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Hydrocodone Street Names


Hydrocodone is a frequently prescribed pain medication used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. Though it can be prescribed as a single-ingredient medication, hydrocodone is often mixed with other analgesics. The most common form of hydrocodone available is a mixture of hydrocodone and acetaminophen, which is prescribed under several brand names, including Norco, Vicodin, Lortab, and Maxidone. Hydrocodone is also mixed with other ingredients, such as ibuprofen in Vicoprofen or antihistamine in Hycomine.

Hydrocodone is an opioid that has effects similar to heroin when taken outside of prescription parameters. Abuse of the drug is widespread, with an estimated 2.5 million Americans suffering with some form of opioid addiction. The medication is prescribed as a pill or liquid and is often swallowed, crushed to be snorted, or injected. The most common hydrocodone street name is "hydro," a shortened version of "hydrocodone." But hydro is not the only common street name for hydrocodone. Other common nicknames are shortened versions of the many brand names hydrocodone is available under, include:

  • Loris
  • Vikes or Vics
  • 357s or Watson-357s
  • Tabs
  • Norcos

No matter the street name for hydrocodone used, opioid addiction is a serious problem. If you or someone you know is suffering from addiction to hydrocodone, Better Addiction Care is here to help. We have a nationwide addiction recovery network built to help you conqueror your addiction and get your life back. We work with many private insurance carriers, and our services are always 100% confidential.

We understand that not every treatment plan works for everybody and that successful recovery depends on care customized to the patient's individual needs. We work with only top-rated facilities to ensure that our clients get the best care available. Call today or fill out our contact form to speak with a counselor who will work to find the right treatment program for you. The facilities available through our network are safe and comfortable, and our network of inpatient treatment centers offers medically assisted detox as well as alternative rehab programs.

Addiction is a disease you do not have to fight alone. Whether your preferred hydrocodone street name is Viks or 357s, your addiction to hydrocodone has severe consequences. Misuse of hydrocodone can cause severely depressed breathing and can lead to death. Statistics show that death from opioid overdose is much more likely than death from all other illegal drugs combined. If you or someone you care about is suffering from opioid addiction, contact BetterAddictionCare and take the first steps toward real recovery.


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