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  • 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 ...

    ... Addiction . American College of Cardiology. (2019). Opioid Use Associated with Dramatic Rise in ... and the Opioid Epidemic: Balancing Societal and Individual Benefits and Risks of Prescription Opioid Use . Vuong, ... 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 , ...

    ... -on-one conversation where they may be more willing to open up to you. If you need, you can enlist the ... they'll go to rehab, how much it will cost, insurance coverage, and more. Your loved one may have many obstacles to ... continue reading
  • Who Will Win the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge?

    $6.5 million is up for grabs. The state of Ohio recently launched its Opioid Technology Challenge, calling on healthcare providers, scientists, and entrepreneurs. The goal is to generate ideas that can be developed into solutions to curb the ...

    ... it. The “idea phase” of the competition was open until December 15, 2017. Participants can submit their ... 2018, and product phase winners will be announced August 2019. The total prize pool for these two phases exceeds ... continue reading
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  • Opioid Addiction: Signs and Addiction Treatment

    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 ...

    ... public health problems in the United States. In 2019, 10.1 million people reported misusing opioids in ... navigator who can provide information about your opioid addiction treatment options and verify your benefits . continue reading
  • Methadone Clinics

    Methadone, a prescription opioid used in the treatment of opioid dependence, is primarily used for detoxification and maintenance treatment for people struggling to overcome opioid dependence . 1,2 It helps to stabilize individuals by reducing ...

    ... with a medical provider to find the best option for them. Benefits of methadone include the following: 1,5,7,9,11,14 ... specifically about the cost of treatment, insurance coverage, and ways to reduce the expenses. Clinics ... 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 ...

    ... prefer is the first step. Both programs have benefits, but some people need a more structured atmosphere ... trying other drugs when you don't have access to tramadol. Am I Addicted to Tramadol? ... 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 ...

    ... release of dopamine, so restricting it is like opening up a dopamine stop valve. This is ... start suffering from flu-like symptoms when you don't have access to the drug, you may be withdrawing from it, which means ... 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, ...

    ... number of opioid prescriptions in the U.S. 1 In 2019, there were nearly 10 million Americans at least 12 years ... addiction treatment options and help you verify your benefits so you can begin the road to recovery ... 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, ...

    ... depressed when you're not able to access/use the drug. You are suffering financially ... recovery. Inpatient/facility treatment offers a number of benefits, which may include: Supervised medical attention. 24- ... continue reading
  • Methadone Overdose

    Some see it as merely replacing one addiction with another, however others see it as the lesser of two evils since, unlike street drugs, methadone may be legally prescribed and requires ongoing medical supervision. There were 3,400 ...

    ... pain-numbing, and in some cases, mood-improving benefits. Tolerance is the need to consume more and ... A person being released from prison after having had no access to drugs, and then going back to using methadone at ... 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, ...

    ... Specialists Not Part of Care . Medline Plus. Is Percocet Addictive? Doctors prescribe Percocet ... an overall better person. Being a nurse, I had easy access to a multitude of drugs and Percocet was only one of ... continue reading
  • Are Prescription Painkillers as Addictive as Heroin?

    The Link Between Painkillers and Heroin Common Prescription Opioids Vicodin . OxyContin . Percocet . Lortab . Norco . Tramadol . According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), in 2011, 4.2 million ...

    ... announced that they would be tightening controls on access by limiting the number of refills an individual ... exercise rooms, lounges and other amenities. One major benefit to any form of inpatient treatment is that the ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Painkillers Addict

    Help for Painkiller Addicts Addiction is characterized by compulsive use despite the knowledge that it's affecting your life in a myriad of negative ways. Painkillers are routinely prescribed in the United States for ...

    ... Specialists Not Part of Care . Medline Plus. Are Painkillers Addictive? Over-the-counter ... the influence of drugs. “Doctor shopping” (visiting multiple doctors/hospitals to access numerous prescriptions). 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 ...

    ... recovering Vicodin users There's no denying the medical benefits of hospital care, but when it comes to ... Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care . Medline Plus. A period of medically supervised detox will wean ... 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 ...

    ... will be vital as well. Options like contingency management (CM) and community reinforcement approach (CRA) plus vouchers are known to be effective in treating opioid addiction: CM treatment provides people in ... 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 ...

