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Hydrocodone Addiction

What is Hydrocodone?

Hydrocodone is a very powerful opioid painkiller and is used in medications like Vicodin and Lortab. This powerful substance is derived from Codeine that is obtained from opium which occurs naturally in the poppy plant. The prescription form of the drug is sometimes mixed with ibuprofen acetaminophen boosting the effect of the painkiller. Hydrocodone is an opioid drug and like other such drugs there is always a risk of dependency.

Hydrocodone is also available under many names:


Zohydro ER



Lorcet –HD



About Hydrocodone Abuse

Hydrocodone is an addictive opioid drug, and this means that there is a high risk of addiction. This drug is widely available as a street drug and is known as Norco, Vikes and Hydro. This drug can only be taken if it is prescribed by a doctor.  

The signs of Hydrocodone dependency include:

Constantly seeking the drug from one or more doctors.

Patient becomes isolated and only cares for the drug.

Financial problems/ criminal behavior.

Withdraws from usual social activities

Mood swings/ anxiety

Treatment for Hydrocodone Abuse

If you or a member of your family are experiencing Hydrocodone addiction, then you should immediately seek help.  It is vital that you or a loved one secure a place at a rehab center that offers Hydrocodone treatment program.  Rehab is available in both outpatient treatment programs and inpatient treatment programs.

Please call our helpline and we can help you and your loved one on the road to recovery. Please call us at any time and our expert adviser will help you find the rehab program that is best suited for your or your family member’s needs. Suboxone is often prescribed to help those with an addiction to Vicodin to recover and to once again to lead a normal life.