Damason-P is a prescription pain reliever given for those experiencing moderate to severe pain. The drug contains a combination of hydrocodone and aspirin and can be addictive if taken for long periods of time. Because of its addictive qualities, Damason-P addiction treatment may be required to stop the usage of the drug if it’s been taken recreationally.
The hydrocodone component of the drug is the element within the drug that can lead to a possible dependence. Extensive use of the drug can cause the user to develop a tolerance to the drug’s effects, and this tolerance forces the user to increase the dosage of the drug to achieve the same effects. With heavier doses over an extended length of time, a dependence on the drug usually occurs.
Once dependent on Damason-P, time spent in addiction treatment is the only method of stopping the drug use without entering into drug withdrawal. Withdrawal occurs when the use of the drug is stopped suddenly, or the dosage amount drops greatly. With Damason-P, withdrawal begins soon after the last dose of the drug is taken, usually within 24 hours. The symptoms of withdrawal from Damason-P use often resemble the symptoms experienced during a bad flu and can include:
- Runny nose
While uncomfortable, symptoms of Damason-P withdrawal are not dangerous. However, they can be avoided altogether through the use of detox in an addiction treatment facility.
According to the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, hydrocodone products might be the most commonly abused prescription drugs. This is due to the opiate nature of the hydrocodone found in Damason-P. The opiate, though synthetic in nature, binds to the opiate receptors found in the spinal column and brain. Once in place, the opiate reduces any pain felt by the user as well as causes a feeling of euphoria that keeps users returning to the drug. For further information about the effects of heavy Damason-P usage, call .
Detoxing From Damason-P
Withdrawal from Damason-P use is the body’s physical reaction to the discontinuation of the drug’s intake. Avoiding severe withdrawal symptoms is possible though with the help of a professional detox program. For users of Damason-P entering detox, there are two methods available. These two methods are rapid detox and tapering, both of which take place within addiction treatment facilities.
“The first method of rapid detox is a quick way of ridding the user’s body of the drug in a matter of hours.”The first method of rapid detox is a quick way of ridding the user’s body of the drug in a matter of hours. During rapid detox, the user is placed under light anesthesia. While unconscious, medication is administered that flushes the user’s body of all traces of the drug. This removal of the drug from the user’s system ends the user’s physical dependence on the drug, avoiding withdrawal symptoms completely in some instances. While the flushing process takes only one or two hours to complete, the user then has to go through a 48-hour period of medical monitoring to ensure that there are no ill effects from the procedure. There is some controversy surrounding the rapid detox procedure so it’s important to investigate it fully before undergoing it.
The second detox method available in a Damason-P addiction treatment program is that of tapering. In the tapering program, the user is given doses of Damason-P daily, with each day’s dose smaller than the dose given the day before. By reducing the dosage slowly, the user’s body is given the opportunity to adjust to lower levels of the drug and its addiction warning signs. Each successful adjustment prevents the beginning of withdrawal. Should the body not adjust adequately, withdrawal may still occur, at which point the level of the dose is raised slightly to ward off the withdrawal symptoms. After decreasing the withdrawal symptoms, the drug dose is then lowered again, continuing the tapering process until the amount of the dose is small enough that stopping its administration will not result in withdrawal symptoms. The entire process usually takes several weeks to complete.
Though the detox process removes the physical addiction, a psychological addiction remains. This psychological addiction includes cravings for the drug that, if left untreated, may cause the user to return to abusing the drug. Dealing with the psychological addiction generally requires time spent in a Damason-P rehab facility.
Damason-P rehab consists primarily of behavioral therapy directed toward addressing the impulses for taking the drug. Those whose dependency began by being prescribed the medication are taught methods for dealing with the lingering psychological cravings for the drug. This is intended to help the user avoid a relapse after leaving rehab.
For those users who became dependent primarily through recreational use of the drug, extensive addiction therapy is offered to help determine the causes behind the drug use. The user spends time with drug counselors or with peer groups while at an addiction treatment facility learning how to avoid continued drug use by substituting healthier activities for actions that lead to drug use.
Medical help is an important feature of addiction treatment. From detox to counseling during rehab, treatment can give Damason-P users the best chance of recovery and a continued drug-free existence. Call to find a Damason-P treatment facility for immediate help.
- Opioid analgesics like Damason-P increase the effects of alcohol on users.
- In the last decade, abuse of drugs containing hydrocodone has risen by 500 percent.