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  • 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 ...

    ... benefits 6,7 . Side Effects People that use and abuse ACTIQ are at risk of many unwanted side effects, even ... or partial opioid agonist like methadone or buprenorphine that produces opioid effects at significantly lower ... 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 ...

    ... were treated in emergency departments for problems associated with its abuse in 2011 2 . There were 19,000 deaths due ... and reduces cravings. Probuphine , a buprenorphine implant that steadily releases the drug over ... 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 ...

    ... daily basis and is administered in a clinic. Buprenorphine - A synthetic opioid that works as a ... due to Opana just one year later (DEA, 2013). Opana abuse via injectable routes is a growing concern. The risk of co- ... continue reading
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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 ...

    ... with stress or unwanted emotions, while others may abuse it in recreational settings, such as at parties ... used as long-term maintenance to prevent relapse. Buprenorphine: Treats withdrawal symptoms, decreases urges to use, ... 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 ...

    ... for tolerance makes this category of drug a prime candidate for abuse, even by people who start off taking the drug as prescribed ... manage opiate dependence like methadone or buprenorphine. These substances work to relieve ... 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, ...

    ... with tramadol withdrawal. These include: 11 Buprenorphine, a partial opioid agonist, can help ... adolescents and their families. FBT is used with substance abuse as well as behavioral problems and family conflict. FBT ... 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 ...

    ... Pregnancy The rates of prescription painkiller use and abuse are rising in the United States, and pregnant ... recommend breastfeeding if the mother is using methadone or buprenorphine. 5 A baby with NAS may require treatment ... 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 ...

    ... and the amount of drugs you've been abusing as well as your health and addiction history. You may be switched onto an alternative opioid like methadone or buprenorphine; alternatively, you might simply be weaned off ... 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 ...

    ... in immediate heroin withdrawal symptoms, naloxone is used to discourage opioid abuse and reverse symptoms of overdose. It is included with buprenorphine in the combination treatment drug known as Suboxone. The judicious ... continue reading
  • Opioid Addiction: Treatment and Rehab

    If you or a loved one abuses opioids, you should know that opioid addiction treatment can be a beneficial and potentially lifesaving intervention. 1 It can be challenging and uncomfortable to stop using opioids on your own. 2 Opioid rehab can help ...

    ... can get the help you need to stop the cycle of abuse and start the path to recovery. What is Opioid Addiction Treatment ... a certified opioid treatment program (OTP). Buprenorphine . This medication is a partial opioid ... 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 ...

    ... for pain relief but a high potential for abuse and dependence. According to the 2014 National Survey ... long-term maintenance plan against opiate addiction. Buprenorphine also treats withdrawal symptoms and opiate cravings ... 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 ...

    ... or someone else. Long-Term Effects of Abuse Abusing Demerol may lead to serious long-term effects ... opiate dependence or gradually tapered over time. Buprenorphine can decrease withdrawal symptoms and cravings and can ... 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” ...

    ... today. Consider the following statistics from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: In 2014, 1 ... treatment with drugs such as methadone and buprenorphine can greatly improve an opiate addict's ... 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 ...

    ... been determined to have a high potential for abuse and dependence . Physiological dependence on oxycodone involves adaptation ... drug cravings. Buprenorphine: A partial opioid agonist drug, buprenorphine can also stabilize ... 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, ...

    ... : What are prescription opioids and how are they abused? How do opioids affect the body, and why ... 17 It is common to use either methadone or buprenorphine during medical detox to manage withdrawal symptoms, ease cravings ... 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 ...

    ... while avoiding the intense highs and lows encountered with the particular type of substance abuse being treated. Buprenorphine - Mimics the effects of opioids without the addictive high or the withdrawal. Suboxone ... 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 ...

    ... as Suboxone) that activate opioid receptors but to a lesser degree. Buprenorphine has a ceiling to its effects, which discourages further abuse. Antagonists like naltrexone (Vivitrol) that prevent opioid receptors from ... 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 ...

