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  • 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 ...

    ... be extremely painful and unpleasant. Checking into a rehab center that offers medically supervised detox can allow you ... Secular Recovery, and various 12-step groups. In these programs, people who with similar addiction ... 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 ...

    ... and/or friends confront the individual in a non-adversarial way, expressing their feelings about how the addiction ... both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs. 12-Step Programs 12-step groups and other forms of ... 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 ...

    ... where you receive around-the-clock care . Inpatient programs may be best for people whose addiction is relatively ... and a sponsor support system. Non-12-step support groups: Similar to 12-step groups but often with a more ... continue reading
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  • 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 ...

    ... million Americans reported taking prescription medication for non-medical uses— a number that represents 2.5 ... preventing relapse. Community options include local 12-step recovery programs that harness the power of the ... 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 ...

    ... same effects. For some opioid effects, tolerance develops non-uniformly, which can heighten overdose risks. For example, ... through the 12 steps of recovery while building a network of sober peers through programs such as ... 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 ...

    ... NSDUH) reported that 2 million Americans aged 12 or older used tramadol for non-medical purposes in 2012 10 . Visits to ... inpatient or outpatient drug treatment program. Rehabilitation programs can last from several weeks ... 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 ...

    ... throughout the body from dirty pills and otherwise non-sterile needle use. Arrest of possession or distribution ... treatment following completion of initial rehab. You may be enrolled in a 12-step program or reside in a ... 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 ...

    ... % of the population older than 12 had used an opiate medication for non-medical reasons . In 2010, opiate ... to rehab multiple times before achieving permanent recovery. By re-engaging with a formal treatment program, ... 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 ...

    ... than has been prescribed. Take it for non-medical purposes. Take it concurrently with other substances ... opportunity to attend support groups, like a 12-step program. Most rehab programs last 30 to 90 days, although they ... 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 ...

    ... which is typically the first step in the treatment process. Treatment programs may be better than hospitals ... may prefer to get this addiction treatment in an inpatient rehab facility where you can focus 24/7 on your ... 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, ...

    ... a euphoric high, some people take them for non-medical uses, which can be potentially lethal as opioids ... followed with a more comprehensive addiction treatment program for people to continue their recovery efforts. ... 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 ...

    ... Pain. Anxiety. Getting help in a professional detox program can help the user to overcome withdrawal and begin ... doses, or until symptoms can be adequately managed by non-opioid medications, such as the ? 2 agonist drug ... continue reading
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  • 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 ...

    ... step in the process by attending either a stand-alone detox program or an inpatient rehab program ... on opioids prescribing for the management of persistent non-cancer pain in older adults. World Journal of Clinical ... continue reading
  • Hydrocodone History and Statistics

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

    ... 4 million people over the age of 12 have used hydrocodone for non-medical reasons. Of these millions, teenagers ... of its status, some lawmakers have been taking steps to limit the risk of hydrocodone. Legislation and ... 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 ...

    ... people who visited an emergency department in 2011 for non-pharmaceutical drug use, 1/3 were there because of ... outpatient treatment spectrum, partial-hospitalization programs prescribe medications and require a commitment ... 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 ...

    ... center type (e.g., outpatient vs. inpatient). Treatment center philosophy (e.g., 12-step programs or non 12-step alternatives) Patient preferences. Any potential co-occurring psychiatric disorders present (e.g., dual ... 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” ...

    ... of the U.S. population aged 12 or older reported current non-medical use of prescription pain relievers, though ... These support groups use Alcoholics Anonymous' 12-step program, which suggests a specific, linear process ... 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, ...

    ... who wants to recovery from Lortab addiction. 12 Step Programs - Narcotics Anonymous (NA) caters to people ... seniors reported non-medical use of prescription opiates, such as Lortab. You can prevent non-medical use of ... continue reading
  • 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, ...

    ... and nails. Limp body. Cold, clammy skin. Non-responsiveness. Unconsciousness. Extremely slow or stopped breathing. Seizures ... , such as 12-step groups , are great supplements to a formal treatment program. They can provide ... 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 ...

    ... support network, and SMART Recovery, a non-12-step approach that emphasizes self-empowerment and teaching tools to maintain sobriety. For assistance finding a treatment program for morphine addiction, call our helpline ... 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 ...

    ... 2014, the Drug Enforcement Administration reports that 3.2 million people over the age of 12 in the US used tramadol for non-medical reasons in their lifetime . This represents about 10% of the total pain reliever abuse ... 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 ...

    ... first step in the process by attending either a stand-alone detox program or an inpatient rehab program that ... pain. This might include approaches like non-addictive medications, physical therapy, or meditation. ... 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 ...

