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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, ...

    ... and serotonin syndrome 3 . Seizure risk, in particular, is highest in those with an existing seizure disorder 3 . However, excessive consumption of tramadol has been found to be a major risk for any abuser. One study ... 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 ...

    ... at increased risk for overdose. Symptoms of tramadol overdose include: Decreased pupil size (pinpoint pupils). Slowed breathing. Slowed or irregular heartbeat. Cold, clammy skin. Seizure. Tramadol Dependence Tolerance ... 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, ...

    ... and side effects of tramadol include: 7 Sedation. Dizziness Nausea. Vomiting. Constipation. Risk of serotonin syndrome, a potentially life-threatening condition. Increased risk of seizures (risk may be further increased ... continue reading
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  • 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 ...

    ... . Patients taking antidepressants and those abusing tramadol at high doses are at particular risk of serotonin syndrome 14 . Taking tramadol also appears to carry a risk of seizures , an issue not typically associated ... 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), ...

    ... tramadol. These side effects include: Vomiting Constipation Headache Nausea Drowsiness Dizziness Difficulty Breathing Depression Seizures ... to prescribe tramadol to anyone suffering from depression or at risk for addiction ... 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 ...

    ... . Difficult, slowed breathing. Loss of consciousness. Seizures. Demerol Overdose Each day, approximately 46 people ... MXE/Methoxetamine PCP Steroids Kratom Benzodiazepines Tramadol Ambien Codeine Vicodin Oxycontin Klonopin ... 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 ...

    ... as Suboxone), which helps prevent misuse and minimizes the risk of long-term dependence on the maintenance drug. Clonidine ... Methoxetamine PCP Steroids Kratom Benzodiazepines Tramadol Ambien Codeine Vicodin Demerol ... 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 ...

    ... that while the drug has medical benefit, it also has a high risk of abuse 2 . In fact, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) ... Methoxetamine PCP Steroids Kratom Benzodiazepines Tramadol Ambien Codeine Vicodin Demerol ... continue reading
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  • 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 ...

    ... of Medicine. (2017). Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care . Medline Plus. Tramadol Addiction Treatment Treatment for a tramadol addiction can be on either an inpatient or an ... 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 ...

    ... by flu-like symptoms and strong cravings for more tramadol 2,6 : Tramadol withdrawal is rarely life-threatening. The most common risk of tramadol withdrawal is the risk of relapse. Because of the severe nature of the ... 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
  • 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 ...

    ... or combined with other drugs, there is an increased risk of negative physical and mental health effects. These problematic ... MXE/Methoxetamine PCP Steroids Benzodiazepines Tramadol Ambien Codeine Vicodin Demerol Oxycontin ... 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 ...

    ... vital organ systems. If OxyContin has been injected, the risk of severe heart and lung problems rise dramatically, as ... /Methoxetamine PCP Steroids Kratom Benzodiazepines Tramadol Ambien Codeine Vicodin Demerol Klonopin ... 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 ...

    ... point that it markedly slows breathing and/or heart rate, there is risk for a lack of oxygen delivery to the brain and other vital ... PCP Steroids Kratom Benzodiazepines Tramadol Ambien Codeine Demerol Oxycontin ... 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 ...

    ... occurring in just 10 states, with Ohio, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania leading in the number of seizures 6 . Of those states affected, Florida and Ohio are of extreme concern due to sharp increases in the number ... 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 ...

    ... feet, or ankles. Difficulty breathing or swallowing. Seizures or convulsions. Long-Term Effects of Percocet ... -medical purposes in their lifetime, putting them at risk of addiction to these drugs. Lasting Health Effects ... 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 ...

    ... Drowsiness. Anxiety. Itchiness. Rash. Hoarse voice. Loss of consciousness. Blood pressure changes Slowed breathing. Seizures. Dilaudid abuse and addiction can cause numerous troubling effects on a user's life, including ... 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, ...

    ... pulse. Slowed/shallow/difficult breathing. Respiratory arrest. Cyanosis (blue tint to lips and fingernails). Coma. Seizures. Vicodin Withdrawal One of the most common problems with Vicodin is that withdrawal symptoms can ... continue reading
  • Does Opioid Addiction Cause Sexual Dysfunction in Men?

    A new study out of India has found that most men suffering from opioid addiction are also dealing with sexual dysfunction as a result. The research paper, titled “Sexual Dysfunction in Men Seeking Treatment for Opioid Dependence: A Study from ...

    ... with an opioid addiction. Opioid users can suffer from a number of physical symptoms including: Vomiting Seizures Muscle spasms Exhaustion Heavy opioid users can also experience a number of side effects related to their ... 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 ...

    ... by heroin . Heroin use has increased across the country by 50 percent between 2013 and 2014 alone, while seizures of the drug doubled between 2010 and 2014. The DEA's 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment found that ... 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 ...

    ... have a short duration. 3 Misusing opioids raises the risk of developing a SUD and of overdosing. 10 Overdosing on ... sexual desire. Hallucinations. Difficulty swallowing. Seizures. Actiq Overdose Actiq overdose may occur ... 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 . ...

