Choosing the Best Inpatient Norco Rehab Centers
Norco is a brand name drug containing hydrocodone and acetaminophen. The drug can be useful in treating severe pain and other issues, but sadly, many people misuse it in order to experience intense, euphoric effects. This type of use can lead to a number of harmful side effects, including dependence, addiction, and even deadly overdose.
Professional rehab for a Norco addiction is absolutely necessary to a safe recovery. Call 800-681-7369Who Answers? now to find safe, professional rehab for your substance use disorder and to find out if inpatient care may be the best choice for your recovery.
According to DailyMed, “Norco is indicated for the relief of moderate to moderately severe pain.” It contains two different types of pain relievers: hydrocodone, an opioid, and acetaminophen. The former drug is the reason why many individuals abuse Norco, and it is also the reason abusers become addicted to the drug. Opioids are some of the most highly dangerous, commonly abused prescription medications in the United States.
If you have been misusing Norco––or another drug like it––for a while, you are likely on your way to becoming addicted. You may have even considered seeking treatment but had no idea how to go about it. As a result, you may have decided to keep using, to try and quit on your own, or to move to a different type of drug abuse to combat tolerance. These are all very dangerous solutions, and for almost every individual, the most effective option is to recover through professional addiction treatment.
You can find treatment for your Norco addiction in a rehab center. These programs, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, usually offer the two evidence-based practices that are most effective for an opioid addiction recovery: medication and behavioral therapy. In addition, some programs may offer other options to patients who require them.
The two main types of rehab programs that help patients with opioid addiction syndromes are inpatient (or residential) and outpatient, and choosing between these is an important part of finding the right treatment option for your needs. Call 800-681-7369Who Answers? for help determining which type of care is best for you.
Inpatient and outpatient rehab centers normally offer the same evidence-based treatment options for recovery, but they are different in a number of ways.
- Inpatient centers offer 24-hour care and outpatient centers do not.
- Inpatient programs provide treatment in a controlled environment, while outpatient programs allow patients to return home after their treatment ends.
- Inpatient care is usually much more intensive than outpatient care.
- Outpatient treatment can sometimes offer little more than drug education, which is why patients must be careful when selecting the right program (NIDA).
- Inpatient centers allow patients to get to know one another well and to become part of each other’s support system along with the medical professionals at the facility.
- Inpatient programs will usually provide more additional or holistic treatment options to patients while outpatient centers may offer vouchers for other facilities that offer these options.
Knowing whether you require inpatient or outpatient care is often a matter of understanding the intensity of your needs for treatment. But, like many parts of the recovery process, it is also more complicated than this.
Like with all types of medical treatment options, there are specific choices you will have to make about the kind of inpatient care you will require. Consider these comparisons in order to ask yourself what kind of rehab center will best suit your recovery right now.
- Luxury or free rehab: There are many residential rehab programs that offer plush accommodations and amenities as well as expensive treatment options. On the other hand, if you are experiencing severe financial troubles, you may want to consider seeking free or low-cost care.
- Hospital- or non-hospital based: Some residential facilities can provide all the care that a hospital can while others only have the capabilities of providing patients with basic treatments for their opioid addictions.
- Methadone or non-methadone clinics: Some residential programs offer methadone as a treatment for opioid addiction. According to the National Institute of Justice, these clinics are highly regulated, as they must be able to ensure that patients are not abusing their maintenance medications.
- Christian or secular rehab programs: Nonprofit, religious organizations often run low-cost rehab facilities that provide spiritual help in addition to the traditional addiction treatments. However, if you are not comfortable in a religious atmosphere, there are plenty of government-funded and private rehab facilities that do not offer this service.
Choosing the right rehab program is more than simply deciding between inpatient and outpatient care, and you should really consider all your needs for treatment, including those that don’t pertain to your substance abuse disorder, in order to determine which of these options may be most effective for you.
Every individual patient needs a treatment program that is suited to their needs. But inpatient care may be especially right for your recovery, depending on the severity of your addiction and the other issues you may be dealing with. Consider your needs for addiction treatment, and ask yourself if inpatient Norco rehab may be right for you.
- Do you need a more intensive option for treatment?
- Inpatient care is usually much more intensive than outpatient.
- Are you suffering from a comorbid mental disorder?
- According to the NIDA, mental disorders are extremely likely to coexist with substance abuse disorders, and both must be treated simultaneously in order for a patient to recover safely. Inpatient facilities are usually more likely to offer this kind of care.
