Hydrocodone Addictions – Acetaminophen Content Discourages Some Addicts

Although hydrocodone addictions seem to be on the rise, some opiate addicts prefer single entity drugs. The main reason for this preference is the presence of acetaminophen in hydrocodone medications. Since ingesting between 10 to 15 grams of acetaminophen in less than a 24-hour period can lead to hepatotoxicity or liver failure, savvy addicts will try to extract a portion of the acetaminophen by using hot or cold water.

In order to help identify trends and developments concerning all types of addictions, including hydrocodone addictions, researchers now have access to powerful new technology. By analyzing specific online search terms for a one-year period, researchers can determine both the interest in online procurement of prescription medications and general information about these drugs.

Significant Query Numbers for Information on Hydrocodone Addiction

Overwhelming, the queries in Graph 1 below center on the purchase of hydrocodone. “Buy hydrocodone” (543,450 searches) and “buy hydrocodone online”(129,193) leave no interpretation as to the searchers’ intentions. What is not clear is whether the desire for hydrocodone is for recreational use or a legitimate requirement for prescription pain medication.

“Hydrocodone addiction” and “hydrocodone withdrawal” also garnered a significant amount of searches (42,394). Queries for “hydrocodone cough” information are also peppered throughout Graph 1. In fact, “cough” was the 29th most commonly used word in hydrocodone searches (see Graph 2), which makes sense since hydrocodone is also used as an anti-cough agent.

Hydrocodone Addictions Research - Prevalent Search Topics - Graph 1

(Continued on Graph 3 at the bottom of this page)

Top 30 two and three word combinations



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  560,000
buy hydrocodone    543450
hydrocodone online    237985
buy hydrocodone online    129193
hydrocodone without a prescription    117577
hydrocodone without prescription    94971
prescription hydrocodone    57681
hydrocodone no prescription    57016
hydrocodone apap    56930
buy hydrocodone without prescription    48407
hydrocodone bitartrate    38174
hydrocodone drugs    26284
snorting hydrocodone    24179
hydrocodone cod    23896
hydrocodone online prescription    23513
hydrocodone buy    22862
hydrocodone addiction    21622
hydrocodone withdrawal    20773
pharmacies hydrocodone    19824
online pharmacies hydrocodone    19747
hydrocodone cough    18256
hydrocodone cough syrup    18252
hydrocodone online no prescription    17526
oxycodone vs hydrocodone    16623
hydrocodone buy online    16209
cheap hydrocodone    15648
hydrocodone vs oxycodone    15336
hydrocodone no rx    14789
what is hydrocodone    14677
hydrocodone vicodin    14614
norco hydrocodone    14600
0 560,000

Hydrocodone Without a Prescription

The prevalence of searches for phrases such as “hydrocodone without a prescription” (117,577) are obvious attempts at self-medicating or illicit usage. Variations are many and include “hydrocodone without prescription” and “hydrocodone no prescription” (151,987 total). This dangerous trend of online sales without a valid prescription continues to flourish.

Hydrocodone - Prevalent Words and Concepts Study - Graph 2

Top 100 words used in hydrocodone searches
(Top 1000 can be found at Top 100 hydrocodone exact phrases and top 1,000 concepts/words. - Graph 5)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  3300000
hydrocodone    3186823
buy    581890
prescription    432303
online    321665
oxycodone    74602
how    58141
apap    57786
side    52220
cod    39534
vs    38660
bitartrate    38174
long    32940
syrup    31476
overnight    29898
cheap    28222
snorting    26542
drugs    26303
stay    25861
pharmacy    25575
vicodin    25343
system    25284
rx    25163
delivery    23454
pharmacies    23299
withdrawal    22259
addiction    22084
acetaminophen    21884
what    21840
cough    21396
difference    20782
drug    20596
generic    18916
from    16881
way    15100
norco    14609
abuse    14542
easy    13873
order    13777
records    13193
symptoms    12069
consultation    12049
medical    12019
codeine    11734
extracting    11704
pregnancy    11437
life    11039
withdrawl    10970
detox    10726
work    10275
xanax    9814
extraction    9404
prescriptions    9213
overdose    9171
test    9141
sale    9074
needed    8946
ibuprofen    8835
line    8824
compound    8558
pictures    8263
alcohol    8159
m357    8131
perscription    8103
mexico    7766
5    7710
presciption    7459
m358    7306
dosage    7156
versus    7125
canada    7102
lortab    7013
ordering    6959
purchase    6684
half    6656
tablets    6599
pill    6587
10/325    6570
withdrawals    6570
make    6469
watson    6448
mor    6132
liquid    6074
testing    5937
cash    5753
buying    5614
m360    5483
time    5370
detection    5350
pills    5319
water    5262
dogs    5235
m367    5139
pink    5117
norx    5110
mastercard    4999
pain    4694
methadone    4691
tramadol    4622
free    4570
term    4556
0 3300000

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Hydrocodone - Prevalent Search Topics, Continued - Graph 3

Top 31 - 100 two and three word combinations
(Top 30 are in Graph 1 above)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 4,000  15,000
hydrocodone abuse    14535
buy hydrocodone cod    13943
order hydrocodone    13619
generic hydrocodone    13262
oxycodone hydrocodone    12046
hydrocodone drug    11798
vicodin online    11729
hydrocodone vicodin online    11681
online hydrocodone    11605
how does hydrocodone    11425
hydrocodone online cod    11035
hydrocodone withdrawl    10958
oxycodone and hydrocodone    10534
hydrocodone prescription    10490
hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen    10327
how does hydrocodone work    10220
hydrocodone and oxycodone    9864
extracting hydrocodone    9495
hydrocodone overdose    9151
hydrocodone for sale    9064
hydrocodone and pregnancy    8837
cheap generic hydrocodone    8760
hydrocodone by online pharmacy    8760
hydrocodone compound    8545
hydrocodone compound syrup    8541
hydrocodone no medical records    8339
hydrocodone with no prescription    8066
hydrocodone m357    7675
side effects of hydrocodone    7476
hydrocodone m358    7300
hydrocodone overnight    7013
hydrocodone on line    6960
hydrocodone dosage    6801
hydrocodone pharmacy    6643
pictures of hydrocodone    6600
hydrocodone withdrawal symptoms    6573
hydrocodone drug test    6571
hydrocodone detox    6570
hydrocodone 10/325    6570
hydrocodone withdrawals    6570
purchase hydrocodone    6534
hydrocodone pill    6509
hydrocodone compound syrup mor    6132
make hydrocodone    6020
liquid hydrocodone    5847
life of hydrocodone    5844
hydrocodone online ordering    5840
watson hydrocodone    5697
buying hydrocodone    5537
hydrocodone cash    5512
hydrocodone cash on delivery    5506
hydrocodone lortab    5478
oxycodone versus hydrocodone    5475
how to make hydrocodone    5257
hydrocodone m367    5135
buy cheap hydrocodone    5128
hydrocodone detection    5123
cheap hydrocodone online    5120
hydrocodone detection time    5117
buy cheap hydrocodone online    5114
pink hydrocodone    5111
hydrocodone norx    5110
hydrocodone m360    4751
codeine vs hydrocodone    4745
vicodin hydrocodone    4741
hydrocodone 5    4722
pharmacy vicodin    4701
hydrocodone from mexico    4611
hydrocodone pills    4403
hydrocodone tablets    4386
4,000 15,000