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  • Why Are Prescription Opiates So Addictive?

    Prescription opiates—such as Vicodin , Percocet , and OxyContin —are narcotic medications used for pain management. These drugs are often referred to as “opioids,” which are synthetic and semi-synthetic derivatives of the active “opiate” ...

    ... pupils. Nausea. Constipation. Confusion. Overdose Risk Abusing opiates can increase the individual ... regular intervals instead of living in the facility. Outpatient treatment may be right for those who wish to live ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Hydrocodone Use

    About Hydrocodone Hydrocodone is a prescription medication sold under multiple brand names, such as: Vicodin. Norco. Lortab. The aforementioned trade names are combinations of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Other trade formulations also exist that ...

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

    Is Percocet Harmful? When abused, Percocet can be quite harmful. Percocet is the brand name of a narcotic pain reliever containing a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen (Tylenol) that is used to treat moderate to severe pain. The short-term ...

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

    Is OxyContin Harmful? OxyContin is an opiate that is often prescribed for moderate to strong post-surgical pain or more chronic pain situations. Prescription rates are high in the United States. The drug is comprised of oxycodone— a substance that ...

    ... ) pupils. Constipation (a telltale sign of opiate abuse). Long-Term Effects of OxyContin Opiates may have ... in either a residential rehab program or an outpatient treatment program . These programs offer the chance to ... 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 OTC ...

    ... 11,12 They are commonly used for the treatment of chronic health problems—including arthritis and lupus—as ... following: 2 Drowsiness. Mental fog. Nausea. Constipation. Dizziness. Respiratory depression. Opioids affect the ... continue reading
  • Snorting Tramadol

    Tramadol is a medication prescribed to treat moderate to moderately severe pain in adults and, in its extended release forms, to manage certain chronic pain conditions. Similar to other pain medications like oxycodone, morphine, and hydrocodone, ...

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

    About Hydrocodone Hydrocodone is an opioid analgesic (painkiller) drug - included in the formulation of many narcotic prescription painkillers that are most often prescribed to control moderate to severe pain. As an opiate drug, it is in the same ...

    ... effects of hydrocodone include: Nausea. Vomiting. Constipation. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Confusion. To learn more ... the preferred method of treatment for many people struggling with stubborn opiate addictions, as they allow ... continue reading
  • The Effects of 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 ...

    ... include: Dizziness. Difficulty falling asleep. Headache. Constipation. Diarrhea. Loss of appetite. Sweating. ... people opt to complete a period of initial addiction treatment. Outpatient programs allow you to return to your ... 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 ...

    ... as half of heroin users begin their drug abuse with another opiate like Vicodin before moving to heroin. If you're worried about ... . During the early stages of Vicodin treatment, focus on the withdrawal symptoms will ... continue reading
  • Morphine Abuse

    What Is Morphine? Morphine is the primary chemical component in opium. It is an opioid analgesic drug that is used to treat severe pain, and it is regarded as the gold standard of pain relievers. Use can create a high that includes feelings of ...

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

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

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

    ... may include 1,2 : Nausea. Vomiting. Constipation. Headache. Insomnia. Decreased appetite. Feeling lightheaded ... hydromorphone, you may wish to encourage professional treatment or services . To prevent your teen from ... 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, ...

    ... Constricted, or pinpoint pupils. Urinary retention. Constipation. Shallow or slowed breathing. Altered or ... struggling with morphine addiction , please call today to discuss treatment options. Don't be afraid to call for a ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Opioid Use

    Are Opioids Harmful? Opioids are a class of drugs that include prescription painkillers such as oxycodone (Oxycontin), hydrocodone (Vicodin), codeine , and morphine ; synthetic opioids including fentanyl ; and the illegal drug heroin . 1,2 ...

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

    Is Fentanyl Dangerous? Fentanyl may be administered through: Patches. Oral or nasal spray. Lollipops (a 'troche' or lozenge with a stick handle). Injection. [/box] Fentanyl is a potent, synthetic opioid analgesic - excellent for controlling serious ...

    ... tolerant to a therapeutic dose of some other opiate) . Any person who uses fentanyl and doesn ... treatment and begin your path to a healthy life. Side Effects Fentanyl side effects include: Nausea. Vomiting. Constipation ... continue reading
  • 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 ...

