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  • 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 ...

    ... (CDC) released new guidelines for the prescription of opioids in the treatment of chronic pain, ... overdose deaths decreased. (Bachhuber, Saloner, & Cunningham). Could the analgesic effects of marijuana help ease the opioid ... 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 ...

    ... due to opioid-related overdose. 4 If you're struggling with addiction, or if 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 ... 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 ...

    ... that help to address medical issues and pain alongside the treatment of addiction are available and can help to undo the damage of opioid abuse. Overdose The news is currently flooded with horror stories from the ... continue reading
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  • 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 ...

    ... as 1 in 4 patients receiving long-term opioid treatment struggles with opioid addiction. 4 Opioid Overdose In the United States, more than 130 people die each day from overdosing on opioids . 12 In 2017, more than 70,000 ... 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 ...

    ... . Essentially, if you believe someone has overdosed on opioids, you'll need to take some basic steps: Addiction and Treatment One of the first steps to achieving treatment for addiction is supervised detoxification . ... 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 ...

    ... Medicine's 2016 Facts & Figures: 1 Overdose from prescription painkillers among women rose by over ... quizBuddy quiz=”Painkiller Abuse” question=”6″] Treatment While opioid painkiller abuse can wreak havoc on a user ... 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, ...

    ... be effective. MAT can: 10, 21, 22 Encourage the reduction in opioid use. Increase the chances of staying in treatment. Lower the likelihood of overdose. Improve your ability to function in various life areas. Behavioral ... 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 ...

    ... than 14,000 people in the U.S. died from overdoses from a prescription opioid like Roxicodone. From 1999 to 2014, 165,000 people died from a prescription opioid overdose . More than 1,000 people are treated in emergency ... 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 ...

    ... in the development of addiction as well as overdose. Opioid overdose can result in respiratory depression, coma, and ... users safely into recovery. Finding Information and Treatment If myths are the problem, more accurate, ... 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 ...

    ... Any misuse of prescription opioids increases the risk of overdose, and opioid overdose is a major concern in ... detox, behavioral therapies refer to a collection of treatments aimed at modifying the thoughts, feelings, and ... 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 ...

    ... to cope with stress and cravings. The goal of treatment is for you to learn how to live without ... die from an opioid overdose than their female counterparts (Calcaterra, Glanz, & Binswanger, 2013). Overdosing on Opana can ... 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 ...

    ... and can reverse opioid overdose). Due to the inclusion of naloxone, injecting this drug can result in near-instant opioid receptor blockade, causing the immediate onset of withdrawal symptoms. Addiction treatment doesn't ... 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 ...

    ... addiction and recovery. Addiction Treatment vs. Hospital Treatment Rates of death for opioid addicts treated only in ... Hydrocodone Hydrocodone History and Statistics Hydrocodone Overdose How to Help Someone with Alcohol ... 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” ...

    ... desired high. Tolerance can also contribute to overdose, as dangers increase significantly with higher doses. ... with opioid misuse or addiction, help is available and recovery is possible. Professional treatment can start ... 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 ...

    ... Sober Living Housing Aftercare Programs Therapy in Addiction Treatment Recommended Norco Rehabilitation-Related Articles Opioid Relapse Opioid Overdose Opioid Withdrawal How to Overcome Drug and Alcohol 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 ...

    ... care after completing a course of inpatient treatment, treatment outside of a residential facility may be ... Prevention (CDC), and the impact is disastrous. Opioid overdoses from drugs such as Demerol have more than ... 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 ...

    ... , more than one dose of naloxone may be required. 2 If you suspect that a person may have overdosed on opioids, right away call 911. Do not leave the person before first responders get there. If you have naloxone ... 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 ... is opioids that pose the largest threat. In the United States, more than 130 people die every day from opioid overdose. 4 ... 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 ...

    ... opioid overdose, naloxone, less effective in cases of tramadol overdose, making it more difficult to treat individuals who overdose ... Tramadol Addiction Treatment for addiction to tramadol , like other opioids, begins with ... 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 ...

    ... medical attention to minimize or reverse the effects 1 . They may be given an overdose treatment drug called naloxone—essentially an opioid antidote to manage adverse reactions and prevent death 2 . Signs That Someone is ... 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, ...

    ... is. Signs of tramadol abuse. Symptoms of tramadol withdrawal and overdose. Treatment for tramadol addiction. What is Tramadol? Tramadol is an opioid analgesic prescribed to help manage pain. It is available in various ... 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 ...

