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  • 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), ...

    ... while taking tramadol. These side effects include: Vomiting Constipation Headache Nausea Drowsiness Dizziness Difficulty Breathing Depression Seizures People who stop taking it abruptly can experience withdrawal symptoms ... 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, ...

    ... rubbing of the nose. Getting Help for Tramadol Addiction When someone dependent on tramadol suddenly slows or quits using the drug, they will often undergo a very uncomfortable withdrawal syndrome marked by 2 : Flu-like ... 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 ...

    ... encourage continued use 2,3,4 . When take appropriately, it can be used to safely manage ... withdrawal. Tramadol withdrawal is often marked by flu-like symptoms and strong cravings for more tramadol 2,6 : Tramadol withdrawal ... 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, ...

    ... article will help you understand: What tramadol is. Signs of tramadol abuse. Symptoms of tramadol withdrawal and overdose. Treatment for tramadol addiction. What is Tramadol? Tramadol is an opioid analgesic prescribed to ... 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 ...

    ... they take over several days or weeks, to minimize the most uncomfortable symptoms of opiate withdrawal. Detox centers can also provide a safe environment for people experiencing symptoms specific to tramadol withdrawal ... 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 ...

    ... , many users experience physical dependence if they use tramadol for a long period of time. Their bodies adapt ... individual stops taking tramadol, they may become physically ill due to the onset of a withdrawal syndrome. ... 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 ... 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 ...

    ... your body can't get anything done without the medication. It's common for abusers to experience withdrawal symptoms when they don't take tramadol. This is because the body develops a chemical dependency to the drug. It ... 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 ...

    ... addiction , which indicates continual cravings for the drug and withdrawal symptoms when not using. Long- ... might have begun to take tramadol quite innocently, needing it long term for legitimate medical reasons, and ... 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 ...

    ... 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 ... likely to take something they don ... 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 ...

    ... , if it taken as directed it is thought to have a low potential for abuse; however, incidence of Ultram abuse is higher than originally suspected, and cessation of use tends to produce withdrawal symptoms that indicate ... continue reading
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  • 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 ...

    ... and dangers because users may not see any harm in taking the medication for non-medical purposes. Sources http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_chem_info/tramadol.pdf http://www.who.int/medicines/areas/quality_safety/6 ... 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, ...

    ... effects. Tolerance can cause the user to take increasing doses, which further increases their risk of overdosing. Relapse is another major risk factor for tramadol overdose. When a recovering person relapses, they ... 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 ...

    ... sleep as a result of chronic pain, many people seek solace in sleeping pills. The problem is that taking sleeping pills on top of opioid medications can kill you. Watching the Brain Channel The high number of deaths ... 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 ...

    ... damage. The Effects of Hypoxic Brain Damage It only takes three to five minute of oxygen deprivation to cause a ... to begin circulating oxygen to the brain. While waiting for help to arrive, tilt the victim's head back, ... 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 ...

    ... . Each of the 68 had recently completed medically-assisted opioid withdrawal and had been clean for about 10 to 14 days before starting the study. For nearly two weeks, patients recorded details about their sleep quality ... 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 ...

    ... such as naloxone could have immediately reversed the symptoms, but he hadn't felt comfortable asking his doctor for the prescription required to pick it up at a pharmacy. His friends frantically called 911 and paramedics ... 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 ...

    ... 's reformulation may have succeeded in some small measure, OxyContin abusers simply adapted to the market by searching for a new, easier drug to inject or snort. Not surprisingly, Opana has since become a street-favorite ... 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 ...

    ... might think. This avalanche is a deadly onslaught of opioids . In 2014, the seven Appalachian states accounted for more than a fifth of nationwide opioid-related deaths . West Virginia, with a population of 1.85 million ... 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 ...

    ... drug can cause. In this manner, it can reduce withdrawal symptoms and lower cravings and, in most cases, will be ... abuse of the drug. For those addicted to opioids, the drug tends to eventually take priority over all else. ... 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 ...

