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  • Tramadol Withdrawal

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

    ... other unwanted effects of use like 1 : Drowsiness. Headache. Insomnia. Mood changes. Constipation. If you're ... withdrawal effects quite similar to those associated with other types of opiate withdrawal. Tramadol withdrawal ... continue reading
  • Ultram Abuse

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

    ... any potential relaxation. These include: Constipation. Headache. Nausea and vomiting. Heartburn Dry mouth. ... many that is not as addictive as other opiates. Withdrawal symptoms for someone getting off of Ultram can ... 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 ...

    ... distress. Loss of consciousness. Seizures. Headache. Confusion. Anxiety. Dry mouth. Constipation ... term maintenance plan against opiate addiction. Buprenorphine also treats withdrawal symptoms and opiate cravings. It is ... continue reading
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  • 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 ...

    ... of tramadol include: Dizziness. Difficulty falling asleep. Headache. Constipation. Diarrhea. Loss of appetite. Sweating. ... of withdrawal from tramadol overlap with both opiate and anti-depressant withdrawal syndromes 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 ...

    ... more than 2 million people in the US abused opiates . Many of these individuals exhibit behaviors or have ... recovery that will help to alleviate symptoms of withdrawal and usher recovering users safely into recovery. ... 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, ...

    ... include 1 : Insomnia. Muscle tension. Headache. Shakiness. Feeling nervous or worried. Shifting ... . Learn more about what happens after detox on our Tramadol Withdrawal page. If you know of someone that is having problems ... 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 ...

    ... appetite. Constipation. Stomach pain. Back pain. Headache. Ringing in ears. Dry mouth and throat. ... a drug-free life are the unwanted and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that present when someone who is dependent on ... 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 ...

    ... . Nausea. Stomach pain. Back pain. Headache. Urinary retention and/or painful urination. ... changes and it will take time to recover normal functioning. Opioid withdrawal can begin within a few hours to a few days after the ... 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 ...

    ... use disorder. 5 Mood changes Drowsiness Headache Dizziness Dry mouth Flushing Sweating Itching Stomach ... managed with the help of a medical team, as withdrawal symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable and may send the ... 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) ...

    ... ,2 : Nausea. Vomiting. Constipation. Headache. Insomnia. Decreased appetite. Feeling lightheaded ... hydromorphone abuse manifest as tolerance, physiological dependence, withdrawal, and addiction 3 . Tolerance is the need ... 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 ...

    ... often include: 1 Weakness. Nausea/vomiting. Headache. Feeling dizzy. Tiredness. Sleep problems. Rash ... or similar drugs to prevent or reduce symptoms of withdrawal.(These do not count as diagnostic symptoms for opioid use ... 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 ...

    ... 10,11 It helps with all types of pain—including headache, muscle aches, sore throats, and fever—and is often ... on a drug stops taking it, they will experience withdrawal symptoms. 2,9 Addiction is a chronic brain disease ... 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 ...

    ... Light-headedness. Slow breathing. Constipation. Sweating. Headaches. Vomiting. Dry mouth. Tiny pupils. Other ... opiate dependence like methadone or buprenorphine. These substances work to relieve cravings and withdrawal ... 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 ...

    ... hydromorphone side effects include 1,2,5 : Headaches. Pinpoint pupils. Dizziness/ lightheadedness. Fainting. ... soon after last use, it may intensify symptoms of withdrawal 7,8 . Once detoxification is complete, the ... 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 ...

    ... acts, in part, by binding to central nervous system opiate receptors to alter the perception of pain in the ... withdrawal when you are unable to take the drug. These symptoms include: Depression. Aggressiveness. Headaches ... 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 ...

    ... euphoric high is similar to that of heroin and other opiates. Abuse of the drug can be dangerous and potentially ... become dependent on hydromorphone typically experience withdrawal symptoms when they attempt to stop using ... 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 ...