    ... me an overall better person. Being a nurse, I had easy access to a multitude of drugs and Percocet was only one of many ... Insurance Coverage for Percocet Addiction Treatment Find out if your insurance coverage includes ... continue reading
  • What Is Lean? (Purple Drank) – Codeine

    What Is Lean? (Purple Drank) Lean — also known as purple drank, purple lean, sizzurp, dirty sprite, and lean drink—is a made of combination of prescription-strength cough medicine, soft drinks, and hard, fruit-flavored candy. 1,2 The ...

    ... the center of news stories about the drug. Their media coverage and tacit endorsement of lean use has made sizzurp a hot ... whose addiction is relatively severe and would benefit from the added supervision provided in an ... continue reading
  • Public Restrooms Have Become Ground Zero in Opioid Epidemic

    The opioid epidemic has impacted countless families, but according to a recent article on NPR.org , people aren't the only ones affected. Public restrooms have become the newest casualty in the midst of the drug epidemic sweeping across our ...

    ... public restrooms to do drugs has put business owners in a quandary: Do they restrict access or do they continue keeping facilities open to the public? It seems like there's no right answer. While some establishments ... 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 ...

    ... life as much as inpatient programs, but many people benefit from the added structure of inpatient facilities, which allows ... Not Part of Care . Medline Plus. Is Hydrocodone Addictive? Doctors prescribe ... 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, ...

    ... to return home after appointments. This treatment may benefit those individuals who do not have medical complications, ... Specialists Not Part of Care . Medline Plus. Is Codeine Addictive? Codeine is an ... 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 ...

    ... rates than hospitals, meaning opioid addicts may benefit more from a formal treatment program. ... Specialists Not Part of Care . Medline Plus. Is Fentanyl Addictive? Fentanyl acts similarly to ... 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, ...

    ... a physical dependency to a drug like morphine; continued access to the drug consumes your thoughts and acts as a ... use of the drugs. For these reasons, many benefit from a structured period of withdrawal and detox with ... 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 ...

    ... Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care . Medline Plus. Addiction Treatment Successful painkiller addiction treatment tends to have multiple facets, including detox, therapy ... 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 ...

    ... ). Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care . Medline Plus. Is Dilaudid Addictive? Dilaudid (hydromorphone) has a high potential for abuse, especially when taken in ... continue reading
  • Opiate Alternatives: Doctor’s Got a Brand New Bag

    We have seen a staggering increase in both opiate painkiller and heroin abuse over the last decade. As people become dependent on opiates - physically and psychologically - a vicious cycle of misuse and abuse develops. We've got millions struggling ...

    ... Care Some report these methods are just as effective, if not more effective, than medications. Plus, they are safe and free of side effects. Exercise Doctors recommend exercise to all patients, but ... continue reading
  • Fentanyl Overdose

    What is Fentanyl? Fentanyl (brand names include Actiq, Duragesic, and Sublimaze) is a very powerful synthetic opioid painkiller medication that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine 1 . Individuals who abuse or struggle with addiction to ...

    ... can help you find a program today. Check your Insurance Coverage for Fentanyl Addiction Treatment Find out if your insurance coverage includes fentanyl addiction rehab and treatment by visiting the links ... 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 ...

    ... It is possible that prominent negative media coverage of oxycodone abuse has given a false ... properties of these pills, especially when taken without the benefit of doctor supervision. As with all drugs, education is ... 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 ...

    ... Opioid Detox Program? Anyone addicted to opioids can benefit from entering a formal detox program. However, some ... with a particularly stubborn addiction or who has easy access to drugs at home. What to Ask Yourself ... 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. ...

    ... issue, several states - including Rhode Island and Massachusetts - have decided to allow at-risk patients access to naloxone rescue kits without a prescription. Patients determined to be “at-risk” are those who use ... 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 ...

    ... loved one to seek help. Suggest treatment and offer to attend therapy with them, if you receive an open-minded response. Also understand that the addict has the right to refuse help. It may be helpful to have ... 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. ...

    ... help you approach an addicted loved one: Be supportive and nonjudgmental. Don't threaten or isolate her. Be open and receptive instead. Know that what your loved one is going through is not easy. Encourage her to ... continue reading
  • Morphine Overdose

    Morphine is a powerful opioid pain medication that can have life-threatening effects in those who abuse it. It is an opiate analgesic, and one of many commonly used narcotic painkillers 1 . Morphine works to reduce severe pain by changing the ...

    ... are designed to break down slowly in the digestive system to provide long-lasting pain relief. By breaking the tablets open or even splitting a tablet in half to take a smaller dose, your body may absorb too much of the ... continue reading
  • Yay or Nay: Is the Opioid Epidemic a Conspiracy?

