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  • 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” ...

    ... Constricted pupils. Nausea. Constipation. Confusion. Overdose Risk Abusing opiates can increase the individual ... recovery from opiate addiction. The most successful programs incorporate many facets of treatment tailored to ... 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 ...

    ... ) pupils. Constipation (a telltale sign of opiate abuse). Long-Term Effects of OxyContin Opiates may have severe ... many people benefit from care in either a residential rehab program or an outpatient treatment program . ... 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 ...

    ... , don't wait until it's too late to get treatment. Call to speak to someone today. Signs and Symptoms Morphine ... main symptoms of morphine abuse is constipation . Morpine and other opiates slow the normal movement of the ... continue reading
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  • 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, ...

    ... . Cramping. Vomiting. Chills. Withdrawal from opiates is not typically life threatening, but ... struggling with morphine addiction , please call today to discuss treatment options. Don't be afraid to call for a friend ... 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 invaluable ...

    ... teens and young adults who progressed from opiate painkiller abuse to devastating heroin addictions ... with an aftercare plan, in which you attend ongoing treatment following completion of initial rehab. You may be enrolled ... 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 ...

    ... temperature / cold extremities. Nausea and vomiting Constipation. More severe side effects of Demerol that may ... be used as a long-term maintenance treatment for opiate dependence or gradually tapered over time. ... continue reading
  • Codeine Abuse

    Overview of Codeine Abuse “Codeine addiction is a widespread, far-reaching problem that spans across ages, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds.” Codeine is an opiate drug often found in prescription-strength cough syrups, or in a ...

    ... organs can lead to seizures or even death . Addiction Treatment If you are struggling to dig your way out of a ... SAMHSA), almost 17,000 deaths due to overdose from opiates occurred in 2011. In 2013, SAMHSA estimated that ... 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 ...

    ... are safer than illegal “hard” drugs, like the opiate heroin , or cocaine. An article in the Journal ... on Detox from Painkillers Opioid Relapse Opioid Hotline Numbers Professional addiction treatment can start anyone ... 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 ...

    ... damage to this organ. Severe constipation is a common problem among opiate users and often requires medical ... 20.8 million persons aged 12 or older needed treatment for a substance abuse problem but did not receive ... continue reading
  • Oxycodone Abuse

    What Is Oxycodone? “Those addicted to prescription opiates like oxycodone are 40 times more likely to develop a heroin abuse problem.” Oxycodone is a pain-relieving drug that is prescribed frequently to address moderate to severe pain. The ...

    ... and Symptoms Slowed or difficult breathing. Constipation. Nausea and vomiting. Confusion. Alternating ... attempting to quit oxycodone often benefit from seeking professional treatment. Depending on the amount, frequency ... 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 ...

    ... effects of hydrocodone include: Nausea. Vomiting. Constipation. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Confusion. To learn more ... the preferred method of treatment for many people struggling with stubborn opiate addictions, as they allow ... 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. [/box] Fentanyl is a potent, synthetic opioid analgesic - excellent for controlling serious ...

    ... tolerant to a therapeutic dose of some other opiate) . Any person who uses fentanyl and doesn ... treatment and begin your path to a healthy life. Side Effects Fentanyl side effects include: Nausea. Vomiting. Constipation ... 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 They are commonly used for the treatment of chronic health problems—including arthritis and lupus—as ... : 2 Drowsiness. Mental fog. [ Nausea. Constipation. Dizziness. Respiratory depression. Opioids affect the part ... 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 ...

    ... headedness. Slow breathing. Constipation. Sweating. Headaches. ... opiate dependence like methadone or buprenorphine. These substances work to relieve cravings and withdrawal symptoms from the Percocet. Other treatment ... 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 ...

    ... off. They may include: Anxiety/dysphoria. Constipation. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Fatigue. Headache. ... opiate withdrawal. Treatment Withdrawal from long-term hydrocodone use can be very unpleasant. The opiate withdrawal ... 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 ...

