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  • Side Effects of Tussionex Abuse

    Tussionex, a prescription cough medicine, contains a mixture of hydrocodone (an opioid pain reliever) and chlorpheniramine (an antihistamine). In 2008, the FDA issued an alert regarding the dangers of misusing Tussionex, stating that abusing it can ...

    ... withdrawal symptoms include Some common Tussionex withdrawal symptoms include 9, 10 : Insomnia. Irritability. Dysphoric mood. Restlessness. Anxiety. Nausea. Vomiting. Stomach cramps. Diarrhea ... mind: Alcohol Marijuana ... continue reading
  • Actiq (Fentanyl) Lollipop Abuse

    Actiq is a brand name for the opioid drug fentanyl. 3 Actiq comes as a lozenge on a handle (like a lollipop) and the fentanyl is quickly absorbed through the oral mucosa (along with fentanyl that is swallowed being slowly absorbed through the ...

    ... use will cause uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms in people dependent on fentanyl. 10 Fentanyl withdrawal symptoms may include: 2 Cravings. Bone pain. Muscle pain. Trouble with sleep. Diarrhea. Vomiting. Legs moving ... continue reading
  • Side Effects of Demerol Use

    Is Demerol Harmful? The use of Demerol and other prescription opioids is widespread. In 2012, 259 million prescriptions were written for painkillers, per the Centers for the Disease Control (CDC). The CDC estimates that enough prescriptions were ...

    ... breathing. Using Demerol with other drugs and alcohol may increase the likelihood of experiencing harmful ... Stomach pain. Nausea. Vomiting. Diarrhea. Demerol withdrawal can be painful, and symptoms may range from mildly to ... continue reading
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  • The Effects of Tramadol Use

    Tramadol is a synthetic opioid analgesic (painkiller) that is frequently prescribed to manage moderate to severe levels of pain—such as that experienced after surgery or in chronic conditions like arthritis. It is commonly marketed under one of ...

    ... withdrawal syndromes and include: Gastrointestinal pain. Depression. Agitation. Diarrhea. Numbness in the extremities. Ringing in the ears. Hallucinations. Paranoia. Confusion. Many people experience flu-like symptoms ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Opioid Use

    Are Opioids Harmful? Opioids are a class of drugs that include prescription painkillers such as oxycodone (Oxycontin), hydrocodone (Vicodin), codeine , and morphine ; synthetic opioids including fentanyl ; and the illegal drug heroin . 1,2 ...

    ... mix them with water or alcohol, and inject them. This ... Withdrawal Treatment Opioid withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable. Withdrawal symptoms may include the following: 5 Muscle and bone pain. Sleep problems. Diarrhea ... continue reading
  • Painkiller Detox and Withdrawal

    Prescription painkillers are opioid medications that manage pain and, furthermore, exhibit activity throughout the brain's pleasure centers. Their interaction with opioid receptors in the brain results in a down-modification of the sensations of ...

    ... Withdrawal Symptoms Agitation. Anxiety. Muscle aches. Insomnia Sweating. Yawning. Late-Onset Withdrawal Symptoms Abdominal cramping. Diarrhea ... taking any other drugs? Do you drink alcohol? What are your drug-taking and ... continue reading
  • Demerol Abuse

    Demerol, also known by the street name “demmies” and the generic name meperidine , is a prescription opioid painkiller. Demerol is used to treat relatively severe pain and is available in liquid or tablet form. As a schedule II prescription ...

    ... to feel the same effects). Physical dependence. Withdrawal symptoms when not using the drug. Numerous physical ... amounts, and mixing it with other drugs and alcohol can increase the chances of an overdose. According to ... continue reading
  • Roxy Drug Abuse

    Roxicodone (often called “roxies”, “roxys” or “blues”) is one of the brand names for oxycodone, a powerful opioid prescription painkiller. Roxicodone is prescribed to alleviate pain that cannot be managed by non-opioid pain relievers. As ...

    ... the central nervous system like alcohol, benzodiazepines, ups the risk of ... Withdrawal symptoms include 1,3,6 : Anxiety. Inability to sleep. Restlessness. Irritability and mood changes. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea ... continue reading
  • The Effects of OxyContin Use

    Is OxyContin Harmful? OxyContin is an opiate that is often prescribed for moderate to strong post-surgical pain or more chronic pain situations. Prescription rates are high in the United States. The drug is comprised of oxycodone— a substance that ...

