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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), ...

    ... withdrawal symptoms including diarrhea, pain, tremors, nausea, anxiety, sweating and insomnia. Due to its interactions with brain receptors, tramadol ... not to prescribe tramadol to anyone suffering from depression or at ... 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 ...

    ... People that withdraw from tramadol will experience withdrawal effects quite similar to those associated with other types of opiate withdrawal. Tramadol withdrawal is often marked by flu-like symptoms and strong cravings ... continue reading
  • Tramadol Addiction

    Tramadol is an opioid analgesic medication prescribed for pain relief. 1 Used as prescribed, tramadol can be effective for managing moderate to moderately severe pain. 1 Like other prescription opioid painkillers, it has the potential for misuse, ...

    ... withdrawal symptoms. 7 Supervised medical detox and withdrawal management can provide you with the oversight to keep you safe and comfortable while detoxing from tramadol. Withdrawal from opioids like tramadol ... continue reading
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  • How to Help a Tramadol Addict

    Help for Tramadol Addiction If you have been struggling with an addiction to tramadol , or you know someone who has, finding the proper treatment program is essential. Treatment for addiction can restore your quality of life. Regardless of how long ...

    ... about addiction. If you think you would benefit from talking to someone prior to confronting the addicted ... Developing a physical tolerance for tramadol/experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not using. Neglecting your ... 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, ...

    ... that encourage further use. Additionally, one out of ten people withdrawing from tramadol will experience atypical withdrawal symptoms that include 2 : Hallucinations. Paranoid and delusional thinking. Severe anxiety ... 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 ...

    ... . Confusion. Many people experience flu-like symptoms such as vomiting and nausea while withdrawing from tramadol. You may also experience tingling in your hands and feet. After withdrawal is complete, you may want 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 ...

    ... dose. Many of these symptoms of withdrawal are similar to those caused by withdrawal from other opiates, including oxycodone . Tramadol's Unique Withdrawal Symptoms Tramadol withdrawal symptoms - somewhat unique amongst ... 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 ...

    ... such as confusion. Agitation. Increased blood pressure. Withdrawal Symptoms The effects of tramadol are largely noticed during withdrawal from the drug. The symptoms commonly contradict the general belief among many that ... 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 ...

    ... scale that, in August 2014, the FDA placed tramadol on the controlled substances list as a Schedule IV ... , which indicates continual cravings for the drug and withdrawal symptoms when not using. Long-term effects of abuse ... 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 ...

    ... tramadol , fentanyl or morphine ) every day for more than four weeks, there's a good possibility you'll develop some degree of physical dependence. Once you stop taking the medication, the withdrawal symptoms ... from ... 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 ...

    ... Help for Ultram Addicts Ultram (generic name: tramadol) is a pain medication with relatively low potential ... of a highly trained team of professionals. Withdrawal symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable and can sometimes ... continue reading
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  • 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, ...

    ... If you or someone you care about experiences any of the above symptoms after ingesting tramadol, call 911 immediately . Tramadol overdose can be a deadly condition, and only medical professionals can ensure the best ... continue reading
  • Tramadol History and Statistics

    Tramadol (brand name: Ultram) is an oral, opioid pain-relieving drug that is marketed under a variety of of trade names - with Ultram and Ultracet being the most widely prescribed and recognized. Tramadol is most often prescribed to treat moderate ...

    ... to the bar graphs below. As indicated above, the overall rates of abuse of drugs like tramadol is trending downwards in 2013 from 2012 with: Lifetime non-medical use being reduced by about 1.5 million. Past year non ... 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 ...

    ... products with other drugs . Other drugs may have counteracting or compounding effects, creating an even more dangerous symptom profile. What to Do If You Overdose on Hydrocodone The best way to help an individual who is ... 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 ...

    ... State's College of Medicine, recruited 68 people from the Caron Treatment Center in Wernersville, Pennsylvania, ... of the 68 had recently completed medically-assisted opioid withdrawal and had been clean for about 10 to 14 ... 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 ...

    ... with local and state communities to implement best practices in these rural communities that currently suffer from a lack of resources. Less-populated areas often suffer due to fewer public health services, limited ... 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 ...

    ... already knew that it's a psychoactive substance which comes from a West African plant. She knew it affects the brain ... had before. Afterwards, she felt no cravings or withdrawal symptoms. She was happy to feel free and was ... 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 same intended effects). Cravings for the drug. Symptoms of withdrawal when not using DXM. “Megadosing” (taking large ... to allergens in the environment. While the detox process from DXM can be tough to get through, you ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Fentanyl Use

    Is Fentanyl Dangerous? Fentanyl may be administered through: Patches. Oral or nasal spray. Lollipops (a 'troche' or lozenge with a stick handle). Injection. Fentanyl is a potent, synthetic opioid analgesic - excellent for controlling serious pain, ...