    ... the risk of septicemia . OxyContin Dependence OxyContin abuse often leads to OxyContin dependence, which means that ... another 'stabilizing' opiate regimen, such as buprenorphine, to manage your symptoms and reduce the ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Norco Use

    Norco is a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone - an opiate pain medication. It is intended to relieve moderate to severe pain. Because Norco contains the narcotic hydrocodone, it can be addictive and should be used with caution. Is Norco ...

    ... basis but quickly take a turn toward dependency and abuse. The risk of abuse is especially high for those with a history of ... withdrawal symptoms with a medication such as buprenorphine (Suboxone(R)/Subutex(R)), along with ... 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 ...

    ... but they can have a dark side. They are among the most abused drugs in the United States as they're easy to get hold ... help treat opioid disorders, including methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone. 1 These medications ... 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 ...

    ... is best done under the care of a substance abuse professional. By completing an assessment , the professional ... another “stabilizing” or “maintenance” medication like buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex) or methadone . These ... 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 ...

    ... maintenance medications such as methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone prescribed for opiate addiction ... Signs of Addiction? Some common signs of Dilaudid addiction/abuse include: Needing more of the drug to achieve the ... 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 ...

    ... Physical Effects A number of the health risks of opiate abuse stem directly from its effects on the nervous system. Additionally ... use. At times, drugs like methadone or buprenorphine will be used to aid the transition away ... 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 ...

    ... to look. How to Approach a Hydrocodone Addict The abuse of hydrocodone can lead to serious health and social ... of being used to treat opioid-addicted individuals. Buprenorphine — A synthetic opioid that works as a ... 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 ...

    ... through treatment and are no longer addicted. Long-term Opana abuse can also lead to detrimental changes in both your brain ... certain FDA-approved opioid substitutes such as buprenorphine or methadone as well as other ... 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 ...

    ... tapered until full abstinence is achieved. Buprenorphine —Like methadone, this partial opioid agonist ... following questions if you think you may have a problem with abuse 2 : Have you tried to quit or control your use ... 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 ...

    ... use of medications, such as naltrexone or buprenorphine, to help people cope with cravings and withdrawal ... that an average of 78 individuals die every day from opioid abuse in the US. While Demerol can be safely used when ... continue reading
  • Opioid Epidemic Coming for the Elderly

    How Common is Opioid Abuse in the Elderly? Close your eyes and imagine an opioid addict. Who do you see? Would you think of a young, poor male injecting heroin and obsessing over how they will need to score their next hit to satisfy their compulsive ...

    ... may feel too ashamed to admit they're now struggling with drug abuse. Of course, it doesn't matter if you're older, ... programs will provide medications like methadone or buprenorphine to lessen the pain of withdrawal and ... continue reading
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  • 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 may lead to tolerance, dependence, and addiction . 1,2 Actiq Tolerance Like many other drugs of abuse, continued use of Actiq can lead to tolerance. 2,11 When tolerance has developed, the medication can no longer ... 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 ...

    ... street price for Dilaudid ranges from $5 to $100 per tablet depending on the dose and region. Teen Dilaudid Abuse A 2011 survey conducted by Partnership for a Drug Free America revealed that 1 in 10 American teenagers ... 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 ...

    ... T eens often won't know the facts about painkiller abuse. Many teens will experiment with drugs at some point ... adolescents. 1 According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse's 2018 Monitoring the Future Study: 7 4.2% of ... continue reading
  • Fentanyl Abuse

    What Is Fentanyl? Fentanyl is a synthetic opiate pain reliever. It's typically prescribed to patients for severe pain or injury , or after a patient has undergone surgery. It works quickly to eliminate any pain in the body. However, it can also be ...