    ... opioid addicts may benefit more from a formal treatment program. Addiction specialists can help ... well known as more commonly prescribed pain medications, synthetic opiate drugs like it are being increasingly abused on a ... 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 ...

    ... Sweating Itching Stomach pain Nausea Vomiting Constipation Loss of appetite Weakness According to ... of acute opioid withdrawal with a carefully metered dose of treatment drug to allow focus on recovery and reduce the risk ... 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 ...

    ... side effects like: Nausea. Constipation. Slowed breathing. Dizziness or ... Physical Effects A number of the health risks of opiate abuse stem directly from its effects on the nervous system. Additionally, when ... 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 ...

    ... : 3,5 Drowsiness. Confusion. Nausea. Constipation. Slowed breathing/respiratory depression. Hypoxia can ... and continue additional forms of treatment (such as medication). 5 How to Find Help for Opiate Addiction If you or a ... 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 ...

    ... 5 Drowsiness. Dizziness. Confusion. Nausea. Vomiting. Constipation. Itching. Respiratory depression. Loss of consciousness. ... and group therapy, and aftercare planning. Outpatient treatment : You are able to live at home ... 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 ...

    ... 1 : Drowsiness. Headache. Insomnia. Mood changes. Constipation. If you're struggling with a tramadol dependence ... number of settings, from inpatient hospitalization to regular visits in a treatment center. The appropriate ... 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, ...

    ... from codeine will be more than worth it, however, to ensure a healthy and happy life. “Addiction treatment ... . Slowed breathing. Constipation. Constricted or “pinpoint” pupils - a telltale sign of opiate use. Clammy, ... 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, ...

    ... Heartburn. Poor appetite. Nausea and vomiting. Constipation. Drowsiness. Loss of consciousness. Many of ... symptoms of withdrawal. After detox, tramadol addiction treatment may begin and will include behavioral therapy that ... 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 ...

    ... dizzy or lightheaded. Shakiness. Diminished appetite. Constipation. Stomach pain. Back pain. Headache. Ringing ... ways to avoid relapse in the future. Addiction treatment therapy is available on an inpatient or outpatient ... 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) ...

    ... include 1,2 : Nausea. Vomiting. Constipation. Headache. Insomnia. Decreased appetite. Feeling ... you may benefit from calling . Here, you can be connected to someone that can recommend helpful treatment options to limit ... 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 ...

    ... reaction. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Constipation. Slowed breathing. Nausea. ... from an addiction to Tussionex and/or another substance, call to speak to a treatment support specialist about rehab options. Withdrawal Treatment ... 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, ...

    ... : 7 Sedation. Dizziness Nausea. Vomiting. Constipation. Risk of serotonin syndrome, a potentially life ... navigator who can provide information about addiction treatment options and help you quickly verify your benefits ... 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 ...

    ... Trouble swallowing. Gastrointestinal problems (nausea, vomiting, constipation). Sweating. Pain in muscles or joints. ... complete, the individual may benefit from different levels of treatment based on their current needs, ... 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 ...

    ... falling asleep. Headache. Constipation. Diarrhea. Loss ... treatments to help you with the physical discomfort you may experience while you withdraw from tramadol. Effects of withdrawal from tramadol overlap with both opiate ... 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 ...

    ... Is ACTIQ Harmful? Yes. Despite its usefulness in the treatment of pain that cannot be controlled with other measures for ... to pain. Migraines. Cough. Sweating. Constipation. Itching skin. Dizziness. Confusion. Agitation. ... 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 ...

    ... from naturally occurring opioid alkaloid precursors (in this case, from codeine) 2 . Hydrocodone interacts with opiate ... 1 . They may be given an overdose treatment drug called naloxone—essentially an opioid antidote to ... 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, ...

