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  • 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 ...

    ... death, particularly from severe respiratory slowing and overdose. 1 Long-Term Dangers Over time, oxycodone can have ... is profoundly increased when an oxycodone/acetaminophen combination drug is abused simultaneously with ... 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 ...

    ... an Oxycodone-Addicted Loved One Oxycodone can have powerful effects on the user. A person abusing oxycodone may ... . Video: Dying By Prescription Watch the 3-min clip from the video below for the story of one man who ... 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: ...

    ... in popularity over the last 20 years. Consider these statistics from the Drug Enforcement Administration: Nearly 60 million prescriptions for oxycodone-containing drugs were written in 2013. In 2012, 16 million people ... continue reading
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  • Oxycodone Overdose

    Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid painkiller that is available in a range of doses and formulations (brand names include OxyContin, Percocet, Percodan, and Roxicet). Individuals who abuse oxycodone are at high risk of experiencing an overdose, ...

    ... effects. This is known as building a tolerance to oxycodone's effects, and it often leads to dose levels that ... -help group for a person recovering from oxycodone abuse. Oxycodone overdose is a potentially life-threatening ... continue reading
  • Effects of Roxicodone Addiction

    Roxicodone (“Roxy”) is one available brand version of oxycodone—a powerful semi-synthetic opioid painkiller. 1,2 The medicinal effect of opioids like oxycodone is brought on by a change in the way the brain and body respond to pain. Rather ...

    ... activated. 3 When abused, oxycodone's effects are essentially indistinguishable from those of heroin (another ... prevent relapse. You can seek treatment from a substance detox/treatment center where you can receive the ... continue reading
  • Snorting Oxycodone

    Oxycodone is a prescription opioid pain reliever often sold under the brand names OxyContin, Percodan, and Percocet 1 . Oxycodone—often called “oxy”—causes users to experience a pleasurable euphoria. In seeking Oxycodone's pleasurable ...

    ... euphoria. In seeking Oxycodone's pleasurable effects, users ... oxycodone addiction: Detox is often the first step in recovery and focuses on safely removing drugs from the body. Withdrawing from painkillers like oxycodone ... 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 also up to 20 times cheaper than oxycodone and easier to get from Internet pharmacies 8 . This is because, until ... the most uncomfortable symptoms of opiate withdrawal. Detox centers can also provide a safe environment ... 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 ...

    ... States. The drug is comprised of oxycodone— a substance that derives from opiate alkaloids found in the opium poppy ... Options include, but are not limited to: detox, inpatient treatment, and outpatient treatment. You may ... 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 ...

    ... Percocet Though Percocet and other oxycodone-containing medications were originally used only for ... in any person regardless of age, sex, or race. Results from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicate that ... 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 ...

    ... don't cause a relapse. The medical staff in a Percocet detox center can take you or a loved one off of the ... abusing prescription painkillers reported abuse of oxycodone-containing pain relievers like Percocet. Percocet ... 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 ...

    ... they stop taking the drug suddenly. Oftentimes, people suffering from addiction - or a substance use disorder - have a ... to oxycodone-containing drugs. It is possible that prominent negative media coverage of oxycodone ... 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 ...

    ... medication that varies from the prescription may constitute substance abuse. Abuse of oxycodone-containing medications is ... professional detox program . Suffering withdrawals? Learn about painkiller detox. Roxicodone ... 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 ...

    ... a brand name for an opioid painkiller called oxycodone . The medication is prescribed for relatively severe ... above questions, you may have a problem. Seeking treatment from an addiction professional is the next step . In ... continue reading
  • Snorting Percocet

    Percocet is a prescription opioid containing both oxycodone and acetaminophen. While it is an effective pain reliever, as a Schedule II controlled drug it has a high potential for abuse due to the oxycodone in it. Oxycodone is a semisynthetic opioid ...

    ... Those who chronically use (or misuse) this oxycodone-containing drug are at high risk of developing ... a lot of time trying to buy, use, or recover from Percocet. Wanting to stop using Percocet but not being able to ... continue reading
  • Opioids

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

    ... like heroin, hydrocodone, and oxycodone are created in labs from these natural opioids. Fully ... increase its safety profile and deter abuse of its own. Detox should not be viewed as a substitute for more comprehensive ... 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 ...

