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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, ...

    ... rate. Elevated blood pressure. Rapid heart rate. Treatment for Tramadol Addiction Getting treatment for a ... you safe and comfortable while detoxing from tramadol. Withdrawal from opioids like tramadol is not often life ... 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. There were 3,400 deaths related to ...

    ... in blood pressure. Cold, clammy skin, indicating your body is going into shock. A barely detectable pulse. Coma. If you or someone you know struggles with an addiction to methadone or abuses the drug, call our treatment ... 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 ...

    ... to other opioid withdrawal symptoms and include 1 : Insomnia. Restlessness. Teary eyes and runny nose. Sweating. Chills. High levels of pain. Weakness. Cramps. Nausea. Vomiting. Diarrhea. Elevated blood pressure and ... continue reading
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  • 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 ...

    ... Is ACTIQ Harmful? Yes. Despite its usefulness in the treatment of pain that cannot be controlled with other measures for ... continue using. A non-opioid medication originally used for blood pressure called clonidine that can ... 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 ...

    ... people were dependent on or addicted to prescription opioids 5 . Signs and Symptoms Of Roxicodone Abuse ... The cardiovascular system . The substance will reduce blood pressure and slow the heart rate. When the substance ... 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 ...

    ... of Vicodin Since Vicodin contains hydrocodone - an opioid substance - the drug will lead to effects ... 888-744-0069 Who Answers? to get information on potential treatment options. Long Term Effects of Vicodin In the long- ... 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 ...

    ... many need to commence with addiction treatment. It may only be administered ... opioid antagonist that blocks the pleasurable effects of Demerol to promote abstinence. Clonidine is typically prescribed for high blood pressure ... 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 ...

    ... blood pressure, but now the substance is used as an adjunct to the opioid tapering process to terminate methadone use. Detoxification treatment ... the case, detox is only the first step, so additional treatment will be ... 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 ...

    ... include: 1 Respiratory depression. Low blood pressure. Pain. Fever. Indigestion. Diarrhea. ... required. 2 If you suspect that a person may have overdosed on opioids, right away call 911. Do not leave the person before first ... 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 ...

    ... used narcotic pain relievers such as Dilaudid and other opioid analgesics (painkillers)that were not prescribed to them ( ... Hoarse voice. Loss of consciousness. Blood pressure changes Slowed breathing. Seizures. Dilaudid ... 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 ...

    ... treatment of high blood pressure, this medication can help reduce certain symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Since this is not an opioid ... a monthly injection (Vivitrol). Opiate Detox Detoxification generally refers to the body ... 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 ...

    ... heart rate and significant hypotension (low blood pressure). The acetaminophen in Vicodin will produce ... may be given an overdose treatment drug called naloxone—essentially an opioid antidote to manage adverse reactions ... 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 ...

    ... a chronic health condition that must be managed with treatment , often indefinitely. As key areas of the ... the joints. Increased blood pressure. Anxiety. Irritability. Insomnia. Restlessness. Detox programs can help you ... 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 ...

    ... Excessive sweating. Itching. Changes in blood pressure. Slowed breathing rate. Heart rate ... treatment helps to ease the stress of detox and pave the way for addiction treatment. Post-Detox Treatment Post-detox treatment ... 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 ...

    ... blood pressure). Tachycardia (raised heart rate). If you're concerned that you've developed an addiction to Opana and would like to seek treatment, the first step would be finding a place that can help you detox from ... 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 ...

    ... to an individual's to heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature . Patients taking ... Treatment for addiction to tramadol , like other opioids, begins with the process of detoxification , or detox . Professional detox ... 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 ...

    ... heart rate / cardiac arrest. Drop in blood pressure. Uncontrollable vomiting. Markedly constricted pupils that don ... . Once you've safely detoxed under medical supervision, your treatment will generally shift to helping ... 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 ...

    ... the individual's vital signs—such as breathing, blood pressure, temperature, and heart rate—will be monitored ... initial detox period, then through a structured treatment program, and beyond to aftercare. Treatment program ... continue reading
  • Methadone Withdrawal

    Methadone is a prescription opioid medication primarily used for the treatment of opioid addiction and dependence. When used in this manner, it is highly controlled and only dispensed from locations that meet high standards to monitor use 1,2,3 . ...

