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  • 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, ...

    ... high doses to be absorbed in a shorter-than-intended amount of time, potentially resulting in a more intense—and ... of consciousness. Coma. In addition, an overdosing tramadol user may also experience seizures or serotonin ... continue reading
  • Tramadol Overdose

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

    ... any of the above puts a person in danger of overdosing. Abusing tramadol can also lead to the development of a tolerance , meaning ... at the treatment facility for a predetermined amount of time while engaging in therapy , ... 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 ...

    ... and are at increased risk for overdose. Symptoms of tramadol overdose include: Decreased pupil size (pinpoint ... amounts of the medication to overcome tolerance, mitigate the onset of withdrawal or merely using tramadol ... continue reading
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  • 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 ...

    ... with ever-increasing, dangerous amounts of the drug, which can easily lead to overdose. Dependence and Withdrawal Over ... /Methoxetamine PCP Steroids Kratom Benzodiazepines Tramadol Ambien Codeine Vicodin Demerol Oxycontin ... 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 ... people usually have to increase the frequency and/or amount of the drug taken to achieve the desired effect. ... 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 ...

    ... opiate and consistently require increasing amounts for the same effects. This process of tolerance is a hallmark of an addictive substance and leads to the significant risk of tramadol overdose and even death. There are ... 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 ...

    ... is the risk for respiratory depression and overdose. Respiratory depression is a characteristic, dose- ... to-severe withdrawal symptoms when stopping or decreasing the amount of the drug being used. Dependence can occur ... 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 ...

    ... that is too high or even lethal. Symptoms of hydromorphone overdose include: Cold, clammy skin. Blue tint to lips, ... commitments due to drug use. Spending large amounts of time and energy obtaining and sing the ... 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, excessive ... feel the effects above, a user may take increasing amounts of Lortab as he develops tolerance to the medication. ... 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 ...

    ... have been: Seized from the illicit market in large amounts by law enforcement. Abused by almost 5 million people ... the above side effects. An individual's risk of overdose is also markedly increased when the drug is mixed ... continue reading
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  • 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 personal or family history of substance abuse and/or mental illness. 3, 5 Symptoms of Tramadol Overdose It is possible to overdose on tramadol, though it does not happen frequently when taken as prescribed by a doctor ... 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 ...

    ... deadly consequences, especially because the traditional opiate antidote, naloxone, does not completely reverse tramadol overdoses. The Lesser-Known Dangers of Tramadol In addition to the typical dangers of an opioid drug ... 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 ...

    ... in doing so, increase their risk of overdose. NOTE : Certain psychological dangers may arise in ... of rehab and associated therapies. If you need help quitting tramadol, don't wait. Treatment programs are available to help ... 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 ...

    ... and an extended release capsule. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, tramadol can be habit-forming if the medication is used in excessive amounts or over an extended period of time. Even people who use ... 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 ...

    ... today. Even though the drug is thought to be relatively safe due to its low potential for abuse, addiction to tramadol has been a growing problem in the US and around the world. When the drug is abused, it has desired ... continue reading
  • Newsflash: Tramadol Really is an Opiate

    For years, tramadol was thought of as a safe alternative to opiates . It was viewed as less habit-forming and easier to tolerate than its “stronger” counterparts like oxycodone. Doctors handed out free samples of Ultram (tramadol's brand name), ...

    ... restriction on usage due to its drug classification. Then things sort of fell apart. Did the drug change? No; tramadol was and has always been an opiate - so why the sudden turn-about? Digging for the Truth The DEA ... 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 ...

    ... Drug Use and Health and Health (NSDUH), 2 million people over 12 years old in the U.S. used tramadol recreationally at some point in their lives. According to the CBHSQ Report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health ... 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 ...

    ... analysts worry. Ultram has been abused on such a widespread scale that, in August 2014, the FDA placed tramadol on the controlled substances list as a Schedule IV substance , meaning it does have abuse potential. This ... 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, ...

    ... dosages of the drug, putting the user at risk for overdose. To combat this, it is important to: Follow the instructions ... Methoxetamine PCP Steroids Kratom Benzodiazepines Tramadol Ambien Codeine Vicodin Demerol Oxycontin ... 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, ...

