Colorado Vicodin Hotline
24/7, Toll-Free, Confidential
How Can You Get Help For Vicodin Addiction?
There are thousands and thousands of people across Colorado including in cities like Denver, Boulder, and Colorado Springs, as well as the state and country who are battling an addiction to opioids. Vicodin is just one of those opioids that are contributing to what’s being dubbed the “opioid epidemic” that’s hitting states in the U.S. hard, including Colorado.
When you or your loved one is struggling with Vicodin abuse or addiction, it’s easy to feel like you have nowhere to turn or to feel like you don’t know the first step to take. That’s why we offer our Colorado Vicodin hotline. The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake operates a localized free, confidential Vicodin helpline where you can learn more about addiction and also explore treatment options.
There always has to be a first step taken to overcome any addiction, and the 24-hour confidential Colorado Vicodin hotline is that first step.
Vicodin is a combination drug that includes hydrocodone and acetaminophen. The hydrocodone in Vicodin is an opioid, so when someone takes it, particularly in larger doses, they may experience a euphoric high. This floods the brain with dopamine and triggers a reward response. When your brain’s reward center is triggered, it wants to continue seeking out the stimulus that led to that response, which unfortunately, in this case, is a drug.
This is how the disease of addiction is born, and for people who are addicted to opioids like Vicodin, it can become all-encompassing and incredibly difficult to break free from.
So how do you know if you’re addicted to Vicodin, or if someone you love is? The following are a few signs of Vicodin addiction.
- People who are addicted to Vicodin often take it in ways other than what’s directed to amplify the high. This can include crushing the tablets and snorting them or injecting them.
- If you’re using Vicodin outside of a medical prescription, you are abusing it, and you may be addicted.
- Other signs of Vicodin abuse and addiction include needing the drug to maintain a sense of normalcy, obtaining it illegally, doctor shopping to get multiple prescriptions, or experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking it.
- Withdrawing from friends, family, and other relationships.
- Feeling obsessed with taking Vicodin and obtaining your next dose.
- Your performance at school or work starts to decline.
These aren’t all the symptoms and signs of a Vicodin addiction, but they are some of the most common. If you feel like your use of Vicodin is negatively affecting your life, it’s important to get help. That help can start when you call our Colorado Vicodin hotline.
Why Should You Call A Vicodin Hotline?
What Happens When You Call A Colorado Vicodin Hotline
When you call our Palmer Lake Vicodin hotline, you’re connected with a professional who understands addiction and Vicodin. That person will ask you questions about your addiction, such as how often you use Vicodin, how long you’ve been using it, and also whether or not you use any other substances.
When you call our free Vicodin hotline, you’ll also be asked questions about whether or not you have any co-occurring mental disorders, and if you’re ready for treatment.
If you are ready for treatment, you can potentially begin the intake process while you’re on the phone with our Vicodin hotline, and you may be able to get into a treatment facility with a day.
If you’re experiencing a medical emergency or life-threatening situation, please don’t call our Colorado Vicodin helpline. Instead, call 911 immediately.
National Toll-Free Hotlines
If you are in an emergency or life-threatening situation related to drugs or alcohol, please contact 911, where help is available 24/7.
You can also contact The National Poison Control Center at 800-222-1222.
The number to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 800-273-TALK (8255)
The National Mental Health Association Hotline number is 800-969-6642, and it’s available during traditional business hours.