    ... increasing the doses as their bodies become tolerant to the effects they produce. Once the opiate is withdrawn, withdrawal symptoms kick in, with very unpleasant flu-like symptoms, such as: Cramping. Nausea. Fever. Runny ... 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” ...

    ... pleasure (anhedonia). Many of the severe symptoms subside within a few days, although the full spectrum of opiate withdrawal can last anywhere from hours to days to even several weeks, depending on how long and how much ... 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 ...

    ... of these drugs and begin a new healthy life. While it is possible to detox alone, the withdrawal syndrome can be sufficiently intense to trigger relapse even in the most committed person. Supervised detoxification not ... 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 ...

    ... may be better suited to dealing with the effects of opiate withdrawal. Treatment Withdrawal from long-term hydrocodone use can be very unpleasant. The opiate withdrawal syndrome is frequently described as having flu-like ... 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 ...

    ... setting is strongly recommended for anyone trying to end their use of Percocet or other opiates. Withdrawal symptoms vary, but can include: Nausea and vomiting. Upset stomach. Cold sweats. Cravings. Diarrhea. Fatigue ... 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 ...

    ... abuse the drug. Long-time users who stop taking oxycodone suddenly often suffer from classic symptoms of opiate withdrawal. Oxycodone has been recognized for its abuse potential since the 1960s. The allure of the opioid ... 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 ...

    ... themselves in danger of an overdose. Treatment for Hydrocodone Addiction Although rarely life threatening, opiate withdrawal symptoms for those who are dependent on hydrocodone can be extremely painful and unpleasant ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Hydrocodone Addict

    If an addiction to hydrocodone is consuming your life or the life of someone you care about, you're not alone. Help is available, and it isn't hard to find when you know where to look. How to Approach a Hydrocodone Addict The abuse of hydrocodone ...

    ... of your opioid addiction, treatment may include medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for the management of opiate withdrawal and cravings. Medications used as part of MAT may include: Methadone — A long-acting synthetic ... 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, ...

    ... . Many residential rehabilitation centers offer detox programs to mitigate the extreme discomfort that can come with opiate withdrawal. Once admitted to a center, you will be required to go through a structured period of ... 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 ...

    ... the amount of the drug being used. Dependence can occur even when taking an opiate as prescribed by a doctor. If you experience withdrawal symptoms when attempting to stop or cut down use, you are likely dependent on ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Painkillers Addict

    Help for Painkiller Addicts Painkillers are routinely prescribed in the United States for the management of pain , but not all of them are addictive. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are often prescribed for the treatment of mild to ...

    ... Addiction Treatment Painkiller addiction treatment consists of several stages. The first stage is withdrawal and detox. Opiate withdrawal generally consists of intense flu-like symptoms and is generally harmless, except ... continue reading
  • The Effects of OxyContin Use

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

    ... . Nausea and vomiting. Diarrhea. Chills. Cold sweats. OxyContin Withdrawal Treatment OxyContin addiction treatment is functionally the same as most other forms of opiate addiction care. You'll be given an assessment when ... 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 ... for the drug that are common during withdrawal-helping to minimize the risk for relapse 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 ... opt to go through the process of detox and withdrawal on a residential basis, where licensed medical personnel ... 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 ...

    ... medical professional. They will talk you through the process, so you know what to expect. Withdrawal from opiates such as morphine can be quite uncomfortable, and the unpleasant symptoms sometimes diminish one's resolve ... 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, ...

    ... cravings. Anxiety. Irritability. Sweating. Runny nose. Diarrhea. Decreased appetite. Cramping. Vomiting. Chills. Withdrawal from opiates is not typically life threatening, but many find it difficult to accomplish this ... 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 ...

    ... treatment : Inpatient rehab centers . Outpatient treatment centers. It's important to consider that withdrawal from morphine and other opiates can be intense and impose stress on both the body and the psyche, so detoxing ... 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. ... very well when you haven't taken the medication. Withdrawal symptoms are similar to flu symptoms. You might experience ... 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 ...