    ... you may be experiencing or witnessing a morphine overdose situation. Opiate overdose can lead to coma or death . Long- ... Methoxetamine PCP Steroids Kratom Benzodiazepines Tramadol Ambien Codeine Vicodin Demerol Oxycontin ... continue reading
  • Methadone Overdose

    Some see it as merely replacing one addiction with another, however others see it as the lesser of two evils since, unlike street drugs, methadone may be legally prescribed and requires ongoing medical supervision. In a perfect world, both addiction ...

    ... 2006, there were still 3,400 deaths related to methadone overdose in 2014 1 . The U.S. is in the ... their tolerance for the drug. As a result, the amount of methadone needed to feel the desired effect has decreased. ... 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 ...

    ... LSD DMT Bath Salts Designer Drugs/Legal Highs MXE/Methoxetamine PCP Steroids Kratom Benzodiazepines Tramadol Ambien Codeine Vicodin Demerol Klonopin Alprazolam/Xanax Valium Clonazepam Percocet Lortab Concerta Morphine ... continue reading
  • I’m Having Opiate Withdrawals – Am I Addicted?

    Shelly's knee surgery went great. The doctor said she'd be running again in no time. Before she'd be ready for her next 5K, she'd have to endure some fairly intense pain and a lot of physical therapy. While in the hospital, Shelly received regular ...

    ... to do; I just have to get more pills.” The Facts About Withdrawal If you take opiates (like oxycodone , tramadol , fentanyl or morphine ) every day for more than four weeks, there's a good possibility you'll develop some ... 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 ...

    ... the extended-release mechanism are significant 4,5 . As one of the primary risks, overdose may easily result from an immediate release of a large amount of hydrocodone . Do you need help? It's never too late to ask. Call ... 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 ...

    ... same as others. This can make Opana even more dangerous and can result in potentially fatal overdose if you attempt to take the same amount as your peers when your ability to tolerate Opana may be quite different. Opana ... continue reading
  • Snorting Fentanyl

    Fentanyl is a pain-relieving substance with two main uses 1 : Treating significant acute, post-operative pain following surgery. Treating chronic or breakthrough pain in people that no longer respond to other narcotic medications. Like morphine, ...

    ... who has become tolerant to the drug takes a larger amount to produce the kind of high that used to come with ... medical professional can be extremely dangerous 6 . Overdose is also a risk for someone who has returned ... continue reading
  • Snorting Oxycodone

    Oxycodone is a prescription opioid pain reliever often sold under the brand names OxyContin, Percodan, and Percocet 1 . Oxycodone—often called “oxy”—causes users to experience a pleasurable euphoria. In seeking Oxycodone's pleasurable ...

    ... a doctor is unlikely to lead to serious problems or overdose. However, overdose is an immediate risk for anyone snorting the drug and/or taking excessive amounts. Taking more than the intended dose of oxycodone even once ... 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 ...

    ... without realizing fentanyl 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 ... 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 ...

    ... was related to 292 deaths in Florida alone . Fentanyl overdose has become a major problem in recent years. In ... lollipop” administration 1 : Dental problems related to the amount of sugar in the lozenges: Tooth decay. Tooth ... 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 ...

    ... has increased its availability in the US, and a greater amount of the drug is now being diverted to street users ... if a death results from the sale of the drug (overdose or otherwise), a life sentence can be imposed. When ... continue reading
  • Snorting Methadone

    Individuals caught in a downward spiral of substance abuse and addiction constantly look for ways to enhance or maintain the high produced by their substance of choice. They may take more of their drug, take it more often, or find some other way to ...

    ... dose will be available in the body in a shorter amount of time, which causes a higher concentration of the ... are very young or old are at greater risk of overdose from typical doses of methadone due to differences in their ... 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 ...

    ... a prescription, use will grow beyond the allotted amount, which requires the user to seek out and ... more than 14,000 people in the U.S. died from overdoses from a prescription opioid like Roxicodone. From 1999 to 2014, ... continue reading
  • Opiates, Overdose and Permanent Brain Damage

    Permanent brain damage due to an opiate overdose is a very real, life-altering consequence of opiate abuse . The dramatic increase of opiate-related deaths is now demanding public attention, but the consequence of permanent brain damage remains ...