    ... opioid dependence. One option will be clonidine 8 . This substance, normally used as a blood pressure medication ... to prevent relapse 8 . A common treatment with methadone detox is to gradually reduce the dose of ... 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 ...

    ... a number of side effects, including: Lowered blood pressure. Confusion. Dizziness. Itchy skin. Extreme ... overdose death related to an opioid analgesic; 9 people are admitted for addiction treatment. 35 more are admitted to ... 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” ...

    ... bumps. Dilated pupils. Hypertension (high blood pressure). Seizures. Tachycardia (rapid heart rate ... Help for Prescription Opiate Addiction Detox and Medication-Assisted Treatment Medications can help with detoxification ... 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 ...

    ... and endorsed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for the treatment of opioid addiction. Supervised detox centers exist in isolation or they may be one component of care in a longer ... 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 ...

    ... 11,12 They are commonly used for the treatment of chronic health problems—including arthritis and lupus—as ... kidney problems, high blood pressure, fluid retention, and other allergic reactions. 11,12 Opioids (also known as ... 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, ...

    ... , 15, 18, 19 Since quitting or cutting back on opioid use can lead to uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, many people begin treatment by attending a detox that can provide proper care and management of withdrawal symptoms ... 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 ...

    ... at a higher rate than any other legal or illicit opioid 1 . In 2011, nearly 30,000 emergency department visits ... 6 : Vomiting. Pinpoint pupils. Low blood pressure. Dizziness or lightheadedness. Confusion. Severely reduced ... 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 ...

    ... Low blood pressure ... detox or treatment center. Some people discharge with a referral to or information about other treatment opportunities. Preventing Codeine Overdose Prevention is the best approach to addressing opioid ... 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, ...

    ... 1-888-744-0069 Who Answers? to find the right treatment center for you. Can Snorting Fentanyl Cause an Overdose? Yes ... pains. Diarrhea. Nausea and vomiting. Higher blood pressure and irregular heart rate. Fever, chills, ... 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 ...

    ... fentanyl (an opioid much more ... blood pressure and decreased pulse rate. Severe respiratory depression or complete inability to breathe. Seizure. Extreme drowsiness and/or loss of consciousness. Coma. With proper treatment ... continue reading
  • New Experimental Opioid Makes Some Awfully Big Promises

    For many, getting hooked on opioids starts innocently enough. Typically, it's a way to find relief from chronic pain. But the feeling of euphoria - or “high” - that accompanies each dose is ultimately what keeps users coming back for more, ...

    ... 181 - is as effective as existing long-acting opioids, according to Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Stephen ... faster the drug enters the brain - across the blood-brain barrier - the more dopamine is released,” Doberstein ... 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 ...

    ... get the same effects. For some opioid effects, tolerance develops non-uniformly, ... treatment. Once medical care arrives, the person will be carefully monitored for any irregularities in breathing, heart rate, blood pressure ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Ultram Use

    Ultram has been found to be far more addictive and dangerous than previously thought. Ultram (trade name: tramadol ) is an opiate analgesic typically prescribed for pain that is moderate to moderately severe. When introduced, it was regarded as ...

    ... . Agitation. Rapid heart rate. Fluctuating blood pressure. Loss of coordination. Gastrointestinal upset. ... using in order to escape the discomfort. Addiction Treatment After detox, you'll begin the real process of recovery ... 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 . ...

    ... Agitation. Confusion. Increased heart rate and blood pressure. Fever. Constipation. Constricted pupils. Dizziness ... counselors can help you get the most effective treatment for Tussionex addiction, and get you started on ... 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 ...

    ... , Ginsberg, & Barkin, 2002). The abuse of opioid drugs like Demerol is dangerous because it can easily ... articles: Overview on Effects of Demerol Use Overview on Detox from Painkillers To share your story or talk to others ... 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, ...