    ... will need to continue taking it in order to avoid withdrawal symptoms. The avoidance of withdrawal symptoms is a significant contributor to continued use and makes it extremely difficult for addicted individuals to stop ... 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 ...

    ... methamphetamine combined. And because the DEA report shows that more than half of these users are getting their pills for free from family and friends, it's a health hazard that shows no sign of slowing down. In addition ... 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 announced September 2018, and product phase winners will be announced August 2019. The total prize pool for these two phases exceeds $6.5 million. Ohio officials are seeking additional sponsors to continue to expand ... 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 ...

    ... hungry for more. Ibogaine takes the hunger away by taking receptors back to their pre-heroin state. Called an “addiction interrupter,” Ibogaine simply interrupts the chemical addiction, so it removes withdrawal and ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Dilaudid Use

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

    ... upon cutting down or stopping use (see below). Withdrawal Treatment Withdrawal symptoms usually begin within hours after the last dose of Dilaudid and may persist for several days or weeks. Symptoms include: Loss of ... 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 ...

    ... is sold illegally, and it is highly sought after because it produces heroin-like effects 1 and can be cheap for manufacturers to make. On the street, it is sold under various names, such as “China Girl” and “China White ... 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 ...

    ... be taken through a very gradual withdrawal period. This is often much less painful than full withdrawal and ... an Oxycontin addict , call our 24/7 hotline at for more information. Related Articles: How to Help an OxyContin ... 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, ...

    ... an increase in the number of people who reported using opioids for more than 200 days. The slight decrease in nonmedical opioid ... to be improving much.” Additional Reading: Taking Action: How to Intervene During an Overdose ... continue reading
  • Codeine Abuse

    Overview of Codeine Abuse Codeine is an opiate drug often found in prescription-strength cough syrups, or in a combination formulation with various other analgesics (for example, with acetaminophen - under the brand name Tylenol 3). It is used ...

    ... , can lead to difficult and unpleasant withdrawal symptoms including: Sweating and chills. Malaise ... people pay up to $200 per bottle to obtain cough syrup for illegal use. Signs and Symptoms of Abuse If you think someone ... 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 ...

    ... , which involves a supervised, medication-managed withdrawal from the drug. 5 In addition, there ... assessment to see why the opioid was taken in the first place—be it for prescription use or nonmedical misuse. If the ... 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 ...

    ... were observed, 100 of whom were addicted to opioids for at least a year and 50 healthy participants with no ... you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, take action today. Our toll-free helpline can connect you ... 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, ...

    ... Natural opiates come from the dried “milk” of the poppy plant and include opium, morphine and codeine. Heroin, for example, is made from the sap-like opium of poppy plants. Once cultivated, the opium resin is refined to ... 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 ...

    ... 2014. This is twice the number from 2010. By 2015, this number had risen to nearly 4,900 deaths for the year. Based on what federal officials have learned from the spread of opioids, they suspect methamphetamine use will ... 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 ...

    ... Others may start taking fentanyl as prescribed, but become dependent on it. Fentanyl is often sought out for illicit purposes ... Seizures. Mental Effects Paranoia. Social withdrawal. Lack of motivation. Delusions and ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Demerol Addict

    If you suspect that a loved one is abusing Demerol or you know someone who is trying to quit using, there are ways that you can help. How to Approach an Addict It is important to understand how to address the situation in a supportive manner. Here ...

    ... , to help people cope with cravings and withdrawal. MAT refers to the combination of medications with ... the US. While Demerol can be safely used when taken exactly as prescribed, it produces pleasurable effects that may ... 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, ...

    ... for more, eventually leading to abuse and addiction. But what if those euphoric effects were taken ... steps with the agency in the near future. They're also looking for a partner to sell the drug, if and when it's approved ... 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 ...

