Darvocet Addiction Treatment

A review of BEST PRACTICES in addiction treatment…specific to Darvocet. What’s needed? What can you expect? More insight here.

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Problems with Darvocet?

If you’re reading this and feel that Darvocet is a problem…you’re in the right place.

Drug problems are nothing to be ashamed of. Drugs like Darvocet can “hijack” the brain, causing physical and psychological dependence. In fact, when you’re experiencing a drug problem, medical treatment has been proven to be effective in making you feel better.  So, if you find yourself addicted to Darvocet and are feeling:

  • confused
  • scared
  • desperate
  • misguided

…we are here to help you.

Addiction is a medical condition. It requires medical treatment.

More here on your treatment options. We’ll review the science behind the condition and help you understand why drugs cause problems over time. So, if Darvocet is no longer working for you…know that you can live a different life! Continue reading for more on addiction and its treatment. Finally, we invite your questions in the comments section at the end.


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Is Darvocet Addictive?


Darvocet is a strong painkiller. In fact, it is a federally controlled substance. Darvocet is a Schedule IV narcotic under the U.S. Controlled Substances Act. The only legal and safe use of Darvocet includes purchasing this medication through a formal medical prescription and doctor’s supervision. You can become addicted to Darvocet if you take it recreationally or without medical guidance.

People usually abuse Darvocet by chewing, crushing, injecting or snorting in attempt to create a euphoric sensation, or “high”.  And while abuse can accelerate an addiction, drug problems are caused by a combination of genetics and environment. In fact,  not all people who use drugs will become addicted, dependent, or even use them regularly.

Ultimately, addiction is influenced by many factors, including a person’s:

  • environment
  • expectancies of what using drug will do
  • parents
  • individual response to the drug

What’s in Darvocet?

Darvocet belongs to the group of drugs called opioid pain relievers. “Opioids” are drugs that are man-made versions of natural painkillers like opium, morphine, or heroin…classified as “opiates”. In this particular drug combination , Darvocet contains a mix of propoxyphene and acetaminophen.

This medication is designed to interfere in the way the brain senses and reacts to pain. In fact, it is a highly effective pain killer. However, misuse of this drug – or use without a doctor’s consultation – might expose you to the risk of dependence and addiction. Darvocet can become especially habit forming when you:

  • use it to get high
  • use it to feel numb
  • use it to escape emotional hurt or trauma

But, how do you know if/when this drug is causing a problem in your life?

Signs of a Darvocet Problem

Q: How do I know if I’ve lost control over my Darvocet use?
A: Darvocet addiction is a state which manifests physically and behaviorally.

Addiction can be difficult to detect. Those who struggle with drug problems often become better and better at hiding, lying, and acting secretly. So, if you are not sure whether or not an addiction has taken place, we suggest that you honestly take this quiz:

  1. Do you take more Darvocet than prescribed?
  2. Do you find yourself obsessed with your Darvocet use and impatiently wait for the next dose?
  3. Do you borrow Darvocet from others or purchase it illegally on the street?
  4. Do you steal in order to get money for Darvocet?
  5. Are you unable to function without Darvocet?
  6. Do you visit multiple doctors to obtain more Darvocet?
  7. Does your mood frequently change from high to very low?
  8. Do you neglect important responsibilities to get or use more Darvocet?
  9. Do you often experience sleep irregularities?
  10. Do you have blue-tinged skin or lips?
  11. Have you experienced flu-like withdrawal symptoms such as vomiting, shakiness and muscle pain after discontinuing Darvocet?

If one or more of your answers are, “Yes,” a problem may be present.

But don’t worry. There is no room for panic. Addiction is a manageable condition when trusted in the hand of professionals. Medical treatment can get you back on track.

Call 1-877-845-1107 to talk to an addiction recovery specialist. S/He can ask you very basic questions about your use and then suggest further steps.

Reach out for help. Why continue to struggle alone?

Breaking Free From Darvocet Addiction

We often take shortcuts to manage difficult times in life. Drugs can be extremely effective in helping to eliminate pain, stress, or other feelings of dissatisfaction. However, substance abuse offers only a temporary escape from the unsatisfying present. While you may believe that you are “in control over your Darvocet use”, over time, the drug will end up controlling you instead.