    ... The extent of brain damage is largely dependent on the amount of time the brain is without adequate oxygen levels. ... deprivation and time, the common effects of overdose-related brain damage include: Memory loss and the ... continue reading
  • Morphine Overdose

    Morphine is a powerful opioid pain medication that can have life-threatening effects in those who abuse it. It is an opiate analgesic, and one of many commonly used narcotic painkillers 1 . Morphine works to reduce severe pain by changing the way ...

    ... of misusing morphine 1 . It is also possible to overdose on morphine by chewing, crushing, or dissolving the tablets ... oxygen to the lungs 3 . Depending on the amount of morphine ingested and how it was consumed, these ... continue reading
  • Oxycodone Overdose

    Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid painkiller that is available in a range of doses and formulations (brand names include OxyContin, Percocet, Percodan, and Roxicet). Individuals who abuse oxycodone are at high risk of experiencing an overdose, ...

    ... damage 5 . What to Do If You Overdose on Oxycodone Oxycodone overdose can result in lasting injury, severe medical issues ... stays at a treatment center for a predetermined amount of time. This allows an escape from many ... continue reading
  • Percocet Overdose

    What is Percocet? Percocet is an opioid painkiller medication containing oxycodone and acetaminophen 1 . When abused, it has a high potential for deadly overdose . In fact, in 2015 nearly 18,000 people died due to overdose on opioid painkillers like ...

    ... drug. Other factors that may increase the risk of Percocet overdose include 4 : Using Percocet in a way other than ... . If residing at a facility for any significant amount of time is not possible, an outpatient program ... continue reading
  • Snorting Morphine

    Morphine is a prescription opioid medication used to treat relatively severe pain 1 . Morphine is prescribed in a variety of forms, including liquid solution, tablets, and capsules, and is only intended to be used under the supervision of a medical ...

    ... effects that once came with lower doses. This may further increase the chances of overdose as the user increases the amount of drug used to counteract this phenomenon of diminishing effects. Repeatedly snorting a highly ... continue reading
  • Take My Breath Away: A Deadly Warning About Opiates

    You've just taken an opioid painkiller . The medication travels to your brain, making the pain sensations stop. The same opiates also make you feel much calmer, offering up a bonus anti-depressing effect. And that's the good news. The bad news is ...

    ... is opiate drugs also slow your breathing…and in case of an overdose, your breathing is slowed to a virtually non-existent and lethal level. The right amount of drugs slows your breathing; the wrong combination stops your ... continue reading
  • How Concerned Should We Be About Opiates?

    Opiates are a group of drugs that manage pain by depressing the central nervous system (CNS). There are two different kinds of opiates: natural and synthetic. Natural opiates come from the dried “milk” of the poppy plant and include opium, ...

    ... years, there's been a huge increase in the amount of opioid use and opioid abuse and dependence. In addition, there's been a really stark increase in overdose deaths related to opioid abuse,” says Dr. Chinazo Cunningham ... 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 ...

    ... use is widespread, there is a vast amount of false information surrounding them. Unfortunately, many ... in the development of addiction as well as overdose. Opioid overdose can result in respiratory depression, coma, and ... 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” ...

    ... the desired high. Tolerance can also contribute to overdose, as dangers increase significantly with higher doses. ... treatment facility 24 hours a day for a designated amount of time (typically between 30 and 90 days). ... continue reading
  • How to Treat Actiq (Fentanyl) Addiction

    Actiq is the brand name for an analgesic lozenge (on a stick like a lollipop) that contains the opioid drug fentanyl —a powerful synthetic opioid which, when rapidly absorbed through the oral mucosa (along with being slowly absorbed through the GI ...

    ... tolerance to opioids and want a more potent drug, and overdoses due to fentanyl are on the rise. 2,3,14 ... of substance use. Use the drug more or in greater amounts than intended Try unsuccessfully, or want to try, to reduce ... continue reading
  • Morphine Abuse

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

    ... . The increase in death rates due to accidental drug overdose has been driven by an increased use of drugs like ... your use, making notice of abnormal changes in the amount you have left. Know your teens' friends and where ... 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 ...

    ... including the chronicity of the abuse, the amount of recent use, and other factors like physical ... . Painkiller abuse also poses other dangers, such as fatal overdose, and male teens may be especially at risk. Studies ... continue reading
  • Methadone Abuse

    What Is Methadone? Methadone is one of a handful of drugs approved for used in the pharmaceutical treatment of opioid addiction and dependence . If someone has an addiction to heroin, morphine, or prescription painkillers, they may be prescribed ...