    ... like' symptoms , and can include: Increased pain sensitivity. Diffuse body aches. Increased restlessness and agitation. Insomnia. Lack of appetite. Nausea and vomiting. Diarrhea. Chills. Cold sweats. OxyContin Withdrawal ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Painkiller Use

    A painkiller can be any one of a number of drugs, from over-the-counter (OTC) medications like Tylenol, ibuprofen, and aspirin, to prescribed drugs like oxycodone , codeine , morphine , Vicodin , and hydrocodone . All painkillers carry risks—even ...

    ... a doctor. 11 They pose a danger when mixed with alcohol or certain other drugs. 11 Opioids pose a high risk ... Abdominal cramping. Diarrhea. Nausea. Vomiting. These opioid painkiller withdrawal symptoms are uncomfortable ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Percocet Use

    Is Percocet Harmful? When abused, Percocet can be quite harmful. Percocet is the brand name of a narcotic pain reliever containing a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen (Tylenol) that is used to treat moderate to severe pain. The short-term ...

    ... their use of Percocet or other opiates. Withdrawal symptoms vary, but can include: Nausea and vomiting. Upset stomach. Cold sweats. Cravings. Diarrhea. Fatigue. Tremors. Agitation. Depression. Irritability. Muscle and ... continue reading
  • Tramadol Addiction

    Tramadol is an opioid analgesic medication prescribed for pain relief. 1 Used as prescribed, tramadol can be effective for managing moderate to moderately severe pain. 1 Like other prescription opioid painkillers, it has the potential for misuse, ...

    ... illicitly. 3 Mixing tramadol with other opioids, with alcohol or other central nervous depressants, as well as ... buprenorphine, methadone can help to reduce withdrawal symptoms and control cravings for tramadol. Behavioral ... continue reading
  • How to Help an Opiate Addict

    Help for Opiates Addicts Opiates are some of the most abused drugs in America, with prescription opiates accounting for up to 5.1 million cases of addiction. Around 210 million doses of opiates, including morphine , OxyContin and Vicodin , were ...

    ... clear you won't be enabling their drug or alcohol abuse anymore, if you have been. It's ... withdrawal symptoms kick in, with very unpleasant flu-like symptoms, such as: Cramping. Nausea. Fever. Runny nose. Sweating. Diarrhea ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Opana Use

    Is Opana Harmful? Opana is a prescription opioid pain-reliever containing the active ingredient oxymorphone. Oxymorphone is a semi-synthetic opioid agonist, meaning it binds to the opioid receptors in your brain to elicit its effects. You may have ...

    ... Severe drowsiness. Loss of consciousness. Coma. Alcohol, another CNS depressant, can intensify the negative ... from your body). To help manage unpleasant withdrawal symptoms you may be given certain FDA-approved opioid ... continue reading
  • Prescription Painkiller FAQ

    What are Prescription Painkillers? Prescription painkillers are opioid medications used to manage relatively severe pain (such as pain associated with surgical procedures or more chronic issues like cancer-related pain). 1, 2 They can be safe and ...

    ... in combination with other opioids, sedatives, or alcohol). Again, because these drugs are respiratory ... Runny nose. Nausea. Vomiting. Diarrhea. The appearance of withdrawal symptoms varies among types of painkillers; ... continue reading
  • Prescription Opioid Addiction

    Prescription opioids are medications to treat moderate to severe pain after surgery, an injury, or specific medical conditions such as cancer. 1 Prescription opioids have become increasingly accepted as treatment for other types of chronic pain, ...

    ... to compulsively misuse these medications, which can lead to withdrawal symptoms if they try to stop or reduce use, and/ ... involve a combination of prescription opioids and alcohol or benzodiazepines such as Valium (diazepam ... continue reading
  • Is Tramadol the New OxyContin?

    The epidemic of painkiller addiction is well known, and OxyContin (oxycodone) has arguably been the most notorious prescription opioid at the center of this public health emergency. Drugs like OxyContin have filled the news in recent years due to ...

    ... Symptoms of acute opioid withdrawal may consist of some or all of the following 3 : Nausea. Abdominal cramps. Diarrhea ... who combine tramadol with antidepressants, antipsychotics, alcohol, or illicit drugs 15 . Get Help ... continue reading
  • Snorting Vicodin

    Vicodin is the brand name for a prescription medication that is frequently used for the treatment of moderate to moderately severe pain. Vicodin is comprised of two active pain relievers 1 : Hydrocodone - an opioid pain reliever. Hydrocodone it is a ...