    ... : Vomiting. Lightheadedness. Tiny, unreactive pupils. Low blood pressure. Pale skin. Blue-like color to lips and ... medical help right away. Afraid of opioid withdrawal? Learn how detox can help. Risk Factors Choosing not ... 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 ...

    ... signs—such as heart rate, breathing, blood pressure, and temperature—will be carefully monitored and ... to begin the recovery journey . Treatment programs to help people struggling with opioid abuse may save a person's life ... 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) ...

    ... treatment of moderate to severe pain that cannot be managed by other pain medicines or non-pharmacologic options. Hydromorphone is an opioid ... . Cold flashes. Sweating. Increased blood pressure and heart rate. Addiction is ... 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, ...

    ... confusion, convulsions, dizziness, drowsiness, low blood pressure and slow heartbeat. 7 Heroin: Made ... Need for Treatment Is Rising …practitioners have at their disposal more tools than ever to treat opioid dependence. Yet ... continue reading
  • Ultram Abuse

    What Is Ultram? Abuse of Ultram is rising, with many users taking excessive doses in order to simulate the euphoric effects of other stronger opiates. Ultram, the trade name for tramadol, is a synthetic opiate pain reliever prescribed for moderate ...

    ... changes such as confusion. Agitation. Increased blood pressure. Withdrawal Symptoms The effects of tramadol are ... tramadol user through detox, and help ensure completion of the process prior to recovery treatment. It's ... continue reading
  • Codeine Abuse

    Overview of Codeine Abuse Codeine addiction is a widespread, far-reaching problem that spans across ages, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. Codeine is an opiate drug often found in prescription-strength cough syrups, or in a combination ...

    ... judgment. Depression. Drastic lowering of blood pressure. Slowed heart rate. Liver malfunction ... in oxygenated blood to the brain and other vital organs can lead to seizures or even death . Addiction Treatment If you ... 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 ...

    ... effects may include respiratory depression, low blood pressure, impaired blood circulation, and shock. Actiq use can ... notorious focal point of the opioid addiction crisis. Addiction Treatment When a person struggling with ... 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 ...

    ... vital signs (breathing, temperature, pulse, and blood pressure) will be carefully monitored 5 . In ... 's not too late to prevent overdose. Getting professional addiction treatment can have a major impact on an abuser's life, ... 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 ...

    ... . Constipation. Drowsiness or sedation. Low blood pressure. Flushing. Mood changes. Rare adverse side ... Treatment may be conducted in places such as inpatient facilities, outpatient facilities or residential settings. Detox ... 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 ...

    ... rate of overdose deaths caused by natural and semi-synthetic opioids like morphine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone was 3.8 per ... detox program can help you get through this challenging stage safely. Outpatient 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, ...

    ... 11 . In fact, people with a history of snorting opioids were 3 times more likely to overdose 11 . This occurs ... acute symptoms of withdrawal. After detox, tramadol addiction treatment may begin and will include behavioral ... 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 ...

    ... using opioids far beyond the point where it's no longer “fun.” Simply put, withdrawal feels bad. But there are ways to make it easier and to help prevent relapse. You can seek treatment from a substance detox/treatment ... 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, ...

    ... life and death for a suffering individual. Discover how treatment can help you begin again. Risk Factors Abusing ... person's heart rate, breathing, temperature, blood pressure, and other vital signs will be closely ... 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 ...

    ... drugs don't make your pain go away, they just change the experience of pain. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. The FDA approves this powerful ... 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, ...

    ... Constricted/pinpoint pupils. Hypotension (low blood pressure). Fatigue. Weak pulse. Slowed/ ... abuse. You don't have to make these decisions alone. Treatment admissions specialists are standing by 24 hours a day, seven days ... 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 ...

    ... 44 people die each and every day as a result of respiratory arrest brought on by prescription opioid overdose. The opioids depress your breathing, bring on heavy sedation and make it impossible to wake up. What's more ... continue reading
  • Yay or Nay: Is the Opioid Epidemic a Conspiracy?