    'Epidemic': Affecting a disproportionately large number of individuals within a population. Opioid Epidemic Statistics Each day, 2.1 million people in the U.S. abuse opioids. The CDC reports that 165,000 Americans died from prescription ...

    ... Of course, all companies support legislation that benefits their bottom line. But are painkiller ... databases of prescriptions to prevent drug dealers from accessing pills, for example. Barby Ingle, president of ... continue reading
  • Opana Abuse

    With chronic use of Opana, users may develop a tolerance to the drug - spurring a pattern of continuously taking more and more of the drug to experience the same effects. Opana is the trade name for the prescription medication, ...

    ... to talk to your teenager about drug use if you suspect they have a problem. Try to have an open conversation with your teen about the risks or opioid abuse. Resources, Articles and More Information Check out these ... 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, ...

    ... from addiction to Lortab (and other narcotics) addiction. Depending on where you live, NA may have an open meeting, or several meetings you can attend. There is no cost to participate in NA. Inpatient (Residential ... 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 ...

    ... that dissolve in the cheek. Because Fentanyl is frequently administered in a hospital setting, people with easier access to the drug (those working in or around a health care setting) may fall prey to fentanyl ... 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 ...

    ... generally require you to take the drug in the clinic initially, some users may be able to access and abuse methadone outside the clinic, taking more than the recommended amount. Skipping scheduled doses to 'stockpile ... 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 ...

    ... a clinic daily to receive her dose. More studies are needed in order to properly understand the risks and benefits of these two therapies. 4 Given that the use of prescription opioids continues to be a concern, it is ... 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 ...

    ... use of illegal drugs, like marijuana and cocaine . Teens may abuse prescription drugs because of easy access, such as after receiving a prescription for pain following an injury or surgery. Some teens report giving ... 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 : ...

    ... use of the drug above all else, regardless of the fact that it is actually causing harm, not positive benefits 6,7 . Side Effects People that use and abuse ACTIQ are at risk of many unwanted side effects, even ... 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. ...

    ... suggested several measures to reduce unwanted issues 5 . Patient education to delineate the risks and benefits of opioid use as well as ways to properly store and count medication. Youth prevention education ... 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 ...

    ... obtain the drug by accepting or taking it from family members and/or friends who have or can access a prescription . The Internet is also an increasingly used method of purchasing morphine. Alarmingly, according to ... 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 ...

    ... and costs less than opioid painkillers, due in part to the 2013 tightening of controls on access to prescription opioids by the Food and Drug Administration. OxyContin addiction progresses quickly and can ... 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 ...

    ... Abuse” question=”1″] Signs of Misuse If a loved one has been prescribed opioid painkillers or otherwise has access to them, the following signs could point to the misuse of those drugs: 2 If your loved one ... 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 ...

    ... navigator who can provide information about addiction treatment options and help you quickly verify your benefits to start your recovery journey today. Learn more about Tramadol Help For Tramadol Addiction ... 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 ...

    ... though hydrocodone addiction has traditionally been viewed as a problem among the middle and upper classes due to access to health insurance and ease of getting prescriptions, rates of abuse have been on the rise for ... 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, ...

    ... , who co-authored this report, but “the ability of the health system to detect and provide timely access to treatment does not seem to be improving much.” Additional Reading: Taking Action: How to Intervene During ... continue reading
  • Here’s What Happened While Everyone Else Was Focused on Opiate Abuse

    With the opioid epidemic sweeping the nation, heroin and painkiller abuse have been in the spotlight for treatment providers and law enforcement. While all eyes have been focused on this front, we may have ignored another battle that needs greater ...

    ... ailing healthcare system. Johnson also noted, “I don't think what we've done to scale up access to treatment for opioid disorders is going to be that helpful for methamphetamines.” Treatment providers will have to ... 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 ...

    ... to take them and, even, viable alternatives to them - people are unable to weigh the risks and benefits prior to their decision to take them. Even people prescribed them may not understand their potential for dependence ... 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 ...

    ... is so strong, that problematic users are at high risk of progressing towards heroin abuse should they lose access to a steady supply of pills, or if oxycodone becomes too expensive—and both phenomena happen quite often ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Dextromethorphan Addict

    DXM abuse is becoming especially prevalent among teens seeking a cheap high from a substance that is easy to access. DXM is often abused for the euphoric effects that it can elicit when taken in larger-than-recommended doses. ...