    ... condition or when they abuse Vicodin with alcohol 1 . Snorting drugs often results in ... Symptoms of Vicodin withdrawal may include 2,6 : Pain throughout the body. Difficulty sleeping. Cold flashes. Leg twitches. Diarrhea ... continue reading
  • Snorting Hydrocodone

    Hydrocodone is an opioid substance used in many prescription medications to treat cough and pain. Hydrocodone is available in formulations of pure hydrocodone (Hysingla, Zohydro) or in combination with other pain relievers like ibuprofen ...

    ... may slow breathing— including alcohol and sedatives like benzodiazepines —lead ... Symptoms created by hydrocodone withdrawal include 9,11 : Restlessness and agitation. Pain in muscles and bones. Inability to sleep. Diarrhea ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Tussionex Addict

    Tussionex is a combination of hydrocodone, an opioid painkiller and cough suppressant, and chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine which eases allergy symptoms 1 . As a cough medicine, Tussionex is frequently prescribed to both children and adults. It is ...

    ... . Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when Tussionex use is stopped (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, “goose ... Hiller-Sturmhofel, S. (1999). The community-reinforcement approach. Alcohol Research and Health , 23 (2), 116-121. ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Dilaudid Use

    Is Dilaudid Harmful? Dilaudid (hydromorphone) is an opioid analgesic prescribed to relieve pain. It is available in hospital settings as an injectable solution, or may be prescribed in either an oral solution or tablet form. Its use is frequently ...

    ... and potentially medically dangerous withdrawal symptoms. The appearance of withdrawal symptoms when use is ceased ... substances on the body and mind: Alcohol Marijuana Ketamine Cocaine Crack Heroin Amphetamine Ritalin ... continue reading
  • Morphine Abuse

    What Is Morphine? Morphine is the primary chemical component in opium. It is an opioid analgesic drug that is used to treat severe pain, and it is regarded as the gold standard of pain relievers. Use can create a high that includes feelings of ...

    ... doses and/or combining it with street drugs, alcohol, or even other prescription drugs can have dangerous ... Symptoms of withdrawal from morphine may include: Anxiety. Chills. Gastrointestinal problems, such as diarrhea ... continue reading
  • Vicodin Abuse

    What Is Vicodin? Physicians often prescribe Vicodin, a combination of hydrocodone (an opiate) and acetaminophen, for the relief of moderate to severe pain. It works by blocking pain receptors in the brain, but it also induces a sense of euphoria, ...

    ... afraid to begin the r ecovery process. Withdrawal symptoms may include: Pain in the muscles and ... from their parents' medicine cabinet than it is to purchase alcohol. According to the 2013 Monitoring the Future survey , ... continue reading
  • What Are the Side Effects of Oxycodone?

    Is Oxycodone Dangerous? Oxycodone is a prescription opioid analgesic that is used to manage moderate to severe pain by changing the way that the brain responds to pain. 1 It is the primary active component in the commonly prescribed pharmaceutical ...

    ... acetaminophen combination drug is abused simultaneously with alcohol. Long-term prescription use presents risks ... with the help of a medical team, as withdrawal symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable and may send the user ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Vicodin Use

    Vicodin is an prescription painkiller medication that is comprised of two substances: Hydrocodone. Acetaminophen . Hydrocodone is an opiate drug that works as a pain reliever , useful in managing multiple levels of pain with similar efficacy to ...

    ... symptoms associated with heroin. Vicodin withdrawal symptoms include: Pain throughout the body. Discomfort and restlessness. Trouble sleeping. Poor appetite. Nausea. Vomiting. Diarrhea. Cold sweats. Vicodin Withdrawal ... continue reading
  • The 5 Most Dangerous Painkiller Myths

    While painkiller use is widespread, there is a vast amount of false information surrounding them. Unfortunately, many people begin using opioid painkillers knowing little about them. Given few details about these drugs - how they work, when to take ...

    ... or history of substance use like alcohol or other drugs. Addiction is ... withdrawal symptoms may include: Anxiety. Agitation. Sleep issues. Pain. Stomach cramping. Diarrhea. Nausea. Vomiting. Certain psychological symptoms ... continue reading
  • Why Are Prescription Opiates So Addictive?

