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Common Signs of Lortab Addiction

Most healthcare providers that prescribe or dispense this drug watch for certain signs of addiction, such as:
  • Going through Lortab prescriptions too quickly
  • "Doctor shopping," which is seeing several different healthcare providers to obtain Lortab prescriptions or switching from one provider to another
  • Repeated reports of losing a prescription, having a prescription stolen, or needing a prescription early to go on vacation
  • Having a specific "favorite" narcotic drug (such as Lortab), and nothing else will do (or reporting "allergies" to all other alternatives).
Friends and family can also keep an eye out for other signs of addiction to Lortab, such as:
  • Stealing, lying, or other dishonest behavior
  • An unexplainable lack of money
  • Secluded behavior, often needing to spend large amounts of time alone
  • Changes in social circles, such as abandoning good friends and replacing them with new ones
  • Unexplained changes in mood or behaviors.
There are also physical symptoms of addiction, but these are nearly impossible to distinguish from the normal symptoms of simple Lortab dependence, which will occur with all cases of long-term Lortab use, including legitimate, non-abusive Lortab use.

Final Thoughts

It is often difficult to tell if a loved one has a problem with Lortab addiction. If you suspect that a friend or family member is struggling with an addiction to Lortab, please seek help.
Your loved one's healthcare provider is a good place to start. It is okay for you to contact the healthcare provider to let him or her know about your concerns, although this person probably cannot discuss any of the details of your loved one's medical care with you due to confidentiality laws. Also, a local rehabilitation center can provide you with other local services or healthcare providers that may be of use in such situations.
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