    ... with an addiction specialist to manage your withdrawal symptoms. Therapy and Rehabilitation After your initial ... ongoing support through the lifelong process of recovery from substance abuse. If you or someone you know ... 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 ...

    ... cause uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms in people dependent on fentanyl. 10 Fentanyl withdrawal symptoms may include ... , or social activities. Getting, using, or recovering from opioids takes up a lot of time. Still taking ... 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 ...

    ... increasing the risk of overdose. Some signs and symptoms of an Opana overdose generally include a severe slowing ... , users are still able to buy “old versions” from pill mills and other various sources. And generic Opana ... continue reading
  • Fentanyl Abuse

    What Is Fentanyl? Fentanyl is a synthetic opiate pain reliever. It's typically prescribed to patients for severe pain or injury , or after a patient has undergone surgery. It works quickly to eliminate any pain in the body. However, it can also be ...

    ... , coma, or even death. If you recognize the signs and symptoms of fentanyl abuse in yourself or a loved one, don't ... how to get help, see the following articles: Drug Withdrawal How to Help a Drug Addict You can also visit ... 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 ...

    ... substance abuse treatment may save a life. Signs and Symptoms of Fentanyl Overdose Fentanyl overdoses can be deadly, so ... while engaging in treatment, offering an escape from the stressors of home life that may have ... 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 ...

    ... many synthetic and semi-synthetic drugs manufactured from opiate alkaloid precursors found in the opium ... heart rate, which can also be fatal 4, 5 . Additional symptoms to look for include 5 : Limp body. Pale face. Clammy ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Methadone Use

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

    ... of methadone gets low. These can range from depression to mania and everything in between, ... This ensures a slow but comfortable withdrawal process. You may experience some effects of withdrawal anyway, but they won't ... 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 ...

    ... drug is comprised of oxycodone— a substance that derives from opiate alkaloids found in the opium poppy . As an ... buprenorphine, to manage your symptoms and reduce the discomfort of withdrawal. During detoxification , your ... 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 ...

    ... as inpatient programs, but many people benefit from the added structure of inpatient facilities, which ... synthetic opioid agonist medication. It is used to prevent withdrawal symptoms and help curb cravings. The drug has a ... 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. ...

    ... without having to completely shut off these spaces from the public. A model restroom, according to him ... a nurse or EMT - and would be easy to unlock from the outside. Very few bathrooms currently fit this model in the ... 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 ...

    ... Norco. Cravings for the drug. Financial problems. Withdrawal symptoms when not on Norco. Compulsion to seek ... participation in 12-step programs. Treatment can be obtained from a variety of sources. If you believe that you ... 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, ...

    ... are afraid to begin the r ecovery process. Withdrawal symptoms may include: Pain in the muscles and bone. ... groups. Many people in recovery will benefit from an aftercare program that incorporates continued therapy in ... 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 ...

    ... in much higher risk of harm or death, particularly from severe respiratory slowing and overdose. 1 Long-Term ... with the help of a medical team, as withdrawal symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable and may send the user ... 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 ...

    ... process and may include the administration of medications to alleviate withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawing from opioids can be very difficult, often times leading to relapse and sometimes overdose. Supervised detoxification ... 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, ...

    ... may prove difficult, successfully navigating the period of recovery from codeine will be more than worth it, however, to ... if you experience withdrawal symptoms upon stopping use. Withdrawal symptoms include the following: ... 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 ...

    ... extra edge at school. Side Effects Methylphenidate side effects vary from user to user, and the full list of possible side ... can induce the following symptoms of methylphenidate withdrawal : Extreme fatigue. Irritability ... 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 ...

    ... sense of normalcy and to avoid problematic withdrawal symptoms . These compulsive, worsening patterns of ... at a treatment facility, which can provide an escape from the stresses of home life that may have contributed to ... 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 ...

    ... abuse of a drug with or without the written prescription from a doctor. It also applies to individuals that use ... people that suffer from addiction to the drug, do not abruptly stop using the drug as withdrawal will occur ... 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 ...

    ... was out of town, he'd picked up the batch from someone different. After shooting up, Mike immediately noticed a ... such as naloxone could have immediately reversed the symptoms, but he hadn't felt comfortable asking ... 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 ...