    ... can have detrimental and potentially life-threatening consequences ranging from loss of consciousness to respiratory arrest, brain damage, ... . Codeine . OxyContin (oxycodone). Percocet (oxycodone + acetaminophen). Vicodin ( ... 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, ...

    ... names such as oxycodone and morphine . 3, 23 Some opioids are naturally derived from the opium poppy, ... chance at long-term recovery. 7, 13, 17, 19 Detox Detox is the initial phase of recovery that allows your body ... 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 ...

    ... from animal studies—and that there is not enough evidence from human studies—to conclude that it is safe. However, oxycodone ... week. Before considering going through withdrawal, detox, and/or rehab for opioid addiction, it ... 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 ...

    ... . ConZip. Like other pain medications including codeine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone, tramadol is an opioid painkiller and ... sustained recovery. Detox can take place in a number of settings, from inpatient hospitalization to ... 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, ...

    ... in the same family of drugs as medications like oxycodone and hydrocodone, it works in a somewhat unusual ... keep you safe and comfortable while detoxing from tramadol. Withdrawal from opioids like tramadol is not often ... 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 ...

    ... Hydrocodone produces effects similar to other opioids, including oxycodone and morphine 3. It is the most ... one of the primary risks, overdose may easily result from an immediate release of a large amount of hydrocodone ... 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 ...

    ... addiction. For example, many opiate painkillers like oxycodone (OxyContin) and codeine are only intended to ... got care in those same settings but did not suffer from addiction. Opioid addicts were 10 times more likely 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 ...

    ... or opiate pain medications . These substances derive from opioid alkaloids found in the opium poppy, and ... pain medications include: Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab). Oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet). Morphine . Codeine . ... continue reading
  • Opiate Relapse

    Opiate abuse and addiction has become an epidemic with a vast impact on the health and welfare of individuals and societies worldwide 1 . The statistics provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse offer a snapshot of the epidemic that helps to ...

    ... ) market and 81% of the Percocet (an oxycodone painkiller) market. In 2013, 207 million opiate ... , and 80% would relapse within a month after discharging from a detox program 2 . Worried you or someone you love might ... 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 ...

    ... 2 : Heroin. Codeine. Morphine. Hydrocodone (Vicodin). Oxycodone (OxyContin/Percocet). Methadone. Fentanyl. In medical settings, ... . Many people detoxing from opiates will benefit from a medically assisted detox period to ... continue reading
  • Percocet Overdose

    What is Percocet? Percocet is an opioid painkiller medication containing oxycodone and acetaminophen 1 . When abused, it has a high potential for deadly overdose . In fact, in 2015 nearly 18,000 people died due to overdose on opioid painkillers like ...

    ... is Percocet? Percocet is an opioid painkiller medication containing oxycodone and acetaminophen 1 . When abused, it has a ... difference, though, by guiding you from the initial detox period, then through a structured ... 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, ...

    ... conditions. Similar to other pain medications like oxycodone, morphine, and hydrocodone, tramadol is an ... free lifestyle 13 . Learn more about what happens after detox on our Tramadol Withdrawal page. If you know of ... 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 ...

    ... medically supervising you as you withdraw (detox) from OxyContin. Detoxification is the process in which ... recreate those feelings. OxyContin is a form of oxycodone, but it was originally prescribed because it was ... continue reading
  • Are Prescription Painkillers as Addictive as Heroin?

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

    ... In 2010 alone, Florida saw more than 1500 oxycodone-related overdoses, equating to more than four deaths each ... MAT). Patients who receive MAT complete a supervised detox program that includes a tapering regimen of opioid ... 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 ...

    ... branded formulation of the powerful opioid painkiller , oxycodone. It is prescribed to manage cases of moderate ... or the homes of friends. Many pills are diverted from those with legitimate prescriptions , so teens can get ... 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 way ...

    ... caused by natural and semi-synthetic opioids like morphine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone was 3.8 per 100,000 2 ... If you or someone you know may be suffering from morphine overdose, call for emergency medical help right away ... 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 ...

    ... of opioid drugs, including morphine , codeine , oxycodone ( OxyContin , Percocet ), and hydrocodone ( Vicodin ... with medical detox and stabilization, which involves a supervised, medication-managed withdrawal from the drug. ... 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 ...