    ... Unconsciousness/non-responsiveness. ... 12-step approach to recovery—are generally free. They serve as an excellent supplement to formal treatment to help recovering opioid users maintain abstinence. These community programs ... continue reading
  • Dextromethorphan Abuse

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

    ... including: Inpatient treatment . Outpatient treatment . 12-step programs. SMART Recovery. To learn how to begin ... the ages of 12 and 20 years old accounted for more than half of emergency room visits for non-medical use of ... 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 ...

    ... intended to treat pain that is inadequately managed with non-opioid medications such as NSAIDs. Many patients who are ... rehab facilities want you to succeed in your recovery, and both inpatient and outpatient programs ... continue reading
  • Hydrocodone Overdose

    Hydrocodone (brand names include Anexsia, Vicodin, Vicoprofen, Norco) is an opioid painkiller medication that is available by prescription. It is the most frequently prescribed opioid analgesic in the United States, and it is diverted and abused at ...

    ... to lips and nails. Limp body. Unconsciousness or non-responsiveness. Seizures. If a hydrocodone user presents with any ... top of these formal programs, free self-help groups such as 12-step programs (Narcotics Anonymous, ... 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, ...

    ... best left to a medical professional. However, if within a 12-month period you or a loved one show two or more ... have to better engage with treatment efforts. Some programs use motivational enhancement with CBT. 13 Family ... 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, ...

    ... on cause of death during the same time period. The rate of non-medical use of opioids fell from 5.4 to 4.9 percent over ... of opioid users with a use disorder also increased from 12.7 to 16.9 percent during the same period. ... 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 ...

    ... (individual and/or group). Participation in 12-step recovery programs. Aftercare planning (such as assignment to ... building bridges to improved family life. Outpatient/non-residential treatment centers may also be an option ... 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 combination ...

    ... recover , such as: Checking into a residential rehab center . Joining Narcotics Anonymous. Participating in other twelve-step groups, or non-twelve-step recovery programs such as SMART Recovery. Seeking therapy from an ... 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 ...

    ... to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): Approximately 20% of Americans over age 12 have used prescription drugs for non-medical purposes at some point in their lives. However, Demerol abuse, like that of other ... 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 ...

    ... . These programs are referred to as non-clinically managed, or “social,” detox programs. There are ... way other than prescribed. More than 1 million Americans aged 12 and older have reported abusing Dilaudid at some point in ... continue reading
  • Methadone Overdose

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

    ... such as methadone 2 . The rates of non-medical prescription opioid abuse have remained relatively steady since ... after completing a more intensive program. There are also 12-step programs that can provide a wealth of ... 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 ...

    ... lips, fingernails. Seizure. Loss of consciousness. Non-responsivity to stimuli / difficulty rousing from sleep. Always ... (individual and group) and participation in 12-step programs. Treatment can be obtained from a variety ... 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 ...

    ... number of people who have ever used this drug for non-medical purposes increased between 2012 and 2013. This suggests that ... Power Did you know that it is one of the 12 most addictive drugs? Read more here . The Oxycodone ... continue reading
  • Norco Abuse

    Norco is a prescription medication that combines hydrocodone and acetaminophen . It is prescribed for the relief of moderate to severe pain . Taking Norco in amounts exceeding prescribed doses, for lengths of time longer than recommended, or ...

    ... Additionally, Norco's formulation includes acetaminophen, a non-addictive pain reliever. The hydrocodone portion of Norco ... treatment, options for recovery include: 12-step programs . SMART Recovery (Self Management and ... 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 ...

    ... emergency room visits for non-medical use of Dilaudid increased to 18,224 from 12,142. Short-Term ... help a Dilaudid addict here . If you're ready to find a program and begin your new life today, call us at 1-888-744- ... 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) ...

    ... million people in the U.S. admitted using painkillers non-medically. In a 2011 survey, 1 million people admitted to ... department visits , a sharp increase from just over 12,000 in 2008 2 . Teen Abuse The teenage population ... 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 ...

    ... It is important to be supportive and non-judgmental. One helpful approach when talking to ... of methadone you're on will first be gradually reduced, step-by-step. This process is referred to as tapering, and it works ... 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 ...

    ... States have used Percocet, Percodan, or Tylox for non-medical purposes in their lifetime, putting them at risk of ... if your insurance coverage includes percocet addiction rehab and treatment by visiting the links below: ... 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 ...