    ... . Sleepiness. Light-headedness. Slow breathing. Constipation. Sweating. Headaches. Vomiting. Dry mouth. ... assisted treatment is recommended, individuals may be administered medications to help manage opiate dependence ... continue reading
  • Prescription Painkiller FAQ

    What are Prescription Painkillers? Prescription painkillers are opioid medications used to manage relatively severe pain (such as pain associated with surgical procedures or more chronic issues like cancer-related pain). 1, 2 They can be safe and ...

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

    ... . Nausea and vomiting. Itchiness. Severe constipation. Problems urinating. Slowed breathing. Since ... effects 1 . They may be given an overdose treatment drug called naloxone—essentially an opioid antidote to manage ... 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 ...

    ... call our helpline at for assistance in finding treatment. Side Effects Although Tussionex may relieve coughing ... of an adverse drug reaction. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Constipation. Slowed breathing. Nausea. Stomach pain. Back ... 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 ...

    ... know is abusing fentanyl, it's essential to find treatment right away, as abusing this drug (especially with other ... of fentanyl abuse are similar to that of other opiates in that they can range from mild to life- ... continue reading
  • What Are the Side Effects of Oxycodone?

    Is Oxycodone Dangerous? Oxycodone is a prescription opioid analgesic that is used to manage moderate to severe pain by changing the way that the brain responds to pain. 1 It is the primary active component in the commonly prescribed pharmaceutical ...

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

    Hydrocodone is an opioid substance used in many prescription medications to treat cough and pain. Hydrocodone is available in formulations of pure hydrocodone (Hysingla, Zohydro) or in combination with other pain relievers like ibuprofen ...

    ... dizzy or lightheaded. Shakiness. Diminished appetite. Constipation. Stomach pain. Back pain. Headache. Ringing ... ways to avoid relapse in the future. Addiction treatment therapy is available on an inpatient or outpatient ... continue reading
  • Side Effects of ACTIQ Abuse

    ACTIQ is a brand name for fentanyl, an extremely powerful opioid painkiller that is used only for severe pain such as breakthrough cancer pain 1 . Fentanyl is available in a number of formulations and delivery methods, including 2,3,4 : Tablets and ...

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

    Tramadol is an opioid medication that works to relieve moderately severe pain by changing the way that the brain and nervous system perceive and respond to pain 1,2 . The substance was prescribed more than 43 million times during 2013 according to ...

    ... 1 : Drowsiness. Headache. Insomnia. Mood changes. Constipation. If you're struggling with a tramadol dependence ... If you need help quitting tramadol, don't wait. Treatment programs are available to help you end your use for ... continue reading
  • OxyContin Abuse

    What Is OxyContin? OxyContin is a branded formulation of the powerful opioid painkiller oxycodone. It is prescribed to manage cases of moderate to severe pain. When taken as directed, it is a safe and effective medication, and has proven invaluable ...

    ... Sedation. Nausea and vomiting. Constipation. Respiratory depression. Fractures. Muscle ... you with an aftercare plan, in which you attend ongoing treatment following completion of initial rehab. You may be enrolled in a ... continue reading
  • Tramadol Addiction

    Tramadol is an opioid analgesic medication prescribed for pain relief. 1 Used as prescribed, tramadol can be effective for managing moderate to moderately severe pain. 1 Like other prescription opioid painkillers, it has the potential for misuse, ...

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

    ... however, to ensure a healthy and happy life. “Addiction treatment takes time and often imposes stresses on both the abuser ... breathing. Constipation. Constricted or “pinpoint” pupils - a telltale sign of opiate use. ... 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 ...

    ... swallowing. Gastrointestinal problems (nausea, vomiting, constipation). Sweating. Pain in muscles or joints ... very uncomfortable. Someone who is withdrawing without professional treatment may be more likely to seek out more ... continue reading
  • Prescription Opioid Addiction

    Prescription opioids are medications to treat moderate to severe pain after surgery, an injury, or specific medical conditions such as cancer. 1 Prescription opioids have become increasingly accepted as treatment for other types of chronic pain, ...

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

    How Common is Opioid Abuse in the Elderly? Close your eyes and imagine an opioid addict. Who do you see? Would you think of a young, poor male injecting heroin and obsessing over how they will need to score their next hit to satisfy their compulsive ...

    ... malnutrition. Nausea and vomiting. Constipation. Bowel obstruction. Respiratory depression ... to Get Help Stigma stands in the way of mental health treatment. Older people might think that only younger people struggle with ... continue reading
  • Side Effects of Demerol Use

    Is Demerol Harmful? The use of Demerol and other prescription opioids is widespread. In 2012, 259 million prescriptions were written for painkillers, per the Centers for the Disease Control (CDC). The CDC estimates that enough prescriptions were ...