    ... abuse is becoming especially prevalent among teens seeking a cheap high from a substance that is easy to access. DXM is often abused for the euphoric effects that it can elicit when taken in larger-than ... 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 ...

    ... to choose the length of treatment (e.g., 90 days). Research aftercare programs. To learn more about the benefits of treatment and where to find a rehabilitation center, call 1-888-744-0069 Who Answers? . ... 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 ...

    ... addicted to Fentanyl can continue to build on successes made in the formal treatment setting through access to support systems after cessation of intensive inpatient or outpatient treatment. Options such as sober living ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Ultram Use

    Ultram has been found to be far more addictive and dangerous than previously thought. Ultram (trade name: tramadol ) is an opiate analgesic typically prescribed for pain that is moderate to moderately severe. When introduced, ...

    ... Patients who have chronic pain. Those with a previous history of substance abuse. Healthcare professionals with access to the drug Many of these abusers might have begun to take tramadol quite innocently, needing ... 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 ...

    ... creates a strong incentive for patients with legal oxycodone prescriptions, and even doctors and pharmacists with access to such medications, to sell their pills on the black market, which increases the supply available ... continue reading
  • Dextromethorphan Abuse

    Overview of Dextromethorphan Abuse When taken in excess doses and via alternative methods, DXM can actually act as a dissociative anesthetic, mimicking the effects of drugs like PCP and Ketamine. What Is DXM? ...

    ... well as the fact that it is common amongst young people. DXM appeals to teens due to the ease of access and low cost. In fact, 10% of teenagers have abused cough medicines (many which contain Dextromethorphan) to get a ... continue reading
  • Opioid Hotlines

    Call Now 1-888-744-0069 Who Answers? Heroin and prescription painkiller medications are addictive narcotic drugs that are classified as opioids because they either directly derive from or are synthesized to resemble opiate alkaloid ...

    ... you might ask: Would my family member or loved one benefit from treatment? How can I help my loved one find ... various government resources that can be easily accessed online. These organizations are an excellent ... continue reading
  • Opiate Addiction Withdrawal

    Opiates sometimes interchangeably referred to as opioids and narcotics, are a broad class of drugs. They are widely used legally and abused illicitly and include many substances that are synthesized from a handful of opiate precursors found in the ...

    ... during the most uncomfortable segments. But studies show that this style of opioid detox does not significantly benefit the individual. In fact, it could trigger other complications like symptoms of delirium 8,10 . ... 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 ...

    ... classified as a schedule II controlled substance in the U.S. This indicates that while the drug has medical benefit, it also has a high risk of abuse 2 . In fact, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reports that ... 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 ...

    ... and illegal drugs. People that use the substance - even as prescribed - will, over time, not gain the same benefit as they did previously. In the case of Vicodin, higher or more frequent doses will be needed to feel the ... 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 ...

    ... treat opioid addiction, a mere 10% of people who need treatment are actually receiving it. Reasons for not accessing treatment vary widely from person to person, and the odds are, you have your own reasons and beliefs ... 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 ...

    ... more slowly than other opiates . Over time, someone will require more hydrocodone to receive the same benefit. Often at this point, they will have extreme difficulty ending use on their own. History of Hydrocodone ... 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 ...

    ... of Tussionex in order to reduce or alleviate withdrawal symptoms. For this reason, many users can benefit from a professional detox program. Detox programs can help people slowly wean off of Tussionex under medical ... 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 ...

    ... also educate you about body mechanics, such as 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 ... continue reading
  • Methadone Withdrawal

    Methadone is a prescription opioid medication primarily used for the treatment of opioid addiction and dependence. When used in this manner, it is highly controlled and only dispensed from locations that meet high standards to monitor use 1,2,3 . ...

    ... provide better symptom relief to prevent relapse. People ending their use of methadone may benefit from seeking professional detoxification services. Detoxification (detox) is a set of strategies and ... 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 ...

    ... process, medications can be used to reduce withdrawal symptoms and prevent relapse. Other types of medications can benefit those in recovery by blocking the effects of opioids (to deter future use) or by treating any ... 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 ...

    ... If hydromorphone has been having a negative impact in your life or the life of a loved one, you may benefit from calling 1-888-744-0069 Who Answers? . Here, you can be connected to someone that can recommend helpful ... 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 ...

    ... and increases the likelihood of successfully quitting the drug for good. After detox, many people benefit from care in either a residential rehab program or an outpatient treatment program . These programs ... continue reading
  • Vicodin Abuse

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