Addiction Topic Keyword: Opiate Addiction (p. 1 of 2)

  • Heroin - A Highly Addictive Opioid Drug

    Heroin - A Highly Addictive Opioid Drug

    Heroin is a powerful opioid drug that's made from morphine, which is a substance that occurs naturally in the Asian opium poppy plant. The naturally occurring gummy-like substance is extracted from the poppy seedpods then processed into heroin. Heroin is an illegal drug manufactured in clandestine labs and highly attainable.
    Forms of Heroin White heroin (powder) is the purest form of the...

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  • The Importance of Heroin Relapse Prevention

    The Importance of Heroin Relapse Prevention

    To the uninitiated, getting off heroin can seem like the most difficult thing a person could ever do, but longtime addicts know better. Those experienced former addicts know that recovering from heroin addiction is a lifelong struggle, not a short-term project that can be completed and forgotten.
    Another thing those former addicts know is that avoiding relapses can be even harder than...

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  • Understanding the Dangers of Heroin Abuse and Addiction

    Understanding the Dangers of Heroin Abuse and Addiction

    Heroin, bought by users illegally, is a highly addictive drug that can be smoked, snorted, or injected. Heroin abuse and addiction can cause harmful psychological and physical effects on a person, even fatal consequences. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 2002 to 2011, the number of drug poisoning deaths involving heroin doubled, from 2,089 deaths in 2002 to 4,397...

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  • 10 Telltale Suboxone Addiction Symptoms

    10 Telltale Suboxone Addiction Symptoms

    While suboxone is generally used in the treatment of addiction to opiates, some people can become addicted to suboxone if abused, or taken without a doctor's approval. If you or someone you know has been using suboxone and suspect an addiction, there are telltale signs of suboxone addiction symptoms you can watch out for.
    According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, even when...

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  • 4 Common Abused Prescription Painkillers

    4 Common Abused Prescription Painkillers

    Prescription pain relievers containing opioids have been, and currently still are, among the most common prescription drugs abused. When opioid pain medications are used inappropriately they can induce a sense of euphoria because they stimulate specific parts of the brain involved with pleasure. For this reason, prescription painkillers have become popular drugs of choice among teens and young...

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  • Heroin's Dangerous Effects

    Heroin's Dangerous Effects

    An opiate that's gaining popularity among many narcotic drug users may be an alternative choice they'll soon regret. Heroin is already the most abused opiate and the number of users will continue to grow because it's cheap and one of the easiest illegal street drugs to get anymore. Even though opiate painkillers are extremely addictive when they're abused, users have no clue what they're getting...

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  • Oramorph Addiction and Recovery

    Oramorph Addiction and Recovery

    Oramorph (Oral Morphine for Treating Pain) Morphine is available under many different brand names and Oramorph is one of them. Oramorph belongs to a class of drugs called opiate (opioid) pain relievers and is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Oramorph provides short term pain relief and is classified as a Schedule II controlled substance because the potential for abuse is high.
    The...

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  • Percodan Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Percodan Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Percodan is a mix of aspirin and oxycodone. It works by binding to the pain receptors in the brain so that the sensation of discomfort is reduced. The aspirin works by decreasing the amount of prostaglandins that are produced. The end result should be further reduction of pain.
    Percodan shares the same qualities as other narcotics. This means it is can be addictive and is also structurally...

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  • Zydone Addiction - A Mixture of Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen

    Zydone Addiction - A Mixture of Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen


    What is Zydone? Zydone is a mixture of hydrocodone and acetaminophen (or Tylenol). Zydone is sold under many different names including: Allay and Anexsia Zydone is an opiate which works as such an effective painkiller because it combines these two medications.
    Acetaminophen works by blocking the production of prostaglandins by the body. Hydrocodone attaches to the opiate or pain...

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  • Methadone Treatment

    Methadone Treatment

    Known as a highly effective and powerful drug, Methadone is a narcotic that fits the same category as heroin. This particular category is termed as opioids. Because Methadone is extremely safe, this is a drug that has been subject to a rigorous pattern of medication which is considered to be very safe for use because it is most effective to treat addiction.
    For over three decades,...

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