    Prescription opiates - such as Vicodin , Percocet , and OxyContin - are narcotic medications used for pain management. These drugs are often referred to as “opioids,” which are synthetic and semi-synthetic derivatives of the active “opiate” ...

    ... methods, as well as combining the opiate with alcohol or other drugs, increase the potential for addiction ... use is a strong indicator that serious physical withdrawal symptoms may result upon stopping use (see below). ... continue reading
  • Opioids

    Opioids are substances that are known for their pain-relieving effects. They include both legal, and some illegal substances that may have the potential for misuse, which can potentially lead to dependence and/or addiction. 1 If you or someone you ...

    ... opioid withdrawal symptoms can include: 4 Fluctuations in mood. Gastrointestinal upset, like vomiting or diarrhea. ... at the same time as other substances, like alcohol or other drugs. Some older adults may be particularly ... continue reading
  • Effects of Hydromorphone Abuse

    Hydromorphone (brand names: Dilaudid, Exalgo) is a powerful semi-synthetic opioid painkiller used in both hospital settings and as part of a long-term treatment regimen for significant pain in opioid-tolerant individuals. Depending on the needs of ...

    ... with other substances like alcohol. NOTE: The ... withdrawal symptoms and include 1 : Insomnia. Restlessness. Teary eyes and runny nose. Sweating. Chills. High levels of pain. Weakness. Cramps. Nausea. Vomiting. Diarrhea ... continue reading
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  • How to Help a Methadone Addict

    Help for Methadone Addicts Methadone is an opioid drug; however, it is beneficial in the treatment of heroin dependence or other forms of opiate abuse . While it is regularly used in the management of opioid dependence, methadone is potentially ...

    ... key signs of abuse and addiction to methadone is withdrawal , which can include severe symptoms . These can include: Headaches. Nausea. Vomiting. Diarrhea. Pain. Jitteriness. They can also include depression and possibly ... continue reading
  • Using Painkillers When Pregnant

    Prescription painkillers, or opioids, are commonly used to treat pain. Opioid painkillers include drugs such as hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin), codeine, and morphine. In addition to their inclusion in the many opioid analgesic ...

    ... nose and/or sneezing. Sweating. Vomiting. Diarrhea. Excessive crying or high-pitched crying. ... develops a physical dependence, they will likely experience withdrawal symptoms if they stop using, or drastically reduce their ... continue reading
  • I’m Having Opiate Withdrawals – Am I Addicted?

    Shelly's knee surgery went great. The doctor said she'd be running again in no time. Before she'd be ready for her next 5K, she'd have to endure some fairly intense pain and a lot of physical therapy. While in the hospital, Shelly received regular ...

    ... can be managed. What are some of the physical withdrawal symptoms you might expect? Well, the most common include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches, insomnia, runny nose and chills. Your behaviors can also ... continue reading
  • Opana Abuse

    Opana is the trade name for the prescription medication, oxymorphone, a semi-synthetic opioid painkiller. In various formulations, oxymorphone has been available on the US pharmaceutical market since 1959. In 2006, the FDA approved two new ...

    ... and mental health status. Withdrawal symptoms may include: Anxiety. Restlessness. Insomnia. Fast heartbeat. Watery eyes. Sweating. Chills. Diarrhea. Nausea. Vomiting. Acute opioid withdrawal is often uncomfortable enough ... continue reading
  • Are Prescription Painkillers as Addictive as Heroin?

    The Link Between Painkillers and Heroin According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), in 2011, 4.2 million Americans aged 12 or over had used heroin at least once in their lives. Of these users, an estimated 23% will go on to become ...

    ... . Nausea. Fever. Sweating. Anxiety. Muscle pain. Abdominal cramps. Diarrhea. Nausea. Vomiting. Agitation. Increased heart rate. Withdrawal symptoms in response to cessation of low dosage painkillers are most likely mild ... continue reading
  • Side Effects of ACTIQ Abuse

    ACTIQ is a brand name for fentanyl, an extremely powerful opioid painkiller that is used only for severe pain such as breakthrough cancer pain 1 . Fentanyl is available in a number of formulations and delivery methods, including 2,3,4 : Tablets and ...

    ... trigger a relapse in the most well-intentioned user. Fentanyl withdrawal symptoms include 6,7 : Insomnia. Anxiety. Pain. Diarrhea. Vomiting. Fever. Chills. Diaphoresis or increased sweating. Muscle cramps. Involuntary ... continue reading
  • Tramadol Withdrawal

    Tramadol is an opioid medication that works to relieve moderately severe pain by changing the way that the brain and nervous system perceive and respond to pain 1,2 . The substance was prescribed more than 43 million times during 2013 according to ...