    ... call for free at . A caring and knowledgeable treatment support advisor can talk you through your options. Related Articles: Concurrent OxyContin and Alcohol Abuse Opioid Overdose How to Help an OxyContin Addict To share ... 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 ...

    ... has been added to it. This can result in immediate overdose, especially if someone uses their normal amount and expects the same effects. Opioids like fentanyl work directly on the respiratory center of the brainstem ... 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 ...

    ... by people seeking to get high. Hydrocodone is an opioid capable of eliciting feelings of euphoria and has a high ... admit they have a problem and refuses to seek treatment, you may want to consider holding an intervention. ... 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 ...

    ... abusing opioid drugs like Demerol is the risk for respiratory depression and overdose. Respiratory ... provide the stability many need to commence with addiction treatment. It may only be administered at specialized clinics ... 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 . ...

    ... effects 7 . Additionally, studies suggest that long-term opioid use can cause deterioration of the brain's white matter ... overdose can be reversed with immediate treatment. Call 911 if you suspect someone has overdosed ... 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 ...

    ... more about the effects of Demerol use . Demerol Overdose Overdose is also a concern for Demerol abusers. At ... : Opioid Relapse Painkiller Detox and Withdrawal Opioid Hotline Numbers Professional addiction treatment can ... 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 ...

    ... do the risks of harmful side effects and overdose. Unbeknownst to many prescription drug abusers, ... about recovery programs and how to find the best treatment option for your situation. Lortab Short-term Effects Lortab ... 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 ...

    ... relievers such as Dilaudid and other opioid analgesics (painkillers) that were not prescribed ... treatment options, contact a caring admissions navigator with AAC free at . Related Articles: Opiate Relapse Opiate Overdose ... 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 ...

    ... Opana even more dangerous and can result in potentially fatal overdose if you attempt to take the same amount as your ... Opana Withdrawal Treatment Stopping Opana abruptly can lead to significant opioid withdrawal symptoms ... 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 ...

    ... high or taking opioids too frequently can result in respiratory depression, coma, and overdose . 11 ... is not formally sanctioned by the FDA for treatment of opioid dependence during pregnancy, it is currently the standard ... 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 ...

    ... benzodiazepines, and other drugs in the opioid category. Overdose also is sometimes seen in those ... program and begin your new life today, call us at . Our treatment support advisors are on hand 24 hours a day to get you ... 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 ...

    ... Administration (SAMHSA), almost 17,000 deaths due to overdose from opiates occurred in 2011. In 2013, SAMHSA ... Therapy in Addiction Treatment Recommended Codeine Rehabilitation-Related Articles Opioid Relapse Drug and ... 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 ...

    ... to Ultram ravage your life. You can get help before its too late. Call to learn how to get into treatment and begin your path to recovery . Ultram Dependency Tolerance in the body of the Ultram user has been clinically ... 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 ...

    ... longer periods of time. Opiate overdose accounted for more deaths in ... opioid abuse by blocking the euphoric effects. Understand that detoxification alone is rarely enough to prevent relapse. The most successful treatments ... 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 ...

    ... Due to the drug's ability to act on the opioid receptors in the body (and for extended periods, with ... that are more likely to get that person to agree to enter treatment- it works in seven out of ten cases (Meyers, Smith, ... 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 ...

    ... Hydrocodone is an opioid used to treat moderate and severe pain , as well as a treatment for cough. The ... of these pain relievers is related to hundreds of accidents, overdoses, and deaths each year. If someone you love is ... 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 ...

    ... and, in doing so, increase their risk of overdose. NOTE : Certain psychological dangers may arise in a ... If you need help quitting tramadol, don't wait. Treatment programs are available to help you end your use for good ... 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 ...

    ... death rates for opioid users who worked through recovery in a formal addiction treatment program were significantly ... of nausea and constipation. Notable signs of overdose may include cyanosis (bluish fingernails and lips ... 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 ...

    ... withdrawal symptoms, naloxone is used to discourage opioid abuse and reverse symptoms of overdose. It is included with buprenorphine in the combination treatment drug known as Suboxone. The judicious administration ... 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 ...

    ... feel stimulating, opioids are actually depressants. In cases of opioid/heroin overdose , the ... There are a multitude of options for those looking to find treatment for addiction. If you need help determining what's best for ... 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 ...

    ... previously. As tolerance develops, so does the risk of overdose and full-fledged addiction. Norco Withdrawal Treatment As with any addiction, the timetable for treatment for a Norco addiction will vary according to the ... 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 ...

