Wilmington Treatment Center helps adults struggling with Vicodin addiction find long-term recovery. Located in North Carolina, Wilmington is the premier rehab for Vicodin addiction treatment.
Learn More About Vicodin Abuse Recovery at Wilmington Treatment Center
Vicodin is powerful opioid-based prescription painkiller that is typically prescribed to treat mild-to-severe pain. Vicodin consists of a combination of hydrocodone, an opioid painkiller, and acetaminophen, a painkiller that is the active ingredient in many over-the-counter pain and fever medications, such as Tylenol. Vicodin can be an attractive target for abuse because it can induce feelings of pleasure and relaxation when it is ingested. However, even people who do not intend to abuse the drug can find themselves struggling with a Vicodin addiction, especially if they were prescribed the drug while recovering from surgery or an injury. Regardless of its origin, Vicodin abuse can grow into a Vicodin use disorder, which is a severe and potentially life-threatening condition that often requires professional help to overcome.
Fortunately, Wilmington Treatment Center has helped individuals with Vicodin use disorders and other substance use disorders for over 30 years. Located in beautiful coastal Wilmington, North Carolina, our friendly, caring professionals are committed to helping each person in our care find freedom from Vicodin abuse and live the life that he or she deserves.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment For Vicodin Abuse
Witnessing a loved one’s spiral into Vicodin abuse can be a painful experience, but it is important to remember that there are almost always things you can do to help your loved one. Consider the following:
- One of the best things to do to begin is learn as much as you can. While it is important to research Vicodin and learn about the drug’s symptoms and effects, it is also important to learn about options for treating Vicodin use disorder. Investigate different types of treatment, find out what has worked for others, and seek out treatment centers that provide effective care.
- Once you have built your knowledge about Vicodin abuse and available treatment options, you can begin talking to your loved one about getting help. Keep in mind that this will likely require more than one conversation and that these conversations will probably be emotionally intense. The best thing you can do for your loved one is share your observations openly and nonjudgmentally and be patient and compassionate with your loved one, keeping in mind that he or she is in crisis and needs your help.
- When your loved one is ready to consider entering treatment, you can help by assisting with logistical issues. Entering treatment typically requires making travel arrangements, meeting with treatment center staff members, and ensuring that a person’s affairs are taken care of while he or she is in treatment. As such, you can be of benefit to your loved one by helping with these arrangements and accompanying your loved one throughout the admissions and treatment process.
- Although it can be tempting to focus all of your energy on helping your loved one, it is actually to your benefit to keep your own needs in mind as well. You will be best able to help your loved one if you are physically and emotionally healthy, so make sure to eat well, sleep enough, and get exercise. In addition, take time for yourself so you can enjoy hobbies and other activities that rejuvenate you. Finally, you will need support, so turning to close friends and family and seeking out a support group can all be of benefit.
Why Consider Rehab for Vicodin Abuse at Wilmington Treatment Center
Although it is generally safe when used according to physician instructions, Vicodin can be a dangerous and life-threatening substance if it is abused. Vicodin use disorder can cause rifts in relationships, resulting in a person being socially isolated and estranged from family, and without social support, a person has much less of a chance of overcoming a Vicodin use disorder and a much greater chance of experiencing depression, anxiety, and other mental health symptoms. In addition, Vicodin abuse can hinder a person’s work performance, potentially resulting in job loss and long-term financial strain. Because it is an opioid, Vicodin can also have damaging effects on a person’s body and can cause long-term cognitive impairment if it is abused. Unfortunately, a potentially fatal overdose is always a risk, but if a person seeks effective treatment in a timely manner, these negative consequences do not have to befall him or her.
Types of Treatment Offered at Wilmington Treatment Center for Vicodin Abuse
Situated along the Atlantic coast in Wilmington, North Carolina, Wilmington Treatment Center is where men and women come to receive the restorative care that they need to live healthier, joyful, and more productive lives free from the constraints of addiction. Since 1984, Wilmington has been able to help thousands of individuals win the war against substance abuse and chemical dependency, and we believe that we can help you or your loved one achieve the same goal.
Our 139-bed center is licensed as a hospital and employs a team of professionals who are dedicated to helping patients as they navigate the road to recovery. The programming at our rehab employs the most advanced and effective treatment protocols, and we have structured our treatment so that patients can receive a full spectrum of services under one roof. In choosing our center to recover from an addiction to Vicodin, the following types of treatment are among those available to you so that you can learn to make the changes needed to achieve your each one of your recovery goals:
Inpatient detoxification: Long-term abuse of certain substances such as Vicodin can cause a person’s body to become dependent on them. When this is the case, detox services become an important step in the recovery process. Our inpatient detoxification is medically monitored and allows patients to have their bodies cleared of their substances of abuse so that they are able to effectively participate in our rehabilitation programming.
