Hydrocodone Addiction Self-Assessment Quiz

Hydrocodone is a generic opioid medication used to treat chronic pain or cough. While prescription opioids like hydrocodone can be effective forms of treatment, they also carry the risk of abuse, dependence and addiction — even when taken as prescribed. If you believe you may be developing a hydrocodone addiction, taking a self-assessment quiz can help you determine whether it’s time to get help.

This self-guided assessment is designed to help you evaluate your level of hydrocodone use. However, it is not intended to replace a proper, clinical diagnosis of hydrocodone addiction. You can use the results of this assessment as a guide to help you:

You can review your results with your physician or call The Recovery Village to discuss your hydrocodone use disorder and discover options for treatment.

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This self-guided assessment was created using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). The DSM-5 provides standard criteria for diagnosing mental health and substance use disorders. Your answers to this quiz are confidential.

This assessment contains “yes” or “no” questions related to your hydrocodone use during the last 12 months.

Taken hydrocodone in any manner other than as instructed?
Used hydrocodone in order to feel normal?
Taken increasing amounts of hydrocodone in order to achieve the same effects?
Been scared about running out of hydrocodone?
Experienced sleepiness, muscle weakness or hallucinations after using hydrocodone?
Felt the effects of hydrocodone withdrawal, such as muscle cramps, chills or anxiety?
Had trouble completing tasks at school, home or work?
Given up on old hobbies?
Visited multiple doctors in order to access more hydrocodone?
Driven a car while high on hydrocodone?
Avoided communicating with family or friends?
Purchased hydrocodone from street dealers?

Your assessment results are confidential. Please enter your information below to proceed to your results.

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Next Steps

If you’ve discovered that you may be struggling with a hydrocodone use disorder, The Recovery Village is here to help. Discuss your results with your physician or contact us today to find a hydrocodone addiction treatment program that works well for your needs.

FAQs About Hydrocodone Addiction & Treatment

  • How much hydrocodone is too much?

    The maximum amount of hydrocodone that can be safely used varies significantly from person to person. It is affected by many different factors, including age, health, genetics and previous history of opioid use. A hydrocodone overdose can be fatal, so it’s important to only take this drug as prescribed.

  • How often can you take hydrocodone?

    You should not take hydrocodone more frequently than prescribed. Hydrocodone doses are typically prescribed to be taken at least four to six hours apart.

  • What is a high dose of hydrocodone?

    What is considered a high dose of hydrocodone varies from one person to another. In some patients, even a low dose of hydrocodone can have a strong effect. Typically, doses greater than 10 mg are not used.

  • How long does it take to get addicted to hydrocodone?

    There is no set time frame for how long it takes for hydrocodone addiction to develop. However, the CDC shows that the risk of developing opioid addiction rises significantly after three to five days of use.

  • How can I stop my hydrocodone addiction?

    Hydrocodone addiction can be very dangerous, but ending opioid use is often difficult to do alone. Most people find that the most effective way to stop using opioids like hydrocodone is to seek professional addiction treatment through a licensed rehab center.

  • Does The Recovery Village offer treatment programs for hydrocodone addiction?

    The Recovery Village offers a full continuum of care for hydrocodone addiction, with options ranging from detox and residential programming to long-term aftercare. Our evidence-based approach has helped many patients recover from hydrocodone addiction and achieve lasting sobriety.

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