Outpatient Vicodin Addiction Treatment

Vicodin is a prescription painkiller that helps millions of people cope with pain associated with injury or illness.  The majority of individuals who are prescribed Vicodin take the drug as their doctor directs them to, and then stops when their pain has subsided.  Many individuals, however, become addicted to the euphoric effects of the drug, and develop a dependence that can impact their health, their job and even their personal relationships.   For these individuals, Vicodin addiction treatment is the best way to break the cycle of addiction. 

There are two different types of Vicodin addiction treatment programs:  residential (where the patient moves into the drug rehab facility for an extended period of time) and outpatient (where people attend a structured treatment program during the day and then return home in the evening).

What Happens During Vicodin Addiction Treatment?

When an individual enters into an addiction recovery program, the first step towards recovery is drug detox.  This can be performed onsite, or may take place at another facility, but either way the patient engages in detox, it must be completed before the remainder of treatment can begin.   Once detox is complete, the individual will begin individuals and/or group counseling.  During counseling, the recovering Vicodin addict can talk openly about their problems and work with counselors and fellow patients to find solutions moving forward.  Finally, aftercare provides the skills needed to live a drug-free life once Vicodin addiction treatment is complete.   Aftercare teaches coping skills and helps people stay the course without relapsing into drug abuse.

The Benefits of Outpatient Vicodin Addiction Treatment

  • Location.  Many outpatient drug addiction treatment centers are located in major metropolitan areas which places them in close proximity to the people who need them most.  By having treatment nearby, it is easier for individuals to get there every day as scheduled.
  • Family.  Because individuals return home at the end of each treatment day, they are able to gain strength from their support network of friends and family.   Many people feel isolated or homesick during residential drug treatment – outpatient care helps keep people connected.
  • Cost.  As a general rule, outpatient drug treatment programs are less expensive than their residential counterparts.   This has nothing to do with the level of care found at outpatient facilities, but rather the lower overhead associated with running these facilities.
  • Work and School.  Although outpatient Vicodin treatment programs can take up the bulk of the day, many people are able to work some of their work and school responsibilities into their schedule.  Obviously, those individuals who are suffering from more severe cases of Vicodin addiction will need to put these responsibilities on hold in order to focus solely on their recovery.
  • Transition.  Individuals who are living at home during outpatient drug treatment will be able to put the things they learn into practice immediately.  This will make the transition from rehab back into the “real world” a more seamless experience.

Moonview Sanctuary is an outpatient drug addiction treatment facility located in Santa Monica, California.  The professionals at Moonview’s Addiction Treatment provide a safe place for individuals to receive treatment.  The cutting edge methods used include the latest in neuroscience of the brain and traditional holistic practices.  Contact Moonview Sanctuary today for more information.




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