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  • 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 ...

    ... any other drugs? Do you drink alcohol? What are your drug-taking and drinking habits and patterns? Have you been in treatment ... opioid abuse and reverse symptoms of overdose. It is included with buprenorphine in the ... 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 ...

    ... like methadone or buprenorphine, both of which can reduce or eliminate cravings and withdrawal symptoms. You ... have an addiction to drugs or alcohol also have a mental health disorder, and vice versa. 12 When present, ... 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 ...

    ... central nervous system depressants such as alcohol, benzodiazepines, and other drugs in the opioid category ... plan against opiate addiction. Buprenorphine also treats withdrawal symptoms and opiate cravings. It is ... continue reading
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  • 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 ... gradually tapered over time. Buprenorphine can decrease withdrawal symptoms and cravings and can also block the ... 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, ...

    ... using with prescription opioids include benzodiazepines , alcohol, or other types of depressants. 1, ... medications used include the opioid agonists methadone and buprenorphine (both also potential medical detox drugs), ... 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” ...

    ... nervous system (CNS) depressants such as alcohol and benzodiazepines. What Does It Mean to Be ... -term maintenance treatment with drugs such as methadone and buprenorphine can greatly improve an opiate addict's chance ... 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 ...

    ... misusers grind up tablets, mix them with water or alcohol, and inject them. This can lead to heart problems, ... treat opioid disorders, including methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone. 1 These medications help patients ... 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 ...

    ... like methadone or buprenorphine. These substances work to relieve cravings and withdrawal symptoms from ... include outpatient mental health therapy and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment . Each treatment method ... 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 ...

    ... so in combination with alcohol or other drugs . Since Vicodin and alcohol each exert central nervous system ... or buprenorphine will be used to aid the transition away from Vicodin. This process varies in time and intensity ... 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 ... 11 Buprenorphine, a partial opioid agonist, can help to manage opioid withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings ... 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 ...

    ... cravings and alleviates symptoms of withdrawal in order to prevent relapse. Buprenorphine: Buprenorphine is ... drugs. How to Help Someone with Alcohol or Illicit Drug Addiction Alcohol Bath Salts Cocaine Crack Crystal Meth ... 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 ...

    ... -existing liver condition or when they abuse Vicodin with alcohol 1 . Snorting drugs often results in an additional ... facilitate scheduled dosing and eventual tapering. Partial opioid agonists like buprenorphine (either as ... 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 ...

    ... highs and lows encountered with the particular type of substance abuse being treated. Buprenorphine - ... doctor. How to Help Someone with Alcohol or Illicit Drug Addiction Alcohol Bath Salts Cocaine Crack Crystal Meth ... 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 that ... symptoms and relieves drug cravings. Buprenorphine: A partial opioid agonist drug, buprenorphine can ... 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 ...

    ... prescription. It is combined with other substances like alcohol. NOTE: The extended-release tablets have an ... also relieves withdrawal discomfort and reduces cravings. Probuphine , a buprenorphine implant that steadily ... 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 ...

    ... Norco side effects can be accentuated when the drug is combined with alcohol , sedatives, sleep aids, muscle relaxants, antihistamines and other narcotic pain relievers . Many prescription drug abusers actively combine ... 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 ...

    ... and clammy skin. Blue tint to lips and fingernails. Constricted pupils. Muscle weakness. Severe drowsiness. Loss of consciousness. Coma. Alcohol ... -approved opioid substitutes such as buprenorphine or methadone as well as ... 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 ...

    ... and help curb cravings. The drug has a long history of being used to treat opioid-addicted individuals. Buprenorphine ... How to Help Someone with Alcohol or Illicit Drug Addiction Alcohol Bath Salts Cocaine Crack Crystal ... 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 ...

    ... another “stabilizing” or “maintenance” medication like buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex) or methadone . These substances ... and possible treatment options. How to Help Someone with Alcohol or Illicit Drug Addiction Alcohol ... 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 ...

    ... relief. Mixing the medication with other drugs or alcohol. Taking a medication that was not prescribed for you ... medications like methadone or buprenorphine to lessen the pain of withdrawal and lower your cravings for ... continue reading
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  • 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 ...

    ... graph below for more information. The National Institute on Drug Abuse tracks non-medical use of drugs and alcohol for high school students across the U.S., however tramadol is not monitored individually. Instead, for ... continue reading
  • Hydrocodone History and Statistics

    What Is Hydrocodone? Hydrocodone is powerful opiate drug that serves dual purposes when used as directed. It is both an effective cough suppressant and a pain reliever for moderate to severe pain. Studies show that hydrocodone is: More beneficial ...