    'Epidemic': Affecting a disproportionately large number of individuals within a population. Opioid Epidemic Statistics Each day, 2.1 million people in the U.S. abuse opioids. The CDC reports that 165,000 Americans died from prescription ...

    ... the med-makers. The full-force of the pharmaceutical industry has been felt in multiple states on multiple opioid-related issues. A few examples: A proposed bill in Tennessee was designed to reduce the number of newborns ... 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 ...

    ... an American Addiction Centers (AAC) resource and a leading provider in opioid detox and recovery. If you are seeking help for yourself or a loved, then consider treatment at an AAC facility. You can reach us by phone 1 ... 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 ...

    ... heart rate and breathing. Drop in blood pressure. Loss of consciousness. Coma. Acetaminophen Nausea ... 1-888-744-0069 Who Answers? to discuss your treatment options. Key Statistics Norco abuse is an increasingly prevalent ... 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 ...

    ... , commission-happy sales reps and policy-makers. Today, the U.S. is still embroiled in a rampant epidemic of opioid addiction . Although OxyContin may not be the epidemic's drug of choice any longer, there are a select ... 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. ...

    ... drug paraphernalia tucked above the tiles. One even trained his baristas to use naloxone, the drug that reverses an opioid overdoses . Still, there's very little guidance on this issue. And with it being against the law ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Dextromethorphan Use

    Abusers of DXM often underestimate the dangerous effects of DXM, as it is advertised as safe for use. However, its safety for use in therapeutic doses does not translate to safety for recreational use. Dextromethorphan (DXM or DM) is commonly used ...

    ... cocaine can cause a dangerous rise in blood pressure and heart rate. Dextromethorphan Short-term ... help to get through the process, consider detoxing and seeking treatment in an inpatient rehabilitation facility where you ... 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 ...

    ... judgment. Sexual dysfunction. Respiratory problems. Blood borne disease like HIV (associated with ... or outpatient treatment will be recommended. Detox is appropriate when the goal is to end all forms of opioid use ... 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 ...

    ... suffering from an addiction to prescription opioids were 19 times more likely to ... treatment may progress in this order: The first stage of OxyContin rehab is withdrawal or detox . Supervised, medication-assisted detox ... 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), ...

    ... why the sudden turn-about? Digging for the Truth The DEA defines tramadol as a “centrally acting opioid analgesic.” Centrally acting refers to its interaction with the central nervous system, while analgesic simply means ... 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 ...

    ... , interventions like those you see on TV — emotional pressure applied by friends and family members — have not been ... medically assisted treatment (MAT). MAT is a proven method of treatment for opioids and is supported ... continue reading
  • Opana Abuse

    With chronic use of Opana, users may develop a tolerance to the drug - spurring a pattern of continuously taking more and more of the drug to experience the same effects. Opana is the trade name for the prescription medication, oxymorphone, a ...

    ... any euphoric effects of opioids. The long-acting, injectable version of this drug is called Vivitrol and is administered via injection on a monthly basis. Post-Detox Treatment Addiction treatment post-detox may occur on ... 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 ...

    ... , oxycodone also has significant potential for abuse and addiction. Like all opiates, it works by binding to opioid receptors in the brain and spinal cord, and these receptors are responsible for both: Although the US ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Opiates on the Body

    Share on Twitter Share on Facebook They're potent, they're dangerous - and they could be in your medicine cabinet. In 2012, 259 million prescriptions for painkillers, such as Vicodin , OxyContin , and Opana, were written in the U.S. When used ...

    ... opiate abuse to mount - call to speak with a compassionate treatment support specialist at 1-888-744-0069 Who Answers? , ... congress/2014/americas-addiction-to-opioids-heroin-prescription-drug-abuse http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih. ... 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 ...

    ... Rapid pulse rate. Hypertension (raised blood pressure). Insomnia. Loss of appetite. ... please call 1-888-744-0069 Who Answers? to discuss treatment options. Our trained representatives will listen to you and get ... 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 ...

    ... to speak to a treatment support specialist about rehab options. Withdrawal Treatment Opioid withdrawal syndrome refers to a ... users can benefit from a professional detox program. Detox programs can help people slowly wean ... 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 ...

