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  • 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, ...

    ... back or stop taking tramadol. Cravings to use tramadol. Developing a tolerance to tramadol, so you need to keep taking more of it to feel its effects. Experiencing physical withdrawal when you stop taking tramadol. It is ... 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 ...

    ... like to “take again” 2 . In addition to positive effects, individuals taking tramadol sometimes experience withdrawal ... abuse the drug. Long-time users who stop taking oxycodone suddenly often suffer from classic symptoms ... 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), ...

    ... severe side effects while taking tramadol. These side effects include: Vomiting Constipation Headache Nausea Drowsiness Dizziness Difficulty Breathing Depression Seizures People who stop taking it abruptly can experience ... continue reading
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  • 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 ...

    ... begin to take increasingly large doses. With ever-increasing levels of tramadol in the ... physically dependent on the substance drastically decreases or abruptly stops use , an unpleasant withdrawal syndrome may occur 5 . ... 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, ...

    ... a prescription/using someone else's prescription. Taking more of the medication than recommended. Taking the substance for reasons other than prescribed. Using tramadol in ways other than prescribed, such as crushing ... 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 ...

    ... for addiction can restore your quality of life. Regardless of how long you've taken tramadol, getting the proper treatment can help you stop taking the drug for good. Luckily, it's not difficult to find help for ... 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 ...

    ... addiction to tramadol need not obtain their drug from an illicit market to continue their cycle of dependence; they begin taking it as prescribed and then take a larger dose on their own when the medication stops working ... continue reading
  • 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 ...

    ... you take opiates (like oxycodone , tramadol , ... fentanyl or morphine ) every day for more than four weeks, there's a good possibility you'll develop some degree of physical dependence. Once you stop taking ... continue reading
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  • 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 ...

    ... Stomach pain. Diarrhea. Nausea. Vomiting. Muscle or joint pain. Insomnia. It is not typically dangerous to stop using Dilaudid on your own; however, for many people the supportive care and medical intervention of a detox ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Tussionex Addict

    Tussionex is a combination of hydrocodone, an opioid painkiller and cough suppressant, and chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine which eases allergy symptoms 1 . As a cough medicine, Tussionex is frequently prescribed to both children and adults. It is ...

    ... Frequently failing to cut back or stop using the drug. Taking more Tussionex or taking it more often than originally ... it is important for close friends and family members to take care of themselves too . It can be easy to ... 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 ...

    ... the drug. 6 The individual will need to stop using the drug gradually in order to avoid withdrawal ... immediately. 5 Effects of Injection Drug Use Naturally, taking the drug in nonstandard ways increases its side effects. ... 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 ...

    ... the pleasurable effects. Others may become addicted despite taking the medication as prescribed. Regardless of the ... to limit or stop use of the medication with poor success. When you attempt to stop, you experience ... continue reading
  • Take My Breath Away: A Deadly Warning About Opiates

    You've just taken an opioid painkiller . The medication travels to your brain, making the pain sensations stop. The same opiates also make you feel much calmer, offering up a bonus anti-depressing effect. And that's the good news. The bad news is ...

    ... ve just taken an opioid painkiller . The medication travels to your brain, making the pain sensations stop. The ... solace in sleeping pills. The problem is that taking sleeping pills on top of opioid medications can kill ... 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 ...

    ... , then implement those changes. The hope is to bring much-needed assistance to the people of Appalachia and stop the escalating avalanche. Additional Reading: Yay or Nay: Is the Opioid Epidemic a Conspiracy? Image Source ... 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 ...

    ... reward sensations that compel the user to continue taking the drug to recreate those feelings. OxyContin ... t have to be a life sentence , and you can take the first step to stop it today . It won't matter whether you're an ... 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 ...

    ... get high will often: 3, 4 Take higher doses than directed. Take doses more frequently than directed. Crush ... Happens if I Suddenly Stop Using Opioids? If you misuse opioid painkillers or have been taking them over a long ... 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, ...

    ... which can lead to withdrawal symptoms if they try to stop or reduce use, and/or opioid use disorder. 2,3 ... taking higher doses of prescription opioids to obtain relief or achieve the high they felt when they initially took ... 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” ...

    ... their last dose, or make attempts to stop taking prescription opiates, they often will experience withdrawal ... but without the dangerous highs and lows, when taken as prescribed. Partial agonists (i.e. buprenorphine), ... 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 ...

    ... mistakes at work or school. Wanting to cut down or stop opioid use but being unable to do so. An ... when choosing a rehab provider: what substances you were taking. severity of your condition. type/intensity/length of ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Methadone Addict

    Help for Methadone Addicts Methadone is an opioid drug; however, it is beneficial in the treatment of heroin dependence or other forms of opiate abuse . While it is regularly used in the management of opioid dependence, methadone is potentially ...

    ... you stop altogether. Methadone is a valuable addiction treatment pharmaceutical. When taken as ... to get high. Am I Addicted to Methadone? If you keep taking the drug regardless of its negative effects on your life, you need ... 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 ...