    ... with the potential for full-fledged addiction. Once your body builds up a tolerance, you will have to take more and more ... and risk a deadly overdose. Methylphenidate Withdrawal Treatment If you are addicted to ... 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 ...

    ... be in your medicine cabinet. In 2012, 259 million prescriptions for painkillers, such as Vicodin , OxyContin , and Opana, were ... toxicity is an undeniable risk of taking excessive doses of many prescription painkillers ... 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 ...

    ... more good than harm to the thousands of people who take it. It is easy to reduce dosages, and it ... for more information. [quizBuddy quiz=”Methadone Effects” question=”6″] Methadone Withdrawal Treatment Methadone withdrawal ... 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 ...

    ... on the nervous system. Additionally, when Vicodin is taken in excess to the point that it markedly slows breathing ... intense cravings for the drug that are common during withdrawal-helping to minimize the risk for relapse ... 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 ...

    ... Do they keep things hidden from their customers? Let's take a look at some facts and figures, then you can decide ... created to limit the initial prescription of opioids for acute pain to seven days, making addiction less ... 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. ...

    ... the people who overdosed. How Do Business Owners Take Back Public Restrooms Using public restrooms to do ... an overdose occurrence. It would have a biohazard box for needles and bloodied swabs. It would also be monitored ... 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 ...

    ... fatal overdose, as the researchers found that it took much longer for the drug to impart its toxicity. If this ... methadone and buprenorphine (Suboxone) to relieve withdrawal cravings for opioids. Thus, this vaccine is a ... 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 ...

    ... your options for treatment and recovery today. Is Withdrawal Dangerous? Opiate withdrawal is not ... currently struggling with opiate use, abuse, or dependence, taking steps toward treatment can be a great decision. Call ... 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 ...

    ... at the same dose, which can drive the individual to take more. 12 Actiq should not be prescribed to individuals who ... or reduce symptoms of withdrawal.(These do not count as diagnostic symptoms for opioid use disorder if a ... 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 ...

    ... effects. Many users experience a strong sense of euphoria when taking the drug. Users may swallow the drug in pill or ... consequences. Symptoms of Demerol Withdrawal Demerol withdrawal can be uncomfortable, but it ... 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 ...

    ... Prescription Watch the 3-min clip from the video below for the story of one man who was prescribed Percocet in ... be controlled in a way to help prevent full withdrawal symptoms, reduce cravings and reduce the risks of ... 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: ...

    ... at risk for developing tolerance and dependence. People are at risk of these phenomena even when the medication is taken as ... ? ? ? Oxycodone Abuse Treatment The withdrawal symptoms of oxycodone can be quite uncomfortable ... 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 ...

    ... once buying pills on the street becomes too costly. For those who think the opiate epidemic is much ado about ... in physical pain, advocating for the best care possible may be necessary. And taking a prescription opioid may ... 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 ...

    ... more than 18,000 people were treated in emergency departments for problems associated with its abuse in 2011 2 . ... to overdose. Dependence and Withdrawal Over time and often after taking increased doses, the user will ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Norco Addict

    Help for Norco Addicts Hear from others who have loved ones facing addiction. Norco is an opiate prescription medication commonly used to provide relief from moderate to severe symptoms of pain, such as that which accompanies dental work or surgery. ...

    ... Obsession with the drug. Excessive sleepiness. Withdrawal symptoms when Norco use stops. Altering the prescribed dose (taking more than what is prescribed). Using the drug for recreation or without a prescription. Using ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Fentanyl Addict

    Fentanyl is an opiate narcotic used to relieve severe pain, such as breakthrough cancer pain. It is extremely potent - 50-100 times more potent than morphine and 30-50 times more potent than heroin . Fentanyl is often mixed with heroin or cocaine ...