    ... Per a report by the CDC, those addicted to opiate painkillers are 40 times more likely to abuse or become ... and how to get help, see the following articles: Drug Withdrawal How to Help a Drug Addict You can also visit our ... 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 ...

    ... be treated with other medications. It is a semi-synthetic opiate that was first created in 1916 from thebaine, a ... overdose. Effects of Oxycodone Use Oxycodone Withdrawal Individuals who develop dependence on oxycodone and ... 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 ...

    ... signs of fentanyl abuse are similar to that of other opiates in that they can range from mild to life-threatening. ... amounts to feel the same effects). You experience withdrawal symptoms when you're not using, which can ... 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 ...

    ... also lead to physical dependence and addiction. 4,6 Opiate abuse takes its toll on almost every major body ... to stop using the drug gradually in order to avoid withdrawal discomfort. 6 One of the best-known side effects of ... 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 ...

    ... moderately severe pain. The medication is considered an opiate agonist, which works by changing the way your ... the medication. It's common for abusers to experience withdrawal symptoms when they don't take tramadol. This ... continue reading
  • Oxycodone Abuse

    What Is Oxycodone? ? Oxycodone is a pain-relieving drug that is prescribed frequently to address moderate to severe pain. The substance is found alone and in combination with other pain relievers in a tablet form under several brand names including: ...

    ... to other legal and illegal opioids. Also, like other opiate and opioid drugs, oxycodone is capable of delivering a powerful ... ? ? ? Oxycodone Abuse Treatment The withdrawal symptoms of oxycodone can be quite uncomfortable ... 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 ...

    ... symptoms. Even though the symptoms of withdrawal are not usually dangerous, withdrawing under ... maintaining sobriety. Is OxyContin Addictive? Like all opiates, OxyContin is potentially addictive. OxyContin attaches itself ... 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 ...

    ... of this, professional treatment is often recommended to manage withdrawal symptoms and increase the comfort of the patient during the ... Librium Lorazepam Methadone Opana Opiate Oxycodone Oxycontin Painkiller Percocet ... continue reading
  • Snorting Vicodin

    Vicodin is the brand name for a prescription medication that is frequently used for the treatment of moderate to moderately severe pain. Vicodin is comprised of two active pain relievers 1 : Hydrocodone - an opioid pain reliever. Hydrocodone it is a ...

    ... from codeine) 2 . Hydrocodone interacts with opiate receptors throughout the central nervous system ( ... may look to heroin to get their high and/or relieve withdrawal 6 . Side Effects Like many other medications, Vicodin is ... 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 ...

    ... the late 1920s, officials in the United States were investigating methods to find substitutes for opiate-containing cough medicines that were leading to high levels of addiction. Researchers tested hundreds of substances ... 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
  • 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 ...

    ... of teens and young adults who progressed from opiate painkiller abuse to devastating heroin addictions. Credit: ... order: The first stage of OxyContin rehab is withdrawal or detox . Supervised, medication-assisted detox can ... 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 ...

    ... that people with prior addictions may be more likely to abuse tramadol . Overall, the problem of people abusing opiates and other pain relievers in the US is a major problem. For information on the larger aspects of pain ... 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 ...

    ... steady rate for 6 months. An opioid antagonist like naltrexone , which is only used once the immediate withdrawal symptoms have subsided. Antagonists can attach to opioid receptors and block the effects of opioids and in ... 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, ...

    ... a tolerance to tramadol, so you need to keep taking more of it to feel its effects. Experiencing physical withdrawal when you stop taking tramadol. It is important to note that tramadol abuse may be more likely in people ... 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 ...

    ... substances can be controlled in a way to help prevent full withdrawal symptoms, reduce cravings and reduce the risks of continued substance ... Librium Lorazepam Methadone Opana Opiate Oxycodone Oxycontin Painkiller Percocet ... 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 ...

    ... have been taking them over a long period of time, then it's likely that you will experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms once you stop using. This is due to the physical dependence that develops as the body adapts to ... continue reading
  • Prescription Opioid Addiction

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

    ... act on the brain's reward center, some people may begin to compulsively misuse these medications, which can lead to withdrawal symptoms if they try to stop or reduce use, and/or opioid use disorder. 2,3 If you or a ... 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 ...

