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

  • Lorcet Abuse: Another Derivative of Hydrocodone

    Lorcet Abuse: Another Derivative of Hydrocodone

    What is Lorcet? Lorcet is a combination of acetaminophen (Tylenol) and hydrocodone. Hydrocodone is an analgesic opiate which is used to treat mild pain and reduces coughing. The chemical formation of Hydrocodone is very similar to morphine. Hydrocodone is a derivative of the opium plant and is considered to be potentially addictive. Lorcet is considered a Schedule II drug which means that its...

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  • Opiate Addiction

    Opiate Addiction

    You've never touched drugs in your life and you go to the Doctor one morning only to be told that that your urine sample shows you've been smoking heroin or possibly injecting a little too much morphine. How'd that happen? As you talk to the Doctor about your food intake over the last two days: banana, bagel, strawberry...wait, wait what type of bagel did you have? A poppy seed bagel. That...

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  • Methadone Addiction, Detox, Treatment and Withdrawal

    Methadone Addiction, Detox, Treatment and Withdrawal

    Methadone is a synthetic opioid with potent analgesic effects. Although commonly associated with the treatment of opioid addiction, analgesia may also be prescribed for various pain syndromes. It may also be an appropriate replacement for morphine, when side effects limit dosage increases. Methadone toxicity is not always apparent in the first few days after initiating therapy and so careful...

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  • Opiate Detox and Addiction

    Opiate Detox and Addiction

    Opiate addiction is recognized as a central nervous system disorder, caused by continuous opiate intake. Using opiate for extended periods of time can cause the nerve cells in the brain to stop functioning normally and stop producing natural endorphins. Since the body is receiving opiates and is no longer producing natural endorphins the nerve cells start to degenerate and become physical...

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