    ... the clinic, taking more than the recommended amount. Skipping scheduled doses to 'stockpile' them for ... to methadone use. From 1999 to 2005, methadone overdose deaths increased by about 460%. Teen Methadone Abuse Teen ... continue reading
  • Recognizing a Codeine Overdose

    A national crisis, opioid abuse includes a wide range of drugs—from heroin to any number of prescription medications . Nearly 4 million Americans older than 12—1.4% of the population—abuse prescription pain relievers, including codeine . Half ...

    ... doses, abstain from the drug for a while, and suffer an overdose when they take the same amounts later. Others take whatever dose is available and overdose from simply ingesting too much or after a cumulative intake of ... 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 ...

    ... and how it may be affecting them. Look for 2 : The amount of Roxicodone consumed. How it is consumed (e.g., oral ... of nausea and constipation. Notable signs of overdose may include cyanosis (bluish fingernails and lips), ... 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 ...

    ... result in death. Snorting or injecting the drug, using large amounts, and mixing it with other drugs and alcohol can increase the chances of an overdose. According to the World Health Organization, people with medical ... 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 ...

    ... your loved one. Outpatient programs provide a certain amount of flexibility. Those participating in outpatient rehabilitation often ... opioid receptors and can reverse opioid overdose). Due to the inclusion of naloxone ... 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 ...

    ... severe as the dose is increased. Additionally, the possibility of accidental overdose is greatly increased for those abusing Percocet as they take larger amounts of the drug in order to achieve the desired high. Percocet ... 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: ...

    ... periods of sleep and consciousness. Potential Signs of Overdose Constricted pupils, non-reactive to light. Periods of ... seeking professional treatment. ? Depending on the amount, frequency, and duration of time using ... 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 ...

    ... addictive if used over longer periods of time. Opiate overdose accounted for more deaths in 2014 than car accidents ... the specifics depend on the particular drugs and the amount of drugs you've been abusing as well as your ... continue reading
  • Opioids

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

    ... they are used for longer periods, or in higher amounts. People may misuse opioids by taking medications that aren' ... which can lead to coma or death. 14 Opioid overdose is a serious risk associated with any type of opioid ... 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 ...

    ... it sabotages the slow-release mechanism and can lead to overdose . Signs and Symptoms There are many common signs ... a secure, locked location. Keeping tabs on the amount of Fentanyl you have used. Listening for mention of ... 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 ...

    ... from homes, offices, and pharmacies. With the amount of hydrocodone in the market, it is compelling ... benefit, the risk of tolerance, addiction, dependence, overdose, and death from hydrocodone is high. Treatment is ... continue reading
  • Fentanyl Overdose

    What is Fentanyl? Fentanyl (brand names include Actiq, Duragesic, and Sublimaze) is a very powerful synthetic opioid painkiller medication that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine 1 . Individuals who abuse or struggle with addiction to ...

    ... for the drug, meaning they will need increasing amounts in order to get the same effects. For ... soon as possible. How to Prevent Fentanyl Overdose Fentanyl overdose can be prevented. By getting professional help ... continue reading
  • Vicodin Overdose

    Vicodin is the brand name for an opioid painkiller medication that contains hydrocodone and acetaminophen 1 . Opioids can be very addictive for individuals who abuse them, which can include taking more than the prescribed dose, taking them in a way ...

    ... factors that can increase a user's risk of overdose. Prescription guidelines should always be carefully followed because abusing Vicodin (taking amounts that exceed prescribed parameters or dosing more frequently than ... 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 ...

    ... is possible to overdose on prescription opioids. These drugs are prescribed with strict dosing parameters for a reason. When people misuse painkillers, they can easily exceed safe, recommended amounts and approach lethal ... 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 ...

    ... oxygen 1 . Other signs and symptoms of a hydrocodone overdose include 1 : Extreme sleepiness that can progress to ... more and more often and in increasingly greater amounts. Making multiple, unsuccessful attempts to end or ... 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 ...

    ... lead to misuse, significant negative side effects, or even overdose. 5 Differences in how older bodies handle opioids also adds ... is really dangerous. Someone consuming large amounts of acetaminophen alone or in opioid ... 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 ...