    ... . After some time, these effects will give way to later symptoms of tramadol withdrawal like 5,6,8 : Cramping in the abdomen. Dilated pupils. Diarrhea. Goose bumps. Nausea and vomiting. Muscle spasms. Even when these ... continue reading
  • Dealing with Roxicodone Addiction

    The risk of addiction is not limited to the use of illicit substances like heroin or cocaine. Legal drugs have the potential to cause devastating addiction, as well, even if they were initially legitimately prescribed. The Substance Abuse and Mental ...

    ... : Increased pain. Restlessness and anxiety. Chills with goosebumps. Difficulty sleeping. Diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Muscle twitches. Withdrawal symptoms can trigger relapse, so professional treatment in the form of ... continue reading
  • Dilaudid Abuse

    Dilaudid (hydromorphone) is a prescription opioid prescribed for the relief of pain. It may be prescribed as a liquid, tablet, rectal suppository, or injectable solution. In 2014, an estimated 4.3 million people used narcotic pain relievers such as ...

    ... on hydromorphone typically experience withdrawal symptoms when they attempt to ... symptoms that appear when use is stopped (nausea & vomiting, stomach cramps, muscle aches, sweating, cold chills, appetite loss, diarrhea ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Loved One with a Dilaudid Addiction

    How to Approach an Addict Helping a loved one with a Dilaudid addiction can be incredibly challenging. It is important to be supportive and helpful without enabling your loved one to continue using. Some tips from the National Council on Alcoholism ...

    ... to feel high rather than to relieve pain. Some common withdrawal symptoms include: Nausea and vomiting. Excessive sweating. Muscle and joint pain. Diarrhea. Runny nose. Insomnia. Appetite loss. Frequent mood swings. Am I ... continue reading
  • Signs & Symptoms of Hydromorphone Abuse

    Hydromorphone is a prescription medication used for the long-term treatment of moderate to severe pain that cannot be managed by other pain medicines or non-pharmacologic options. Hydromorphone is an opioid pain medication that is available as a(n) ...

    ... reduced doses), the body goes into withdrawal. Symptoms of hydromorphone withdrawal include 3 : Restlessness. Increased sensations of pain. Inability to sleep. Nausea. Diarrhea. Vomiting. Agitation. Muscle spasms. Cold ... continue reading
  • Newsflash: Tramadol Really is an Opiate

    For years, tramadol was thought of as a safe alternative to opiates . It was viewed as less habit-forming and easier to tolerate than its “stronger” counterparts like oxycodone. Doctors handed out free samples of Ultram (tramadol's brand name), ...

    ... Difficulty Breathing Depression Seizures People who stop taking it abruptly can experience withdrawal symptoms including diarrhea, pain, tremors, nausea, anxiety, sweating and insomnia. Due to its interactions with ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Painkillers Addict

    Help for Painkiller Addicts Painkillers are routinely prescribed in the United States for the management of pain , but not all of them are addictive. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are often prescribed for the treatment of mild to ...

    ... you are experiencing: Troubled relationships with your friends and family. Unsuccessful attempts to stop using. Withdrawal symptoms upon cessation of use. Financial problems from spending an exorbitant amount of money on ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Hydrocodone Addict

    If an addiction to hydrocodone is consuming your life or the life of someone you care about, you're not alone. Help is available, and it isn't hard to find when you know where to look. How to Approach a Hydrocodone Addict The abuse of hydrocodone ...

    ... part of MAT may include: Methadone — A long-acting synthetic opioid agonist medication. It is used to prevent withdrawal symptoms and help curb cravings. The drug has a long history of being used to treat opioid-addicted ... continue reading
  • 6 Facts You Need to Know About Opiate Withdrawal

    The United States has the highest rate of opioid use per capita in the world. As a nation, we consume 80% of the world's opioid supply. 1 In 2014, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that 1.9 million people aged 12 or older had a ...

    ... long they used opioids. For drugs like heroin, which have a shorter half-life, and are shorter-acting, withdrawal symptoms can begin 6-12 hours after the last dose. With longer acting drugs such as methadone, LAAM, or ... continue reading
  • Can You Overdose on Painkillers?

