Without addressing addiction, the addict is at risk for the addiction to progress and become out of control. Addiction can continue to worsen until the addict is in a place of personal low. Then, the addict may feel as though he or she has no reason to quit using since he or she has nothing holding him or her back. Without family help and assurance, the addict may continue in his or her Vicodin addiction until he or she faces serious consequences either by the law or his or her own health.
How to Avoid “Rock Bottom”
“Rock bottom” refers to the addict reaching his or her lowest point. This can result in financial collapse, broken relationships, and loss of personal items. Included in the following is how an addict can avoid “rock bottom”:
- Be honest about your Vicodin addiction
- Remove yourself from the equation
- Accept treatment
Many addicts try to disguise their Vicodin addiction from family and friends. By being honest about your addiction and your struggles with your family and friends can help you with your choices for sobriety. More than likely, an addict’s environment includes drug use and drug paraphernalia. By removing the addict from the environment, you remove immediate temptations. Accepting treatment is the best choice an addict can make to stop his or her drug use.
How Can Addiction Be Stopped?
Many addicts believe they have complete control over their Vicodin addiction and feel they can stop their addiction at any time. However, many will attempt and fail to stop their addiction without the following:
- Inpatient treatment
- Outpatient treatment
- Community groups
Inpatient treatment helps addicts by giving them a safe, drug-free environment to facilitate the withdrawal process. While in treatment, addicts are taught the skills and given the knowledge necessary to complete and maintain sobriety. Outpatient treatment can help recovering addicts continue treatment with counseling and group therapy. Community programs are also great resources for recovering addicts in that it can help recovering addicts find drug-free housing, careers and free sobriety classes.
Vicodin Addiction Treatment
If you or someone you know is addicted to Vicodin, please call our toll-free helpline today. Our counselors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer your Vicodin addiction questions and help you find treatment. We are here to help you in any way we can, so call us today.