    ... body, including: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 Constipation. Nausea. Respiratory depression. Itchiness or skin irritation. ... unique needs. 7, 13, 17 For many people, addiction treatment may take place in more than one setting, for varying ... 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 ...

    ... Nausea and vomiting. Constipation. Bowel obstruction. ... from their physician. Like any other disease, addiction has a predictable set of symptoms and requires treatment to overcome. Admitting the need for treatment ... 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 ...

    ... get free from an opiate addiction, call to learn about recovery programs and how to find the best treatment option for ... Anxiety. Respiratory depression. Itchy skin. Constipation. Light-headedness / dizziness. Fainting. ... 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 ...

    ... unwanted physical effects like: Confusion. Constipation. Reduce motor coordination. Drowsiness with ... interested in more information regarding potential treatment for opiate painkiller addiction, consider calling to learn ... 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 ...

    ... . To learn more about rehab programs and treatment options, contact a caring admissions navigator with AAC free at . Related Articles: Opiate Relapse Opiate Overdose Opiate Hotline Numbers To share your story or talk ... 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, ...

    ... and symptoms , which may include: Confusion. Constipation. Dizziness. Dry mouth. Hallucinations. Hearing ... Lortab Abuse Treatment There are several treatment options for someone who wants to recovery from Lortab addiction. ... 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 ...

    ... any potential relaxation. These include: Constipation. Headache. Nausea and vomiting. Heartburn ... and help ensure completion of the process prior to recovery treatment. It's important to take measured steps to get help ... 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 ...

    ... hailed as a safer pain treatment option - less potent than more typical opiate painkillers and, as a result ... Nausea and vomiting. Shallow breathing. Constipation. Convulsions Hyperthermia. Muscle pain and rigidity ... 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 ...

    ... the user but can include the following: Constipation. Lightheadedness and fainting. Drowsiness. Nausea and ... group) and participation in 12-step programs. Treatment can be obtained from a variety of sources. If you believe ... 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 ...

    ... Confusion. Anxiety. Dry mouth. Constipation. Constricted pupils. Nausea. Vomiting. ... a program and begin your new life today, call us at . Our treatment support advisors are on hand 24 hours a day to get you started on ... continue reading
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  • 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 ...

    ... may not have worked the first time and they might benefit from a different approach. Opiate Addiction Treatment To see if your insurance may cover treatment from opiate addiction, use the free and confidential form below ... 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 ...

    ... opiate addiction, you should be aware of the options for opioid addiction treatment. Keep reading to learn more about opioid treatment ... different people may benefit from different opioid treatment settings. Your recovery ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Norco Addict

    Help for Norco Addicts 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. Norco is a narcotic and is associated with an ...

    ... addiction has both psychological and physical components, it is important that the treatment program address both. Call Our Hotline Today Recovery from opiate addiction is not easily done alone. There are a number of ... 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 ...

    ... . Confusion. Nausea and vomiting. The intensity of an opiate or opioid high is influenced not only by the drug ... threat to successful treatment - might consider seeking addiction treatment further away from home. Cost ... 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 ...

    ... hospital to the street, and the consequences are often deadly. Where Does Fentanyl Come From? What Are Opiates/Opioids? Opiates are derived from the opium poppy plant, nicknamed the “flower of joy.” There are roughly 20 ... continue reading
  • Actiq (Fentanyl) Lollipop Abuse

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

    ... Use leading to stopping or decreasing significant work-related, fun, or social activities. Getting, using, or recovering from opioids takes up a lot of time. Still taking the same opioid dose is noticeably less effective ... 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 ...

    ... It is a semi-synthetic opiate that was first created in 1916 from thebaine, a chemical found in ... be levied for trafficking oxycodone. Moreover, if a death results from the sale of the drug (overdose or otherwise), a life ... 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 ...

    ... qualities of morphine. Tramadol stands apart from other opiates for 2 reasons: Click the image above ... The above line graphs show the trends of treatment facility admissions for tramadol have increased steadily since ... 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 ...