    Some of the most predominantly prescribed pain management medications are opioid analgesics (painkillers). These prescription drugs interact with opioid receptors throughout the brain, initiating a chain of events that ultimately brings pain relief ...

    ... an addiction is supervised detoxification . While detoxing from opioid pain relievers isn't usually dangerous, withdrawal symptoms can be severe and unpleasant; if left unmanaged, they can increase the chance of relapse ... continue reading
  • OxyContin Abuse

    What Is OxyContin? OxyContin is a branded formulation of the powerful opioid painkiller , oxycodone. It is prescribed to manage cases of moderate to severe pain. When taken as directed, it is a safe and effective medication, and has proven ...

    ... or detox . Supervised, medication-assisted detox can minimize the discomfort associated with withdrawal symptoms and reduce the risk of relapse. The next stage of OxyContin rehab involves intensive counseling and ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Percocet Addict

    Help for Percocet Addicts If you're battling an addiction to Percocet (the combination of acetaminophen and oxycodone - an opiate-derived pain reliever ), you're not alone. According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately ...

    ... has started to associate with a different set of friends. Experience financial problems. Have mood swings. Feel withdrawal symptoms when unable to use. Am I Addicted to Percocet? If you're addicted to Percocet, you might ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Tramadol Addict

    Help for Tramadol Addiction If you have been struggling with an addiction to tramadol , or you know someone who has, finding the proper treatment program is essential. Treatment for addiction can restore your quality of life. Regardless of how long ...

    ... like your body can't get anything done without the medication. It's common for abusers to experience withdrawal symptoms when they don't take tramadol. This is because the body develops a chemical dependency to the drug ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Vicodin Addict

    Help for Vicodin Addiction Vicodin is one of the many brand names for the combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone . Hydrocodone is an opioid used to treat moderate and severe pain , as well as a treatment for cough. The acetaminophen is a less ...

    ... to detox into a relapse. Because of this, professional treatment is often recommended to manage withdrawal symptoms and increase the comfort of the patient during the typically unpleasant detox process , which is ... continue reading
  • 7 Things to Know About Quitting Opioids

    Opioids are used by millions of Americans. It seems that every day a news article is being shared on television or the Internet about opioid misuse, addiction, and unfortunately, overdose. With new information emerging each year from research and ...

    ... are long-acting medications that are taken daily. These drugs can be used to assist in opioid withdrawal during what is called “ opioid detoxification ,” and as medication-assisted therapies (MAT) for long-term treatment ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Demerol Addict

    If you suspect that a loved one is abusing Demerol or you know someone who is trying to quit using, there are ways that you can help. How to Approach an Addict It is important to understand how to address the situation in a supportive manner. Here ...

    ... , to help people cope with cravings and withdrawal. MAT refers to the combination of medications with ... Addicted to Demerol? Apart from the physical signs and symptoms of abuse, some indications that you might be addicted ... continue reading
  • Vicodin Addiction

    Vicodin addiction creates a variety of negative consequences for every person. The consequences of Vicodin use can be costly, both physically and emotionally. Like many other drugs of its kind, it is caused by the desire to enhance ones mood or at ...

    ... purpose. For people that suffer from addiction to the drug, do not abruptly stop using the drug as withdrawal will occur and is very dangerous to manage without medical help. Call for a referral to a Vicodin Addiction ... continue reading
  • Opioid Painkiller Abuse

    The category of prescription painkillers covers a wide variety of opioid drugs, including morphine , codeine , oxycodone ( OxyContin , Percocet ), and hydrocodone ( Vicodin , Norco )—as controlled substances, each of these drugs have inherent ...

    ... spoons, lighters, etc.). In some cases, the symptoms of opioid painkiller abuse can be very subtle, ... and stabilization, which involves a supervised, medication-managed withdrawal from the drug. 5 In addition, there needs ... continue reading
  • How to Help an Oxycodone Addict

    Oxycodone is an opioid pain reliever prescribed to people experiencing moderate or severe pain. Due to the drug's ability to act on the opioid receptors in the body (and for extended periods, with some formulations) oxycodone is a highly useful ...

    ... Suboxone, Subutex) or methadone . These substances can be controlled in a way to help prevent full withdrawal symptoms, reduce cravings and reduce the risks of continued substance use. Following detox, people will likely ... continue reading
  • Oxycodone Abuse

    What Is Oxycodone? ? Oxycodone is a pain-relieving drug that is prescribed frequently to address moderate to severe pain. The substance is found alone and in combination with other pain relievers in a tablet form under several brand names including: ...