Medication management services: When a patient comes to our center grappling with an addiction to Vicodin and a co-occurring mental health condition, certain medications may be recommended in order enhance his or her treatment experience. With an expertly trained medical director and nursing staff on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our patients are afforded with ongoing medically monitored care so that any medications prescribed can be monitored for their safety and effectiveness for the duration of a man or woman’s time with us.
Individual therapy: Wilmington patients are assigned a primary counselor upon admission to our center, and will be able to meet with this staff member as requested by the patient or as recommended by our team. We believe that those looking to defeat an addiction to Vicodin can greatly benefit from one-on-one time with a counselor, as these meetings can be a time to process feelings and emotions, set present and future goals, and talk through any experienced had while in our care.
Group therapy: Those who are battling an addiction to Vicodin often suffer through their addiction alone. At Wilmington Treatment Center, however, patients are part of a community that is united in the front against substance abuse and addiction. Group therapy sessions, where men and women truly feel that sense of community, are integral to the care we offer at our center. The following group therapy opportunities, which are offered daily in the mornings and afternoons, are but a few examples of those we make available to our patients:
- Chronic pain group
- Understanding relapse group
- Process group
- Community meetings
- 12-Step groups
- Men’s group
- Discharge planning group
- Women’s group
- Life Stages Groups, which cover specific topics centered around the needs of young adults, middle adults, and those chosen by the patients themselves
Recreational Therapy Program: Living a sober life, free from the grips of a Vicodin addiction, means much more than just abstaining from substance abuse. For many individuals working on their recovery, sobriety also means discovering new leisure activities and enjoying them in a manner that does not involve the use of Vicodin or other substances. In order to expose our patients to substance-free fun, our vicodin addiction treatment center is pleased to offer a Recreational Therapy Program that allows patients to participate activities and hobbies that help men and women hold true to their treatment goals.
Recreation time: At Wilmington, participation in psychical, social, recreational, cultural, and health maintenance activities is an important part of our patient’s day-to-day life at our center. Monday through Friday, we designate 90 minutes of recreation time, during which patients can take part in the following:
- Big Book Study
- Air hockey
- Arts and crafts
- Bocce ball
- Art therapy
- Board games
- Coloring pages
- Working on your Step 1
- Recovery Bible study
- Run/walk fitness trail
- Ping pong
- Foundations training
- Therapy outings
Family therapy: If it is deemed necessary for a patient’s care, family members, loved ones, and our patients can have scheduled family sessions with our licensed marriage and family therapist. Recognizing that an addiction to Vicodin has the ability to affect those closest to our patients, these sessions can be used as a time to repair the damage addiction has caused and can be the setting in which bonds can be reestablished in a healthy and constructive manner.
Family Program: In an effort to provide education and support to the family members and loved ones in our patients’ lives, Wilmington is pleased to offer a Family Program. Offered each Saturday and Sunday, this program allows individuals in our patients’ primary support networks to come together to share their stories, learn about resources available to them, and receive the care they need to help the person they care about successfully recover from an addiction to Vicodin. Wilmington also offers a more intensive Family Program that covers the same material and offers the same level of support, though that programming is offered on the first Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of each month.
Operation Recovery: A unique treatment track offered at our center, Operation Recovery is a specialized treatment option designed to meet the specific addiction treatment needs of military service members and first responders. This track utilizes the Seeking Safety Model for treating trauma, and includes a variety of treatment methods, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Group sessions with active duty and/or retired military personnel
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy through Wilmington’s Combat-Related PTSD Program
- Coordination of care between medical and clinical staff
- Introduction to the 12-Steps and Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) meetings with military staff from local bases
- Monthly presentations led by Military One Source and the local Veterans Association
- Family involvement
- Command involvement (when consent is granted)
During the treatment planning process, the above methods of care can be added to a patient’s personalized treatment plan. Our staff works closely with those who choose to heal and recover at Wilmington to determine the types of the treatment will be best suited to meet patients’ individual needs. Should a patient’s needs change, his or her treatment plan can also be revised in order to help the person as he or she works towards achieving new goals.
Following completion of our inpatient rehabilitation program, patients can then step down to our partial hospitalization level of care, and then intensive outpatient treatment so that they can continue to work towards living the recovered and sober lives they deserve to be living.
If you or your loved one would like to learn more about Wilmington Treatment Center’s transformative treatment and how we can help you or a person you care about leave an addiction to Vicodin in the past, please contact our rehab to gather more information. Our staff is happy to speak with you and can help you determine if our rehab center is the perfect place to have your or your loved one’s addiction treatment needs met.
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