    ... you may want to talk with them about seeking treatment. As someone who cares about them and who they ... deaths involved prescription drug overdoses in 2013. More than 16,000 of these involved opioid painkillers. With this in ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Tramadol Addict

    Help for Tramadol Addiction If you have been struggling with an addiction to tramadol, or you know someone who has, finding the proper treatment program is essential. Treatment for addiction can restore your quality of life. Regardless of how long ...

    ... you care about is seeking recovery from opioid addiction, deciding what type of treatment you prefer is the first step. Both ... Tramadol Long-Term Side Effects Tramadol Overdose Tramadol Withdrawal How to Help Someone ... 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 ...

    ... takes place on a part-time basis. Fewer opioid deaths among those who attend addiction treatment Deaths rates for opioid users who only sought treatment at a hospital were double the rates for those who engaged in ... 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 ...

    ... from opioids can be very difficult, often times leading to relapse and sometimes overdose. ... approach called medically assisted treatment (MAT). MAT is a proven method of treatment for opioids and is supported by ... 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 ...

    ... following articles for more information on Ultram abuse and recovery: Tramadol Overdose How to Help Someone with a Tramadol Addiction Professional treatment can start anyone battling a substance use problem on the path ... 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 ...

    ... treatment program. They found that treatment programs had significantly lower death rates than hospitals, meaning opioid ... therapies. Articles Related to Fentanyl Fentanyl Overdose How to Treat Fentanyl How to Help ... 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, ...

    ... Disease Control (CDC), 14,800 Americans died of opiate overdoses in 2008. Teen Lortab Abuse According to a University ... Therapy in Addiction Treatment Recommended Lortab Rehab-Related Articles Opioid Relapse How 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 ...

    ... a short-term basis. Ultram is a member of the opioid family of pain-relievers. It acts, in part, by ... it's time to get help. Call to confidentially discuss treatment with a support specialist today and begin the process of ... 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, ...

    ... than a hospital A recent study looked at opioid user death rates for those who only went to a hospital for treatment compared to those who went into an addiction treatment program. The study found that those who engaged ... 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 ...

    ... family member is addicted to morphine, seek treatment right away . Prescription opioid abuse has its own inherent dangers and, ... Help a Person with Morphine Addiction Morphine Overdose How to Help Someone with Alcohol or ... 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 ...

    ... but may not understand how or may be reticent to try treatment. Try to empathize with your loved one's struggle and ... potentially addictive. OxyContin attaches itself to the opioid receptors in the brain, preventing GABA ... 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 ...

    ... or someone you know is battling a Norco dependency, get help today. Call 1-888-708-0796 to discuss treatment options. Am I Addicted to Norco? One of the most obvious signs that you may be struggling with Norco addiction ... 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 ...

    ... support representative - someone who is an 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 need it as long as they are ... 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, ...

    ... is subject to the risks of addiction and overdose. What are the Signs of Addiction? When ... that you care about, it's important to find a rehab treatment facility that will help them as soon as possible. Call to speak ... 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 ...

    ... . Like all opiates, it works by binding to opioid receptors in the brain and spinal cord, and these ... if a death results from the sale of the drug (overdose or otherwise), a life sentence can be imposed.[/box] When ... 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, ...

    ... non-fatal overdose 11 . In fact, people with a history of snorting opioids were 3 times more likely to overdose 11 . ... of withdrawal. After detox, tramadol addiction treatment may begin and will include behavioral therapy ... 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) ...

    ... overdose. Visit our Effects of Hydromorphone Use page to learn the signs. How Dangerous is Hydromorphone? Opioids ... hydromorphone, you may wish to encourage professional treatment or services . To prevent your teen from ... 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 ...

    ... diseases. Can I Overdose on Prescription Opioids? Yes, it is possible to overdose on prescription opioids. These drugs ... and group therapy, and aftercare planning. Outpatient treatment : You are able to live at home while ... 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 ...

    ... it can lead to several adverse effects, including overdose and death in high doses 1 . Tussionex should ... speak to a treatment support specialist about rehab options. Withdrawal Treatment Opioid withdrawal syndrome refers ... 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 ...

    ... 2000s. The above line graphs show the trends of treatment facility admissions for tramadol have increased steadily since 2005. ... Tramadol Long-Term Side Effects Tramadol Overdose Tramadol Withdrawal Sources http://www. ... 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 ...

    ... pain. Currently, hydrocodone is the most frequently prescribed opioid painkiller in the US. Like all opiates, ... , addiction, dependence, overdose, and death from hydrocodone is high. Treatment is vital for someone ... 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 ...