    ... (especially with other drugs) can be deadly. Help for an Addict Fentanyl addiction needs to be addressed as ... you need to take larger and larger amounts to feel the same effects). You experience withdrawal symptoms when ... continue reading
  • Dextromethorphan Abuse

    Overview of Dextromethorphan Abuse What Is DXM? Dextromethorphan (DXM or DM) is a cough suppressant and opioid derivative used in more than 100 over-the-counter medicines. Dextromethorphan is safe for ingestion and not habit-forming when taken as ...

    ... -counter medicines. Dextromethorphan is safe for ingestion and not habit-forming when taken as directed ; however, illicit ... Hyperthermia. Respiratory depression. Coma. Withdrawal Symptoms Typically, someone who has been ... 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 ...

    ... intense withdrawal symptoms, detox and inpatient rehab programs are great options for someone suffering ... than not, teens will obtain the drug by accepting or taking it from family members and/or friends who have or can ... 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 ...

    ... to stop using the drug gradually in order to avoid withdrawal discomfort. 6 One of the best-known side effects ... Naturally, taking the drug in nonstandard ways increases its side effects. The body is not, for example, ... 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 ...

    ... aches, sore throats, and fever—and is often used for mild to moderate pain. 11 Acetaminophen poses a threat to ... a person dependent on a drug stops taking it, they will experience withdrawal symptoms. 2,9 Addiction is a ... 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 ...

    ... symptoms. Even though the symptoms of withdrawal are not usually dangerous, withdrawing under ... take care of yourself and proactively work to prevent relapse. Attending peer support groups , for example, is a useful way for ... 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 ...

    ... opioids are responsible for the analgesic (pain-relieving) properties that make them medicinal, taking too much of ... that it will not function well (will go into withdrawal) when the drug is not provided at the usual dose ... 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 ...

    ... fatal. Overdose and death can occur when Dilaudid is taken in high doses or when combined with other central ... to have lost important possessions. Asking for money. Social withdrawal. Weight loss or gain. Lethargy. ... 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 ...

    ... prove dangerous and even fatal. Misuse of the pills (for example, taking too many pills at once, or crushing them up to ... : The first stage of OxyContin rehab is withdrawal or detox . Supervised, medication-assisted detox ... 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, ...

    ... to take your next dose. Because of this, many users are afraid to begin the r ecovery process. Withdrawal ... hydrocodone recreationally at some point. Teen Vicodin Abuse For many teens, it is easier to steal Vicodin ... 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 ...

    ... Take our online confidential survey . Short-Term Effects When taken as prescribed, oxycodone can be a very effective painkiller. However, for ... dependence. Withdrawal Treatment There are several options for treating ... 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 ...

    ... times the potency of morphine. It is used solely for the management of moderate to severe, chronic pain but ... psychological changes when use is terminated (withdrawal symptoms). Taking more of the substance than directed. ... continue reading
  • Lortab Abuse

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

    ... for the drug hydrocodone. Lortab is a semi-synthetic opiate that, in large does, produces similar effects to that of OxyContin . Taken ... and mentally and cause severe withdrawal symptoms when use is interrupted or ... 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: ...

    ... the drug (needing more and more to experience the same intended effects). Cravings for the drug. Symptoms of withdrawal when not using DXM. “Megadosing” (taking large doses) of DMX on a regular basis can quickly lead to ... 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 . ...

    ... of well-being and can lead to dependence if taken for an extended period of time 1,2 . If ... drug to achieve the desired effect or high. Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when Tussionex use is suddenly stopped or decreased. ... 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 ...

    ... take some basic steps: Addiction and Treatment One of the first steps to achieving treatment for an addiction is supervised detoxification . While detoxing from opioid pain relievers isn't usually dangerous, withdrawal ... continue reading
  • Vicodin Addiction

    Vicodin addiction creates a variety of negative consequences for every person. The consequences of Vicodin use can be costly, both physically and emotionally. Like many other drugs of its kind, it is caused by the desire to enhance ones mood or at ...