    ... hydrocodone, but the drug can create addiction and dependence in people with legitimate prescriptions, ... year use of Vicodin, a widely prescribed mix of hydrocodone and acetaminophen: By 8 th graders was 1% in 2014 (down ... continue reading
  • Oxycodone History and Statistics

    Oxycodone is an opioid analgesic, or 'painkiller' drug that is most often prescribed to control moderate to severe pain that cannot be treated with other medications. It is a semi-synthetic opiate that was first created in 1916 from thebaine, a ...

    ... 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, found that about 1 in 30 high school seniors has abused ... 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 ...

    ... is available in two formulations - as monotherapy (buprenorphine alone) or as Suboxone, which is a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Both are taken orally on a daily basis. Naltrexone - A synthetic opioid ... 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 ...

    ... that relapse is not only possible, but likely, and that aftercare is crucial to long-term sobriety. Approaching ... and abstinent environment. There are many maintenance medications such as methadone, buprenorphine, 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 ...

    ... , which can result in death. Snorting or injecting the drug, using large amounts, and mixing it with other drugs and alcohol can increase the chances of an overdose. According to the World Health Organization, people ... 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 ...

    ... in grades. Additional Resources See the following articles for additional information about Norco and its effects: Concurrent Alcohol and Norco Abuse Effects of Hydrocodone Use You can also visit our Forum to discuss ... 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 ...

    ... be given an assessment when you walk in the door, and this will determine the path your treatment plan will follow. ... opiate regimen, such as buprenorphine, to manage your symptoms and reduce the discomfort of withdrawal ... 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, ...

    ... As with the development of tolerance to any drug, long-term Fentanyl use will require an individual to take more and more Fentanyl to achieve the same high . This can lead to the user taking dangerous dosages of the drug ... 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 ...

    ... , they just change the experience of pain. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. The FDA approves this powerful painkiller for 1 , 2 : Use before ... 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 ...

    ... factors, including: 5 How much of the drug the mother used and for how long. How well the body clears the drug out ... breastfeeding if the mother is using methadone or buprenorphine. 5 A baby with NAS may require treatment ... 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 ...

    ... that produces opioid effects at significantly lower levels to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Probuphine , a buprenorphine implant that provides low doses at a steady rate for 6 months. An opioid antagonist ... continue reading
  • 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 ...

    ... is an opioid, it can be used as long-term maintenance to prevent relapse. Buprenorphine: Treats withdrawal symptoms, decreases urges to use, and shortens length of detox. Like methadone, it can also be used as long-term ... 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 ...

    ... . In this manner, it can reduce withdrawal symptoms and lower cravings and, in most cases, will be slowly tapered until full abstinence is achieved. Buprenorphine —Like methadone, this partial opioid agonist will aid ... 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. MAT refers to the combination of medications with counseling and/or behavioral therapies to treat substance use ... 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 ...

    ... by the desire to enhance ones mood or at the very least, get to a place where they are comfortable and relaxed. A Vicodin addiction, one of the many prescription drug addictions, is the abuse of a drug with or without ... 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 ...

    ... in the last 20 years, surpassing deaths caused by either heroin or cocaine (NIDA, 2014). The Department of Health and Human Services found that in 2014 alone, 28,000 people died of an opioid overdose, half of which were ... 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, ...

    ... a chance to recover in own social, family, and work environment . This can be an advantage since this ... teen use : Keep any Lortab in your house securely locked and out of reach. Pay attention to the friends with whom your ... 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 ...

    ... abuse in yourself or a loved one, don't wait to seek help. Call to learn how about addiction treatment and the road to recovery. Is Fentanyl More Deadly Than Heroin? Effects of Fentanyl Abuse When someone has a long-term ... 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 ...

    ... Methylphenidate side effects vary from user to user, and the full list of possible side effects is robust ... body builds up a tolerance, you will have to take more and more of the drug to achieve the same effects as you ... 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 ...

    ... : According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as of 2011 6.4 million children between the ages of 4 and 17 had been given an ADHD diagnosis. Data from the CDC indicates a steady increase in ADHD diagnoses , with ... 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 ...

    ... in an attempt to curb illicit use of the drug, and to make it unlawful if found in possession of it without ... , to ensure that you have gained the skills and support to continue your recovery after treatment ends. The ... 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) ...

    ... 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-medically. In a 2011 ... 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 ...