    ... and its effects don't last long. Users of fentanyl may experience a state of euphoria and relaxation and may abuse it in attempt to seek these feelings on a regular basis. There are several methods of taking fentanyl. It ... continue reading
  • Dextromethorphan Abuse

    Overview of Dextromethorphan Abuse What Is DXM? Dextromethorphan (DXM or DM) is a cough suppressant and opioid derivative used in more than 100 over-the-counter medicines. Dextromethorphan is safe for ingestion and not habit-forming when taken as ...

    ... the following actions: Talk to your teens and younger children about the physical and mental health risks of DXM abuse. Reinforce to your teen that the fact that a drug is prescription does not mean that is not dangerous ... 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, ...

    ... life takes a back seat, and their personal, professional and financial situation may begin to unravel. Effects of Vicodin Abuse It doesn't take much to feel the effects of Vicodin use . Even casual users or those closely ... continue reading
  • Codeine Abuse

    Overview of Codeine Abuse Codeine is an opiate drug often found in prescription-strength cough syrups, or in a combination formulation with various other analgesics (for example, with acetaminophen - under the brand name Tylenol 3). It is used ...

    ... reports say that people pay up to $200 per bottle to obtain cough syrup for illegal use. Signs and Symptoms of Abuse If you think someone you are close to may be addicted to codeine, there are a few traits for which you ... 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: ...

    ... result. Those addicted to prescription opiates like oxycodone are 40 times more likely to develop a heroin abuse problem . Signs and Symptoms When someone uses oxycodone they will experience a range of signs and symptoms ... continue reading
  • Lortab Abuse

    What Is Lortab? Lortab is a brand name for the drug hydrocodone. Lortab is a semi-synthetic opiate that, in large does, produces similar effects to that of OxyContin . Taken repeatedly, it can result in dependence and addiction. Initially, ...

    ... they'll be in when they graduate treatment. If you or someone you love is ready to seek help because of Lortab abuse, we can help. Call us at to speak with someone who can advise you on the best course of action for ... 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) ...

    ... has grown to epidemic proportions in the United States. Consider that 2,4 : Pain relievers are the most abused drugs after marijuana and hashish. In 2014, 4.3 million people in the U.S. admitted using painkillers non ... 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 ...

    ... According to one study, people suffering from an addiction to prescription opioids were 19 times more likely to start abusing heroin in the year prior to the study. This may be due to the fact that heroin is more easily ... 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 ...

    ... to lips and fingernails. Coma and death in overdose situations. Note that one of the main symptoms of morphine abuse is constipation . Morpine and other opiates slow the normal movement of the digestive tract. A serious ... continue reading
  • Ultram Abuse

    What Is Ultram? Ultram, the trade name for tramadol, is a synthetic opiate pain reliever prescribed for moderate to severe pain. It can be habit-forming and can produce unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ultram's potential for abuse has been ...

    ... the combination of alcohol and tramadol . 12% involved the combination of tramadol and street drugs . Teen Abuse Ultram has become popular among teens and pre-teens that can easily get the drug from classmates at school ... continue reading
  • Norco Abuse

    Norco is a prescription medication that combines hydrocodone and acetaminophen . It is prescribed for the relief of moderate to severe pain . Taking Norco in amounts exceeding prescribed doses, for lengths of time longer than recommended, or ...

    ... of these drugs , a number that even heroin and cocaine combined cannot compete with. The CDC now touts opiate abuse as an epidemic. Since 1992, the recreational use of opiate drugs has tripled , and the United States is ... 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 ...

    ... substances for free from their own home or the home of a friend. OxyContin, another brand name for oxycodone was abused by 3.7% of high school seniors , according to a 2015 report 3 . This is especially worrying because ... 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 . ...

    ... to answer any questions you may have, and can help you find appropriate treatment. Long-Term Effects of Abuse Over time, Tussionex abuse can have many harmful effects on the mind and body. Long-term use can lead to the ... 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 ...