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

    ... sweating. Taking laxatives to help with constipation (a common opioid side effect ). ... treatment options, contact a caring admissions navigator with AAC free at . Related Articles: Opiate Relapse Opiate Overdose Opiate ... continue reading
  • The 5 Most Dangerous Painkiller Myths

    While painkiller use is widespread, there is a vast amount of false information surrounding them. Unfortunately, many people begin using opioid painkillers knowing little about them. Given few details about these drugs - how they work, when to take ...

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

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

    ... Confusion. Euphoria. Nausea and vomiting. Small pupils. Constipation. Slowed breathing. Signs of an Opioid Use Disorder ... in Addiction Treatment Recommended Demerol Rehab-Related Articles How to Help an Opiate Addict Signs ... 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 ...

    ... breathing. Confused mental state. Complaints of constipation. Blue appearance to lips or fingernails. ... more about the effects of codeine use . Codeine Addiction Treatment If you are struggling to dig your way out of a ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Norco Use

    Norco is a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone - an opiate pain medication. It is intended to relieve moderate to severe pain. Because Norco contains the narcotic hydrocodone, it can be addictive and should be used with caution. Is Norco ...

    ... the user but can include the following: Constipation. Lightheadedness and fainting. Drowsiness. Nausea and ... to take the drug out of habit, not merely as a treatment for pain. Norco use can begin on a legitimate basis but ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Ultram Use

    Ultram (trade name: tramadol ) is an opiate analgesic typically prescribed for pain that is moderate to moderately severe. When introduced, it was regarded as having a very low potential for addiction; however, its instance of abuse and dependency ...

    ... hailed as a safer pain treatment option - less potent than more typical opiate painkillers and, as a result ... Nausea and vomiting. Shallow breathing. Constipation. Convulsions Hyperthermia. Muscle pain and rigidity ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Dilaudid Use

    Is Dilaudid Harmful? Dilaudid (hydromorphone) is an opioid analgesic prescribed to relieve pain. It is available in hospital settings as an injectable solution, or may be prescribed in either an oral solution or tablet form. Its use is frequently ...

    ... Confusion. Anxiety. Dry mouth. Constipation. Constricted pupils. Nausea. Vomiting. ... a program and begin your new life today, call us at . Our treatment support advisors are on hand 24 hours a day to get you started on ... continue reading
  • 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 those of OxyContin. Taken repeatedly, it can result in dependence and addiction. Initially, ...

    ... symptoms , which may include: Confusion. Constipation. Dizziness. Dry mouth. Hallucinations. ... to participate in NA. Inpatient (residential) treatment centers —Inpatient treatment programs usually last for 30 days , 60 ... continue reading
  • Ultram Abuse

    What Is Ultram? Ultram, the trade name for tramadol, is a synthetic opiate pain reliever prescribed for moderate to severe pain. It can be habit-forming and can produce unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ultram's potential for abuse has been ...

    ... any potential relaxation. These include: Constipation. Headaches. Nausea and vomiting. ... any of these signs, get help immediately. One of our treatment specialists can help you talk through your options. Call for free ... continue reading
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  • How to Help an Opiate Addict

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

    ... from a different approach. Opiate Addiction Treatment To see if your insurance may cover treatment from opiate addiction, use the free and confidential form below. Opiate addiction treatment follows a fairly standard ... continue reading
  • Opioid Addiction: Treatment and Rehab

    If you or a loved one abuses opioids, you should know that opioid addiction treatment can be a beneficial and potentially lifesaving intervention. 1 It can be challenging and uncomfortable to stop using opioids on your own. 2 Opioid rehab can help ...

    ... you want to know how to help someone with an opiate addiction, you should be aware of the options for opioid addiction treatment. Keep reading to learn more about opioid treatment programs and how you or a loved one can ... continue reading
  • Is Fentanyl Abuse More Deadly Than Heroin?

    Fentanyl, a drug previously unheard of by many, has become notorious in recent years due to the spike in overdose deaths from heroin laced with the potent prescription narcotic. It gained even more notoriety when the April 2016 death of iconic ...

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

    ... treated with other medications. It is a semi-synthetic opiate that was first created in 1916 from thebaine, a ... significant potential for abuse and addiction. Like all opiates, it works by binding to opioid receptors in ... 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 ...