    ... the drug as withdrawal will occur and is very dangerous to manage without medical help. Call for a referral to ... the program. Addiction Treatment Centers Vicodin Addiction can take away the things in life that you love most ... 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 ...

    ... pharmaceutical. When taken as prescribed, and under proper supervision, the potential for an addictive euphoric rush, the risks of negative side effects, and the risk of unpleasant withdrawal symptoms are minimized ... 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 ...

    ... professional treatment is often recommended to manage withdrawal symptoms and increase the comfort of the ... found yourself shopping for doctors or healthcare providers to give you more? Are you taking the substance without ... 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 ...

    ... Hydrocodone? Taking hydrocodone for a long time causes the body to form a chemical dependency. When this occurs, your body may seem to function poorly without the medication. You might experience withdrawal symptoms or ... 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 ...

    ... . With longer acting drugs such as methadone, LAAM, or buprenorphine, symptoms may take anywhere from 1-2 days to present. 27 Withdrawal symptoms for short acting opioids usually peak within 1-3 days and taper off over ... 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 ...

    ... that you can remain pain-free for a sustained duration of time without having to take multiple pills. If you abuse ... from your body). To help manage unpleasant withdrawal symptoms you may be given certain FDA-approved ... 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 ...

    ... in a therapeutic alteration of pain perception. When taken in high doses, however, opioids may also have ... will act as if it needs the drug for baseline functioning. Opioid withdrawal symptoms include: 4, 9 Dysphoric mood. ... 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 ...

    ... heroin. For these reasons, methadone has proved useful in the management of the severe withdrawal symptoms ... doses than advised. While clinics generally require you to take the drug in the clinic initially, some users may ... 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) ...

    ... of the pain; it only makes the pain more bearable for the user. When the substance is injected or consumed orally, ... , physiological dependence, withdrawal, and addiction 3 . Tolerance is the need to take more of a ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Dextromethorphan Addict

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

    ... can help you get clean while having your withdrawal symptoms managed by a qualified professional. Inpatient ... works best for them. Help is out there for those who need it as long as they are willing to take the steps ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Codeine Addict

    Helping someone overcome an addiction is sometimes an arduous process, and recovery won't happen overnight. Addiction treatment takes time and often imposes stresses on both the abuser and the ones they love. While it may prove difficult, ...

    ... for cough and pain relief. The drug itself is addictive - that is, repeated use can lead to dependency and withdrawal ... the Signs of Addiction? A codeine addiction has likely taken hold, to some extent, once the body begins ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Morphine Addict

    With approximately 52 million people in the U.S. having used prescription drugs nonmedically in their lifetime, widespread addiction to drugs like morphine is increasingly becoming a problem. When someone begins to engage in abuse morphine , it's ...

    ... to overcome the difficult withdrawal symptoms and to get off morphine for good with the help of medical professionals in a formal treatment setting. Inpatient rehab facilities, in particular, take the user away from ... continue reading
  • Methylphenidate Abuse

    Methylphenidate is a psycho-stimulant drug that works on the central nervous system. It is frequently prescribed as a treatment for ADHD and ADD under the brand names of Ritalin and Concerta. Methylphenidate Abuse: An Introduction Methylphenidate ...

    ... for more than 50 years and is considered safe for use when taken as prescribed, it does have the potential for ... handled, and how long withdrawal symptoms will last. Some of the withdrawal symptoms of methylphenidate use ... 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, ...

    ... can be deadly. Fentanyl Treatment Treatment for fentanyl typically has two components: 1) detox and 2) therapy/ongoing rehabilitation. Detox and Withdrawal When you stop taking fentanyl you are likely to experience ... 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 ...

    ... effects of Norco abuse and addiction can include: Heightened pain sensitivity when not taking Norco. Cravings for the drug. Financial problems. Withdrawal symptoms when not on Norco. Compulsion to seek the drug, such as ... 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 ...

