Brett Favre Opens Up About Past Vicodin Addiction The Hall of Fame quarterback told ‘Sports Illustrated’ that he was taking large doses of Vicodin in 1995. Favre became dependent on the painkiller after numerous surgeries, and he ended up going to rehab on three different occasions. Brett Favre, to
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'The New York Times' Favre said with the pills he could Since his 2010 retirement, Favre said he’s suffered many health issues. In April, he told NBC he may have suffered thousands of concussions during his NFL career and has experienced short-term memory issues as a result.