    ... /shallow breathing. Hypotension (low blood pressure). Twitching muscles. Nausea and vomiting ... addictive on its own, even as it is used in the treatment of heroin dependence. The good news is that methadone is relatively ... 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 ...

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  • 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 ...

    ... to understand the risks involved with an overdose. How An Overdose Causes Brain Damage Opiates and opioids (heroin, morphine, OxyContin, Fentanyl) are depressants, meaning the drugs slow down your breathing and heart ... 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 ...

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  • 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 ...

    ... detox program or an inpatient rehab program that incorporates supervised detox. Depending on the severity of your opioid ... the reason you began using opioids, you will need to work with your treatment team to find less ... 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 ...

    ... There are several options for treating oxycodone dependence. The first phase of treatment will often involve medical detoxification . Opioid detox ideally should be managed with the help of a medical team, as withdrawal ... continue reading
  • Prescription Painkiller FAQ

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  • 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, ...

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  • Opioid Addiction: Signs and Addiction Treatment

    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 ...

    ... efforts, such as inpatient or outpatient opioid addiction rehab facilities, support groups, and various types of aftercare following the initial treatment period. Detox Detox is often the first step in the recovery ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Loved One with a Dilaudid Addiction

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    ... supervision at a detox facility, hospital, or treatment center. Some detox programs will not offer ... : U.S. National Library of Medicine. (2017). Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part ... 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 ...

    ... detox program or an inpatient rehab program that incorporates supervised detox. Depending on the severity of your opioid ... the reason you began using opioids, you will need to work with your treatment team to find less ... 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 ...

    ... for the management of opioid dependence or addiction (depending on the drug). Involves different stages of treatment including: Induction stage— focused on getting steady blood levels of the medication. Stabilization ... continue reading
  • What Is Lean? (Purple Drank) – Codeine

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    ... with opioid dependence are so uncomfortable, many people choose to go through withdrawal in an inpatient detox setting and continue on with a longer duration of addiction treatment. As part of a medical detox protocol ... continue reading
  • Opioid Hotlines

    Call Now 1-888-744-0069 Who Answers? Heroin and prescription painkiller medications are addictive narcotic drugs that are classified as opioids because they either directly derive from or are synthesized to resemble opiate alkaloid substances ...

    ... people who are seeking help: How do I know if I am addicted to opiates? What kinds of treatments are available for opioid use disorder? Will I have go through detox? Can I do this on an outpatient basis? How long will ... 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 ...

    ... after detox is complete to help maintain sobriety. As part of a medication-assisted treatment approach, medications are used in combination with therapy, rather than alone. Medications to help manage opioid dependence ... 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 ...

    ... effects of opioids (to deter future use) or by treating any co-occurring mental health issues. Behavioral therapies . Beginning at the conclusion of detox, behavioral therapies refer to a collection of treatments aimed ... 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 ...

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  • The Effects of Opioid Use

    Are Opioids Harmful? Opioids are a class of drugs that include prescription painkillers such as oxycodone (Oxycontin), hydrocodone (Vicodin), codeine , and morphine ; synthetic opioids including fentanyl ; and the illegal drug heroin . 1,2 ...

    ... 1 in 4 patients receiving long-term opioid treatment struggles with opioid addiction. 4 Opiates and Dopamine Opiates initiate ... . Severe cravings. Successful treatment often includes supervised detox to maximize comfort 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 ...

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  • 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 ...

    ... the same family as morphine and oxycodone; like many other opioid substances, it has a high potential to lead to dependency ... attend the program spend a few hours at the treatment center before going home, going to work or ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Fentanyl Use

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    ... person who uses fentanyl and doesn't have an opioid tolerance is risking his health. In other words, a ... Treatment Treatment for fentanyl typically has two components: 1) detox and 2) therapy/ongoing rehabilitation. Detox ... 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 ...

