Hi all! I have been taking vicodine for over a year now. I am wondering if I am becoming addicted to it. I have to take more now to kill my pain. I have arthritis very bad, and I have gout. I take the pain med along with my gout and athritis meds. Does anyone know how long it takes to become addicted? I am reluctant about asking my doctor because he is the one who prescribes them to me.