    ... who is taking opioids that you know the signs of an overdose: 7 Looking very pale and feeling clammy. Blue or purple ... is really dangerous. Someone consuming large amounts of acetaminophen alone or in opioid combination ... continue reading
  • Effects of Roxicodone Addiction

    Roxicodone (“Roxy”) is one available brand version of oxycodone—a powerful semi-synthetic opioid painkiller. 1,2 The medicinal effect of opioids like oxycodone is brought on by a change in the way the brain and body respond to pain. Rather ...

    ... accompanied by commensurate increases in rates of abuse and overdose. 4 Abuse of these drugs has reached such a ... of addictive behaviors, such as: Spending increased amounts of time seeking out, using, and recovering from ... continue reading
  • Snorting Percocet

    Percocet is a prescription opioid containing both oxycodone and acetaminophen. While it is an effective pain reliever, as a Schedule II controlled drug it has a high potential for abuse due to the oxycodone in it. Oxycodone is a semisynthetic opioid ...

    ... If you believe that you or a loved one has overdosed on Percocet, call 911 immediately. Signs That Someone is ... to Percocet 1 : Using Percocet in larger amounts than intended. Using Percocet for longer than intended ... 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 ...

    ... Credit: 16x9onglobal Oxycodone Addiction Treatment The appropriate treatment for you will depend on factors, including: The amount of the substance used. The duration of use. The frequency of use. Ending use of oxycodone ... 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 ...

    ... for abuse. When misused, there is a high risk for overdose, as recreational methods of ingesting certain formulations may accelerate the absorption of large, dangerous amounts of the drug. In less than five minutes, see ... 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, ...

    ... developing an addiction and/or lead to an overdose. 3 Signs and Symptoms of Prescription Opioid Addiction ... opioid misuse: 14 Prescription opioids are taken in larger amounts and/or over a longer period than was intended. ... continue reading
  • Opioid Overdose

    Opioids are a class of substances that includes many synthetic and semi-synthetic drugs manufactured from opiate alkaloid precursors found in the opium poppy. Some of the most commonly prescribed opioid medications— Vicodin , OxyContin , and ...

    ... is known as tolerance, and as a person escalates their doses they face an equally increased risk of overdose. Relapse : When a person relapses into opioid abuse after a period of abstinence during which their tolerance ... 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 . ...

    ... , meaning that the area of the brain that controls breathing is suppressed 1 . Signs and symptoms of a Tussionex overdose can include 1,2,3,5 : Blue or pale lips, skin, or fingernails. Cold or clammy skin. Confusion ... 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 ...

    ... unknown. Taking opioids that are counterfeit or laced with other drugs. What to Do in Case of Overdose Opioid overdose is very serious and potentially fatal if not acted upon quickly. If someone in your life is abusing ... 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 ...

    ... the CDC reports that 22,767 deaths involved prescription drug overdoses in 2013. More than 16,000 of these involved opioid ... use. Financial problems from spending an exorbitant amount of money on obtaining drugs. Legal ... 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 ...

    ... gotten used to the drug and requires increasing amounts to feel the same effects. 3 Developing tolerance ... Addiction Medicine's 2016 Facts & Figures: 1 Overdose from prescription painkillers among women rose by over 400 ... 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 ...

    ... that may save a life. Medical personnel can administer naloxone, a medicine that can treat an opioid overdose if given immediately. 5 Effects of Injection Drug Use Naturally, taking the drug in nonstandard ways increases ... continue reading
  • Naloxone Kits: Are Pharmacies Set to Combat Opiate Overdoses?

    Mike was at his apartment and using heroin with a group of friends. Since Mike's regular dealer was out of town, he'd picked up the batch from someone different. After shooting up, Mike immediately noticed a difference in the way he felt. Something ...

    ... 911 and paramedics rushed to the scene, but it was too late. The Horror that is Opiate Addiction Opioid overdose deaths have become an epidemic across the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that ... 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 ...

    ... moderate to severe pain . Taking Norco in amounts exceeding prescribed doses, for lengths of time ... Other gastrointestinal distress. Signs of a Norco Overdose Because it combines hydrocodone and acetaminophen, you'll ... continue reading
  • Hydrocodone Overdose

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

    ... brain to handle and is associated with a number of dangerous health effects. It is vital to identify overdose symptoms as early as possible to get prompt medical help and prevent long-term damage or even death. Symptoms ... 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 ...

