Struggling With Vicodin Addiction
- Parent Category: Prescription Drug Rehab & Treatment
- Category: Hydrocodone Addiction
Are you or someone you love struggling with Vicodin addiction? If so, then you are not alone. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that approximately 48 million people aged 12 or older had used prescription drugs for non-medical reasons in their lifetimes. This is about 20 percent of the U.S. population. Many of these people end up getting hooked on prescription drugs like Vicodin, and, as a result, develop Vicodin addiction.
Vicodin is a brand of hydrocodone, a powerful and addictive painkiller. Vicoden has a street value of between $2 and $4 per pill. The effects are very similar to that of other opiods that are usually prescribed to manage pain.
When someone is addicted to Vicodin and stop using the drug, they can experience withdrawal symptoms including restlessness, muscle and bone pain, insomnia, diarrhea, vomiting, cold flashes with goose bumps involuntary leg movements, watery eyes, runny nose, loss of appetite, irritability, panic, nausea, chills, and sweating.
Vicodin addiction not only effects the elderly population are particularly vulnerable to abuse and misuse of the drug but many young adults and teens are getting hooked on the drug as well.
One contributing factor to Vicodin addiction is the increased accessibility to the drug. More people are being prescribed Vicodin every day, for a variety of health reasons. Many of them are then becoming hooked on the drug. Vicodin addiction is so severe for some that that they are obtaining medications illegally through Web sites that do not require a legal prescription.
If you or someone you know is struggling with Vicodin addiction call Narconon Arrowhead Drug Rehab 800-468-6933