    ... . Opioid addiction treatment typically starts with medical detox and stabilization, which involves a supervised, medication-managed withdrawal from the drug. 5 In addition, there needs to be an assessment to see why the ... 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 ...

    ... purpose. For people that suffer from addiction to the drug, do not abruptly stop using the drug as withdrawal will occur and is very dangerous to manage without medical help. Call for a referral to a Vicodin Addiction ... 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 ...

    ... an addiction is supervised detoxification . While detoxing from opioid pain relievers isn't usually dangerous, withdrawal symptoms can be severe and unpleasant; if left unmanaged, they can increase the chance of relapse ... 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 ...

    ... need them for pain because taking it away or cutting back can bring about some really uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that include: 3 Low mood. Feeling sick to your stomach and vomiting. Diarrhea. Severe aches. Fever ... 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 ...

    ... : Itchy skin. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Constipation. Headache. Nausea. Vomiting. Some less common side ... completely from your body). To help manage unpleasant withdrawal symptoms you may be given certain FDA-approved opioid ... continue reading
  • Are Prescription Painkillers as Addictive as Heroin?

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

    ... Confusion. Nausea and vomiting. The intensity of an opiate or opioid high is influenced not only by the ... addictive nature of opioids and the intensity of their withdrawal symptoms (which sap the resolve of many making 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 ...

    ... psychological consequences. Symptoms of Demerol Withdrawal Demerol withdrawal can be uncomfortable, but it is ... drugs are safer than illegal “hard” drugs, like the opiate heroin , or cocaine. An article in the Journal of ... 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 ...

    ... high. It's important to note that the phenomenon of opiate tolerance is so pervasive, that you can become tolerant to ... relationships begin to steadily mount. Lortab Withdrawal Treatment If you are addicted to Lortab ... 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 ...

    ... Norco is a popular drug amongst opiate addicts because: It contains the opiate hydrocodone. It is relatively easy ... of Norco abuse are those that happen during withdrawal , including: Goose bumps and chills Dilated pupils ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Norco Addict

    Help for Norco Addicts Hear from others who have loved ones facing addiction. 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. ...

    ... have loved ones facing addiction. Norco is an opiate prescription medication commonly used to provide relief from moderate ... Obsession with the drug. Excessive sleepiness. Withdrawal symptoms when Norco use stops. Altering ... 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 ...

    ... pain). Half of 2014 U.S. drug deaths were caused by opiates. Read our blog, Dying to Get High, to learn more. Side ... Norco. Cravings for the drug. Financial problems. Withdrawal symptoms when not on Norco. Compulsion to ... continue reading
  • Codeine Abuse

    Overview of Codeine Abuse Codeine is an opiate drug often found in prescription-strength cough syrups, or in a combination formulation with various other analgesics (for example, with acetaminophen - under the brand name Tylenol 3). It is used ...

    ... time, can lead to difficult and unpleasant withdrawal symptoms including: Sweating and chills. Malaise ... help with a codeine addiction, call to learn about opiate recovery options. Effects of Codeine Abuse 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, ...

    ... Plus. Is Codeine Addictive? Codeine is an opiate narcotic pain reliever. The Drug Enforcement Administration ... that is, repeated use can lead to dependency and withdrawal . When used in doses and frequency that exceed ... continue reading
  • Lortab Abuse

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  • Opana Abuse

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  • How to Help a Tussionex Addict

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  • Methylphenidate Abuse

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  • The Effects of Dextromethorphan Use

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  • Using Painkillers When Pregnant

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  • Dealing with Roxicodone Addiction

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  • Tussionex Abuse

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    ... . Developing a tolerance, or requiring more of the drug to achieve the desired effect or high. Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when Tussionex use is suddenly stopped or decreased. If you or a loved one may be abusing ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Methylphenidate Use

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