An anonymous correspondent writes in with the following vicodin-related advice:
On the supposed addiction reducing potential of mixing acetaminophen into opioids, it’s worth noting that any addict worth his/her salt can get around this in about 20 seconds. Hydrocodone dissolves in cold water. Acetaminophen doesn’t. Crushing up a handful of pills, stirring into a glass of water, and drinking the water doesn’t require meth lab levels of investment, planning, or thinking. It’s useless and it’s stupid.
Don’t tell the DEA you heard it from me.