    ... abuse can have severe consequences, including an increased risk of addiction, physical and mental health effects, ... Labored or shallow breathing. Pinpoint pupils. Seizures. Coma. Delirium. Psychosis. Since Tussionex ... 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 ...

    ... build-up of this metabolite may cause agitation, tremors, and seizures . Demerol Overdose Overdose is also a concern for Demerol abusers. ... HIV and depression, may also be at higher risk of an overdose. See the signs of an ... 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 ...

    ... is born. If doctors believe that the baby may be at risk for more complications, they may have the baby stay at the hospital ... increased muscle tone). Trembling (tremors). Seizures. Convulsions. Poor feeding. Slow weight ... 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 ...

    ... sexual desire. Trouble swallowing. Slowed breathing. Dangerously low blood pressure. Hallucinations. Seizures. Symptoms of Overdose A very serious risk of Roxicodone abuse is overdose . Overdose strikes when more of the ... continue reading
  • What Are the Side Effects of Oxycodone?

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

    ... or rhythm Chest painDifficulty breathing or swallowing Seizures Some of the most dangerous side ... of treatment drug to allow focus on recovery and reduce the risk of relapse with the previously-misused drug. 6 There are ... 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” ...

    ... in larger doses than prescribed, which can also increase the risk of complications. There are a myriad of effects that ... pupils. Hypertension (high blood pressure). Seizures. Tachycardia (rapid heart rate). Irritability ... 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 ...

    ... are significant 4,5 . As one of the primary risks, overdose may easily result from an immediate release of a ... Seizures. Death. Signs That Someone is Addicted to Hydrocodone Snorting hydrocodone is linked to increased risk ... 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 ...

    ... depression that could lead to dangerously low blood pressure. Fainting. Seizures. ACTIQ Overdose With powerful drugs like this, there is an increased risk of overdose relative to less potent opioids. Fentanyl is much ... 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) ...

    ... swallowing. Chest pain. Extreme drowsiness. Fainting. Seizures. While many of the effects listed above may ... to feel the effects 3 . Dependence is another risk of long-term opioid use. As hydromorphone levels increase ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Methadone Use

    Is Methadone Harmful? The treatment of opiate abuse often requires another opiate as a supportive measure when the patient stops taking the original drug. Ideally, it's a long-acting drug with a long half-life, and it should be easy to take. Often ...

    ... of choice, partially thanks to its price and easy availability; however, the system is not without its inherent risks, and methadone abuse is common. While the drug does not produce a high in the same manner as heroin ... 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 ...

    ... can be controlled in a way to help prevent full withdrawal symptoms, reduce cravings and reduce the risks of continued substance use. Following detox, people will likely transition to a residential rehab or outpatient ... 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 ...

    ... education, and help the family feel more comfortable about approaching the Tussionex addict 5 . Intervention Risks Although an intervention can be helpful in engaging a Tussionex addict into treatment, there are some ... 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 ...

    ... the conversation only. Minimizing distractions reduces the risk of miscommunication. Ask a lot of questions . ... and longer-acting effects, it can be given without the risk of the same highs and lows that the abused opioid ... 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 ...

    ... to achieve these effects as their 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 ... 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 ...

    ... Dilaudid at some point in their lifetime, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). While the risk for abuse and addiction is certainly high among those taking it recreationally for its euphoric high, those ... 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 ...

    ... use . Prevention There are some measures you can take to prevent drug abuse in your child: Discuss the risks of morphine abuse with your children. Make clear to your teen that prescription drugs can be equally or more ... 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 ...

    ... directed. When these drugs are misused, the risk for dependence and addiction is significantly increased . Additionally ... Medicine. (2017). Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care . ... 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 ...

    ... ? Methadone is an opiate and, like many drugs in this class, its use carries significant, inherent risk for abuse and addiction development. Because methadone is a longer-acting, relatively less potent opiate, it's ... 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 ...

    ... pills at once, or crushing them up to be snorted or injected) elicits more intense effects and increases the risk of complications. An estimated 1.9 million people in the United States are dependent on or abuse opioid ... 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 ...

    ... Engineering, and Medicine. (2017). Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic: Balancing Societal and Individual Benefits and Risks of Prescription Opioid Use . Vuong, Zen. (2017). Keck School of Medicine of USC: From pill ... 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 ...

    ... the part of the brain responsible for breathing, and one of the big threats opioid painkillers pose is the risk of slowed or restricted breathing. 2,5 When opioids are taken in high doses, a possible overdose can lead ... 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 ...

    ... of sober peers. Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine. (2017). Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care . Medline Plus. Is Percocet Addictive? Doctors prescribe Percocet to ... 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 ...

    ... . “Flu-like” symptoms including gastrointestinal upset and fever. Percocet Overdose People who abuse Percocet are also at risk of overdosing on the drug, which can be fatal. Symptoms of an overdose can include: Profound ... 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: ...