    ... taking too many pills at once, or crushing them up to be snorted or injected) elicits more intense effects and increases the risk of complications. An estimated 1.9 million people in the United States are dependent on or ... 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 ...

    ... 12th graders reported using narcotics other than heroin in the past month. 1.7% of 12th graders, 1.1% of 10th graders, and 0.6% of 8th graders reported using Vicodin in the past year. 2.3% of 12th graders, 2.2% of 10th ... 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: ...

    ... 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: OxyContin - ... 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 ...

    ... other opiates. In fact: The MTF survey found that lifetime abuse of Vicodin was higher among both 10 th and 12 th graders than non-medical use of OxyContin (oxycodone). The NSDUH data also show about twice as many teens ... 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 ...

    ... revealed that 1 in 10 American teenagers abused prescription pain medications to get high in the last year, and that roughly 6% of those teenagers had abused them within 30 days prior to taking the survey. Hydromorphone ... 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 ...

    ... out instantly if your insurance provider may be able to cover all or part of the cost of rehab and associated therapies. If you need help quitting tramadol, don't wait. Treatment programs are available to help you end ... 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 ...

    ... posture, so that you can make adjustments to relieve pain. An added benefit is that you can take the exercises and stretches home with you so that you can reduce it on your own. Massage therapy can be beneficial for your ... 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 ...

    ... Opiate Addiction If you or someone you know is suffering under the weight of prescription pill abuse and/or heroin addiction, you are not alone. There are a number of individualized treatment solutions available. Call to ... 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 ...

    ... you or your loved one break free from addiction and find health and happiness. Help for Addicts If you, a friend, ... How to Help Someone with Alcohol or Illicit Drug Addiction Alcohol Bath Salts Cocaine Crack Crystal Meth ... 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, ...

    ... strong as the urge for food, water, sex, and love 5,6,7 . Sinus and Nasal Cavity Damage In addition to the typical side effects ... depress the central nervous system, like alcohol , other opioids, or benzodiazepines like ... 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 ...

    ... depression of the central nervous system (CNS) may be heightened in individuals combining Actiq and other substances, such as alcohol, other opioids, sedatives, or other substances that depress the CNS. 1 Opioid overdose ... 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. ...

    ... . Don't continue suffering alone. Call to find treatment and put addiction behind you for good. How to Help Someone with Alcohol or Illicit Drug Addiction Alcohol Bath Salts Cocaine Crack Crystal Meth DMT Ecstasy Hashish ... 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: ...

    ... DXM use tend to come when users intentionally combine DXM with other drug s such as stimulants, opiates and/or alcohol . For example, mixing DXM with amphetamines or cocaine can cause a dangerous rise in blood pressure ... 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, ...

    ... risk of life-threatening respiratory 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 ... 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 ...

    ... to the liver . When combined with alcohol, another liver-damaging substance, Lortab's ... would be advisable to contact your doctor to let them know, and to further discuss your options. Whether or not your Lortab use ... 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 ...

    ... effects of tramadol combined with other pharmaceuticals. 14% were for the combination of alcohol and tramadol . 12% involved the combination of tramadol and street drugs . Teen Abuse Ultram has become popular among teens ... 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 ...

    ... as a substitute . Additional Resources For more information about codeine's effects and codeine addiction, visit the following pages: Concurrent Alcohol and Codeine Abuse Effects of Opiates on the Body Visit our Forum ... 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 ...

    ... trigger an overdose 3 . Additionally, mixing it with other substances that may slow breathing— including alcohol and sedatives like benzodiazepines —lead to more frequent harm 3 . Overdose is also more likely among those ... 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 ...

    ... that depress the central nervous system like alcohol, benzodiazepines, ups the risk of overdose ... shocking. Consider these statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 8 : In 2014, more than 14,000 people ... 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 . ...

    ... Hydrocodone can produce euphoria or feelings of well-being and can lead to dependence if taken for an extended ... alcohol, opioids, benzodiazepines, or sedatives, can increase the risk of respiratory depression and ... 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 ...

    ... . 11,12 Opioids (also known as narcotics) treat moderate to severe pain and must be prescribed by a doctor. 11 They pose a danger when mixed with alcohol or certain other drugs. 11 Opioids pose a high risk of being habit ... 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 ...

    ... related to your loved one's drug use, be specific and avoid blaming or criticizing. An effective way to communicate is ... How to Help Someone with Alcohol or Illicit Drug Addiction Alcohol Bath Salts Cocaine Crack Crystal ... continue reading
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