    ... many other opioid substances, it has a high potential to lead to dependency and addiction if it is abused. It's indicated for the management of pain that would not be well controlled with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory ... continue reading
  • Methylphenidate Abuse

    Methylphenidate is a psycho-stimulant drug that works on the central nervous system. It is frequently prescribed as a treatment for ADHD and ADD under the brand names of Ritalin and Concerta. Methylphenidate Abuse: An Introduction Methylphenidate ...

    ... or acquaintances, or a doctor may prescribe it to them for a medical condition, such as ADHD. Teens may begin abusing prescription stimulants like Ritalin in order to gain an edge in school or stay up to party. To help ... 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 ...

    ... form or choose to snort or inject it to enhance its effects. Demerol has a history of being abused by healthcare professionals, including doctors and nurses, because it's readily available in the medical community (Latta ... continue reading
  • Is Fentanyl Abuse More Deadly Than Heroin?

    Fentanyl, a drug previously unheard of by many, has become notorious in recent years due to the spike in overdose deaths from heroin laced with the potent prescription narcotic. It gained even more notoriety when the April 2016 death of iconic ...

    Fentanyl, a drug previously unheard of by many, has become notorious in recent years due to the spike in overdose deaths from heroin laced with the potent prescription narcotic. It gained even more notoriety when the ... 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 ...

    ... Opioid overdose is very serious and potentially fatal if not acted upon quickly. If someone in your life is abusing opioids, you should be prepared to react in an efficient and effective manner, so as to give the victim ... 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 ...

    ... a necessary part of treatment, they often carry a slew of side effects as well as the danger for abuse and addiction. In fact, in March of 2016, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released new guidelines for the ... 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 ...

    ... groundwork for misuse of and addiction to the drug. Opioid Short-Term Effects Many painkillers that are typically abused fall under the opioid category. The effects are broadly the same and, in addition to reducing pain ... 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 ...

    ... unintentionally. They initially start taking it for pain, as prescribed by a doctor. The Vicodin use turns into abuse. However, when the supply is gone, they find themselves craving the feeling they have grown to know ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Norco Addict

    Help for Norco Addicts Hear from others who have loved ones facing addiction. Norco is an opiate prescription medication commonly used to provide relief from moderate to severe symptoms of pain, such as that which accompanies dental work or surgery. ...

    ... classified as a Schedule II controlled substance , which means that: It carries a high potential for abuse. It may lead to psychological and/or physical dependence. While psychological dependence is unlikely to develop ... continue reading
  • 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 ...

    ... , at higher doses, the euphoric effects that abusers seek. Because tramadol is much less potent than other commonly abused narcotics when it is injected, it was thought to be a safe alternative to other painkillers like ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Dextromethorphan Use

    Dextromethorphan (DXM or DM) is commonly used to suppress coughing. You'll find it in a number of cough syrups and in cold medications (both over-the-counter and prescription). It is also sold on the street under several different names, including: ...

    ... especially among younger users. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration has expressed concern over the instance of abuse of this drug and the fact that pure powder forms are available for purchase on the Internet. When ... 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 ...

    ... be addicted and not dependent, and vice versa. In fact, even someone taking it according to a prescription (not abusing it) may become dependent and experience withdrawal upon ending use of the drug 4,5 . The time needed ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Lortab Use

    Lortab is the combination of hydrocodone , an opiate used to manage pain, and acetaminophen , an over-the-counter analgesic and antipyretic (fever reducer) that augments the pain-relieving effects of the hydrocodone. Lortab is prescribed in pill ...

    ... . Whether or not your Lortab use began while being cared for by a physician, if you find that you are abusing Lortab strictly to get high, it's important to seek help , such as that offered at a rehabilitation facility ... 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 ...

    ... using the drug no matter how hard you try. It's no longer about controlling the pain; OxyContin abuse or addiction is all about being out of control. Common signs of addiction to OxyContin include: Shopping around and ... 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 ...