    ... can also impact the user's ability to breathe when taken at a high dose. 3 Opioid Side Effects Because ... feel normal. When a person dependent on a drug stops taking it, they will experience withdrawal symptoms. 2,9 ... 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 ...

    ... your Vicodin more quickly than prescribed? Do you need to take more and more to feel the effects of the drug ( ... sign of dependence. Do you feel muscle aches when you stop taking it? Do people in your life tell you that ... 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 ...

    ... in which users suffer physical effects if they stop taking the drug suddenly. Oftentimes, people suffering from addiction ... way to prevent abuse , and steps you can take to warn your teen about the perils of hydrocodone ... 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 ...

    ... provide compelling arguments that treatment is necessary, so taking them to see a doctor can help get them ... life due to Opana use but find yourself unable to stop, you may need addiction treatment. Call Our Hotline Today ... 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 ...

    ... act on the reward centers of the brain . Demerol users may take high doses of the drug, snort or inject it, and/or ... when stopping or decreasing the amount of the drug being used. Dependence can occur even when taking an ... 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 ...

    ... Overdose and death can occur when Dilaudid is taken in high doses or when combined with other ... teenagers had abused them within 30 days prior to taking the survey. Hydromorphone is sometimes abused by teens, though ... 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 ...

    ... defect. 1 While findings are mixed regarding women who take prescribed doses of opioids during pregnancy, women who have ... use. 11 If a pregnant woman abruptly stops taking opioid painkillers, it could result in unwanted ... 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 ...

    ... suffer from addiction to the drug, do not abruptly stop using the drug as withdrawal will occur and is very ... , it is not an illicit street drug and they are taking it for pain. This misconception and sense of denial will ... 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 ...

    ... overdose can occur especially easily in abusers who take it while drinking alcohol. Death due to an ... stop using the drug despite negative consequences. Obsessive preoccupation with the drug. Physiologic tolerance. Taking ... 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 ...

    ... this can happen to any hydromorphone user—even someone who takes the drug exactly as prescribed—it is a more common ... stop or decrease their use. Due to the severe discomfort of opioid withdrawal, many users keep taking ... 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 ...

    ... seeking a recreational high. Others, however, may begin taking the drug out of necessity and become addicted over ... effects, including 7 : Tolerance —the need to take more Roxicodone to achieve the same pain reduction and/ ... 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 ...

    ... Do they keep things hidden from their customers? Let's take a look at some facts and figures, then you can ... big conspiracy? Additional Reading: Can a Label Really Stop the Abuse of Some Prescription Meds? Image Source: ... 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, ...

    ... to abuse and addiction. But what if those euphoric effects were taken away from the whole painkiller experience - would Americans stop abusing them or becoming addicted to opiates altogether? Nektar Therapeutics is ... 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 ...

    ... 000 people die each year from an opioid overdose. Taking the steps to quit can prevent further harm to ... Afraid to Talk About It You can take control of your health today and take the difficult but necessary steps to quit ... 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 ...

    ... than intended. 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 ... 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 . ...

    ... feelings of well-being and can lead to dependence if taken for an extended period of time 1,2 . If ... with an addiction may include 4 : Taking more Tussionex than prescribed, taking it for longer than prescribed, or running ... 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 ...

    ... hydromorphone) has a high potential for abuse, especially when taken in a way other than prescribed. More than 1 ... . Using the drugs in a way other than prescribed. Taking the drug to feel high rather than to relieve pain. ... 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 ...

    ... be overlooked. They help you to: Identify why you've taken drugs. Define the triggers of your drug abuse. Learn skills ... your friends and family. Unsuccessful attempts to stop using. Withdrawal symptoms upon cessation of ... 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 ...

    ... form is recommended for those who struggle with taking daily medications since it is injected monthly. ... for users to: Miss work, especially if they haven't taken Percocet, because their body is dependent on the drug and ... 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 ...

    ... This does not cure what is causing the pain, but stops the pain signals before they reach the brain. It can be ... for the best care possible may be necessary. And taking a prescription opioid may not be the best option. ... 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 ...

    ... about these drugs - how they work, when to take them and, even, viable alternatives to them - people ... users abused painkiller medications prior to using heroin. Taking More of Them Will Cure the Pain More Effectively ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Opana Use

    Is Opana Harmful? Opana is a prescription opioid pain-reliever containing the active ingredient oxymorphone. Oxymorphone is a semi-synthetic opioid agonist, meaning it binds to the opioid receptors in your brain to elicit its effects. You may have ...

    ... need of continuous pain management, and is not to be taken on an as-needed basis. The highest available dose of ... you begin increasing your dosage on your own or taking the drug in ways other than prescribed. Furthermore ... 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 ...

    ... highs and crashing withdrawal. Methadone must be taken in appropriate doses to minimize risk and requires ... and need treatment if you are: Taking medicine prescribed for someone else. Taking more than what's been prescribed ... 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 ...