The only way to move from a position of repeated frustration is to face and accept the presence of your addiction and seek professional help. Once you get over denial of the problem…you’re over halfway there. Next, you’ll do the inner work of psychological and emotional healing.

Call 1-877-845-1107 to talk to an understanding professional who can point you in the right direction. Millions of people have successfully become clean and sober.

You can, too.

The Best Treatment for Addiction

You may be wondering what the best way to quit Darvocet looks like.

The best solution to drug addiction is MEDICAL TREATMENT.

But, a one-size fits solution does not apply to all cases of addiction. When searching for a recovery program, high-quality rehab centers take into consideration the fact that addiction affects each person differently. In fact, some recovery models may be appropriate for one individual, while proving unsuccessful for others.

Therefore, a reputable treatment center will create an individualized treatment plan for you that will address your specific needs and requirements. We suggest that you explore the list of services BEFORE committing to any one rehab program. What kinds of choices can you make when considering treatment? We review in the next section.


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Darvocet Program Options

The most common choices you’ll need to make in addiction treatment include:

CHOICE 1. Treatment Setting

CHOICE 2. Duration of Treatment

CHOICE 3. Therapies Used

Your treatment options will probably be selected based on:

  • Your financial status
  • Your home, work, or school commitments
  • The prescence of physical dependence
  • Expert opinion

CHOICE 1. Treatment Setting

Inpatient (residential) rehab provides in-house services such as regular meals, round the clock care, and a low stress environment. This type of treatment may best apply to you if you have low or no recovery support at all, if you have a history of chronic substance abuse, and/or have made previous unsuccessful attempts to quit Darvocet. Inpatient programs offer 24-7 supervision, keeping residents safe through regular drug testing and secure facilities.

Outpatient (non-residential) rehab can work for you if you are unable to leave your family and/or work responsibilities. Although these programs may provide the level of flexibility that you need, their effectiveness can be limited, especially if you require medical and psychological recovery services.

CHOICE 2. Duration of Treatment

Addiction treatment programs may last 30, 60, 90 days or more if needed. The average minimum time spent in an overnight rehab is 30 days. However, 60 and 90 day programs offer significantly higher success rates as they allow more time for physical and psychological stabilization, therapy, and education. Furthermore, outpatient programs average 10-12 weeks of treatment and extend for up to a year or two.

CHOICE 3. Therapies Used

Addiction programs usually offer a combination of evidence-based therapy protocols. The two mainstays include Medication Assisted Treatment + Psychotherapy.  Alternative holistic options are also be applied to help people achieve recovery and long-lasting sobriety. These options can include acupuncture, yoga therapy, art therapy, equine or animal therapy, and nutritional counseling. Many complementary therapies are currently being put to the test in clinical trials.

What happens when you call our hotline?

If you are ready to call 1-877-845-1107, it means you’ve started the process of change. Congratulations!

During the call, you can expect to speak with a friendly, understanding, and supportive person. Our staff will answer and listen to your concerns. They will not judge or criticize you. On the contrary, hotline operators have been trained to understand addiction as a medical condition. They know how to listen and will work to get you the help you need.

We understand what you are going through. We will offer strategies and information about treatment services that can best help you.

You can talk with us openly about:

  • your drug of choice
  • how long you’ve been using Darvocet
  • how much and how often you use Darvocet
  • whether or not you’re drinking or using other drugs in combination with Darvocet
  • if you are battling with other mental health issues

The hotline is:


Open up to the possibility of change. We are here for you. Contact us at 1-877-845-1107 TODAY.

The 4 Stages of Treatment

The recovery journey consists of 4 standard stages. Most reputable rehabs follow this protocol in their treatment of addiction.


Screening occurs when you first enter a rehab facility. The main purpose of screening is to serve as a tool for doctors to identify a problem. You may be asked to go through a physical exam, provide your medical history, and submit a drug testing sample. Addiction Counselors, Physicians who specialize in addiction, Psychiatrists and Clinical Social Workers are often the most qualified individuals to conduct this evaluation.

