After the production and distribution of Vicodin, many consumers
found it easy to be dependent on the drug due to the ease of
getting the drug. Addiction to the drug took the population by
storm. Many users that become addicted, do so because of the
opiates in the drug. With the brain being one of the most
powerful organs in the human body, it can be easily fooled by
hydrocodone. Hydrocodone is the main ingredient and the generic
form, makes the brain depend on it to have good feeling. Like
any addictive drug, without it, the brain thinks that it can
only develop negative thoughts and feelings. This is the number
one sign of addiction.
The Mommy's Drug
When one thinks of an ordinary mom, they think of a wholesome
being that steers their child(ren) in the right direction. They
are ideal wives, mothers, and citizens. However, these ordinary
moms are one of the main abusers of the drug. Hypothetically,
their addiction may stem from the the ailments women are likely
to have. Pain-killers are given to them for birth, fibromyalgia,
and other pains that develop. Also, women are probably more
likely to go see a doctor about their ailments than men are.
Typically mothers abuse the drug to get things done around the
house or for stress management. The drug may produce a feeling
of excitement, provide energy, or relieves worry. As much as one
would like to picture the ideal house or soccer mom, these are
the ones that are most likely to become addicted.
The FDA has recently been looking into the ban of Vicodin and
Percocet. Although the ban has been overturned, the FDA has
instead pushed stricter laws for obtaining the drug. A month
long dose is not allowed as well as faxing or calling in the
prescriptions to pharmacies from doctors. Only after visits and
only by the doctor, will these medications be able to be filled
and purchased. Many have felt that these rules will not stop
addiction but impose desperate and alternative ways to get them.