Vicodin effects negatively affect a person’s mind and body and vicodin effects can be serious and deadly. Once someone becomes addicted to vicodin, vicodin effects can hurt the person immediately after initial use and they can continue over time. The strain that vicodin effects place on the body is so extreme that they can lead to serious health problems and ultimately death. Vicodin effects are so severe that the body stops trying to fight the drug weakening the natural immune and detox system.
Vicodin contains Acetaminophen, a drug commonly found in over-the-counter pain relievers such as Tylenol. Millions of people use Acetaminophen containing drugs such as Tylenol for relief from minor aches and pains and headaches. Prolonged or abusive use of these over-the-counter drugs can be extremely detrimental on the body, so prolonged use of much stronger drugs like vicodin have even more powerful effects. Tylenol is a type of aspirin, and aspirin has been noted to cause major liver damage and can eventually lead to liver failure. Vicodin is a prescription drug because it is too dangerous to use with such frequency the way drugs like aspirin are used. When people become addicted to prescription drugs, namely vicodin, the body starts to build higher tolerance to the drug. When this happens, the addict needs to take more and more vicodin; some addicts report to taking over a hundred pills a day. If this type of drug use continues over long periods of time the addict’s physical and mental health is at risk and any damage caused by vicodin effects could be permanent.
Over time, the vicodin effects will become more noticeable and more harmful. At first the user will experience vicodin effects such as constipation, irregularity in heart functions, nausea and dizziness. For some people these symptoms are why they enjoy the drug; they are able to forget themselves and also become numb to the world. As the vicodin use grows, vicodin effects can also come in the form of hallucinations, vision problems and constant confusion. During the last stages of vicodin addiction, users have been known to be unable to control bodily functions and this use can sometimes result in coma or death.
Many people die each year from prescription drug addiction. Vicodin effects are extremely dangerous and even the minor effects can negatively impact daily life. In some cases vicodin effects show up in the form of skin problems including hives, skin rashes and swelling in the face. All of these vicodin effects occur because the body is trying to rid itself of the innumerable toxins that are being put into it each day. Most other vicodin effects come up in signs within the body making it much harder for people around the addict to notice or figure out whether or not there is a drug problem.
At Spencer Recovery Centers our goal is to help the addict stop the use of vicodin before it becomes fatal. For some addicts they do not even want help because they feel they are too far-gone and no longer want to live. Spencer’s specialists, safe environment and effective treatment programs offer the type of support that is necessary to recover from grave conditions such as vicodin addiction.
If you or someone you love has experienced vicodin effects and needs help, Spencer Recovery Centers is here to help you begin recovery. Drug treatment has been known to save lives of addicts who would have otherwise died from their disease. We understand the pain you are going through and want to let you know that there is hope for another way of life. Call today and learn more about our treatment options.