    ... an alarming number of individuals. ? Additionally, oxycodone use will put someone at risk for developing tolerance and dependence. People are at risk of these phenomena even when the medication is taken as prescribed and ... 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 ...

    ... Medicine. (2017). Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care . Medline ... a few questions you can ask to identify your risk: Have you found yourself shopping for doctors or healthcare ... 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 ...

    ... recovery process. Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine. (2017). Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care . Medline Plus. Is Hydrocodone Addictive? Doctors prescribe hydrocodone ... 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 ...

    ... When taken appropriately for pain relief, during limited periods of time—and when adhering to a physician prescription—the risk of opiate addiction is minimized; however, the drug is often misused . Visit our page on the ... continue reading
  • Opiate Alternatives: Doctor’s Got a Brand New Bag

    We have seen a staggering increase in both opiate painkiller and heroin abuse over the last decade. As people become dependent on opiates - physically and psychologically - a vicious cycle of misuse and abuse develops. We've got millions struggling ...

    ... include anti-inflammatory drugs, such as Aleve. The downside to these drugs, for older patients, is risk of organ toxicity, kidney or liver failure and ulcers. Cortiosteroids Steroids inhibit injured nerves to provide ... 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, ...

    ... Toolkit, which guides medical professionals on how they can recognize symptoms of opioid misuse and reduce the risk of death by identifying the signs of an overdose and reversing it with lifesaving opioid overdose drug ... 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 ...

    ... period. To help combat this issue, several states - including Rhode Island and Massachusetts - have decided to allow at-risk patients access to naloxone rescue kits without a prescription. Patients determined to be “at ... 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 ...

    ... abusing opiates , it is essential to understand the risks involved with an overdose. How An Overdose Causes Brain ... breathing and heart rate. As such, the most significant risk of an overdose is the lack of oxygen. An ... 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 ...

    ... experience the full strength of the drug by crushing and injecting the pills, significantly increasing the risk of overdose. Some signs and symptoms of an Opana overdose generally include a severe slowing of breathing ... continue reading
  • How Does Ibogaine Treat Opiate Addiction?

    Holly started using heroin when she was 18 - at 26, she was at the end of the line. Her whole life revolved around getting high. In the past, she had tried 12-step programs, counseling, in-patient rehab, and even drug-assisted therapy…it seemed ...

    ... Everyone Get Treatment? Reading about experiences like Holly's might make anyone ask this question. The problem is the risk associated with Ibogaine use. (Which is why it is still illegal in the U.S.) Ibogaine can cause ... 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 ...

    ... . The drug's street price is fairly low and its purity is high, making it much more appealing than the risk of cooking it up stateside. Some areas are being hit particularly hard with this surge in meth use. Last year ... continue reading
  • Here’s a Simple Way to Decrease Opiate Cravings

    We all know that getting enough sleep is important to your mood and overall health, but it also plays a crucial role in addiction recovery, too. According to a recent Penn State study , squeezing in enough shut-eye can actually lower drug cravings ...

    ... recruited 68 people from the Caron Treatment Center in Wernersville, Pennsylvania, to undergo assessments of relapse risk. Each of the 68 had recently completed medically-assisted opioid withdrawal and had been clean for ... 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 ...

    ... at The Scripps Research Institute recently developed an experimental vaccine that appears to significantly lower the risk of an overdose from prescription opioids. Using laboratory mice, the researchers found that the ... 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 ...

    ... opioid dependency are methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone . 20 Studies have shown that MAT helps reduce the risk of overdose and increase retention rates of patients in treatment. 28 Despite this, and due to various ... 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 ...

    ... for your addiction and be taught methods to reduce the risk of starting the abuse again. You'll also be ... Medicine. (2017). Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care . Medline ... 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 ...

    ... are not usually dangerous, withdrawing under medical supervision can help make you more comfortable and minimize the risk of relapse. When treating an OxyContin addiction, it is extremely important to find an addiction ... 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 ...

    ... work, when to take them and, even, viable alternatives to them - people are unable to weigh the risks and benefits prior to their decision to take them. Even people prescribed them may not understand their potential for ... 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 ...

    ... intense high with a rapid onset. Using Opana in alternate ways such as injection not only increases other health risks, such as exposure to HIV, but may also expedite the development of addiction. What are the Signs of ... 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 ...

    ... body's natural ability to manage pain and experience pleasure . Abusing Opana may also increase your risk of developing mental health issues , such as opioid-induced depressive disorder and anxiety disorder. Today can ... continue reading
  • Opana Abuse

    Opana is the trade name for the prescription medication, oxymorphone, a semi-synthetic opioid painkiller. In various formulations, oxymorphone has been available on the US pharmaceutical market since 1959. In 2006, the FDA approved two new ...

    ... due to Opana just one year later (DEA, 2013). Opana abuse via injectable routes is a growing concern. The risk of co-infection of hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS is high among users. The reformulated version of the drug can be ... continue reading
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