Hydrocodone Addiction

Are you or someone you love struggling with Hydrocodone 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 Hydrocodone, and, as a result, develop Hydrocodone addiction.

Hydrocodone is a prescription medication often prescribed to handle pain. Its effects are similar to other opiates such as morphine or heroin, but in a less strong form. While it is very rare for pure Hydrocodone to be available, the drug is often mixed with other drugs and is an active ingredient in drugs like Vicodin or Codeine.

The Drug Enforcement Administration reports that there has been a 300% increase in the use of Hydrocodone since 1990 and with the increase in use, the number of people with Hydrocodone addiction continues to grow. Many who use Hydrocodone develop tolerance and physical dependence to the drug which causes physical withdrawal symptoms. Some withdrawal symptoms from Hydrocodone including cravings, depression, inability to sleep, fever, chills, muscle aches, diarrhea, dilated pupils, nausea, vomiting, fever and chills.

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