    ... drugs that include prescription painkillers such as oxycodone (Oxycontin), hydrocodone (Vicodin), codeine , ... realizing it. Addiction is a disease but can result from taking drugs repeatedly, like dependence. 6 An addiction ... continue reading
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  • I’m Having Opiate Withdrawals – Am I Addicted?

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

    ... let them go to waste? A short 30 days later, Shelly's oxycodone ran out. She didn't need them any more for the pain, ... to multiple doctors to get more Getting opiates from someone other than the doctor Hiding the fact ... 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 ...

    ... abusing OxyContin in the previous 12 months declined from 2012 to 2013, but the number of people ... use when oxycodone pills become either too difficult to obtain or prohibitively expensive. Oxycodone's Addictive Power ... continue reading
  • Newsflash: Tramadol Really is an Opiate

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

    ... to tolerate than its “stronger” counterparts like oxycodone. Doctors handed out free samples of Ultram ... were directed not to prescribe tramadol to anyone suffering from depression or at risk for addiction. But this wasn ... 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 ...

    ... to Percocet (the combination of acetaminophen and oxycodone - an opiate-derived pain reliever ), you ... affected both of your lives; for example, “I feel isolated from you when you are high on Percocet.” If you're unsure ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Methadone Use

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

    ... (narcotic) analgesics Fentanyl Hydrocodone Morphine Oxycodone [quizBuddy quiz=”Methadone Effects” question=” ... supply of methadone gets low. These can range from depression to mania and everything in between, which can ... 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 ...

    ... you or someone you care about is seeking recovery from opioid addiction, deciding what type of treatment you ... can produce effects similar to the stronger opioid drug oxycodone , a widely abused medication. What Are the ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Painkiller Use

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

    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 ... continue reading
  • 6 Facts You Need to Know About Opiate Withdrawal

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

    ... has a similar response to all opioids, so whether a person is withdrawing from heroin or a pain reliever like oxycodone they will experience comparable symptoms. Opioid withdrawal can include: 32 Nausea. [li}Vomiting ... continue reading
  • Will These New Tools Help to Fight Opioid Addiction?

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

    ... of a six-month implant, as it prevents users from having to remember take medication on a daily basis. Here ... response when two widely used painkillers - hydrocodone and oxycodone - are detected. As a result, the immune ... 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) ...

    ... based drugs, including 3 : Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab) . Oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet) . It's never too late to ... or the life of a loved one, you may benefit from calling . Here, you can be connected to someone that ... continue reading
  • How to Treat Actiq (Fentanyl) Addiction

    Actiq is the brand name for an analgesic lozenge (on a stick like a lollipop) that contains the opioid drug fentanyl —a powerful synthetic opioid which, when rapidly absorbed through the oral mucosa (along with being slowly absorbed through the GI ...

    ... requires repeated doses). 2,4 Like morphine, oxycodone, and other opioids, fentanyl works by attaching ... voice. Distinguish your feelings for them as a person from your feelings about their actions. Ask if your loved ... continue reading
  • How Concerned Should We Be About Opiates?

    Opiates are a group of drugs that manage pain by depressing the central nervous system (CNS). There are two different kinds of opiates: natural and synthetic. Natural opiates come from the dried “milk” of the poppy plant and include opium, ...

    ... of synthetic opiates include Dilaudid, Demerol, Oxycodone, Vicodin, Fentanyl and Methadone. Whether ... in nature, most codeine in medical products is synthesized from morphine. 6 Demerol: Demerol is a narcotic analgesic ... 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 ...

    ... issues related to fentanyl use in 2011, a significant increase from less than 16,000 in 2007. In 2013, fentanyl was ... euphoric high. Like other opioids including heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, the fentanyl in ACTIQ binds ... 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, ...

    ... . Therapy and Rehabilitation After your initial period of detox, you will begin active therapy for your addiction, ... ongoing support through the lifelong process of recovery from substance abuse. If you or someone you know ... 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 ...

    ... from the opium poppy. It also differs from drugs like hydromorphone, hydrocodone, and oxycodone which ... in between 1 and 3 cases per 100,000. During the period from 1999 - 2000, tramadol was only abused by 1 in 100,000 ... 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: ...