    ... of the painkiller, 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 ... 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 ...

    ... is the risk of slowed or restricted breathing. 2,5 When opioids are taken in high doses, a possible overdose can lead to the slowing or stopping of breathing—and even death. 5 Opioid Dependence, Addiction, and Abuse With ... 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 ...

    ... much acetaminophen. The onset of withdrawal symptoms when drug effects wear off—further compelling continued misuse. An overdose can result in death. People with a Percocet problem sometimes find it difficult to obtain a ... continue reading
  • Outlook on Opiate Abuse: There’s Good News and Bad News

    It's no secret that the abuse of prescription opioid painkillers, like OxyContin and Percocet , has reached epidemic levels in the United States. But a recently published study highlights a strange trend: Non-medical use of opiates has decreased, ...

    ... use to frequent use or misuse, according to Han and her colleagues. Inappropriate Prescribing Between 2003 and 2013, overdose deaths involving prescription opioids nearly doubled, going from 4.5 to 7.8 per 100,000 people ... continue reading
  • Who Will Win the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge?

    $6.5 million is up for grabs. The state of Ohio recently launched its Opioid Technology Challenge, calling on healthcare providers, scientists, and entrepreneurs. The goal is to generate ideas that can be developed into solutions to curb the ...

    ... statistics we're currently experiencing across the nation. An estimated 91 Americans die each day from an opioid overdose. Over 2 million Americans are currently struggling with an opioid use disorder . More than half of ... continue reading
  • Here’s What Happened While Everyone Else Was Focused on Opiate Abuse

    With the opioid epidemic sweeping the nation, heroin and painkiller abuse have been in the spotlight for treatment providers and law enforcement. While all eyes have been focused on this front, we may have ignored another battle that needs greater ...

    ... to four percent. Based on numbers from the Centers for Disease Control, 3,700 Americans died from drug overdoses involving methamphetamine in 2014. This is twice the number from 2010. By 2015, this number had risen to ... continue reading
  • Will These New Tools Help to Fight Opioid Addiction?

    With 78 Americans dying every day from opioid overdose, there's no question that our country is in the midst of an epidemic. But the good news is that there's hope on the horizon. Help is on the Way In May of this year, the U.S. Food and Drug ...

    ... ” or euphoric high of consuming the drug. In further tests, the rodents also appeared less susceptible to fatal overdose, as the researchers found that it took much longer for the drug to impart its toxicity. If this ... 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 ...

    ... drugs, you're subject to a number of physical health dangers like respiratory depression , which, in cases of overdose, can become serious enough to cause coma or death. Between 1999 and 2010, the rates of prescription ... 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: ...

    ... high doses of DXM, for example by ingesting excess amounts of cough syrup, can lead to: A variety of negative side effects. Life-threatening overdose. In addition, research has shown that repeated administration of ... continue reading
  • Methadone Clinics

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

    ... to four weeks after birth. While methadone is generally safe when used appropriately, misusing it may lead to an overdose. Even if the person is no longer feeling the effects of the last dose, the medication can still be ... continue reading
  • What Is Lean? (Purple Drank) – Codeine

    What Is Lean? (Purple Drank) Lean — also known as purple drank, purple lean, sizzurp, dirty sprite, and lean drink—is a made of combination of prescription-strength cough medicine, soft drinks, and hard, fruit-flavored candy. 1,2 The ...

    ... child began using the substances? How long has the substance use has been going on? What is the dose/average amount they are consuming? Have you seen any major changes in your child (e.g., Have they become violent, had ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Methadone Addict

    Help for Methadone Addicts Methadone is an opioid drug; however, it is beneficial in the treatment of heroin dependence or other forms of opiate abuse . While it is regularly used in the management of opioid dependence, methadone is potentially ...

    ... opioid drugs, methadone abuse can lead to addiction, overdose, and even death. Treatment for methadone dependence is ... it works by letting your body adapt to decreasing amounts of methadone in your system until your body is ... 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, ...

    ... system depressant, Vicodin naturally decreases heart rate and respirations , particularly if taken in large doses. Vicodin Overdose Overdose can occur when you take a dose that is too large or if you combine a dose with ... 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 ...

