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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 ...

    ... Symptoms” below for more information. Signs and Symptoms In general, 90% of tramadol users will have signs and symptoms ... and procedures, detoxification is a group of strategies used to manage intoxication and withdrawal ... 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 ...

    ... progressive condition that typically requires support and treatment . It's important that you are aware of the signs and symptoms of Tussionex addiction. Recognizing these signs will help you identify when your loved one ... 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 ...

    ... fast lead to dependence on the substance and addiction. In addition, Demerol intoxication is associated with one or more of ... decrease withdrawal symptoms and cravings and can also block the effects of other opiates. As a ... continue reading
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  • 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) ...

    ... users may continue to seek out hydromorphone in an attempt to recreate these feelings. Not all signs and symptoms of abuse are pleasurable, however. Side effects may include 1,2 : Nausea. Vomiting. Constipation. Headache ... 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 ...

    ... , such as: Cramping. Nausea. Fever. Runny nose. Sweating. Diarrhea. Cravings. What Are the Signs of Addiction? The main symptom of opiate abuse and addiction is that you keep taking the drug no matter wha t, even despite ... continue reading
  • Why Are Prescription Opiates So Addictive?

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

    ... of relapse. How to Get Help for Prescription Opiate Addiction Detox and Medication-Assisted Treatment Medications can help with detoxification by easing withdrawal symptoms and cravings, which can help prevent relapse . ... 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 ...

    ... a highly sought-after opiate of abuse and sold under various street names , including: Blue heaven. Blues. Mrs. O. New blues. Octagons. Pink lady. Signs and Symptoms The most noticeable signs and symptoms of Opana abuse ... 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 ...

    ... investigating methods to find substitutes for opiate-containing cough medicines that were leading to ... substance as prescribed while monitoring for signs of tolerance and dependence. Sources http://www.deadiversion.usdoj ... 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
  • 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 chemical ... weakness. Fever. Flu-like symptoms. Withdrawal is extremely unpleasant and can cause users to persist ... 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 treatment. American Addiction Centers accepts many insurance plans and can work with you on a manageable payment plan. Signs ... withdrawal symptoms, naloxone is used to discourage opioid abuse and reverse symptoms of ... 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 ... FDA-approved medications for treating opioid withdrawal symptoms and/or treatment of opioid use disorder include: 7 ... 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 ...

    ... , coma, or even death. If you recognize the signs and symptoms of fentanyl abuse in yourself or a loved one, don ... a report by the CDC, those addicted to opiate painkillers are 40 times more likely to abuse or ... 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 ...

    ... names including: Hillbilly heroin. Perks. Percs. Signs and Symptoms of Percocet Abuse One way to spot Percocet ... red flags for abuse and addiction to this prescription opiate. A major sign of opiate abuse is taking more ... 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: ...

    ... may be the end result. Those addicted to prescription opiates like oxycodone are 40 times more likely to develop a heroin abuse problem . Signs and Symptoms When someone uses oxycodone they will experience a range of ... 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 ...

    ... than directed, you are abusing hydrocodone. Signs and Symptoms When taken as directed, hydrocodone relieves pain ... , hydrocodone abuse remains high relative to the other opiates. In fact: The MTF survey found that lifetime ... 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, ...

    ... , and they will require more and more to achieve those same results. The most noticeable signs and symptoms of ... United States: Hydrocodone is the most frequently prescribed opiate in the country, with more than 139 million ... 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 ...

    ... to get treatment. Call to speak to someone today. Signs and Symptoms Morphine is sold under several brand names, including: ... use of drugs like morphine . Prescription opiate abuse has affected a huge portion of our ... 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 ...

    ... the stories of teens and young adults who progressed from opiate painkiller abuse to ... suspect teen drug abuse , check for the signs and symptoms listed above and get help immediately if a problem becomes apparent. ... 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 ...

    ... an inevitable outcome of extended opiate use and can cause severe withdrawal symptoms and mental distress if the drug ... Someone Is Addicted? Addiction is manifested by signs and symptoms such as: The inability to stop ... 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 (CNS ... blue due to lack of oxygen 1 . Other signs and symptoms of a hydrocodone overdose include 1 : Extreme sleepiness ... 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, ...

    ... prescription opioids, so it can be helpful to know some of the common signs and symptoms of misuse . While knowing the signs and symptoms can be helpful in recognizing potential misuse, it's best for a professional ... 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 ...

    ... to increase doses on their own, they results may be lethal 2 . Signs and symptoms of overdose include 4 : Marked disorientation. Copious, uncontrollable vomiting. Non-reactive, pinpoint pupils. Profound drowsiness. Loss ... 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 ...