If the screening identifies you as possible Substance Abuse Disorder patient, your doctor will then assess the level of the problem. You’ll probably go through a diagnostic interview to determine criteria for addiction. During this interview you’ll discuss:

  • the length of time you are abusing Darvocet
  • your history of substance abuse
  • family history of drug abuse and/or addiction
  • other health problems you are dealing with
  • current family and employment status
  • your financial situation

This information will help the facility to easily find the most appropriate treatment model for you according to your lifestyle, severity of addiction and financial resources.


Darvocet detoxification is a medical intervention during which your body becomes substance free. Medical detox can help you manage Darvocet withdrawal symptoms in a controlled environment with minimum health risks. During detox, doctor monitor your condition 24-7 and then offer medications or interventions for symptoms as needed and when they occur. 

The three goals of detox are to:

  1. stabilize your acute and immediate medical and psychiatric condition
  2. ensure your safety during withdrawal
  3. set you up for ongoing addiction treatment


Besides offering you a safe and drug-free environment, rehabs provide psychotherapy and behavioral therapies to help you explore the root causes of your addiction. This way, you begin to understand what makes you behave in a different way than others who do not use drugs. More precisely, counseling and psychotherapy are educational in nature and intend to teach you the effects of Darvocet use as well as the consequences your drug abuse has over your health.

These therapies may include:

  • Access to medical services.
  • Education.
  • Family therapy.
  • Individual and group therapy sessions.
  • Nutritional counseling and wellness activities.
  • Psychotherapy and behavioral therapies.
  • Thorough planning for aftercare programs.

…and other supportive services.


Treatment can help you reach sobriety, but aftercare services can help you maintain it. What happens after treatment is a key component of a successful recovery. Sobriety is usually challenged once you are back in the “real world.” For this reason, continuing care is an important component of any addiction recovery experience. Ongoing support activities such as weekly gatherings will keep you reminded and updated about triggers that might get in the way and sabotage your sobriety.

Start gaining control and put an end Darvocet abuse. Reach us at 1-877-845-1107 for help.

Fear of Darvocet Withdrawal

If you are physically dependent aon Darvocet and stop using the drug, you’ll experience withdrawal symptoms. Those who stop using Darvocet usually begin experiencing withdrawal symptoms approximately 4 hours after their last dose. Darvocet withdrawal symptoms are present for a few weeks but may last longer if the detoxification gets complicated.

Darvocet discontinuation is usually accompanied by the following withdrawal symptoms:

  • abnormal skin sensations
  • anxiety
  • constipation
  • cravings
  • diarrhea
  • fatigue
  • insomnia
  • nausea
  • paranoia
  • shakiness and sweating
  • weight loss

To ease the discomfort from Darvocet withdrawal your doctor may prescribe:


Quitting Darvocet by yourself and going through withdrawal at home can be uncomfortable and – in some cases – DANGEROUS.

Want help during withdrawal?

Contact 1-877-845-1107.

What Types of Co-Occurring Disorders Exist?

Many drug users struggling with what’s called a “Co-Occurring” Mental Health Disorder. Medical practice and addiction studies have both confirmed that people who are diagnosed with anxiety, depression, or other mental health disorders may be self-medicating their conditions with Darvocet. Addiction treatment systems and mental health disorders are often treated separately…but they are best treated by experts simultaneously.

Therapies used in the treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders include:

Medication therapy– Pharmacotherapy may be used as part of your treatment.

Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) – This is a cognitive behavioral therapy originally developed to help individuals with suicidal intentions and those diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). This type of therapy teaches people how to prevent self-harming behaviors often accompanied by a mental health and/or substance abuse disorder.

Integrated Group Therapy (IGT) – Group therapy treats the symptoms of both substance use disorders and mental health illnesses at once in a peer supported environment.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – CBT works to minimize problematic beliefs and behaviors and develop healthier thinking and behavioral patterns to sustain sobriety.

Individual Therapy – This type of therapy treats behaviors related to substance abuse and/or particular behavioral or mental health problems.

When your Darvocet addiction is associated with, aggravating or causing mental health problems, then it is a part of a Co-Occurring Disorder. Appropriate treatment program is required. Call 1-877-845-1107 to talk about these types of problems and find a rehab that addresses both issues.

Luxury and Executive Treatment Centers

If you are a:

Hard working professional
Business owner
High ranking corporate officer

…and are struggling with addiction, a specialized exec rehab center might help you achieve your goals most effectively. These treatment centers offer additional amenities far beyond those provided in standard treatment programs.

