Addiction Topic Keyword: Pain Pill Abuse (p. 1 of 1)

  • Relapse Prevention for Painkiller Abuse

    Relapse Prevention for Painkiller Abuse

    When a person has undergone treatment for painkiller abuse but begins to take the drugs again in the same manner which led to the problem in the first place, this is known as "relapse." There is always the possibility of relapse, but if a person is aware of the signs and symptoms, he may be able to seek help before a relapse episode even occurs.
    What Can Cause Relapse? Several factors can...

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  • What are Prescription Drugs?

    What are Prescription Drugs?

    Prescription drugs are medications that doctors prescribe to patients after the patient has visited the doctor's office looking for help with a sickness or ailment the patient thinks that they may have. Most often the patient will shows signs of symptoms that lead them to believe that they are sick, in pain, or under some type of stress that requires a prescription medication in order to...

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  • What is Prescription Misuse and Abuse?

    What is Prescription Misuse and Abuse?

    Prescription Drug use in the United States is an epidemic. If this seems like an overreaction, consider the fact that nearly 20 percent of people in the US have used Prescription Drugs for something not medically related. Not only is it a serious problem, but it continues to grow. One of the reasons it is such a big issue is because of how easy medications are to get.
    Many people are buying...

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  • Meperidine Addiction Signs and Treatment

    Meperidine Addiction Signs and Treatment

    Meperidine is a highly addictive drug for anyone who takes it whether they have it prescribed and follow the recommended dose or who obtain it by illegal means and uses it recreationally. One of the first signs of being addicted to meperidine is having an obsession with obtaining it and a pre-occupation with consuming the drug.
    Individuals who are addicted to this drug and can no longer get...

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  • What is Meperidine?

    What is Meperidine?

    Meperidine is a narcotic analgesic medication that is prescribed for moderate to severe pain, most commonly chronic pain of patients suffering from muscle cramps, headaches, backaches and other types of chronic pain.
    Narcotic analgesics belong to a group of pain medication that are similar to morphine in the way that it changes the way a body will sense pain, has similar side effects, is...

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  • Marijuana and Prescription Drug Use Among Twelfth Graders

    Marijuana and Prescription Drug Use Among Twelfth Graders

    Various types of drugs are used among our youth but some are more commonly abused than others. Every year a Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey is done among almost fifty thousand students in the eighth, ninth and twelfth grades. Results from the 2012 survey among high school students in the 12th grade show prescription medications and marijuana to be the most prevalently used.
    Results...

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  • Prescription Opioid Abuse Can Lead to Heroin Addiction

    Prescription Opioid Abuse Can Lead to Heroin Addiction

    All drugs of abuse have a negative impact on a person's life when they're abused, especially once a person develops addiction to one of them. Some drugs like heroin are very powerful and addictive and can lead to physical dependence very quickly with frequent use. Throughout the United States alone thousands of people have overdosed on heroin and sadly many have not survived.
    Some people...

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  • Diet Pill Addiction and Misuse

    Diet Pill Addiction and Misuse

    Are you desperate to lose weight and are considering taking diet pills to help with weight loss? If so you're not alone, today people are trying everything they can to lose weight, partially during spring and summer. Many people are taking over the counter diet pills, getting a prescription for weight loss medications, or taking other stimulant drugs to lose weight.
    It doesn't matter...

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  • Mixing Prescription Drugs Can Be Fatal

    Mixing Prescription Drugs Can Be Fatal

    Because the use of prescription drugs is so wide spread today and teens are abusing them as well as adults, people need to understand just how serious it is when combining drugs unintentionally or to enhance their high. The common prescribed drugs that are abused today are opioid pain medications, CNS depressants for the treatment of anxiety and sleep disorders and stimulants used to treat...

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