What Happens in Rehab for Vicodin Addiction?

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Many people deal with Vicodin addiction each year. Although many who need help do not receive treatment, many others enter rehab to get treatment and recover from this potent and addictive opioid medication.

Going to rehab can be scary. You may wonder if you will be able to resist your cravings and how much you will have to share about your disorder with others. You may fear how people will treat you, both staff and others in rehab like yourself.

Most of all, you might wonder what rehab is like and what you will do there. You may wonder if rehab can really help with your problems and may doubt that it is going to be a solution to a long-term pattern of Vicodin misuse.

Here is a look at what happens in rehab for Vicodin addiction so that you will know what to expect when you decide to get treatment.

First, Detox

All treatment programs are different. The first part of rehab typically involves detox, which is done under medical supervision so that you can be as comfortable and safe as possible. As you detox and the drugs begin to leave your system, you begin to have daily individual and group therapy sessions that explore the circumstances that led to your misuse of Vicodin and sometimes other drugs or alcohol.

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Talk Therapy

There are many feelings and thoughts to work through to understand and learn to heal from Vicodin misuse. It is important to realize that rehab is a safe place to recover and that you can trust your counselors and other staff to have your best interests in mind.

Privacy and confidentiality laws require that whatever you tell staff will not be shared without your permission — unless the staff member determines that you are a danger to yourself or someone else.

Physical Therapy

Besides talk therapy, you may also have physical therapy or other medical treatment if necessary. After all, many people who misuse Vicodin initially start taking it because of an injury or another source of chronic pain, and those conditions may still persist in rehab and even beyond.

Sleep and Nutrition Care

You usually have a private or semi-private room in rehab. You will be given plenty of nutritious food as well as adequate time for sleeping. Relearning self-care is an important aspect of rehab because many people become unable to adequately care for themselves while they are misusing drugs or alcohol.

Recreational Therapies

There may also be opportunities to participate in other therapeutic activities that can help in the recovery process. Art and music therapy, drama therapy, even equine therapy (with horses) are some of the different therapies that are available at some treatment centers to help with recovery from Vicodin addiction or dependence.

These different therapies may help you express some of your feelings or deal with them better. People have said that these therapies allow them to figure out some of their own feelings about their lives and their drug use that they would not have been able to process in any other way.

Family Time

You may also have an opportunity for family therapy or for visits from family and friends at particular times during rehab. Some rehabs are locked down to prevent you from leaving, while others will allow you to leave if you want to, although they may discourage it for therapeutic reasons.

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If you have a substance use disorder that involves Vicodin or other drugs, you can find help right now. Contact The Recovery Village Palmer Lake to access treatment options nearest to you.