Signs of Norco Abuse

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Norco is the brand name for a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone. Hydrocodone is a highly addictive narcotic painkiller that costs thousands of lives per year. Most people who use Norco start using it because a doctor prescribed it for severe or chronic pain.

Unfortunately, it is easy to start abusing it as you develop a tolerance to the drug or experience break through pain. If you think your Norco use is becoming Norco abuse, you will notice some signs of a developing addiction.

Physical Signs of Norco Abuse

The physical signs of Norco abuse are very similar to those of any other opiate or opioid addiction. Most people who abuse Norco experience physical symptoms. According to the Mayo Clinic, the physical signs of narcotic or Norco abuse and dependence are:

  • Reduced pain sensations
  • Reduced response to painful stimuli
  • Drowsiness
  • Runny nose
  • Sores around the nose
  • Clammy skin
  • Constipation
  • Problems with coordination
  • Pinpoint pupils

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If you experience any of the following physical signs, you need to seek emergency Norco abuse or addiction treatment:

  • Changes in consciousness
  • Are having trouble breathing after taking Norco
  • Have a seizure
  • Have chest pain

The physical signs you might have a problem with Norco are just one part of the whole picture.

Mental Signs of Norco Abuse

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Confusion and irritability are signs of Norco abuse.

The mental signs of Norco Abuse may only be obvious to you. Some of these signs are:

  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Problems with memory
  • Inability to pay attention to things or people

Many of the mental signs of dependence or abuse only show up when you cannot get your regular dose and you go into withdrawal.

Behavioral Signs of Norco Abuse

When you have a problem with Norco abuse, you will also exhibit behavioral signs. According to Medscape, some of these signs are:

  • You are crushing, snorting, or injecting the pills
  • You cannot stop using the drug
  • You engage in high risk behaviors such as needle sharing
  • You engage in drug seeking behavior
  • You go into withdrawal when you stop using Norco

You might not notice the behavioral changes yourself but your friends and family might talk to you about them.

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Social Signs of Norco Abuse

Some signs of Norco abuse and addiction are social. These signs are:

  • Your friends and family have asked you to stop using.
  • You receive a reprimand from your employer or lost your job for being late or absent because of the drug.
  • Your friends no longer want you around when you are high.
  • If you no longer have the Norco you seek out heroin or other drugs from dealers

These social signs indicate that not only are you abusing Norco, you are addicted to it and need treatment as soon as possible.

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47,300* People Addicted
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8,209* Deaths
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According to the Centers for Disease Control, opiate addiction and abuse are a growing epidemic in this country and approximately 78 people in the United States die from opiate overdose or addiction every day. If you are exhibiting these signs, you require treatment for your Norco abuse.

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The effects of Norco abuse can be dangerous and even deadly. Seeking treatment help should become the number one priority.