    ... muscle aches. Diarrhea. Impaired ability to think clearly. Hypersensitivity to allergens in the environment. While the detox process from DXM can be tough to get through, you can stop using DXM and find recovery. If you ... 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 ...

    ... is an essential component of the recovery process from addiction to Fentanyl. Drug addiction treatment involves a number of components typically starting with detox. Fentanyl Statistics Fentanyl is a highly addictive ... 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 ...

    ... and often become addicted as a result. Quotes from Recovering Addicts Recovery may seem far off to someone ... order to escape the discomfort. Addiction Treatment After detox, you'll begin the real process of recovery ... 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
  • Opana: The New Opiate of Choice Among Addicts?

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

    ... parts of America. Though Opana was also reformulated in 2013, users are still able to buy “old versions” from pill mills and other various sources. And generic Opana pills are still being manufactured and marketed in the ... continue reading
  • New Programs Aimed at Appalachian Opioid Crisis

    A crushing avalanche is crippling Appalachian communities, but it's not the mountainous disaster you might think. This avalanche is a deadly onslaught of opioids . In 2014, the seven Appalachian states accounted for more than a fifth of nationwide ...

    ... with local and state communities to implement best practices in these rural communities that currently suffer from a lack of resources. Less-populated areas often suffer due to fewer public health services, limited ... continue reading
  • How Does Ibogaine Treat Opiate Addiction?

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

    ... the facility, Holly learned more about Ibogaine . She already knew that it's a psychoactive substance which comes from a West African plant. She knew it affects the brain in some way to help with heroin addiction. Holly ... continue reading
  • Here’s a Simple Way to Decrease Opiate Cravings

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

    ... and Family Studies, along with researchers at Penn State's College of Medicine, recruited 68 people from the Caron Treatment Center in Wernersville, Pennsylvania, to undergo assessments of relapse risk. Each of the ... continue reading
  • How to Help an Opana Addict

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

    ... are also standalone detox programs. A supervised detoxification process from Opana entails support ... monitored carefully to evaluate the potential need for supervised detox. Those who have reached a point of compulsive use ... 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 ...

    ... treatment : The recovering individual stays at a facility while engaging in treatment, offering an escape from the stressors of home life that may have contributed to the fentanyl abuse problem. Outpatient treatment ... continue reading
  • Opioid Overdose

    Opioids are a class of substances that includes many synthetic and semi-synthetic drugs manufactured from opiate alkaloid precursors found in the opium poppy. Some of the most commonly prescribed opioid medications— Vicodin , OxyContin , and ...

    Opioids are a class of substances that includes many synthetic and semi-synthetic drugs manufactured from opiate alkaloid precursors found in the opium poppy. Some of the most commonly prescribed opioid medications— ... 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 ...

    ... than 2 million people in the country suffering from an addiction to prescription opioid drugs. Vicodin misuse ... Care . Medline Plus. A period of medically supervised detox will wean the user off the substance while managing ... 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, ...

    ... , you may opt to go through the process of detox and withdrawal on a residential basis, where licensed medical ... For many teens, it is easier to steal Vicodin from their parents' medicine cabinet than it is to purchase ... 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 ...

    ... and can sometimes cause the user to return to the drug to seek relief from these symptoms, especially if they persist . Supervised detox can help ease the symptoms and ensure that all medical issues are addressed. No ... 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, ...

    ... it may prove difficult, successfully navigating the period of recovery from codeine will be more than worth it, however, to ensure ... Group therapy. Individual counseling . Supervised detox. 12-step programs. SMART Recovery ... 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 ...

    ... 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 supervision . Medications ... 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 ...

    ... like insomnia and muscle and bone pains. For more information on the process of safe detox from Demerol, see our Overview on Painkiller Detox page . For help getting off Demerol, call now. We can help you find the ... 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 ...

    ... and inpatient rehab programs are great options for someone suffering from morphine addiction who wants immersive care through the detox and recovery process. Inpatient rehab programs offer 24/7 supervision decrease the ... 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 ...