    ... a risk of seizures , an issue not typically associated with opiate use. Though not well understood, the risk of this side ... or outpatient drug treatment program. Rehabilitation programs can last from several weeks to ... 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 ...

    ... Treatment Treatment is an essential component of the recovery process from addiction to Fentanyl. Drug addiction treatment ... Per a report by the CDC, those addicted to opiate painkillers are 40 times more likely to abuse or ... continue reading
  • Hydrocodone History and Statistics

    What Is Hydrocodone? Hydrocodone is a 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 ...

    ... , the risk of tolerance, addiction, dependence, overdose, and death from hydrocodone is high. Treatment is vital for someone facing an opiate addiction. The Drug Enforcement Administration reports that: Almost 82,500 ... 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 ...

    ... can be difficult to do alone. Treatment for addiction to Ultram and other opiates can help the user recover and may ... user to return to the drug to seek relief from these symptoms, especially if they persist . Supervised ... 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 ...

    ... in the form of one of two types of treatment : Inpatient rehab centers . Outpatient treatment centers. It's important to consider that withdrawal from morphine and other opiates can be intense and impose stress on both ... 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 ...

    ... treatment program. Addiction Treatment Many addiction treatment programs will begin treatment by medically supervising you as you withdraw (detox) from ... Addictive? Like all opiates, OxyContin is potentially addictive ... 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, ...

    ... nervous system depressant, such as alcohol , another opiate , or a barbiturate. The U.S. National ... You don't have to make these decisions alone. Treatment admissions specialists are standing by 24 hours a day, seven ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Hydrocodone Addict

    How to Approach a Hydrocodone Addict The abuse of hydrocodone can lead to serious health and social consequences, making the support of family and friends a priority. Loved ones can play an important role in helping an addicted individual seek ...

    ... as inpatient programs, but many people benefit from the added structure of inpatient facilities, which ... addiction, treatment may include medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for the management of opiate withdrawal and ... 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 ...

    ... of a drug with or without the written prescription from a doctor. It also applies to individuals that ... and happiness. Let Recovery Connection find you an addiction treatment center that is right for you. Call Us Now at ... 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 ...

    ... care about is seeking recovery from opioid addiction, deciding what type of treatment you prefer is the first ... moderately severe pain. The medication is considered an opiate agonist, which works by changing the way your ... 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 ...

    ... sober while attending outpatient treatment. For some, the period of treatment in a rehab facility away from the everyday environment that ... Librium Lorazepam Methadone Opana Opiate Oxycodone Oxycontin Painkiller Percocet ... 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 ...

    ... treatment centers provide their own supervised detoxification, but there are also standalone detox programs. A supervised detoxification process from ... Lorazepam Methadone Opana Opiate Oxycodone Oxycontin Painkiller ... 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 ...

    ... likelihood of addiction. For example, many opiate painkillers like oxycodone (OxyContin) and codeine ... can find the treatment you need. Recovery from prescription drug abuse is possible. Could a treatment center be better ... 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 ...

    ... -term recovery both during and following treatment. Video: Dying By Prescription Watch the 3-min clip from the video below for the story ... Librium Lorazepam Methadone Opana Opiate Oxycodone Oxycontin Painkiller Percocet ... 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 ...

    ... (the combination of acetaminophen and oxycodone - an opiate-derived pain reliever ), you're not alone. According ... addicts who got treatment from a hospital versus those that went to an addiction treatment program. They ... 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 ...

    ... the lessons learned during the counseling process and build on successes achieved while in treatment. They'll also get support from other members of the group on similar recovery journeys. The wisdom and support of ... continue reading
  • Can You Overdose on Painkillers?

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  • Tussionex Abuse

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  • The Effects of Dextromethorphan Use

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  • Norco Abuse

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  • The Effects of Methylphenidate Use

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  • Opana Abuse

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