Vicoprofen (Hydrocodone/Ibuprofen) Addiction Treatment And Rehab
Vicoprofen is a prescription, brand-name combination drug, indicated for the short-term treatment of pain ranging from moderate to severe. Vicoprofen’s active ingredients include hydrocodone, which is an opioid and ibuprofen, which is an NSAID. Since Vicoprofen contains an opioid, it has the potential to be addictive. Opioids affect the brain and certain neurotransmitters. These drugs, while they are effective pain relievers, can trigger a reward response in the brain. The changes Vicoprofen and other opioids make in the brain can lead to addiction.
Addiction is described as compulsive, out-of-control drug use. Addiction affects not only the brain of the individual but also their behavior, their physical health, their relationships and their entire life. When someone is addicted to any prescription or illicit drug, they may benefit from professional addiction treatment. A professional Vicoprofen addiction treatment program can take place in many different settings, including inpatient or outpatient programs. Before someone can begin actual addiction treatment, they may also require a medical detox.
Before someone can be treated for addiction, the physical symptoms of dependence and withdrawal have to be treated. Vicoprofen withdrawal isn’t typically deadly, but opioid withdrawal can be uncomfortable and difficult. Without a professional Vicoprofen medical detox, the chance of recurrence of use is higher than it would be with a professional detox. During a Vicoprofen medical detox, patients have around-the-clock care and supervision from both physical and mental healthcare professionals. Certain medications are FDA-approved to help with opioid withdrawal and detox, such as buprenorphine and naltrexone. Other medicines can be prescribed during a medical detox to treat symptoms as needed.
Medical detox isn’t just about managing opioid withdrawal symptoms. It’s also about helping patients re-establish normal brain functionality while reducing drug cravings. Once someone completes a Vicoprofen medical detox, they can move into addiction treatment. Detox isn’t in and of itself a treatment for addiction. Instead, it’s the first step in a comprehensive treatment plan and program. Many inpatient rehabs will offer medical detox, so patients don’t have to move or be transferred to another facility once they complete detox.
Vicoprofen rehabilitation programs can all vary significantly from one another. For example, one Vicoprofen rehabilitation might use cognitive behavioral therapy as the foundation for treatment, while another program might use a different therapy approach. The length of time a program lasts can vary as can the setting and location. While there are many differences in Vicoprofen rehabilitation programs, they should all have some elements in common. First, a Vicoprofen rehabilitation program needs to address the complexity of addiction fully. The whole person should also be treated and not just their addiction. Addiction is a disease of the brain, but it also affects behavior and lifestyle, and these elements need to be taken into consideration for treatment to be the most effective.
During inpatient Vicoprofen rehab, the participant lives in a residential facility. The facility should be licensed, and it will include a very structured environment, and care is intensive. Participants in a residential, inpatient Vicoprofen rehab will usually be treated holistically. They may participate in group therapy, individual therapy, family sessions, and there are often supplemental therapies. The environment is highly organized, and there is around-the-clock support and supervision. Within the larger category of inpatient rehabs, there are different types. For example, a therapeutic community is a longer-term structured program, where participants may live for six months or a year. There are shorter inpatient Vicoprofen rehab programs available as well, where participants begin with detox and then move into intensive counseling and therapeutic treatment. Recovery housing is a transitional step for most people. They may start with inpatient, intensive treatment and then move into recovery housing which has less supervision and structure, allowing for more independence but still a strong sense of support
Outpatient Vicoprofen rehab is an option that can be beneficial for people as well, particularly if they haven’t previously tried other treatment options. Outpatient Vicoprofen rehab will usually include intensive counseling and therapy sessions held throughout the week. Unlike inpatient rehab, participants can keep going to work or school, and they can continue living in their home environment. Most outpatient Vicoprofen rehab programs will focus on cognitive-behavioral therapy, but different approaches may be used. Some of the less intensive outpatient rehabs will be focused mostly on drug education, while more intensive programs can require participation in several sessions a week, all lasting for several hours.
Everyone is unique, and ultimately, when choosing a Vicoprofen rehab center, there needs to be a focus on individualized treatment plans. Some other considerations to keep in mind when choosing a Vicoprofen rehab center include:
- Is the facility licensed and accredited? Are the individual employees licensed?
- What the treatment protocol at the facility? For example, are visitors allowed and is family therapy part of the program, or not? What is the style of therapy?
- Is the facility affiliated with a certain religion or group?
- Does the rehab center include aftercare planning?
- Is the facility short- or long-term?
- What are the steps of treatment?
- Does the rehab center include nutrition and life skills as part of treatment?
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