    ... deaths. Worldwide, roughly 69,000 people die each year from an opioid overdose. Taking the steps to quit can prevent ... These drugs can be used to assist in opioid withdrawal during what is called “ opioid detoxification ,” ... 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 ...

    ... cause. In this manner, it can reduce withdrawal symptoms and lower cravings and, in most cases, ... the above questions, you may have a problem. Seeking treatment from an addiction professional is the next step . In many ... 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 ...

    ... aches. Stomach pain. Nausea. Vomiting. Diarrhea. Demerol withdrawal can be painful, and symptoms may range from mildly to extremely uncomfortable. In most cases, withdrawing from opiates like Demerol is not dangerous. In ... 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 ...

    ... than 2 million people in the country suffering from an addiction to prescription opioid drugs. Vicodin ... professional treatment is often recommended to manage withdrawal symptoms and increase the comfort of the patient ... 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 ...

    ... and overdose statistics we're currently experiencing across the nation. An estimated 91 Americans die each day from an opioid overdose. Over 2 million Americans are currently struggling with an opioid use disorder . More ... 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 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 ... 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 ...

    ... opioid or opiate pain medications . These substances derive from opioid alkaloids found in the opium poppy, and ... for recovery that will help to alleviate symptoms of withdrawal and usher recovering users safely into ... 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 ...

    ... detrimental and potentially life-threatening consequences ranging from loss of consciousness to respiratory arrest, brain ... 's likely that you will experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms once you stop using. This is due ... 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 ...

    ... As one of the primary risks, overdose may easily result from an immediate release of a large amount of hydrocodone . ... life are the unwanted and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that present when someone who is dependent ... 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 ...

    ... is prescribed too soon after last use, it may intensify symptoms of withdrawal 7,8 . Once detoxification is complete, the individual may benefit from different levels of treatment based on their current needs, including ... 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 ...

    ... process allows the body to break free from its long-standing toxic influences. Detoxing under medical supervision can help you comfortably manage the withdrawal symptoms associated with Lortab, which may include: Aches ... 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 ...

    ... the consequences of abusing these drugs can be deadly. In 2012, the CDC estimated that 46 people died from overdoses of prescription painkillers every day. If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction to ... 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, ...

    ... Drug Abuse (NIDA) , 19,000 people died in 2014 from opioid pain reliever overdose 2 . The signs of fentanyl overdose ... of medically-assisted detoxification to manage withdrawal symptoms and help the recovering individual ... 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 . ...

    ... long stretches of time using Tussionex, recovering from its effects, or obtaining more. Experiencing strong ... achieve the desired effect or high. Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when Tussionex use is suddenly stopped or ... continue reading
  • Hydrocodone Abuse

    About Hydrocodone Hydrocodone is an opioid analgesic (painkiller) drug - included in the formulation of many narcotic prescription painkillers that are most often prescribed to control moderate to severe pain. As an opiate drug, it is in the same ...

    ... they stop taking the drug suddenly. Oftentimes, people suffering from addiction - or a substance use disorder - have a ... Although rarely life threatening, opiate withdrawal symptoms for those who are dependent on ... 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. ... Administration (SAMHSA), almost 17,000 deaths due to overdose from opiates occurred in 2011. In 2013, SAMHSA estimated ... 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 ...

    ... 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. Detox programs can help people slowly wean off of ... 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 ...

    ... effects of abusing Dilaudid include: Infections and diseases from needle sharing (HIV, hepatitis, etc.). Track marks ... potentially medically dangerous withdrawal symptoms. The appearance of withdrawal symptoms when use is ... continue reading
  • Alternatives to Painkillers

    The 2012 National Health Interview Survey estimated that 126.1 million adults reported some pain in the previous 3 months, 25.3 million adults reported suffering from daily (chronic) pain, and 23.4 million reported experiencing a lot of it overall ...

    ... with a trusted therapist can help you keep from worsening your pain. Natural Supplements and Other ... taking a dietary supplement, may help relieve your symptoms of pain, particularly if you have rheumatoid arthritis. ... 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 ...

    ... sometimes diminish one's resolve to quit using in the first place. Symptoms of withdrawal from morphine may include: Anxiety. Chills. Gastrointestinal problems, such as diarrhea and cramps. Fast heartbeat and breathing ... 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 ...

    ... with your friends and family. Unsuccessful attempts to stop using. Withdrawal symptoms upon cessation of use. Financial problems from spending an exorbitant amount of money on obtaining drugs. Legal penalties ... 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 ...

