Opiates are drugs that act on opioid receptors in the brain and spine. These powerful painkillers are typically prescribed to treat chronic pain. When opiates bind to these receptors, they cause feelings of pleasure and euphoria - two things our brain likes.

However, this is not a rave party; everything has consequences, wrongdoings have effects, and Lortab abuse has consequences. When Lortab is abused, it can lead to addiction - which can eventually result in the death of an individual. We at Gratitude Lodge help to deal with the consequences of Lortab abuse and to prevent and treat addiction to this medicine.

How is Lortab Abuse Affecting You?

When someone takes opiates like Lortab, they usually enjoy amusing feelings. However, those feelings are not coming from the opiate. It comes from the brain because of its effect on our neurotransmitters. The opiate's effect on neurotransmitters is called opioid-mediated euphoria.

The neurotransmitters the opiates bind to are known as opioid receptors. When opioids attach to these receptors, they release dopamine - a neurochemical that causes feelings of pleasure.

These feelings are great, but they have consequences. As an individual takes more Lortab, the brain needs more to get those pleasurable feelings as the brain's tolerance begins to build up.

It is one of the main consequences of abusing this drug. As the brain's tolerance for opiates builds up, an individual needs more and more of the drug to accomplish the same goal.

The Overdose Effect

Another one of the consequences of abusing Lortab is that it can lead to overdose. Trying to stop an individual who has abused Lortab for a long time from using this medication is hard because their brain is used to the drug and does not want to stop using it. They feel like something is missing if they do not get their next dose of Lortab.

But most people do not know the dangerous effects of overdosing on this drug. According to the Drug Abuse Warning Network, when individuals suffer from a drug overdose, they usually need medical attention.

Many of these individuals have very low blood pressure, which is why this is dangerous. An individual who overdosed on Lortab may suffer from a common blood pressure overdose if their blood pressure drops too low to support their heart.

Not only does the brain need Lortab, but the brain also needs oxygen to survive. When an individual's body's ability to get oxygen decreases because of an overdose, it will be harder for that person to fight off the overdose and get medical help as soon as possible.

What Can You Expect From Us in Case of Lortab Abuse?

1. We will help you get clean

Consequences such as overdose and addiction can be very dangerous. We offer a safe environment for you or your loved one to recover from Lortab abuse in a comfortable setting. We offer assistance for adults, adolescents, children, and families. Our programs are tailored to fit the individual needs of those we treat.

2. We will help you find support

Many people who abuse opiates like Lortab do it alone. This drug may change your ability to deal with life's circumstances. We believe the power of community is vital to your treatment and recovery process. We work hand-in-hand with other organizations and churches, community agencies, non-profits, and government programs to help individuals clean from opiates like Lortab.

3. You will not be judged here

We do not judge you because we have been there too. You can expect to be greeted with warmth and a smile every time you come through our doors and any time after that. We will be there for you, your family, and your friends - because Lortab abuse can affect not just you or the person abusing it but your whole family. You can expect to be treated like family when you come to us for help dealing with the consequences of Lortab abuse.


At Gratitude Lodge, we understand that suffering from the consequences of opiate abuse can be very difficult. We will help get you or a loved one clean, help you find support in the community, and help you move forward. To know more about How Lortab abuse is dangerous, call us today at tel:+18888611658.