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Old 02-15-2011, 01:23 PM   #3
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Re: Long Term Pain Management??

Again,

Addiction will depend on your intentions and your adherence to a good plan.

If your Doctor suggests Vicodin or Norco thinking that their relative low strength is the hedge against addiction, then your Doctor would be mistaken. Vicodin is the most popularly abused drug, partly because it is fairly weak and short acting, and that combination makes the user need and want more Vicodin over time.

OxyContin abuse is somewhat different. Prior versions of the drug were available in high doses that were easily crushed. Word of mouth turned it into a cultural phenomenon that far exceeded reason. Oxycodone has no super powers, though it does rate high in likability.

Regardless of your Narcotic selection, dependence will develop fairly quickly, which means only that you will need to taper off the drug, as your body will rebel mightily if you stop taking the drug cold turkey.

 
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