    ... in the US over the age of 12 have used hydrocodone for non-medical reasons. Even though hydrocodone addiction has ... deal with hydrocodone withdrawal. Some treatment programs administer medications to ease the patient's ... continue reading
  • Are Prescription Painkillers as Addictive as Heroin?

    The Link Between Painkillers and Heroin Common Prescription Opioids Vicodin . OxyContin . Percocet . Lortab . Norco . Tramadol . According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), in 2011, 4.2 million Americans aged 12 or over had used heroin ...

    ... on Drug Abuse (NIDA), in 2011, 4.2 million Americans aged 12 or over had used heroin at least once in their lives. ... etc. - that are offered only through select programs. There are a multitude of options for those looking ... 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 ...

    ... equipped to handle fentanyl addiction. Before choosing a rehab center, find out if they understand and are ... cases, which opiate addiction tends to be. 12-step programs offer lifetime support for addicts, both those looking ... 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 ...

    ... Suboxone or Subutex . The residential setting of a rehab center allows you to focus on aspects of recovery while ... for abstinence. The support and fellowship of 12-step programs can help foster the recovery process while ... 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, ...

    ... , the danger rises. Snorting fentanyl is indeed very dangerous and poses numerous risks to the user. Non-pharmaceutical fentanyl is commonly found in powdered form, which makes snorting it a common option 1 . Even with ... 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 ...

    ... The three main painkillers are acetaminophen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)—which are ... NSAIDs include aspirin, naproxen, and ibuprofen. 11,12 They are commonly used for the treatment of chronic ... 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 substance ...

    ... that last for an extended period - as long as 12 hours - whereas drugs like OxyIR and other immediate release ... . Mental health/dual diagnosis treatment. Residential rehab programs have the patient in recovery living at ... 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 ...

    ... into less than half of private treatment programs and of the programs that adopted MATs, only 34% of ... life drugs such as methadone or buprenorphine. 13 Non-medical strategies such as swaddling, placing the infant skin ... continue reading
  • Opioid Hotlines

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

    ... or another person, getting information is the first step. Calling the hotline requires no commitment, but the ... call 911 for emergency medical assistance. But for non-emergency issues, you can reach via several other opiate ... 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 ...

    ... Do in the Case of a Percocet Overdose The first step to take if a Percocet overdose is suspected is to ... most often helps determine the length of stay. These programs can offer an escape from daily stressors and triggers ... 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 ...

    ... -opioid medication originally used for blood pressure called clonidine that can minimize some of the unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Whatever steps are used to manage dependence and withdrawal, behavioral therapy will be ... 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 ...

    ... the detox and recovery process. Inpatient rehab programs offer 24/7 supervision decrease the risk ... drug dependence or abuse . 461 others report active, non-medical use. Teen Morphine Abuse Teens have a number of ways ... 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 ...

    ... and/or money may go missing. If non-medical use includes injection routes of administration, you ... in 2017. This represents 4.2% of the population aged 12 or older. 6 According to the American Society of Addiction ... 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 ...

    ... people will likely transition to a residential rehab or outpatient setting . Most treatments will ... and to address their own needs related to addiction. 12-step programs to build a sense of community and fellowship with ... 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, ...

    ... for heroin detoxification or as part of a maintenance program. 11 OxyContin: Developed by Purdue Pharma in 1995 ... About 7 million people age 12 years and older used a prescription drug non-medically in 2009, according to ... 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 ...

    ... living, or sober-living facilities. 12-Step recovery programs. Don't let addiction to Ultram ... without getting help. Call 1-888-744-0069 Who Answers? to speak to someone about finding the right type of rehab care for you. 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 ...

    ... Survey on Drug Use and Health conducted in 2011, 1 million Americans aged 12 and over reported using hydromorphone non-medically at least once in their lifetime. According to the Drug Enforcement Agency's hydromorphone ... 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, ...

    ... has been found to be a risk factor contributing to non-fatal overdose 11 . In fact, people with a history of ... the negative outcomes. People addicted to tramadol will 12 : Have increased problems focusing on other life ... 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 ...

    ... high consumer demand for this drug that produces a stronger high than heroin. Part of the allure of producing non-pharmaceutical fentanyl is that it is easy to make—it can be made in a lab and does not require growing ... 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 ...

    ... .5 million Americans age 12 years or older were current non-medical users of prescription drugs ... a few times per week) to ensure that you're following the program. It's common for drug abuse counselors to give you random ... 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 ...

    ... ? And luckily, the answer is yes. Alternative methods of pain relief range from other non-opioid medications to non-medicinal therapies. Though you may not know it, your doctors have many options at their disposal ... 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 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 nothing could help. Would she always be addicted ... 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 ...