    ... 's life. Due to the hydrocodone component, Tussionex addiction can be classified as an opioid use disorder. The signs and symptoms of this condition include 9 : Tussionex is often taken in greater doses or over a longer ... 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 ...

    ... tolerance develops. Continually increasing the dose also puts you at severe risk for opioid overdose, which can be fatal. Signs and Symptoms The World Health Organization describes an “opioid overdose triad” of 3 major ... 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 . ...

    ... some signs and symptoms you should look out for if you suspect that someone is abusing Tussionex. These can be both physical and behavioral. Some physical signs of hydrocodone and chlorpheniramine abuse or intoxication ... 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 ...

    ... Signs and Symptoms If you are worried about yourself or a loved one, you need to watch for certain signs of dependency. Symptoms ... in combination with another drug. Opiates accounted for 75 percent of pharmaceutical ... 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 ...

    ... . Signs and Symptoms The signs and symptoms of Demerol abuse can vary from person to person. Some signs you ... drugs are safer than illegal “hard” drugs, like the opiate heroin , or cocaine. An article in the Journal of ... 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 ...

    ... withdrawal and detox. Opiate withdrawal generally consists of intense flu-like symptoms and is ... the specific physical signs and symptoms of abuse of various prescription medications, visit our Signs and Symptoms of Drug ... 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 ...

    ... 200 per bottle to obtain cough syrup for illegal use. Signs and Symptoms of Abuse If you think someone you are close to ... an opiate use disorder in the previous year. Especially troubling is the tolerance to opiates like ... continue reading
  • Lortab Abuse

    What Is Lortab? Lortab is a brand name for the drug hydrocodone. Lortab is a semi-synthetic opiate that, in large does, produces similar effects to that of OxyContin . Taken repeatedly, it can result in dependence and addiction. Initially, ...

    ... hydrocodone medications are marketed as Norco and Zohydro . Signs and Symptoms It's important to know what ... statistics: Lortab and drugs in the same category (opiates) are some of the most prescribed and abused drugs in ... 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 ...

    ... many users taking excessive doses in order to simulate the euphoric effects of other stronger opiates . Signs and Symptoms While many abuse Ultram to produce euphoric effects, there are a number of potentially negative ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Dextromethorphan Addict

    DXM is often abused for the euphoric effects that it can elicit when taken in larger-than-recommended doses. Because dextromethorphan is found in cough syrup and other cold and cough medicine formulations, it can frequently be found on the shelves ...

    ... . What are the Signs of Addiction? Abusers of dextromethorphan show a variety of recognizable signs and symptoms that make it easy ... Librium Lorazepam Methadone Opana Opiate Oxycodone Oxycontin Painkiller Percocet ... 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 ...

    ... signs and symptoms of withdrawal which can include the following: Common Symptoms Sweating. Difficulty sleeping. Anxiety. Muscle and joint pain. Insomnia. Flu-like symptoms, such as nausea and diarrhea. Serious Symptoms ... 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 ... or addicted to prescription opioids 5 . Signs and Symptoms Of Roxicodone Abuse When Roxicodone is taken ... 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 ...

    ... heroin and other opiates. Abuse of the drug can be dangerous and potentially fatal. Overdose and death can ... for Dilaudid addiction , however, is possible. Signs and Symptoms It can sometimes be difficult for an individual ... 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 of Ritalin and Concerta. Methylphenidate Abuse: An Introduction Methylphenidate ...

    ... syndrome. Social withdrawal. Thoughts of suicide. If you recognize these signs and symptoms in yourself or in another, call to speak with a treatment support specialist and learn about the path to recovery . Effects of ... 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 ...

    ... anesthetic , mimicking the effects of drugs like PCP and Ketamine , a “date-rape” drug . Signs and Symptoms Physical Signs and Symptoms Euphoria. Feelings of detachment from the body. Blotchy skin. Depression ... 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 ...

    ... . Itching. Dizziness. Fainting. Slowed breathing. Coma. Am I Addicted to Demerol? Apart from the physical signs and symptoms of abuse, some indications that you might be addicted include changes in behaviors, such as ... 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 ...

    ... sign of opiate abuse). Long-Term Effects of OxyContin Opiates may have severe effects on the brain and body, and ... another 'stabilizing' opiate regimen, such as buprenorphine, to manage your symptoms and reduce the ... 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 ...

    ... feel relaxed and calm because of the way it changes brain chemistry. These symptoms and signs can contribute ... tramadol overlap with both opiate and anti-depressant withdrawal syndromes and include: Gastrointestinal pain ... 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 ...

    ... other opiates like morphine and heroin. All opiate effects are achieved when the substance enters the body and ... stages of Vicodin treatment, focus on the withdrawal symptoms will be essential. Detoxification, a process of ... 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 ...

