Vicodin Addiction Treatment

Vicodin addiction treatmentVicodin is a brand name for a type of hydrocodone, which is a prescription narcotic painkiller. Vicodin is one of the most abused painkillers today largely due to availability and of course its abuse potential and addictive qualities. Hydrocodone is an analgesic cough suppressant agent structurally similar to codeine. Hydrocodone drugs such as Vicodin continue to be the most frequently encountered narcotic analgesics in forensic laboratories.

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Vicodin Abuse

Prescription narcotics such as Vicodin continue to be the most commonly abused pharmaceuticals today, and in many cases even surpassing other drugs, such as marijuana, for initiation of substance abuse.

In the past five years there was an increase among people between the ages of 18 and 25 in the rate of current use of painkillers including Vicodin by at least .5 percent.

Some side effects of Vicodin include: lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, upset stomach, vomiting, constipation, stomach pain, rash, difficulty urinating, difficulty breathing and mood changes.

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Vicodin Treatment

The number of deaths related to Vicodin and other hydrocodone drugs increased by 50% from 2002 to 2005, which is only one indication of the surge in prescription painkiller abuse and addiction.

Despite a mountain of observable evidence showing that replacing one drug with another in a similar category, pharmaceutical companies, some government agencies and some addiction treatment providers recommend some type of opioid maintenance program for people addicted to narcotics. This includes the recent push of Suboxone on the American public through broad media campaigns sponsored by the makers of the drug. While not disputing any perceived short-term benefits in assisting outpatient withdrawal, placing someone on buprenorphine as a longer-term treatment for Vicodin addiction is not a workable solution.

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