Unfortunately, in a growing number of cases, we’re seeing Vicodin use turn into abuse, and then addiction, and the consequences can be dire – and deadly.
Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) November 21, 2013
A Forever Recovery, a leading addiction treatment center that has pioneered a moral reasoning approach to recovery that empowers each individual client to access the spiritual, cognitive, and fellowship support that they need, is focusing on the social effects of Vicodin in its latest blog post.
The blog post highlights some key Vicodin facts, including:
- Vicodin, which is comprised of hydrocodone and acetaminophen, provides an analgesic (pain relief) effect similar to morphine.
- 99% of global total hydrocodone use occurs in the US, which obviously makes it the world’s largest consumer of the drug.
- Vicodin is primarily prescribed for severe to moderate pain relief.
- It typically takes only 30 minutes for symptomatic relief to occur, and it can last up to 8 hours (though effects can start to diminish in 4 hours).
“Vicodin has helped many people manage pain, such as that resulting from surgery, dental work, car accident injuries, and so on,” commented A Forever Recovery’s founder Per Wickstrom. “Unfortunately, in a growing number of cases, we’re seeing Vicodin use turn into abuse, and then addiction, and the consequences can be dire – and deadly.”
Added Per Wickstrom: “We need to ensure that people understand what they’re getting into, especially if they think that Vicodin is somehow safe to experiment with, simply because it’s prescription medication and not a so-called hard drug like heroin or cocaine. Frankly, those terms are more about how the drug is produced and perceived in society. The bottom line is that Vicodin should only and always be used as directed, and all use should be closely monitored by the prescribing physician.”
The full edition of A Forever Recovery’s new blog post “The Social Effects of Vicodin” is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/blog/drugs/vicodin/social-effects-of-vicodin/
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