    ... . There are two types of outpatient treatment facilities: Daily check-in programs require you to meet with a drug abuse counselor once per day. Day programs require you to stay at the facility for up to eight hours every ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Codeine Addict

    Helping someone overcome an addiction is sometimes an arduous process, and recovery won't happen overnight. Addiction treatment takes time and often imposes stresses on both the abuser and the ones they love. While it may prove difficult, ...

    ... Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has classified it as a Schedule II substance , which means it has noted abuse potential . The drug is typically prescribed for cough and pain relief. The drug itself is addictive - ... 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 ...

    ... hydrocodone at the top of the list of prescribed opiates in the United States. About 99% of the hydrocodone abuse in the world happens in the US. Opiate addiction is a serious illness and, like other health issues, it ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Morphine Use

    Morphine, an opiate narcotic painkiller , is a Schedule II controlled substance, which means it has a high potential for abuse. It can be a great option for patients in pain; however, when used recreationally or in inappropriately high doses, ...

    ... problems increases when the drug is mixed with alcohol or other substances. If you are caught in a cycle of abuse and addiction that you cannot get yourself out of, call to learn how treatment can help you find recovery ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Fentanyl Addict

    Fentanyl is an opiate narcotic used to relieve severe pain, such as breakthrough cancer pain. It is extremely potent - 50-100 times more potent than morphine and 30-50 times more potent than heroin . Fentanyl is often mixed with heroin or cocaine ...

    ... up a tolerance and developing a devastating addiction. What are the Signs of Addiction? The signs of fentanyl abuse are similar to that of other opiates in that they can range from mild to life-threatening. Someone who ... 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 ...

    ... 2 million people in the country suffering from an addiction to prescription opioid drugs. Vicodin misuse and abuse occurs in all economic demographics, age groups, and sexes. If you're struggling with an addiction or ... 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 ...

    ... Centers (AAC) for free today at to learn how to take the first step. There are also free drug abuse hotline numbers you can call. How to Help Someone with Alcohol or Illicit Drug Addiction Alcohol Bath Salts Cocaine ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Dextromethorphan Addict

    DXM is often abused for the euphoric effects that it can elicit when taken in larger-than-recommended doses. Because dextromethorphan is found in cough syrup and other cold and cough medicine formulations, it can frequently be found on the shelves ...

    ... are plenty of facilities and medical professionals who can help DXM addicts recover . Addiction Treatment Recovery for dextromethorphan abuse can come in a variety of forms. You may wish to look into one or more of the ... continue reading
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    ... found to be a major risk for any abuser. One study found that slightly more than 50% of people that abuse tramadol will experience a seizure at some point 3 . Serotonin syndrome is a condition that has the potential to ... continue reading
  • Snorting Hydrocodone

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    ... to someone today. Side Effects While no user is immune to the side effects of it, those who abuse the drug may experience increasingly severe effects compared with those who take it according to the prescription. These ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Morphine Addict

    With approximately 52 million people in the U.S. having used prescription drugs nonmedically in their lifetime, widespread addiction to drugs like morphine is increasingly becoming a problem. When someone begins to engage in abuse morphine , it's ...

    ... can be very addictive. The risk of addiction is extremely high when it is not taken as prescribed or abused on a recreational basis. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) lists the drug as a Schedule II narcotic , indicating ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Methylphenidate Addict

    Methylphenidate abuse is increasingly prevalent and can be an extremely hard habit to kick. Helping someone with an addiction can take time and several attempts. However, with the help and support of loved ones along with the right treatment, ...

    ... through misuse of Ritalin or Concerta-he may experience an array of physical and mental symptoms that indicate methylphenidate abuse. If you see any of the above signs in yourself or in someone that you care about, it's ... 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 ...

    ... and teaches them skills to improve interventions 4 . A main goal of CRAFT is to make abstinence from abusing drugs, such as Tussionex, seem much more appealing than using drugs 3 . An intervention builds upon the addicts ... 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 ...