    ... tolerance, physiological dependence and, ultimately, addiction. ? ? ? Oxycodone Abuse Treatment The withdrawal symptoms of oxycodone can be quite uncomfortable and long lasting. Because of this, individuals attempting ... continue reading
  • Hydrocodone Abuse

    About Hydrocodone Hydrocodone is an opioid analgesic (painkiller) drug - included in the formulation of many narcotic prescription painkillers that are most often prescribed to control moderate to severe pain. As an opiate drug, it is in the same ...

    ... in danger of an overdose. Treatment for Hydrocodone Addiction Although rarely life threatening, opiate withdrawal symptoms for those who are dependent on hydrocodone can be extremely painful and unpleasant. Checking ... continue reading
  • Here’s a Simple Way to Decrease Opiate Cravings

    We all know that getting enough sleep is important to your mood and overall health, but it also plays a crucial role in addiction recovery, too. According to a recent Penn State study , squeezing in enough shut-eye can actually lower drug cravings ...

    ... Pennsylvania, to undergo assessments of relapse risk. Each of the 68 had recently completed medically-assisted opioid withdrawal and had been clean for about 10 to 14 days before starting the study. For nearly two weeks ... continue reading
  • Will These New Tools Help to Fight Opioid Addiction?

    With 78 Americans dying every day from opioid overdose, there's no question that our country is in the midst of an epidemic. But the good news is that there's hope on the horizon. Help is on the Way In May of this year, the U.S. Food and Drug ...

    ... , opioid addiction treatment relies on other opioids, such as methadone and buprenorphine (Suboxone) to relieve withdrawal cravings for opioids. Thus, this vaccine is a novel approach in combating the opioid epidemic ... continue reading
  • How to Help an Oxycontin Addict

    OxyContin is a dangerous drug when not used properly, and it's easy to fall into the trap of addiction. Fortunately, there is help out there for anyone who is addicted to the substance, and it's never been easier to get help. How to Approach an ...

    ... body is cleared of all drugs. This process can be uncomfortable and cause flu-like symptoms. Even though the symptoms of withdrawal are not usually dangerous, withdrawing under medical supervision can help make you more ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Methadone Use

    Is Methadone Harmful? The treatment of opiate abuse often requires another opiate as a supportive measure when the patient stops taking the original drug. Ideally, it's a long-acting drug with a long half-life, and it should be easy to take. Often ...

    ... has been mixed with other substances, including alcohol and benzodiazepines. In addition, the long- ... ensures a slow but comfortable withdrawal process. You may experience some effects of withdrawal anyway, but they won' ... continue reading
  • Percocet Abuse

    Since the mid-1990s, rates of prescription drug abuse have skyrocketed. Today, the widespread abuse of prescription medication—whether it involves opioid painkillers, sedatives or stimulants—is being recognized as a serious national health ...

    ... that the withdrawal symptoms don't ... symptoms from the Percocet. Other treatment methods aimed at treating the psychological aspect of substance abuse include outpatient mental health therapy and outpatient drug and alcohol ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Hydrocodone Use

    About Hydrocodone Hydrocodone is a prescription medication sold under multiple brand names, such as: Vicodin. Norco. Lortab. The aforementioned trade names are combinations of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Other trade formulations also exist that ...

    ... instructions when taking the medication. Mixing hydrocodone with alcohol or other drugs. Continuing to take the substance ... . The opiate withdrawal syndrome is frequently described as having flu-like symptoms. Despite the ... continue reading
  • How to Help an Opana Addict

    How to Approach an Opana Addict Opana is the brand name for oxymorphone, a semi-synthetic opioid painkiller . Over the past decade, increased availability of painkillers has fueled an epidemic of opioid abuse around the world. In the US, an ...

    ... 5 : Physical and psychological changes when use is terminated (withdrawal symptoms). Taking more of the substance than directed. Combining the substance with alcohol and other drugs to enhance the effects. Spending a ... continue reading
  • Snorting Tramadol

    Tramadol is a medication prescribed to treat moderate to moderately severe pain in adults and, in its extended release forms, to manage certain chronic pain conditions. Similar to other pain medications like oxycodone, morphine, and hydrocodone, ...

