I can’t tell you the number of patients we receive for detoxification that were given a prescr
iption for Vicodin for a minor pain, like a backache or tooth pain, which eventually led them to take a stronger opiate like oxycodone
eating a domino effect. It’s become a trend in this country for medical professionals to write prescr
iptions for hydrocodone drugs too quickly, which is cr
eating an epidemic of these drugs being overprescr
ibed to patients who often times don’t need them.