    ... snorting Vicodin any different from taking it orally? When the medication is taken as prescribed, the side ... Vicodin overdose can result in death from 1 : Stopped breathing, Cardiac arrest. Collapse of the circulatory ... 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 ...

    ... use and happen to both those abusing the drug and those taking it for medical need. Those who use ACTIQ—and especially ... exists comes when use of ACTIQ is cut down or stopped. At this point, should dependence be a factor, ... 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 ...

    ... of 6 and should only be used as prescribed 1 . Taking higher doses or dosing more frequently than every 12 hours can ... When use is stopped or decreased, the body must adjust to the changes and it will take time to recover ... 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 ...

    ... risk of abuse because of its pleasurable mood-altering effects. Many users experience a strong sense of euphoria when taking the drug. Users may swallow the drug in pill or liquid form or choose to snort or inject it ... 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, ...

    ... , 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 an Overdose Image Source: iStock 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 ...

    ... addicted to a substance like Roxicodone, you can take practical steps to limit the negative consequences and ... by taking more than prescribed, taking it in ways other than prescribed (snorting or injecting), or taking it ... 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 ...

    ... increasing your dose. Taking the medication in situations where the dose is unknown. Taking opioids that are ... someone has overdosed on opioids, you'll need to take some basic steps: Addiction and Treatment One of 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 ...

    ... often than not, teens will obtain the drug by accepting or taking it from family members and/or friends who have or can ... use . Prevention There are some measures you can take to prevent drug abuse in your child: Discuss ... 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 ...

    ... another opiate as a supportive measure when the patient stops taking the original drug. Ideally, it's a ... usually does more good than harm to the thousands of people who take it. It is easy to reduce dosages, and it can ... 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 ...

    ... candidate for abuse, even by people who start off taking the drug as prescribed. It is important to recognize the ... relapse. The medical staff in a Percocet detox center can take you or a loved one off of the drug slowly, ... 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 ...

    ... blocks the euphoric effects of opioids. When taken diligently, naltrexone provides an effective tool to ... addiction rises accordingly. Am I Addicted to Hydrocodone? Taking hydrocodone for a long time causes the body to ... 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 ...

    ... you can become addicted even when you are taking them as recommended by your doctor. Repeated use ... hydrocodone frequently leads to tolerance , so you will need to take more of the drug in order to get the same effect ... 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 ...

    ... . Your continued use of heroin has made those receptors hungry for more. Ibogaine takes the hunger away by taking receptors back to their pre-heroin state. Called an “addiction interrupter,” Ibogaine simply interrupts ... 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. ...

    ... get high. Business owners are taking note after seeing their restrooms littered with used syringes, drugs, and even dead bodies of the people who overdosed. How Do Business Owners Take Back Public Restrooms Using public ... 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 ...

    ... such as methadone, LAAM, or buprenorphine, symptoms may take anywhere from 1-2 days to present. 27 Withdrawal ... that it can be extremely difficult for people to stop using opioids without also going through treatment . 30 ... continue reading
  • How to Help an Opiate Addict

    Help for Opiates Addicts Opiates are some of the most abused drugs in America, with prescription opiates accounting for up to 5.1 million cases of addiction. Around 210 million doses of opiates, including morphine , OxyContin and Vicodin , were ...

    ... cause sedative and euphoric effects, they can be addictive to users, even when taken as prescribed. Many users end up taking higher doses than those prescribed and continually increasing the doses as their bodies become ... 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) ...

    ... Hydromorphone abuse happens in a number of ways, including 5 : Taking the medication in a way other than prescribed (more often, in ... and addiction 3 . Tolerance is the need to take more of a drug over time as the body ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Demerol Addict

    If you suspect that a loved one is abusing Demerol or you know someone who is trying to quit using, there are ways that you can help. How to Approach an Addict It is important to understand how to address the situation in a supportive manner. Here ...

    ... US. While Demerol can be safely used when taken exactly as prescribed, it produces pleasurable effects that may ... development of tolerance and many users may find themselves taking more and more to get those effects back. ... 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 ...

    ... adjustments to relieve pain. An added benefit is that you can take the exercises and stretches home with you so that you can ... eating more fatty fish or shellfish, or by taking a dietary supplement, may help relieve your ... 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 even fatal. Misuse of the pills (for example, taking too many pills at once, or crushing them up to be ... addiction recovery is a lifelong process, but it's taken on a day-by-day basis. A therapist should provide ... 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 ...

    ... OxyContin abuse. Originally, the makers of OxyContin took oxycodone and formulated a time-released pill ... addiction . You might notice tolerance developing even when taking it as prescribed, which means you will need to ... 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: ...

    ... for developing tolerance and dependence. People are at risk of these phenomena even when the medication is taken as prescribed and, over time, addiction may be the end result. Those addicted to prescription opiates like ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Vicodin Use

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