    ... and human studies indicated that tramadol was less addictive than other opiates, so it was classified as a non-scheduled drug . ... drugs 15 . Get Help for Tramadol Addiction Treatment for addiction to tramadol , like other ... continue reading
  • Hydrocodone History and Statistics

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

    ... to stop using more than prescribed, you can get help. Call to speak to someone about finding treatment for opiate addiction. The Hydrocodone Market More than 99% of hydrocodone abused is abused in the US. Many other ... 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 ...

    ... tramadol . Overall, the problem of people abusing opiates and other pain relievers in the US is a ... . The above line graphs show the trends of treatment facility admissions for tramadol have increased steadily since 2005 ... 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 ...

    ... wait to seek help. Call to learn how about addiction treatment and the road to recovery. Effects of Fentanyl Abuse When ... Per a report by the CDC, those addicted to opiate painkillers are 40 times more likely to abuse or ... 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, ...

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

    Help for Norco Addicts Norco is an opiate prescription medication commonly used to provide relief from moderate to severe symptoms of pain, such as that which accompanies dental work or surgery. Norco is a narcotic and is associated with an ...

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

    ... come with morphine addiction and withdrawal, and the fact that opiate addiction is very hard for many people to overcome on their own, some form of treatment-either inpatient or outpatient care -is often needed to become ... 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 ...

    ... . For example, methadone and Suboxone are options for opiate withdrawal. Once detox is complete, addiction treatment will begin in earnest. Effective treatment is individualized to meet your needs. Sitting down 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 ...

    ... may not understand how or may be reticent to try treatment. Try to empathize with your loved one's struggle and ... sobriety. Is OxyContin Addictive? Like all opiates, OxyContin is potentially addictive. OxyContin attaches ... 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 ...

    ... 8% of 8th graders reported using OxyContin in the past year. [quizBuddy quiz=”Painkiller Abuse” question=”6″] Treatment While opioid painkiller abuse can wreak havoc on a user's life, recovery is possible with the proper ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Percocet Addict

    Help for Percocet Addicts If you're battling an addiction to Percocet (the combination of acetaminophen and oxycodone - an opiate-derived pain reliever ), you're not alone. According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately ...

    ... the combination of acetaminophen and oxycodone - an opiate-derived pain reliever ), you're not alone. According ... you want to be wary of when trying to discuss treatment with an addicted loved one. They may be feeling ... 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 ...

    ... how long you've taken tramadol, getting the proper treatment can help you stop taking the drug for good. ... moderately severe pain. The medication is considered an opiate agonist, which works by changing the way your ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Hydrocodone Addict

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

    ... , treatment may include medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for the management of opiate withdrawal ... death for opioid addicts treated in a formal addiction treatment program, according to a 2017 study. Having an addiction ... 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 ...

    ... things in life that you love most - your family, friends and happiness. Let Recovery Connection find you an addiction treatment center that is right for you. Call Us Now at . Don't Wait any Longer! We can give assistance ... 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 ...

    ... strategies that are more likely to get that person to agree to enter treatment- it works in seven out of ten cases (Meyers, Smith, & Lash ... Librium Lorazepam Methadone Opana Opiate Oxycodone Oxycontin Painkiller Percocet ... 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 ...

    ... future while maintaining your sobriety. You may prefer to get this addiction treatment in an inpatient rehab facility where you can focus 24/7 on ... Librium Lorazepam Methadone Opana Opiate Oxycodone Oxycontin Painkiller ... 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 ...

    ... when they attempt to cut off use, so quitting can be difficult to do alone. Treatment for addiction to Ultram and other opiates can help the user recover and may include one or more of the following: Ultram detox ... 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 ...

    ... and a leading provider in opioid detox and recovery. If you are seeking help for yourself or a loved, then consider treatment at an AAC facility. You can reach us by phone 24/7 to discuss your path to detox and recovery ... 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 ...

    ... in research and endorsed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for the treatment of opioid addiction. Supervised detox centers exist in isolation or they may be one component of care ... 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 ...

    ... expert at helping individuals suffering from an array of addictions find the treatment that works best for them. Help is out there for those who ... Librium Lorazepam Methadone Opana Opiate Oxycodone Oxycontin Painkiller ... 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 ...

    ... to Opana use but find yourself unable to stop, you may need addiction treatment. Call Our Hotline Today If you believe you need help, don't wait ... Librium Lorazepam Methadone Opana Opiate Oxycodone Oxycontin Painkiller ... 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 ...

