Are you or someone you love struggling with Hydrocodone addiction? If so, then you are not alone.
The 2003 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that among Americans 12 years of age and older, 6.3 million
have abused prescription medication in the prior 30 days.
Many of these people end up developing a dependency on the drugs they abuse. An example of a prescription drug that is commonly abused is Hydrocodone.
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.
Beginning in 1990 the average national consumption has risen by a staggering 300% according to the United States’s Drug Enforcement Administration which tracks abuse as part of its law enforcement mandate.
Many who use Hydrocodone develop tolerance and physical dependence to the drug which causes physical withdrawal symptoms.
Withdrawal symptoms from Hydrocodone include:
- Inability to sleep
- Muscle aches
- Dilated pupils
- Fever and chills.