    ... that depress the central nervous system, like alcohol , other opioids, or benzodiazepines like Valium ... a great option to safely manage the acute symptoms of withdrawal. After detox, tramadol addiction treatment may begin ... continue reading
  • Tussionex Abuse

    Tussionex is a prescription medication that includes a combination of chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine 1 , and the opioid painkiller hydrocodone . It is prescribed to treat respiratory symptoms, such as coughs, related to allergies or colds 1 . ...

    ... achieve the desired effect or high. Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when Tussionex use is suddenly stopped or decreased ... Tussionex with other depressants, including alcohol, opioids, benzodiazepines, or sedatives, ... continue reading
  • How Does Ibogaine Treat Opiate Addiction?

    Holly started using heroin when she was 18 - at 26, she was at the end of the line. Her whole life revolved around getting high. In the past, she had tried 12-step programs, counseling, in-patient rehab, and even drug-assisted therapy…it seemed ...

    ... in treating other addictions too, including alcohol, Suboxone, Methadone, prescription painkillers , ... never had before. Afterwards, she felt no cravings or withdrawal symptoms. She was happy to feel free and was ready ... continue reading
  • Alternatives to Painkillers

    The 2012 National Health Interview Survey estimated that 126.1 million adults reported some pain in the previous 3 months, 25.3 million adults reported suffering from daily (chronic) pain, and 23.4 million reported experiencing a lot of it overall ...

    ... intake by eating more fatty fish or shellfish, or by taking a dietary supplement, may help relieve your symptoms of pain, particularly if you have rheumatoid arthritis. Turmeric is a plant of the ginger family that may ... continue reading
  • Does Opioid Addiction Cause Sexual Dysfunction in Men?

    A new study out of India has found that most men suffering from opioid addiction are also dealing with sexual dysfunction as a result. The research paper, titled “Sexual Dysfunction in Men Seeking Treatment for Opioid Dependence: A Study from ...

    ... hormones, and also cause testosterone deficiencies in both men and women. However, sexual dysfunction is far from the only symptom associated with an opioid addiction. Opioid users can suffer from a number of physical ... continue reading
  • Outlook on Opiate Abuse: There’s Good News and Bad News

    It's no secret that the abuse of prescription opioid painkillers, like OxyContin and Percocet , has reached epidemic levels in the United States. But a recently published study highlights a strange trend: Non-medical use of opiates has decreased, ...

    ... (SAMHSA), is the Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit, which guides medical professionals on how they can recognize symptoms of opioid misuse and reduce the risk of death by identifying the signs of an overdose and ... continue reading
  • Naloxone Kits: Are Pharmacies Set to Combat Opiate Overdoses?

    Mike was at his apartment and using heroin with a group of friends. Since Mike's regular dealer was out of town, he'd picked up the batch from someone different. After shooting up, Mike immediately noticed a difference in the way he felt. Something ...

    ... arrival at a local hospital. An opioid overdose reversal drug such as naloxone could have immediately reversed the symptoms, but he hadn't felt comfortable asking his doctor for the prescription required to pick it up at ... continue reading
  • Opana: The New Opiate of Choice Among Addicts?

    In 1995, the Food and Drug Administration approved the opioid OxyContin for treating chronic pain. The drug netted a quick $45 million in sales its first year on the market. Ten years later, sales of OxyContin ballooned to $3.1 billion and the ...

    ... drug by crushing and injecting the pills, significantly increasing the risk of overdose. Some signs and symptoms of an Opana overdose generally include a severe slowing of breathing, sleepiness, “nodding” or passing out ... continue reading
  • Methadone Abuse

    What Is Methadone? Methadone is one of a handful of drugs approved for used in the pharmaceutical treatment of opioid addiction and dependence . If someone has an addiction to heroin, morphine, or prescription painkillers, they may be prescribed ...

    ... with other opioids, benzodiazepines or alcohol . Signs and Symptoms At 30 minutes, the relatively short ... to specifically manage the effects of opioid withdrawal symptoms as an initial part of opioid abuse rehabilitation ... continue reading
  • Take My Breath Away: A Deadly Warning About Opiates

    You've just taken an opioid painkiller . The medication travels to your brain, making the pain sensations stop. The same opiates also make you feel much calmer, offering up a bonus anti-depressing effect. And that's the good news. The bad news is ...

    ... Whether it's from mismanagement of prescriptions, combining painkillers with other sedating chemicals like alcohol or sleeping pills, suffering from undiagnosed sleep apnea or heroin abuse, thousands die each ... continue reading
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