    ... they find themselves hooked on. Tramadol Overdose Those who abuse tramadol for recreational purposes ... people opt to complete a period of initial addiction treatment. Outpatient programs allow you to return to your normal ... 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 ...

    ... When misused, there is a high risk for overdose, as recreational methods of ingesting certain formulations may ... -severe symptoms of acute opioid withdrawal with a carefully metered dose of treatment drug to allow focus on ... 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 ...

    ... ACTIQ Harmful? Yes. Despite its usefulness in the treatment of pain that cannot be controlled with other measures ... and nailbeds. Death. Overdose of opioids can be treated with an opioid antagonist, naloxone, to reverse ... continue reading
  • Hydrocodone Abuse

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    ... many other opioid substances, ... overdose may include the following : Generalized muscle weakness. Slowed breathing. Slowed heartbeat. Cold or clammy skin. Profound drowsiness. Loss of consciousness. Coma. Death. Treatment ... 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 ...

    ... opiate alkaloids found in the opium poppy . As an opioid, it can produce a euphoric high, a key factor ... in either a residential rehab program or an outpatient treatment program . These programs offer the chance to find ... 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 ...

    ... similar to other legal and illegal opioids. Also, like other opiate and opioid drugs, oxycodone is capable of ... quit oxycodone often benefit from seeking professional treatment. Depending on the amount, frequency, ... 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 ...

    ... has affected a huge portion of our population: For every unintentional overdose death related to an opioid analgesic; 9 people are admitted for addiction treatment. 35 more are admitted to the ER. 161 others report drug ... 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 ...

    ... the above side effects. An individual's risk of overdose is also markedly increased when the drug is mixed with ... on Vicodin. During the early stages of Vicodin treatment, focus on the withdrawal symptoms will be essential ... 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 ...

    ... as part of a long-term treatment regimen for significant pain in opioid-tolerant individuals. Depending on the needs ... 2011. 2 There were 19,000 deaths due to opioid-related overdose in 2014 alone. 5 While the drug has some ... 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 ...

    ... or DM) is a cough suppressant and opioid derivative used in more than 100 over- ... Treatment There are several treatment options available for dextromethorphan addiction, including: Inpatient treatment . Outpatient treatment ... 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 ...

    ... dosages of the drug, putting the user at risk for overdose. To combat this, it is important to: Follow the ... as abuse of Fentanyl can be deadly. Fentanyl Treatment Treatment for fentanyl typically has two components: 1) ... 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 ...

    ... effects wear off—further compelling continued misuse. An overdose can result in death. People with a ... peer support. The most important part of designing a treatment plan for Percocet abuse and addiction is to tailor the ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Hydrocodone Use

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    ... nervous system through interaction with your body's numerous opioid receptors. As it is a pain reliever, ... without the substance in the future. Mental health treatment , like cognitive-behavioral therapy , can help ... 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, ...

    ... may be experiencing or witnessing a morphine overdose situation. Opiate overdose can lead to coma or death ... with morphine addiction , please call today to discuss treatment options. Don't be afraid to call for a ... 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 ...

    ... the slow-release mechanism and can lead to overdose . Learn more about fentanyl 0verdose . Signs and ... wait to seek help. Call to learn how about addiction treatment and the road to recovery. Effects of Fentanyl Abuse ... 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 ...

    ... drug, the more likely you are experience intense side effects and risk a deadly overdose. Methylphenidate Withdrawal Treatment If you are addicted to methylphenidate, stopping abruptly can induce the following symptoms ... 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 ...

    ... it while drinking alcohol. Death due to an acetaminophen overdose is caused by liver failure and can occur days, ... 20.8 million persons aged 12 or older needed treatment for a substance abuse problem but did not receive ... 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
  • 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 ...

    ... variety of negative side effects. Life-threatening overdose. In addition, research has shown that repeated ... through the process, consider detoxing and seeking treatment in an inpatient rehabilitation facility where you can ... 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, ...

    ... , particularly if taken in large doses. Vicodin Overdose Overdose can occur when you take a dose that ... . You don't have to make these decisions alone. Treatment admissions specialists are standing by 24 hours a day, seven ... 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 ...

    ... Detox Programs Sober Living Housing Aftercare Programs Therapy in Addiction Treatment Recommended Methylphenidate Rehab-Related Articles Drug and Alcohol Overdose Signs That Someone May Need Rehab Drug and Alcohol Rehab ... continue reading
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