    ... Librium Lorazepam Methadone Opana Opiate Oxycodone Oxycontin Painkiller Percocet Suboxone Subutex Tramadol Tussionex Valium Vicodin Xanax Zolpidem Find Help Today If you want help in seeking treatment for your loved one ... 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, ...

    ... or in someone that you care about, it's important to find a rehab treatment facility that will help them as soon as possible. Call to speak to someone ... Lorazepam Methadone Opana Opiate Oxycodone Oxycontin Painkiller ... 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 ...

    ... severe addictions to Demerol or those looking to continue their care after completing a course of inpatient treatment, treatment outside of a residential facility may be a good option. In these programs, people are able ... 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 ...

    ... -opioid pain relievers. As a potent semi-synthetic opiate derived from morphine 2 , Roxicodone produces effects similar ... process of food digestion, which can lead to constipation. It may also cause nausea and vomiting for ... 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 . ...

    ... you may have, and can help you find appropriate treatment. Long-Term Effects of Abuse Over time, Tussionex abuse ... menses in women. Sexual dysfunction. Severe constipation. There are a number of possible intranasal ... 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 ...

    ... attention and memory. The common side effect of constipation may also be harmful to the body over the ... developed an addiction to Opana and would like to seek treatment, the first step would be finding a place that can ... 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 ...

    ... may prevent them from accepting your offers for care and treatment. When communicating, attempt to 3 : Approach the situation ... may also frequently complain of nausea and constipation. Notable signs of overdose may include ... continue reading
  • Are Prescription Painkillers as Addictive as Heroin?

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

    ... Confusion. Nausea and vomiting. The intensity of an opiate or opioid high is influenced not only by ... are a multitude of options for those looking to find treatment for addiction. If you need help determining what's best ... 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 ...

    ... rewards, call us free at to discuss your treatment options. Key Statistics Norco abuse is an increasingly prevalent ... narcotic in combination with another drug. Opiates accounted for 75% of pharmaceutical overdoses ... 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 ...

    ... help if you are unable to convince him to seek treatment. Interventions If you plan to stage an intervention with your ... methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone prescribed for opiate addiction that may be used to assist ... 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 ...

    ... Due to its potency, Opana is a highly sought-after opiate of abuse and sold under various street names , including: ... to cope with stress and cravings. The goal of treatment is for you to learn how to live without using ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Dextromethorphan Use

    “Abusers of DXM often underestimate the dangerous effects of DXM, as it is advertised as safe for use. However, its safety for use in therapeutic doses does not translate to safety for recreational use.” Dextromethorphan (DXM or DM) is commonly ...

    ... DXM with other drug s such as stimulants, opiates and/or alcohol . For example, mixing DXM with ... get through the process, consider detoxing and seeking treatment in an inpatient rehabilitation facility where you can be ... continue reading
  • Dextromethorphan Abuse

    Overview of Dextromethorphan Abuse What Is DXM? Dextromethorphan (DXM or DM) is a cough suppressant and opioid derivative used in more than 100 over-the-counter medicines. Dextromethorphan is safe for ingestion and not habit-forming when taken as ...

    ... and other permanent psychological issues. Abuse Treatment There are several treatment options available for dextromethorphan addiction, including: Inpatient treatment . Outpatient treatment . 12-step programs. SMART ... 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 ...

    ... symptoms. If you or someone you know is struggling with a methylphenidate dependence, please call to discuss treatment options. Our trained representatives will listen to you and get you started down the path to recovery ... 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 ...

    ... a common first-line approach to managing relatively severe pain, and while they are sometimes a necessary part of treatment, they often carry a slew of side effects as well as the danger for abuse and addiction. In fact ... continue reading
  • Methylphenidate Abuse

    Methylphenidate is a psycho-stimulant drug that works on the central nervous system. It is frequently prescribed as a treatment for ADHD and ADD under the brand names Ritalin and Concerta. Methylphenidate Abuse: An Introduction Methylphenidate comes ...

    ... be made easier and more comfortable under the supervision and guidance of a qualified medical professional or addiction treatment specialist. They can give you an idea of what symptoms to expect, how they will be handled ... 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 ...

    ... . If you or a loved one is struggling with use of prescription painkillers when pregnant and are looking for treatment, give the caring admissions navigators at AAC a call today at We are available 24/7 to help you ... 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 ...

    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 ... continue reading
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