    ... Taking Norco without a prescription. Drug-seek behavior, such as scheduling appointments with multiple doctors to seek a prescription. Withdrawal ... of treatment options are available for those struggling with a dependency ... 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 ...

    ... direction of a physician and should only be taken as prescribed to mitigate some of this addictive potential ... withdrawal symptoms should they go without the substance for too long. In the beginning stages of withdrawal ... 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, ...

    ... the drug, call 911 for emergency medical help right away. Afraid of opioid withdrawal? Learn how detox can ... then returns to the same high dose that they were taking when they had a higher tolerance, it may be overwhelm ... continue reading
  • Opioid Hotlines

    Call Now 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 originally sourced from the opium ...

    ... How can I help my loved one find treatment? What types of treatments may be offered for specific substance abuse disorders? How long can treatment take? Should I Call an Opiate Hotline? If you are contemplating treatment ... 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 ...

    ... . What to Do If You Overdose on Opioids The first step to take if an opioid overdose is suspected is to immediately call 911 for emergency medical assistance. Opioid overdose is a very dangerous condition that can result ... 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 ...

    ... , even in those determined to quit. People may decide to take another dose of Tussionex in order to reduce or alleviate withdrawal symptoms. For this reason, many users can benefit from a professional detox program ... 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 ...

    ... can occur even when taking an opiate as prescribed by a doctor. If you experience withdrawal symptoms when attempting to ... e is an opioid agonist that can be substituted for the drug being abused, to be more safely dosed ... 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 ...

    ... to manage your withdrawal. For example, methadone and Suboxone are options for opiate withdrawal. Once detox ... overlooked. They help you to: Identify why you've taken drugs. Define the triggers of your drug abuse. Learn ... 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 ...

    ... that often accompany the pain relief. When taken appropriately for pain relief, during limited periods of time— ... overcome the problem. Hydrocodone Withdrawal and Addiction Treatment Withdrawal from hydrocodone can cause ... 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 ...

    ... roughly 69,000 people die each year from an opioid overdose. Taking the steps to quit can prevent further harm to yourself, your ... are usually preferred over other medications for opioid withdrawal because they can be used ... 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 ...

    ... that works to minimize withdrawal symptoms and curb cravings. Methadone is taken orally on a daily basis ... cope with stress and cravings. The goal of treatment is for you to learn how to live without using the drug. You ... 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 ...

    ... United States have taken advantage of the overall popularity and demand for prescription painkillers. Known ... addictive nature of opioids and the intensity of their withdrawal symptoms (which sap the resolve of many making ... 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 ...

    ... of manipulating these drugs 4 . Vicodin abuse can take many forms. Oftentimes, people attempt to experience a ... Treatment for Vicodin addiction may include medications to reduce cravings and reduce withdrawal symptom ... 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 ...

    ... . Overdose is also more likely among those who take higher doses to combat an increasing tolerance. As tolerance ... . Involuntary muscle twitches. For someone who is addicted, experiencing withdrawal, and needing help to ... 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 ...

    ... different medications prescribed for withdrawal to minimize cravings and manage the effects of opioid withdrawal. Medications used ... solely made up of—medication. Treatment may take place on an in-facility or inpatient ... 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 build a tolerance to the drug, you will have to take more and more of it to achieve the same high, placing ... but an addiction. Morphine Withdrawal Treatment If you would like to get treated for your morphine addiction, ... 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 ...

    ... you have a prescription for Lortab, it's extremely important to take only as much as directed, for the short duration ... relationships begin to steadily mount. Lortab Withdrawal Treatment If you are addicted to Lortab ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Methylphenidate Addict

    Methylphenidate abuse is increasingly prevalent and can be an extremely hard habit to kick. Helping someone with an addiction can take time and several attempts. However, with the help and support of loved ones along with the right treatment, ...

    ... habit to kick. Helping someone with an addiction can take time and several attempts. However, with the help and ... right type of treatment for your situation. However, it's important to note that withdrawal can result in, ... continue reading
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