Norco is a prescription opioid painkiller created primarily to address moderate levels of pain of the like that one might experience post-surgery. A proprietary combination of the semisynthetic opioid hydrocodone and acetaminophen, Norco is a Schedule II drug (just the same as OxyContin or fentanyl) that presents a high risk of addiction. If you make recreational use of Norco, and have, from time to time, observed some of the common symptoms of Norco withdrawal when you stop using, you need to be concerned. You probably suffer from an addiction that could lead to serious consequences down the road. You need help. Calling Memphis Drug Treatment Centers for information at 901-620-0983 could be a great start. Before you do, however, you are likely to take a look at Norco forum posts on the Internet that announce things like Norco withdrawal cure cracked!, and find yourself tempted -- if someone else can do it on their own, why not you?
The answer lies right in that declaration -- these people who try DIY methods and claim to have detoxed successfully, believe that they are cured of addiction. In truth, however, even when such a detox attempt does succeed, it isn't a long-term solution the addiction by itself. Detox is never intended to be a long-term solution to Norco addiction. It is only one step of the process needed, which includes rehab therapy.
Depending on how long you have been addicted and how much of the drug you've been taking, the Norco withdrawal symptoms timeline begins about 12 hours after the last dose. It can begin with a runny nose or chills, and develop into very distressing pain.
Dealing with a stomachache, cramps, restless legs, anger, irritability and extreme lethargy, is the way your time goes over the first 48 hours. You may want to sleep, but sleep usually takes time coming if it comes at all. While you may want to eat, and may try detoxifying juices, you can find it very hard to keep anything down, with the nausea that pervades the entire day. Dehydration and a headache can be pervasive.
When you begin wondering about how great it would be to save a lot of money choosing to deal with these common symptoms of Norco withdrawal yourself, it's important that you first try to understand why these withdrawal symptoms arise, at all: they are signs of the brain attempting to recalibrate its chemical makeup following the absence of the hydrocodone that it has adapted to. In other words, withdrawal is a brain chemical problem.
DIY detox plans, on the other hand, usually consist of juices of ginger, kale, milk thistle, mint and other nutrient-rich foods that belong to different kinds of detoxifying plan: the scientifically unsound body cleansing routine that are in vogue today.
The truth is, a brain disorder cannot be addressed with mere nutrients. They can help your body feel somewhat more at ease, that they don't help with a problem that is essentially a brain chemical imbalance.
In the most serious cases of addiction, Norco withdrawal can result in life-threatening symptoms that include tremors, low blood pressure, circulatory collapse and cardiac arrest. These symptoms happen in addictions that have lasted a long time, and have involved large quantities of the drug.
The worst symptoms of withdrawal from Norco can last between 72 hours and a week. Past this point, however, withdrawal symptoms can last as long as a month. While many people are able to stay strong for 72 hours longer periods tend to be difficult.
One of the greatest areas of risk when you attempt to detox yourself, is that it only takes one weak moment when the cravings become too strong, or the pain too miserable. It only takes an instant to take the drug again. Should that happen one is at risk of overdose -- people leaving a detox program will often take a very large dose.
When you accept treatment from withdrawal at a qualified center such as the Memphis Drug Treatment Centers, you receive close care that is medically sound. Symptoms are treated not with ginger and kale, but with proven medications and medical supervision. This is the kind of treatment that will help you get better. If you have any questions at all, you only need to call 901-620-983 to speak to someone.