    ... down with your loved one, such as where they'll go to rehab, how much it will cost, insurance coverage, and more. Your loved ... them that there are many reasons a treatment program may not have worked the first time and ... 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 ...

    ... . Extended release mechanisms. Additional, non-benign substances like acetaminophen and aspirin that ... using the drug. Withdrawal symptoms will commonly present between 12 and 30 hours after the last dose if one abruptly ... continue reading
  • Prescription Painkiller FAQ

    Can I get Addicted Even if I have a Prescription? Yes, you can get addicted to opioids even if you have a prescription. Opioids activate the reward pathways in the brain and induce feelings of pleasure . This mechanism acts as positive reinforcement ...

    ... facility while receiving 24-7 care. An inpatient drug rehab program will typically last between 30-90 days (or ... sober social skills and healthy coping strategies. 12-step programs : Fellowships such as Pills Anonymous and ... 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 . ...

    ... and several over-the-counter options such as non-addictive pain relievers may be used 8 . After ... Vivitrol) 9 . Detox A medically supervised detoxification program overseen by medical staff can boost patient safety and ... 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 ...

    ... Muscle weakness. Cold and clammy skin. Small, non-reactive pupils. Low blood pressure. Significantly slowed heart rate ... may also recommend medication as part of your treatment program. If this is the case, you may be ... 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 ...

    ... use of painkillers when pregnant is an important step to ensuring your baby's health and ... programs offer group therapy sessions several hours each week. Before considering going through withdrawal, detox, and/or rehab ... 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 ...

    ... to alleviate pain that cannot be managed by non-opioid pain relievers. As a potent semi-synthetic opiate ... recovery prefer the help of a professional detox program . Suffering withdrawals? Learn about painkiller detox. ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Painkillers Addict

    Help for Painkiller Addicts Addiction is characterized by compulsive use despite the knowledge that it's affecting your life in a myriad of negative ways. Painkillers are routinely prescribed in the United States for the management of pain , but not ...

    ... pain , but not all of them are addictive. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are often prescribed for the ... supervised detox . Inpatient drug rehab . Outpatient treatment programs . Therapy . Aftercare. How ... 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, ...

    ... addiction. This is an essential component of recovery. Rehab may also include skills training, family therapy, wellness ... the process of recovery. In an aftercare program, the person addicted to Fentanyl can continue to ... continue reading
  • Ultram Abuse

    What Is Ultram? Abuse of Ultram is rising, with many users taking excessive doses in order to simulate the euphoric effects of other stronger opiates. Ultram, the trade name for tramadol, is a synthetic opiate pain reliever prescribed for moderate ...

    ... continue to live at home and work. Other recovery programs , such as 12-step programs or SMART recovery, in which a supportive atmosphere with specific steps toward recovery will help guide you through your journey. If ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Methylphenidate Addict

    Methylphenidate abuse is increasingly prevalent and can be an extremely hard habit to kick. Helping someone with an addiction can take time and several attempts. However, with the help and support of loved ones along with the right treatment, ...

    ... Participation in other recovery programs, such as 12-step programs. Skills training. Aftercare ... someone that you care about, it's important to find a rehab treatment facility that will help them as soon as possible. Call ... 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 ...

    ... therapy sessions may vary depending on the type of program and how far along a person is in the recovery ... groups are: Narcotics Anonymous (NA) — a 12-step group that is similar to Alcoholics Anonymous. NA encourages ... 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 ...

    ... oxymorphone went up from 4,599 in 2010 to 12,122 in 2011 . Furthermore, Medical Examiners Commission ... counteracting your physical dependence, the next step is to enter a treatment program so that you can have ongoing, ... continue reading
  • Methadone Clinics

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

    ... local organizations for their viewpoints on MAT. Never go with a program that doesn't feel right to you. If you and ... Medication-Assisted Recovery Anonymous (MARA) is a 12-step group that supports the use of medication to ... 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 ...

    ... opioid agonist drug, buprenorphine can also stabilize someone in opioid withdrawal and decrease cravings. Non-pharmacologic therapeutic approaches will serve as the basis for treating oxycodone addiction. One of the ... 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 ...

    ... drugs also slow your breathing…and in case of an overdose, your breathing is slowed to a virtually non-existent and lethal level. The right amount of drugs slows your breathing; the wrong combination stops your breathing ... 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 ...

    ... research results on the opposite side of the argument. Studies have shown that up to 40 percent of non-cancer patients on opiates show signs of addiction and that opiates aren't an effective method of treating chronic ... 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), ...