    ... tramadol is stopped suddenly and sometimes even when a doctor decreases a patient's dose. Many of these symptoms of withdrawal are similar to those caused by withdrawal from other opiates, including oxycodone . Tramadol ... 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 ...

    ... alone. Treatment for addiction to Ultram and other opiates can help the user recover and may include one or more of ... physical signs and psychological signs. Physical Signs and Symptoms Numbness. Tingling. Shakes and ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Dilaudid Use

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

    ... symptoms. The appearance of withdrawal symptoms when use is ceased is a common indicator of dependence. Other signs of Dilaudid dependence and ... opiate addiction. Buprenorphine also treats withdrawal symptoms and opiate ... 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 ...

    ... of pain. Drowsiness. Confusion. Nausea and vomiting. The intensity of an opiate or opioid high is influenced not ... highly addictive nature of opioids and the intensity of their withdrawal symptoms (which sap the resolve of ... 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 ...

    ... turn to the drug again and again, building up a tolerance and developing a devastating addiction. What are the Signs of Addiction? The signs of fentanyl abuse are similar to that of other opiates in that they can range ... 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 ...

    ... opiate agonist, which works by changing the way your brain and nervous system sense pain. It comes in tablet form and ... . It's common for abusers to experience withdrawal symptoms when they don't take tramadol. This is ... 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 ...

    ... Another serious sign of addiction is the onset of withdrawal symptoms when the ... and normal living . Addiction Treatment Due to the serious symptoms that come with morphine addiction and withdrawal, and the fact that opiate ... 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 ...

    ... can be uncomfortable and cause flu-like symptoms. Even though the symptoms of withdrawal ... in the face of negative consequences, you may be addicted. The signs of addiction are varied, but they all boil down to the same ... 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 ...

    ... to Percocet (the combination of acetaminophen and oxycodone - an opiate-derived pain reliever ), you're not alone ... Percocet addiction can bring about a number of different symptoms that you want to be wary of when trying ... 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 ...

    ... a way to help prevent full withdrawal symptoms, reduce cravings and reduce the risks of continued substance use. ... Addicted to Oxycodone? While the signs of use can be quite distinct, and easy to recognize, knowing ... 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 ...

    ... the user off the substance while managing the symptoms and making the patient as comfortable as possible. ... rewarding feeling that promotes continued use. What Are the Signs of Addiction? Even though no one sets out to ... 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 ...

    ... treatment (MAT) for the management of opiate withdrawal and cravings. Medications used as part of ... problems, lack of motivation and withdrawal symptoms upon cessation of use are also signs of addiction . In addition ... 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, ...

    ... with opiate withdrawal. Once admitted to a center, you will be required to go through a structured period of detoxification, working closely with an addiction specialist to manage your withdrawal symptoms. Therapy and ... 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 ...

    ... a sign of possible tolerance, which means the body has gotten used to the drug and ... and other injection-related paraphernalia (syringe caps, tourniquet materials, spoons, lighters, etc.). In some cases, the symptoms ... 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, ...

    ... are misusing tramadol, this article will help you understand: What tramadol is. Signs of tramadol abuse. Symptoms of tramadol withdrawal and overdose. Treatment for tramadol addiction. What is Tramadol? Tramadol is an ... 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 ...

    ... could be unprepared for the strong effects and experience an overdose 4 . Signs of hydrocodone overdose include 1,3,11 ... can be used to reduce withdrawal symptoms and prevent relapse. Other types of medications ... 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 ...

    ... some profoundly uncomfortable moments, the opiate detox process is not typically life-threatening. Any one of these symptoms may be enough to send a user back to the drug for relief, and that is why inpatient treatment ... 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, ...

    ... of tramadol with 2 or more other drugs. Signs of tramadol overdose include 1 : Pinpoint pupils. Profound ... experience atypical withdrawal symptoms that include 2 : Hallucinations. Paranoid and delusional thinking. Severe ... 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 ...

    ... a person perceives pain, effectively diminishing the pain signal sent from the body to the brain. In essence, opiate and opioid drugs don't make your pain go away, they just change the experience of pain. Fentanyl is a ... 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, ...

    ... morphine is the development of addiction. Opiate addiction can ravage your life and that of your loved ones. Morphine ... of all drugs and harmful chemicals from your body. Morphine withdrawal symptoms you may experience ... 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 ...

    ... by the desire to enhance ones mood or at the very least, get to a place where they are comfortable and relaxed. A Vicodin addiction, one of the many prescription drug addictions, is the abuse of a drug with or without ... 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 ...