    ... to recovery from what is itself a recovery medication. If methadone is abruptly stopped, your body will need time to recover. You will likely go through a period of withdrawal which can produce a range of symptoms that ... 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 ...

    ... They may also be prescribed for severe pain from certain health conditions like cancer and for chronic ... on a drug stops taking it, they will experience withdrawal symptoms. 2,9 Addiction is a chronic brain disease the ... 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 ...

    ... extended opiate use and can cause severe withdrawal symptoms and mental distress if the drug is stopped ... any person regardless of age, sex, or race. Results from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicate ... 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 ...

    ... there any suitable options available? And luckily, the answer is yes. Alternative methods of pain relief range from other non-opioid medications to non-medicinal therapies. Though you may not know it, your doctors have ... 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 ...

    ... of a six-month implant, as it prevents users from having to remember take medication on a daily basis. Here ... as methadone and buprenorphine (Suboxone) to relieve withdrawal cravings for opioids. Thus, this vaccine is ... 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 ...

    ... 5 times and it is estimated that every 25 minutes a baby is born suffering from opiate withdrawal in the U.S. 7 The onset of withdrawal symptoms for the newborn depends on the half-life of the drug, how long the mother ... 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 ...

    ... users in the U.S. progressed to the drug from prescription opioid use. Help for opiate addiction typically comes ... comfortable for users to overcome the difficult withdrawal symptoms and to get off morphine for good with ... 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 ...

    ... can be levied for trafficking oxycodone. Moreover, if a death results from the sale of the drug (overdose or otherwise), a life ... Muscle weakness. Fever. Flu-like symptoms. Withdrawal is extremely unpleasant and can cause ... 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, ...

    ... with the right treatment, recovery from methylphenidate addiction is possible. Help for Addicts Stopping Ritalin/methylphenidate use “cold turkey” can lead to a number of withdrawal symptoms, including depression and the ... 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 ...

    ... to later begin ongoing addiction treatment from a stable starting point. Detox facilities are staffed with medical professionals who monitor and treat withdrawal symptoms. Once detox is complete, recovering individuals ... continue reading
  • Can You Overdose on Painkillers?

    Some of the most predominantly prescribed pain management medications are opioid analgesics (painkillers). These prescription drugs interact with opioid receptors throughout the brain, initiating a chain of events that ultimately brings pain relief ...

    ... to achieving treatment for an addiction is supervised detoxification . While detoxing from opioid pain relievers isn't usually dangerous, withdrawal symptoms can be severe and unpleasant; if left unmanaged, they can ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Loved One with a Dilaudid Addiction

    How to Approach an Addict Helping a loved one with a Dilaudid addiction can be incredibly challenging. It is important to be supportive and helpful without enabling your loved one to continue using. Some tips from the National Council on Alcoholism ...

    ... of a physician in order to minimize uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms and prevent relapse. Depending on the severity ... multiple doctors to get prescriptions. Hiding use from family and friends. Missing out on activities ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Percocet Addict

    Help for Percocet Addicts If you're battling an addiction to Percocet (the combination of acetaminophen and oxycodone - an opiate-derived pain reliever ), you're not alone. According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately ...

    ... affected both of your lives; for example, “I feel isolated from you when you are high on Percocet.” If you're unsure ... financial problems. Have mood swings. Feel withdrawal symptoms when unable to use. Am I Addicted ... 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 ...

    ... the drugs can cause: Physical damage to your body such as liver failure from too much acetaminophen. The onset of withdrawal symptoms when drug effects wear off—further compelling continued misuse. An overdose can result ... 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 ...

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

    ... on top of opioid medications can kill you. Watching the Brain Channel The high number of deaths resulting from opioid overdose has spurred researchers to find ways to make these drugs safer. And a recent study conducted ... 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 ...

    ... will indefinitely experience a characteristic set of opioid withdrawal symptoms any time use is abruptly ended. A ... of heroin use. In fact, according to statistics from the CDC, past prescription opioid addiction makes you ... 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) ...

    ... doses), the body goes into withdrawal. Symptoms of hydromorphone withdrawal include 3 : Restlessness. Increased ... or the life of a loved one, you may benefit from calling . Here, you can be connected to someone that ... 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. ...

    ... with the drug. Excessive sleepiness. Withdrawal symptoms when Norco use stops. Altering the ... number of treatment options available to assist you with recovering from addiction to this drug and reclaiming your life. Don' ... 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, ...

    ... and mentally and cause severe withdrawal symptoms when use is interrupted or stopped abruptly. Lortab Abuse Treatment There are several treatment options for someone who wants to recovery from Lortab addiction. 12 Step ... 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 ...