    ... 20,000 ER visits that were linked to tramadol. In 2012, 3.2 million people were using tramadol for non-medical purposes. And by 2014, the DEA had seen enough evidence to classify tramadol as a controlled substance. With ... 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 ...

    ... , you may prefer treatment in an inpatient rehab center. These programs offer 24/7 care and remove you from ... 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
  • How to Help a Dextromethorphan Addict

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

    ... option lets you get guidance and support while living at home. Other resources , such as: 12-step programs. Sponsors. Sober living facilities. Call Our Hotline Today To find treatment that is specifically aimed toward ... 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 ...

    ... common mental health disorders and problem drug use than non-opiate users (Sullivan et. al, 2006). No one should ... off Demerol, call 1-888-744-0069 Who Answers? now. We can help you find the right program for you today. 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 ...

    ... type of treatment you prefer is the first step. Both programs have benefits, but some people need a more ... plan. Inpatient treatment facilities require you to live at the rehab center 24 hours per day, seven days per week. ... 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 ...

    ... 744-0069 Who Answers? to discover how to take that first step. How to Approach an Addicted Loved One While addicted individuals need ... recovery needs. The next step is entering a treatment program, of which there are many ... 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, ...

    ... recovery process may be supplemented by: Group therapy. Individual counseling . Supervised detox. 12-step programs. SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training). Relapse prevention training. Aftercare planning ... 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 ...

    ... professionals in a formal treatment setting. Inpatient rehab facilities, in particular, take the user away ... type can be helpful for most, but finding the right program or treatment provider can do a lot to bolster the ... continue reading
  • Opioid Addiction: Signs and Addiction Treatment

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

    ... to treat opioid addiction and are considering opioid addiction rehab, it's important that treatment be tailored to ... treatment period. Detox Detox is often the first step in the recovery process. It involves a set of ... 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 ...

    ... 1-888-744-0069 Who Answers? for more information about rehab options . How to Approach a Tussionex Addict Family and ... provide a step-down level of care following completion of a residential or inpatient program. They also ... 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 ...

    ... Therapy may occur as part of an inpatient drug rehab program or as part of outpatient-based care and ... . Seeking treatment from an addiction professional is the next step . In many circumstances, the path to addiction can ... continue reading
  • Tramadol Overdose

    Tramadolis the generic name for the drug Ultram, which is an opioid painkiller medication prescribed to treat moderate to moderately severe pain in adults 1 . Opioid medications have a high addiction potential, and overdose can be deadly—in fact, ...

    ... Tramadol Overdose Getting help for a tramadol abuse problem is the first step toward preventing an overdose. Professional recovery programs can help people struggling with addiction learn how to cope with cravings ... 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 ...

    ... affected as well—the DEA reported that 5.3% of 12 th graders used Vicodin recreationally in the year prior to their ... You can take your first step toward a Vicodin-free life today. Find a program now. Getting Help for ... 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, ...

    ... an inpatient or outpatient rehab program. If your addiction is severe, entering a rehab center on an inpatient ... (NSDUH) showed that 24.4 million people age 12 and older in the United States used hydrocodone recreationally ... 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 ...

    ... to desire taking the drug again. 11 Drug use may increase dopamine more than natural rewards like food or sex. 12 Actiq use may lead to tolerance, dependence, and addiction . 1,2 Actiq Tolerance Like many other drugs of ... 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 speak to a treatment support specialist about rehab options. Withdrawal Treatment Opioid withdrawal syndrome refers to ... can benefit from a professional detox program. Detox programs can help people slowly wean off ... 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 . ...

    ... helpline at 1-888-744-0069 Who Answers? . Rehab advisors are available to answer any questions you may have ... are alarming. In 2014, 21.5 million Americans aged 12 or older met the criteria for a substance use disorder ... 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 ...

    ... dosing more frequently than intended) is the first step toward lethal risk. On top of this, sharing ... in-facility treatment may be the best option. These programs involve an extended stay at a treatment facility, which ... 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 ...

    ... average, these opioid withdrawal symptoms can begin between 12 and 30 hours after last use and will ... struggling with opiate use, abuse, or dependence, taking steps toward treatment can be a great decision. Call 1- ... 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 ...

    ... of the substance. See below: Overdose In the United States, more than 130 people die each day overdosing on opioids. 12 In 2017, more than 70,000 people died due to drug overdose, with almost 68% of that total attributed ... 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 ...

    ... school students at high rates with 1.0% of 8 th graders, 3.4% of 10 th graders, and 4.8% of 12 th graders using Vicodin in the last year. In an effort to limit the potential for abuse, Vicodin was moved from a Schedule ... continue reading
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