I'm 30 years old and I've been addicted to Vicodin for 2.5 years now (following a back injury). I know how you all feel. I depend on Vicodin to get by each day. I can look forward to almost any event if I have Vicodin (incl work). First off, I owe you all a dept of gratitude - It helps me to know that this is a common problem. I appreciate everyone who shares there experiences.
My wife is addicted as well. Although it's nice to have someone who understands, we feed off of each other's addition.
Today is my first day off of Vicodin. I have withdrawls pretty bad right now, but I feel strong because I'm sick of being a slave to this stuff. I look back to times when I didn't use, and I wish those times were here again. I know there is a better life out there (without V). I will keep checking back. I think we all just need to decide that enough is enough, and we want our lives back. Sounds corny, and I wish I wash chasing Vicodin right now with Dr. Pepper, but the truth is that I'm sick of not having a good life.