Luxury and executive rehabs offer:

  • gourmet food
  • state-of-the-art gyms
  • massage therapy
  • beautiful surroundings
  • access to phone, lap top, and internet

Overall, exec treatment programs provide quality medical and psychological care as well as guidance by some of the best doctors and mental health professionals in the field. Attendees leave with a healthier attitude toward life and stronger resistance to addiction. Executive rehabs understand that you’ve worked hard to get where you are. They’ll help you, based on your needs and requirements.

Just because you struggle with Darvocet addiction, doesn’t mean you have to give up your career or your life. Recover in an optimal environment. Call 1-877-845-1107. We’ll help you find a treatment center to meet your unique needs.

How to Help a Loved one with Darvocet Addiction

If you suspect that a loved one is abusing Darvocet, you don’t have to wait for them to hit rock bottom to get help. Instead, it is important to address the problem with compassion. We also suggest that you seek professional help for yourself, your loved one, and your family.

What practical steps can you take?

1. Get a feel for their willingness to change. One way to help your addicted loved is to discuss the possibility or willingness to participate in therapy with a professional counselor, a therapist, or a peer.

2. Come from a place of compassion. Confrontation, criticism and blame are communication patterns which should be avoided when you start a conversation with your addicted loved one. Keep in mind that to some extent addicts are aware that they are endangered, but they lack energy and will to change their unhealthy habits.

3. Place the onus for change on your loved one. You are not responsible – and you cannot – to change anyone. Instead, understand that your loved one will need to decide to enter treatment on their own. Try using these phrases:

“No one can choose to enter rehab except for you.”
“I’m concerned about your situation. Tell me what I can do to help you.”
“I’m willing to support you during treatment, but you’ll need to accept help first.”
“Your dissatisfaction will not become better by using Darvocet.”
“We can look for a solution in treatment together.”

REMEMBER: It is not appropriate or recommended that you attempt to provide therapy or counseling with someone facing a Darvocet problem. Instead of intervening on your own, find a professional to talk to and/or look into the CRAFT Model of family training. This model is based on confronting the addict about his self-destructive behavior by intervening in the way family members communicate among each other. This program teaches family members strategies about how to motivate the addict to seek professional help and enter a recovery program.

If you feel the burden of a loved one’s addiction and it is becoming detrimental to your well-being, don’t feel guilty. Watching a loved one suffer can be severely emotionally disruptive. You can reach our treatment support specialists at 1-877-845-1107 to find more information on how to help a Darvocet addict and find support resources in your area.

Questions we typically ask include:

  1. Which substance/drug does the person abuse?
  2. What other drugs or alcohol do you think they’re using?
  3. How do they abuse Darvocet (orally, snorting, smoking, injecting)?
  4. How long do you suspect they have been using Darvocet?
  5. How long they’ve been showing signs of Darvocet addiction?
  6. How much can they afford to pay for treatment?
  7. Is insurance an option?
  8. Could you (and/or other close family members) help them out financially?
  9. Does the addicted individual suffer from any mental, behavioral, or co-occurring disorders?

Ongoing Treatment and Relapse Prevention

When formal treatment programs end, a comprehensive aftercare plan will help you manage life without the use of drugs. Aftercare includes clinical support and a relapse prevention plan. Ideally, this should involve:

  1. Learning about the relapse process.
  2. Addressing pleasant memories of stimulant use.
  3. Coaching in identifying warning signs and high-risk situations, plus addressing slips.
  4. Developing a lifestyle that’s protective.
  5. Developing coping skills and stress-management skills

This is a long task list, which is why aftercare help extends into the weeks and months that follow formal treatment.

Furthermore, continued support after you “graduate” from treatment is usually provided in the form of:

Alumni support
Support groups
Touchup counseling

These elements will help you stay involved with the sobriety community, and prompt you to continue to work on your recovery, so you don’t slip back into destructive habits.

We’re all unique.
Dial 1-877-845-1107 to find a program that matches you… just where you’re at.


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Reference Sources: NCBI: Effective Treatments for Opioid Addiction
NIH: Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction
NIH: Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide
SAMHSA: Treatments for Substance Use Disorders
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.
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