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Hydrocodone Street Names

Hydrocodone is one of the most commonly prescribed pain medications by doctors all over the country. The issue is that this drug is highly addictive and so it is also highly regulated. The drug itself is an opioid and is used for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. It is also an effective cough suppressant and is extremely similar to codeine. This drug is referred to as a Schedule II narcotic by the Drug Enforcement Administration which means that it is legal as a prescribed medical treatment although it may have a moderate to low physical dependence, but a high mental dependence.

While this drug is a prescription drug, it is also available on the street, under various Hydrocodone street names, including Norco, Viko, Hydro and Vikes. Most people who abuse this drug will take it orally or snort it, rather than taking it intravenously. Any drug that is available on the street can be dangerous, even if it is a prescription pill, because it may have been tampered with. Any time you cannot see the "chain" of who has been handling drugs that you will be ingesting, you are risking your life.

Pain medications commonly lead to addiction for patients. The initial pain relief is welcomed, but later, a dependency can build, leading to the need to take more and more of the prescription. Most often, this drug is available in pill form, tablets or capsules, but is also readily available in a syrup format. Doctors have many safeguards in place to prevent their patients from obtaining prescription drugs illegally, but it still happens at the street level where inventive addicts can find ways to obtain the drug under Hydrocodone street names in various places around their local city.

Many prescription drugs are also widely available on the internet through many different illicit pharmaceutical sources. Some patients tend to go "doctor-shopping" in order to obtain multiple prescriptions to the drug, while other patients may sell their excess prescription when they no longer need to take it themselves.

This drug tends to make a person feel sedated, but also euphoric at the same time. Any pain that the user is experiencing is minimized by the perception of the pain being altered at the level of the brain's pain receptors. Constant use of this drug can cause slow breathing, the retention of urine, constipation, dizziness, nausea, itchy skin and drowsiness.

An overdose of Hydrocone or one of the various Hydrocone street names drug variants can have the following signs - extremely restricted pupils, clammy and cold skin, very slow breathing, eventual unconsciousness and eventually, death. If a person regularly takes this drug, they may also sustain severe and irreversible liver damage. The liver can take a lot of abuse, but once it starts to sustain constant severe damage, other health issues can arise that make it difficult to function on a daily basis.

If you have sustained an injury and have been prescribed with a Schedule II narcotic, such as Hydrocodone, then you need to be aware of the potential for you to become addicted to that drug. If you start to feel that you cannot live without the drug then you may have a problem. Most people who have an addiction will start to feel "panicky" when they realize that they are running out of their prescription.

Day to day functioning and the enjoyment of life can be seriously impaired if you are an addict. If all you can think about is your next high, then you may need help. Of course, you have to want to have help, but your family is depending on you to look after yourself so that you can be a meaningful part of their lives. Your family does not want to find you unresponsive or dead and you do not want to put your family through that kind of a loss.

Every life is worthwhile, your life is worthwhile. Seek help with your addiction before it is too late. A professional addiction counsellor can help you to admit yourself to the appropriate rehabilitation program and get you started on the path to clean living. All you need to do is to make that call and follow through with the steps that follow the first steps that you make.


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