March 27th, 2013

How much Vicodin does an average addict take? And how?

Setting: sci-fi, futuristic and technologically advanced society. Totalitarian.

So, this is more a 'is this plausible or what?' question, since I checked so many articles and sites (and YT videos of Dr. House :P) that my head feels like it's about to explode.

MC is a 32 years old guy of average weight and height. He's been taking this made-up painkiller for two years: he has a legitimate condition that causes him chronic pain, but over time it has turned into an addiction. For the sake of my own sanity I ended up taking inspiration from both Vicodin and Oxycontin (I'm aware they're not the same, I just cross-checked and combined symptoms for both withdrawal and side effects), but this fictional painkiller is 90% like Vicodin.

This is where I get stuckCollapse )