    ... U.S. National Library of Medicine, it's common for people who use hydrocodone for an extended amount of time to develop a chemical dependency to the medication, eventually fostering the onset of patterns of compulsive ... continue reading
  • Dying to Get High: Half of 2014 U.S. Drug Deaths Caused By Opiates

    It's well-documented that heroin and prescription painkiller abuse are two of the biggest drug problems in the U.S., but a new report from the Drug Enforcement Administration highlights just how serious the problem is. Shocking Death Rate Chuck ...

    ... was also a seven-fold increase in the number of people ages 54 to 64 who died from opioid overdoses . To put these alarming statistics into perspective, more people use prescription drugs than cocaine, heroin, MDMA and ... continue reading
  • Opana: The New Opiate of Choice Among Addicts?

    In 1995, the Food and Drug Administration approved the opioid OxyContin for treating chronic pain. The drug netted a quick $45 million in sales its first year on the market. Ten years later, sales of OxyContin ballooned to $3.1 billion and the ...

    ... slowing of breathing, sleepiness, “nodding” or passing out and a reduced heartbeat. In severe cases, a fatal overdose will cause respiratory failure and cardiac arrest. Driven to Opana? In 2010, OxyContin's manufacturer ... continue reading
  • New Programs Aimed at Appalachian Opioid Crisis

    A crushing avalanche is crippling Appalachian communities, but it's not the mountainous disaster you might think. This avalanche is a deadly onslaught of opioids . In 2014, the seven Appalachian states accounted for more than a fifth of nationwide ...

    ... of nationwide opioid-related deaths . West Virginia, with a population of 1.85 million, has the highest overdose rate in the nation. Why the Appalachian Region? What's going on in this misty-mountain region? Experts ... 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 ...

    ... addictive drugs on the planet . Recent years have witnessed an alarming surge in teenage heroin use and overdose, per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Scientists have attributed this rise to the rampant abuse of ... 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 ...

    ... not produce a “high.” However, taking excess amounts and/or snorting or shooting the drug can produce ... experience intense side effects and risk a deadly overdose. Methylphenidate Withdrawal Treatment If you are addicted ... continue reading
  • Opiate Addiction Withdrawal

    Opiates sometimes interchangeably referred to as opioids and narcotics, are a broad class of drugs. They are widely used legally and abused illicitly and include many substances that are synthesized from a handful of opiate precursors found in the ...

    ... activity levels may lead some people to end their use. Others may wish to end use due to the risk of overdose associated with opiates. According to the CDC, more than 28,000 people died in 2014 as a result of opioid or ... continue reading
  • Public Restrooms Have Become Ground Zero in Opioid Epidemic

    The opioid epidemic has impacted countless families, but according to a recent article on NPR.org , people aren't the only ones affected. Public restrooms have become the newest casualty in the midst of the drug epidemic sweeping across our country. ...

    ... according to him, would be well-lit with stainless-steel surfaces and be stocked with naloxone in case of an overdose occurrence. It would have a biohazard box for needles and bloodied swabs. It would also be monitored - ... continue reading
  • 7 Things to Know About Quitting Opioids

    Opioids are used by millions of Americans. It seems that every day a news article is being shared on television or the Internet about opioid misuse, addiction, and unfortunately, overdose. With new information emerging each year from research and ...

    ... the most harm and drug-related deaths. Worldwide, roughly 69,000 people die each year from an opioid overdose. Taking the steps to quit can prevent further harm to yourself, your relationships, and to those who love ... continue reading
  • 6 Facts You Need to Know About Opiate Withdrawal

    The United States has the highest rate of opioid use per capita in the world. As a nation, we consume 80% of the world's opioid supply. 1 In 2014, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that 1.9 million people aged 12 or older had a ...

    ... feels like to come off of opiates as withdrawal has been shown to contribute to high rates of relapse and overdose . Fact: The length of withdrawal varies from person to person. The length of opiate withdrawal depends on ... 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) ...

    ... U.S. during 2014. Among people age 15-24, men account for 75% of deaths from painkiller overdose. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, in 2011, hydromorphone was associated with more than 18,000 emergency ... 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 ...

    ... -forming. Recreational use, prolonged use and/or inappropriately high doses of Norco can result in dependence, overdose, and even death. It's also important to understand that Norco contains acetaminophen which, taken in ... continue reading
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