    ... , therapy in an inpatient or outpatient setting, and aftercare; however, treatment plans will vary according to the individual. Detox Roxicodone is a potent opioid medication, so those who've become dependent on it will ... continue reading
  • Opiate Relapse

    Opiate abuse and addiction has become an epidemic with a vast impact on the health and welfare of individuals and societies worldwide 1 . The statistics provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse offer a snapshot of the epidemic that helps to ...

    ... the development of opioid dependence resolve within days or weeks after detox—effectively reducing ... help to keep you safe in the short-term. Going to Treatment After a Relapse If you or a loved one have recently relapsed ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Painkillers Addict

    Help for Painkiller Addicts Addiction is characterized by compulsive use despite the knowledge that it's affecting your life in a myriad of negative ways. Painkillers are routinely prescribed in the United States for the management of pain , but not ...

    ... . Once detox is complete, addiction treatment will begin in earnest. Effective treatment is individualized ... overdoses in 2013. More than 16,000 of these involved opioid painkillers. With this in mind, it's clear that ... 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 user's life, recovery is possible with the proper addiction treatment. Opioid addiction treatment typically starts with medical detox and stabilization, which involves a supervised, medication-managed withdrawal from ... continue reading
  • The Effects of OxyContin Use

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

    ... opiate alkaloids found in the opium poppy . As an opioid, it can produce a euphoric high, a key ... treatment plan will follow. Options include, but are not limited to: detox, inpatient treatment, and outpatient treatment. ... 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 ...

    ... treatment and recovery today. First, like heroin, codeine, and all other opiate analgesics, tramadol binds to opioid ... use of tramadol by first going to a detox center. The process of detoxification allows patients 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 ...

    ... dependence and addiction . As one struggles with opioid addiction, compulsive misuse of the drugs can cause ... Loss of consciousness. Coma. Percocet Abuse Treatment Supervised detox can be an effective way to initiate treat ... continue reading
  • Oxycodone Abuse

    What Is Oxycodone? Those addicted to prescription opiates like oxycodone are 40 times more likely to develop a heroin abuse problem. ? Oxycodone is a pain-relieving drug that is prescribed frequently to address moderate to severe pain. The substance ...

    ... opioids. Also, like other opiate and opioid ... detox is complete, patients can be referred to a number of treatment options such as: Residential rehabilitation. Outpatient treatment. Mental health/dual diagnosis treatment ... 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 ...

    ... Medicine, recruited 68 people from the Caron Treatment Center in Wernersville, Pennsylvania, to undergo assessments ... addiction recovery. And with the number of opioid-related overdoses having quadrupled since 1999, this ... continue reading
  • Are Prescription Painkillers as Addictive as Heroin?

    The Link Between Painkillers and Heroin Common Prescription Opioids Vicodin . OxyContin . Percocet . Lortab . Norco . Tramadol . According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), in 2011, 4.2 million Americans aged 12 or over had used heroin ...

    ... an approach to recovery known as Medically-Assisted Treatment (MAT). Patients who receive MAT complete a supervised detox program that includes a tapering regimen of opioid medication, and tapering refers to a process of ... continue reading
  • Using Painkillers When Pregnant

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    ... is at the crux of outpatient treatment, most programs offer group therapy sessions several hours each week. Before considering going through withdrawal, detox, and/or rehab for opioid addiction, it is best to first ... 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 ...

    ... central nervous system through interaction with your body's numerous opioid receptors. As it is a pain reliever, hydrocodone does ... undergoing a detox process in a treatment center is frequently recommended. Detox centers ... 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 ...

    ... Injection Drug Epidemics in the United States: Building Systems for Prevention, Treatment and Control” is focused on finding solutions to the opioid crisis in rural regions, especially Appalachia. The goal is to partner ... 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 ...

    ... be developed into solutions to curb the nation's opioid epidemic . The most promising ideas will receive cash ... with an opioid use disorder . More than half of those struggling aren't receiving treatment. Clearly, ... 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 ...

    ... on a short-term basis. Ultram is a member of the opioid family of pain-relievers. It acts, in part, by binding ... . Hallucinations. Ultram Treatment Inpatient Treatment and Supervised Detox Ultram detoxification should ... continue reading
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