- Are you lacking a strong social support system at home?
- In an inpatient treatment center, the doctors, nurses, and counselors who help you can become your support system. So can other patients.
- Are you worried you will return to substance abuse if you are left to your own devices?
- People who need to be in a controlled environment, especially early on in their recoveries, often choose inpatient care. If you are very concerned about relapse, this can take the issue out of the equation.
Of course, this is just a template to help you determine if you have the general signs that can point to a need for residential care. If you believe this treatment option will be helpful to you, it is usually best to pursue it. You can call 800-681-7369Who Answers? to find safe, effective, and accredited residential rehab centers.
Different patients need different amounts of time in rehab, but for the most part, 90 days is considered the minimum length a program should be in order to allow patients to receive all the necessary benefits of care. You may decide to spend less time in residential rehab, however, depending on your needs and the program you choose, and this can often be supplemented with aftercare. Still, some individuals spend as long as a year or more in residential care.
You may only need inpatient care if your Norco addiction is very severe or if you are suffering from another comorbid disorder. For example, you may need inpatient treatment if…
- You are considering or have been using stronger drugs than Norco in order to combat tolerance.
- You have overdosed on Norco, which according to the National Library of Medicine, can cause deadly effects because of both drugs present in the medication.
- You have tried to quit using or to cut back many times and been unable to.
- You are suffering from depression, a common comorbid disorder associated with opioid addiction, or another mental illness.
- Opioid drugs are highly available to you at home.
- You have never gone through addiction treatment before.
You may still decide to attend inpatient care even if you do not especially require it, as it is usually a good introduction to recovery and treatment. But because Norco does not cause deadly withdrawal symptoms and because some individuals have lots of help at home, you may want to consider what your needs truly are for a safe, effective recovery.
Rehab can be expensive, but there are ways you can find less costly care or make paying for your treatment less of a burden.
- According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 4 percent of the rehab centers in the United States in 2008 offered completely free care to patients. In addition, facilities that offered all free care were more likely than those that didn’t to provide nonhospital based residential treatment to patients.
- Unfortunately, not everyone can qualify for free rehab. Some facilities do offer other options, though, like sliding-fee scales, partially free care, or both.
- Most insurance plans will cover at least part of one’s addiction treatment program, whether they were purchased through the Healthcare Marketplace, through an employer, or through a private company.
- Even if your out-of-pocket costs are still high, there are ways to minimize this issue. Some rehab centers will allow you to finance your costs so you can pay for your treatment in increments once you are back on your feet. This can be a great option if you don’t qualify for help.
Finding an inpatient Norco rehab program that suits your needs is, as you can see, not easy in many instances. However, this does not mean you should give up, and in fact, you are not alone. Our treatment advisors are always available to help you find the right option for your recovery.
- Call 800-681-7369Who Answers? now. Ask to speak with a treatment advisor about your recovery.
- When you begin speaking with an advisor, ask them any questions you may have about addiction and rehab, including
- Do I need inpatient treatment for my recovery?
- Will I qualify for free or low-cost care?
- Will my insurance plan help my cover the cost of my treatment?
- Be prepared to give your advisor information about your needs for treatment and your substance use disorder, including
- Your insurance plan and provider information
- Your substance abuse history
- Your medical history
- Once your advisor has all the information they need, they will be able to match you with a rehab center that suits your current situation. If you find an option you like, they will be able to help you create a step-by-step process to get you into the program.
Our treatment advisors are available 24/7 to help you begin your recovery as safely as possible. We want to make sure you can get the care you need as soon as possible so you can start living a healthier, happier life.
Everyone’s post-rehab life is different, but it is important to remember a few facts in order to ensure that you can continue a safe recovery and avoid relapse.
- Rehab isn’t a cure-all. In fact, according to the NIDA, many people believe their treatment has failed if they do relapse after, but this isn’t true.
- You will need to maintain your recovery. It may not always be easy.
- Living healthily is a good way to make sure you don’t return to substance abuse.
- You may need to attend more than one rehab program over the course of your life. This may even include going to booster sessions or another aftercare option once you leave your original rehab program.
After rehab, life goes on, but it takes care and concentration to make sure you live safely without returning to substance abuse.
Abusing Norco may have caused serious problems in your life, but you can make a change for the better today. Call 800-681-7369Who Answers? now to find safe and effective inpatient rehab centers where you can receive treatment for your substance abuse disorder and learn to live drug-free.