Is hydrocodone addictive?

Can you become addicted to hydrocodone? If so, how long would it take for dependencies to form?

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hydrocodone-addiction

Hydrocodone Addiction

Many people search for alternatives to painkillers, like hydrocodone, for fear of becoming addicted while medicated.

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Prescription Drugs

Hydrocodone-based medication is available by prescription only.

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Opiates

Hydrocodone is an opiate prescribed for the treatment of mild to severe pain.

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Painkillers

We often refer to pain relief medication as "painkillers".

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Hydrocodone

Hydrocodone is often mixed with less-powerful, non-opioid compounds to lessen general toxicity.


Yes. Hydrocodone is classified as a Schedule II Controlled Substance, which carries "a high potential for abuse which may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence."

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