    ... purposes in their lifetime, putting them at risk of addiction to these drugs. Lasting Health Effects Chronic use or abuse of opioids such as Percocet can impact your health and quality of life in other ways. Some of the ... continue reading
  • How to Help an Ultram Addict

    Substance abuse problems have the potential to negatively affect individuals, their families, and society as a whole. As addiction progresses, the sufferer's obsession with his preferred substance tends to outweigh his concern for the consequences ...

    ... exist for those looking for support to stop. If you or someone you know is suffering the effects of Ultram abuse, don't let another day pass without getting help. Call to speak to someone about finding the right type of ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Fentanyl Use

    Is Fentanyl Dangerous? Fentanyl may be administered through: Patches. Oral or nasal spray. Lollipops (a 'troche' or lozenge with a stick handle). Injection. Fentanyl is a potent, synthetic opioid analgesic - excellent for controlling serious pain, ...

    ... DEA) classifies fentanyl as a Schedule II controlled substance . Essentially, this means it has a high potential for abuse, and its use could be dangerous. Addiction to fentanyl can grab a hold of a user very quickly, so ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Ultram Use

    Ultram (trade name: tramadol ) is an opiate analgesic typically prescribed for pain that is moderate to moderately severe. When introduced, it was regarded as having a very low potential for addiction; however, its instance of abuse and dependency ...

    ... 2014, the FDA placed tramadol on the controlled substances list as a Schedule IV substance , meaning it does have abuse potential. This was done in an attempt to curb illicit use of the drug, and to make it unlawful if ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Methylphenidate Use

    Methylphenidate (brand names: Ritalin, Concerta) is a stimulant prescribed for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and narcolepsy. Stimulants, like Ritalin, are one of the three most commonly abused ...

    ... and lead to addiction. Methylphenidate should only be used as directed and never taken without a prescription. If abuse of methylphenidate is taking over your life, know that you can get better. Check out the types of ... 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 ...

    ... people who take the drugs exactly as prescribed may find that they are becoming dependent on them and may begin abusing them as their bodies become tolerant and they need more and more to achieve the same effects. If you ... 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 ...

    ... tolerance to the drug's effects. They Can't Be Dangerous if a Doctor Prescribed Them REALITY: Use and abuse of prescription opioids can lead to a slew of negative physical and mental health effects and can be fatal when ... 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 ...

    ... to its cheaper price and accessibility. In fact, one study found that 80% of new heroin users had abused prescription opioids prior to using heroin. 4 What Happens if I Suddenly Stop Using Opioids? If you misuse opioid ... continue reading
  • Hydrocodone History and Statistics

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    ... must be received in-person and cannot be called or faxed to pharmacies. How Dangerous Is Hydrocodone? Hydrocodone abuse can be dangerous on a number of levels. Even those taking the medication as prescribed can be at ... 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 ...

    ... in place, many turned to illegal methods in order to acquire opioid painkillers, which quickly become a gateway towards heroin abuse. One pill can cost up to $80 on the street, while one balloon of heroin can be as cheap ... continue reading
  • Is Tramadol the New OxyContin?

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    ... patterns of this drug were monitored for several years after it was first marketed in the US. After 3 years, abuse rates were reported to be fewer than 2 patients per 100,000 9 , which seemed to confirm the idea that ... continue reading
  • Tramadol History and Statistics

    Tramadol (brand name: Ultram) is an oral, opioid pain-relieving drug that is marketed under a variety of of trade names - with Ultram and Ultracet being the most widely prescribed and recognized. Tramadol is most often prescribed to treat moderate ...

    ... for non-medical reasons in their lifetime . This represents about 10% of the total pain reliever abuse market. Abuse of prescription pain relievers in teenagers seems to be following the same trends as the overall rates ... continue reading
  • Oxycodone History and Statistics

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    ... Survey on Drug Use and Health showed that people aged 18-25 were the most likely to report ever having abused oxycodone (9.9%) compared to 6% of people 26 and older. The Monitoring the Future Survey, funded by NIDA ... continue reading
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