    ... once 1,2 . The overwhelming high that results from such misuse can further drive the development of addiction ... the effects of opioids but should only be administered after detox. If it is prescribed too soon after last use ... continue reading
  • Snorting Morphine

    Morphine is a prescription opioid medication used to treat relatively severe pain 1 . Morphine is prescribed in a variety of forms, including liquid solution, tablets, and capsules, and is only intended to be used under the supervision of a medical ...

    ... ongoing addiction treatment from a stable starting point. Detox facilities are staffed ... people in any stage of recovery. Support groups are different from addiction treatment programs. They are run by other people in ... 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 ...

    ... effects of abusing Dilaudid include: Infections and diseases from needle sharing (HIV, hepatitis, etc.). Track marks ... the supportive care and medical intervention of a detox program can help to prevent relapse . Medical ... 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 ...

    ... you've been evaluated, the center will start your detox process. This process allows the body to break free from its long-standing toxic influences. Detoxing under medical supervision can help you comfortably manage the ... 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 ...

    ... . Depending on the severity of the addiction, detox may take place on an outpatient basis or under ... visiting multiple doctors to get prescriptions. Hiding use from family and friends. Missing out on activities and hobbies ... 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 ...

    ... these symptoms, you may wish to consider detoxing with professional help . Effective treatment involves ... participation in 12-step programs. Treatment can be obtained from a variety of sources. If you believe that you ... 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 ...

    ... One of the first steps to achieving treatment for an addiction is supervised detoxification . While detoxing from opioid pain relievers isn't usually dangerous, withdrawal symptoms can be severe and unpleasant; if left ... 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 ...

    ... people, so many recovering users prefer to detox under medical supervision so that professionals can ... risk of heroin use. In fact, according to statistics from the CDC, past prescription opioid addiction makes you 40 times ... continue reading
  • Snorting Methadone

    Individuals caught in a downward spiral of substance abuse and addiction constantly look for ways to enhance or maintain the high produced by their substance of choice. They may take more of their drug, take it more often, or find some other way to ...

    ... ingestion a drug begins the process of being metabolized and cleared from the body (i.e., first-pass metabolism) even before ... treatment with a reduced risk of relapse. During detox, a taper is often used to wean the user ... continue reading
  • Snorting Fentanyl

    Fentanyl is a pain-relieving substance with two main uses 1 : Treating significant acute, post-operative pain following surgery. Treating chronic or breakthrough pain in people that no longer respond to other narcotic medications. Like morphine, ...

    ... Drug Abuse (NIDA) , 19,000 people died in 2014 from opioid pain reliever overdose 2 . The signs of fentanyl overdose may ... those attempting to end fentanyl use. Painkiller detox often occurs in an inpatient or residential ... 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 ...

    ... Outpatient programs will not interrupt your life as much as inpatient programs, but many people benefit from the added structure of inpatient facilities, which allows them to fully commit to their recovery - undistracted ... continue reading
  • Naloxone Kits: Are Pharmacies Set to Combat Opiate Overdoses?

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

    ... with a group of friends. Since Mike's regular dealer was out of town, he'd picked up the batch from someone different. After shooting up, Mike immediately noticed a difference in the way he felt. Something was wrong; a ... 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 country. ...

    ... without having to completely shut off these spaces from the public. A model restroom, according to him ... a nurse or EMT - and would be easy to unlock from the outside. Very few bathrooms currently fit this model in the ... 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 ...

    ... treatment protocol including the type of medication and dosage. Post-Detox Addiction Treatment Detox is only the first step in recovery from addiction. Once detox is complete, treatment for addiction can begin. This will ... 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 ...

    ... to control their weight and users attempting to get an extra edge at school. Side Effects Methylphenidate side effects vary from user to user, and the full list of possible side effects is robust. If you take too much ... continue reading
  • Opioid Hotlines

    Call Now 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 substances originally sourced from the opium ...

    ... are some common questions that come through opiate abuse hotlines from people who are seeking help: How do I know if ... settings to choose from and how to find the right one. What might occur during detox. What medications ... 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. In a perfect world, both addiction ...

