Hydrocodone, commonly known as Vicodin (when mixed with acetaminophen) is readily available on most college campuses. This semi-synthetic addictive opioid has beneficial applications when used as prescribed, but it can cause serious harm to the mind and body when used recreationally and for long periods of time.
Hydrocodone is highly addictive because of the euphoric and mind-numbing effects it has on the user. It is especially dangerous because of the ease with which one can overdose on it. To learn how the drug works to create the euphoric and sedative effects it has on the mind, and to find out why long-term recreational use can cause life-threatening liver failure and even death, watch this brief informational video clip.
If you or someone you know is addicted to hydrocodone, an effective drug rehab program can provide you with the best opportunity to overcome your addiction. At Astoria Pointe and The Rosebriar in Oregon, our chemical dependency treatment specialists can develop a plan that is personalized to suit your needs. Call (503) 298-4393 to speak with a helpful recovery specialist today.