individual and group therapy: In order to enhance the effectiveness of the medication assisted treatments we offer, Indiana Comprehensive Treatment Centers incorporate individual and group therapy sessions into the treatments available. Individual therapy sessions occur one-on-one with a counselor and can be a time when clients process their feelings and emotions with regards to their own recovery. Group therapy sessions are also conducted by counselors and can feature a wide range of topics covered. Other clients participate in group therapy sessions so that the men and women receiving treatment at our centers can feel a strong sense of support and encouragement from others who have endured similar struggles.
Why Consider Treatment
Why Consider Indiana Comprehensive Treatment Centers for Lorcet Abuse
Making the choice to combat an addiction to Lorcet is both courageous and extremely beneficial to an individual’s long-term mental and physical health. When treatment is sought for a chemical dependency concern of this kind, not only can a person come to know a healthier life that he or she deserves, but the skills needed to abstain from Lorcet, other opioids, and other drugs can be gained and serve well for a lifetime. Conversely, if an addiction to Lorcet remains present in an individual’s life, there are a number of adverse effects that can result.
The consequences that are known to ensue when a person consistently abuses Lorcet can be vast and impact several areas of his or her life. Substance abuse, in general, can increase an individual’s chances for interaction with the legal system as many addicts engage in illegal and risky activities when trying to acquire more of their drug of choice. Additionally, familial relationships, one’s ability to maintain employment, and a person’s capacity to make good decisions are greatly hindered when a Lorcet abuse problem is present. Even more concerning are the mental and physical health risks that are associated with a chemical dependency concern of this kind. Individuals with a history of mental illness may experience worsening symptoms of their condition or conditions when abusing Lorcet and, thusly, experience a great deal of strife in other areas of their lives. With regards to the costs to an individual’s physical health, long-term abuse of Lorcet can damage vital organs and heightens one’s risk of overdose, of which could lead to a fatal outcome. Fortunately, there are treatment options in existence that can reduce or eliminate these adversities.
At Indiana Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we whole-heartedly believe that an addiction to Lorcet can be overcome. Let us help you or a loved one achieve the drug-free and healthy life that you deserve.