    ... a month's supply or more. Still others get methadone from street dealers and are therefore able to obtain large quantities ... provide detox services only; there are also inpatient facilities that provide detox followed ... continue reading
  • Vicodin Overdose

    Vicodin is the brand name for an opioid painkiller medication that contains hydrocodone and acetaminophen 1 . Opioids can be very addictive for individuals who abuse them, which can include taking more than the prescribed dose, taking them in a way ...

    ... be the best option. These programs involve an extended stay at a treatment facility, which can provide an escape from the stresses of home life that may have contributed to Vicodin abuse in the first place. Living in an ... 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 ...

    ... of physical, emotional and mental symptoms. Symptoms range from mild to severe, but most are unpleasant enough to present obstacles to continued abstinence-undergoing a detox process in a treatment center is frequently ... 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” ...

    ... although the full spectrum of opiate withdrawal can last anywhere from hours to days to even several weeks, depending on how ... Get Help for Prescription Opiate Addiction Detox and Medication-Assisted Treatment Medications ... 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 ...

    ... hours or days as comfortably and safely as possible. Many people choose to transition from a detox program to an inpatient addiction treatment program to continue their recovery Inpatient treatment: Inpatient programs ... 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 . ...

    ... other medications like clonidine and benzodiazepines to treat the unwanted withdrawal symptoms. This method shortens detox from weeks to days but remains unproven and debated due to the risk of additional side effects ... continue reading
  • Methadone Abuse

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

    ... be recommended. Detox is appropriate when the goal is to end all forms of opioid use completely. This process reduces the level of the substance in your body until it is completely removed. The supervision from medical ... 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, ...

    ... accompanied with intense urges to continue use of the drugs. For these reasons, many benefit from a structured period of withdrawal and detox with the help of a medical professional and/or in a treatment center . You'll ... 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 ...

    ... often incorporate several steps, which can include (but are not limited to): Safe medical detox from fentanyl. Evaluation. Therapy (individual and/or group). Participation in 12-step recovery programs. Aftercare ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Dextromethorphan Addict

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

    ... body feeling. The effects of dextromethorphan above can range from mild to extreme, with the dissociative, out-of- ... look into one or more of the following: Supervised detox . This can help you get clean while having your ... 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 ...

    ... safely and comfortably usher a tramadol user through detox, and help ensure completion of the process ... teens that can easily get the drug from classmates at school or from relatives or friends with prescriptions. Often ... continue reading
  • Recognizing a Codeine Overdose

    A national crisis, opioid abuse includes a wide range of drugs—from heroin to any number of prescription medications . Nearly 4 million Americans older than 12—1.4% of the population—abuse prescription pain relievers, including codeine . Half ...

    ... overdose. Some people build a tolerance to high doses, abstain from the drug for a while, and suffer an overdose when they ... or family member may be transferred to a detox or treatment center. Some people discharge with a ... 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 . ...

    ... down or control one's use of the drug. Spending long stretches of time using Tussionex, recovering from its effects, or obtaining more. Experiencing strong cravings to use it. Failing to fulfill responsibilities at work ... 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 ...

    ... may tense your body, so working through your emotional distress with a trusted therapist can help you keep from worsening your pain. Natural Supplements and Other Medicine If you want to try a medicinal substance that is ... 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 ...

    ... one of the many prescription drug addictions, is the abuse of a drug with or without the written prescription from a doctor. It also applies to individuals that use a drug when the problem it was initially prescribed for ... 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 ...

    ... and overdose statistics we're currently experiencing across the nation. An estimated 91 Americans die each day from an opioid overdose. Over 2 million Americans are currently struggling with an opioid use disorder . More ... continue reading
  • New Experimental Opioid Makes Some Awfully Big Promises

    For many, getting hooked on opioids starts innocently enough. Typically, it's a way to find relief from chronic pain. But the feeling of euphoria - or “high” - that accompanies each dose is ultimately what keeps users coming back for more, ...

    For many, getting hooked on opioids starts innocently enough. Typically, it's a way to find relief from chronic pain. But the feeling of euphoria - or “high” - that accompanies each dose is ultimately what keeps users ... continue reading
  • 7 Things to Know About Quitting Opioids

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

    ... to drugs that cause the most harm and drug-related deaths. Worldwide, roughly 69,000 people die each year from an opioid overdose. Taking the steps to quit can prevent further harm to yourself, your relationships, and to ... continue reading
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