    ... the acute withdrawal period is extremely uncomfortable and includes intense flu-like symptoms such as: ... and to help prevent relapse. You can seek treatment from a substance detox/treatment center where you can receive the ... 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 ...

    ... situations Develop a tolerance to the drug Have withdrawal symptoms if the drug is stopped How to Approach ... voice. Distinguish your feelings for them as a person from your feelings about their actions. Ask if your loved ... 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 ...

    ... your phone, but are unsure of what to say. These are some common questions that come through opiate abuse hotlines from people who are seeking help: How do I know if I am addicted to opiates? What kinds of treatments are ... 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 ...

    ... can be sought as soon as possible. Signs and Symptoms of Percocet Overdose Overdosing on Percocet can be life- ... high dose of Percocet can leave the user suffering from permanent physical or mental damage, comatose, or dead ... 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 ...

    ... a drug begins the process of being metabolized and cleared from the body (i.e., first-pass metabolism) even before ... last for about 3 weeks 10 . Methadone withdrawal symptoms include 10 : Trouble sleeping. Cramps. Nausea. ... 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 ... . Am I Addicted to Demerol? Apart from the physical signs and symptoms of abuse, some indications that you might ... 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: ...

    ... ? ? ? Oxycodone Abuse Treatment The withdrawal symptoms of oxycodone can be quite uncomfortable and ... time. Treatment program lengths vary, but tend to ranging from several weeks to several months—a period throughout which ... 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 ...

    ... treatment to overcome the problem. Hydrocodone Withdrawal and Addiction Treatment Withdrawal from hydrocodone can cause a number of physical, emotional and mental symptoms. Symptoms range from mild to severe, but most ... 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 ...

    ... 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, opioids were ... 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, ...

    ... make a cough syrup. Because of the small concentration found in nature, most codeine in medical products is synthesized from morphine. 6 Demerol: Demerol is a narcotic analgesic similar to morphine. It is used as a pain ... 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 ...

    ... make money. But are their plans to accomplish this goal actually harmful to the public? Do they keep things hidden from their customers? Let's take a look at some facts and figures, then you can decide. Big Pharma Spends ... 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 ...

    ... you withdraw (detox) from OxyContin. Detoxification is the process in which your body is cleared of all drugs. This process can be uncomfortable and cause flu-like symptoms. Even though the symptoms of withdrawal are not ... 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, ...

    ... begin to compulsively misuse these medications, which can lead to withdrawal symptoms if they try to stop or reduce use, and/or ... can affect the body in a number of ways from mild side effects to long-term health effects. ... 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” ...

    ... ability to experience pleasure (anhedonia). Many of the severe symptoms subside within a few days, although the full spectrum of opiate withdrawal can last anywhere from hours to days to even several weeks, depending on ... continue reading
  • Opioids

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

    ... habits. Stealing from family, friends, or businesses. New financial or legal difficulties. People with significant of levels physiological opioid dependence may experience opioid addiction withdrawal symptoms if they ... 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 ...

    ... body feeling. The effects of dextromethorphan above can range from mild to extreme, with the dissociative, out-of-body ... you get clean while having your withdrawal symptoms managed by a qualified professional. 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, ...

    ... start a detoxification process, which is the flushing of all drugs and harmful chemicals from your body. Morphine withdrawal symptoms you may experience during detox include: Extreme drug cravings. Anxiety. Irritability ... 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 ...

    ... symptoms to expect, how they will be handled, and how long withdrawal symptoms will last. Some of the withdrawal symptoms ... methylphenidate. They may receive Ritalin or Concerta from friends, parents or acquaintances, or a ... 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 ...

    ... from social activities. Tolerance (needing higher and higher doses to get the desired effect). Withdrawal sickness, the fear of which may trigger continued use of this drug. Withdrawal Symptoms Some of the most ... 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 ...

    ... and suddenly quits will experience withdrawal symptoms including : Fatigue. Gastrointestinal distress ... quantities and watch for significant changes. Protect your kids from websites that encourage abuse of DXM. Know where ... 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 ...

    ... that it doesn't mean you can't still decide to remain sober. Here are some tips to recovering from a relapse: Stop using opiates immediately. Especially when you have a history of opiate addiction, returning to a full ... 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, ...

    ... symptoms present in a user after ingesting the drug, call 911 for emergency medical help right away. Afraid of opioid withdrawal ... amount of time. This allows an escape from many stressors, temptations, and other triggers ... continue reading
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