    ... reduced oxygen can result in lasting brain damage and/or coma 3 . Long-term opioid abuse is also ... vital signs. Providing a safe, structured environment. Medical detox programs can also manage symptoms with various ... 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 ...

    ... opioids may also lead to physical dependence and addiction. 4,6 Opiate abuse takes its toll on almost every ... on opioids is revealed when the user experiences withdrawal symptoms when not using the drug. 6 The individual ... 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 ...

    ... signs of an overdose: 7 Looking very pale and feeling clammy. Blue or purple fingernails and lips. Body going limp. Vomiting and ... addiction has a predictable set of symptoms and requires treatment to overcome. Admitting ... 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 ...

    ... , other opioids, sedatives, or other substances that depress the CNS. 1 Opioid overdose symptoms might include: 4 Breathing that is shallow and slow. Going to sleep. Becoming unconscious. Small pupils. Skin that is cold ... 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 ...

    ... on a drug stops taking it, they will experience withdrawal symptoms. 2,9 Addiction is a chronic brain disease the causes people to compulsively seek and use drugs—despite harmful consequences. 3,9 It is distinguished ... 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 ...

    ... of continued opioid misuse. Methadone: A long-acting synthetic opioid that helps with withdrawal symptoms and relieves drug cravings. Buprenorphine: A partial opioid agonist drug, buprenorphine can also stabilize someone ... 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 ...

    ... you at increased risk of relapse in an attempt to mitigate symptoms. 4 Fortunately, you can get assistance in managing withdrawal more safely and comfortably in a supervised medical detox program. Once you have cleared ... 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 ...

    ... of intoxication like 4, 6, 7, 11 : Euphoria. Extreme lethargy. Confusion. Slowed breathing. Pinpoint pupils. Someone abusing Roxicodone may also frequently complain of nausea and constipation. Notable signs of overdose ... 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. ...

    ... Norco is an opiate prescription medication commonly used to provide relief from moderate to severe symptoms of pain, ... and psychological dependence on the drug. Common Signs of Norco Addiction Some of the most common signs ... 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, ...

    ... or “pinpoint” pupils - a telltale sign of opiate use. Clammy, cold skin. Convulsions. ... scary side effect for many, and it is important to keep a close eye on someone experiencing these symptoms , as they may hurt ... 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 ...

    ... to get free from an opiate addiction, call to learn about recovery programs and how to find the best ... Lortab as prescribed. It could be a strong warning sign of impending dependency if, while taking Lortab as prescribed, ... 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 ...

    ... quickly damage the liver and/or be fatal. The addictive potential of an opiate with the liver-damaging ... Norco. Cravings for the drug. Financial problems. Withdrawal symptoms when not on Norco. Compulsion to seek the drug ... 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, ...

    ... experience an array of physical and mental symptoms that indicate methylphenidate abuse. If you see any of the above signs in yourself or in someone ... Librium Lorazepam Methadone Opana Opiate Oxycodone Oxycontin Painkiller ... 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 ...

    ... methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone prescribed for opiate addiction that may ... and experience wide-ranging withdrawal symptoms when suddenly lowering or stopping use. What Are the Signs of Addiction? Some common signs ... 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 ...

    ... re forced to stop using drugs (e.g. physical and psychological effects). The cost of treatment. That treatment ... notice the signs of an opioid use disorder listed above. You may also observe withdrawal symptoms common to ... 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 ... . Depending on the dose and frequency of the medication, withdrawal symptoms may include: Anxiety. Agitation ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Dextromethorphan Use

    Dextromethorphan (DXM or DM) is commonly used to suppress coughing. You'll find it in a number of cough syrups and in cold medications (both over-the-counter and prescription). It is also sold on the street under several different names, including: ...

    ... DXM with other drug s such as stimulants, opiates and/or alcohol . For example, mixing DXM with amphetamines ... (needing more and more to experience the same intended effects). Cravings for the drug. Symptoms of withdrawal ... 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 ...

    ... may arise in users without prior history of these symptoms. Addiction to methylphenidate, like addiction to any other drug, can lead to a number of personality and lifestyle changes that can dramatically affect the life ... 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 abruptly can lead to significant opioid withdrawal symptoms and thus detoxing alone can contribute to increased risk of relapse. Symptoms of Opana withdrawal include: Restlessness. Irritability. Insomnia. Anxiety ... 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 ...

    ... When babies are born with severe NAS, they may need medicines such as morphine and methadone to help treat their withdrawal symptoms. In some cases, a second medicine such as clonidine may be added to manage troublesome ... 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 ...

    ... joint-related conditions if used regularly. Topical lidocaine may help mitigate symptoms of neuropathy. Other pain-relieving gels include Biofreeze and Tiger Balm. Speak with your doctor about incorporating any of these ... continue reading
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