VICODIN

Vicodin is a tablet used for relief of moderate-severe pain.

What are the street names for vicodin?

  • fluff
  • vikes
  • hydro
  • scratch
  • idiot pills
  • norco
  • watson 387

How do I take it?

  • orally
  • white tablet
  • capsule shaped
  • may be crushed and snorted

What are the side effects/ adverse reactions?

  • drowsiness
  • mental clouding
  • lethargy
  • anxiety
  • fear
  • mood swings
  • respiratory depression
  • skin rash
  • light headedness
  • dizziness
  • sedation
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • *in case of chronic over dose* hearing impairment or loss.
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Signs of withdrawl of vicodin.

  • intense craving for hydrocodone
  • diarrhea
  • insomnia
  • depression
  • dilated pupils
  • intense sweating
  • runny nose
  • chills

Building up a tolerence.

  • Opioids or narcotics (including Vicodin) develop tolerance quickly, but it also goes away quickly if you can stop taking it.

How many cases?

  • vicodin is the most popular pain relief drug in the country
  • growing: 112 million doses prescribed in 2006 / 131 million in the U.S. today
  • abused by people of all ages

Is vicodin addictive?

  • yes, highly
  • growing prescription rate
  • 112 million in 2006/ 131 million today

Treatment.

  • detox and therapy
  • rehab