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Opioid addiction has become widespread throughout the United States. With opioids being prescribed for pain and pain management regularly, it seems the potential of opioid addiction is a risk for many, and being aware of the risk factors may be helpful.

Top 4 Opioid Addiction Risk Factors

Top 4 Opioid Addiction Risk Factors

Opioid Addiction Risk Factors Opioids have a potential for addiction higher than most other substances of abuse. Prescription opioids can lead to dependence after less than a week of use, especially if they are taken in a way other than prescribed. Opioids trigger the brain to release chemicals that increase feelings of euphoria, which increases …

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Suvia (Sufentanil) - FDA Approves New Opioid 10x Stronger Than Fentanyl

Dsuvia (Sufentanil) – New Opioid Drug Is 10x Stronger Than Fentanyl

FDA Approves New Opioid 10 Times Stronger Than Fentanyl, 1,000 Times Stronger Than Morphine As of November 2018, a new opioid medication has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of acute (moderate) pain in medical settings: Dsuvia (sufentanil). With the ever-growing opioid crisis, many are criticizing this move to …

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The Dangers Of Mixing Ritalin (Methylphenidate) With Opioids

The Dangers Of Mixing Ritalin (Methylphenidate) With Opioids

Stimulants (including Ritalin) and opioids are two of the most heavily abused drug classes in the U.S., and mixing these substances can be dangerous. Ritalin, the brand name for methylphenidate, is a central nervous system stimulant that interacts with the pleasure center of the brain. This medication is used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), by …

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Track Marks IV Drug Use

Track Marks From Intravenous (IV) Drug Use

What Are Track Marks? Track marks are the tell-tale sign of chronic, intravenous drug use. Certain drugs can be injected directly in the vein, and the effects from this type of abuse occur quickly and intensely. Fresh track marks often appear as non-healed puncture wounds. Because of the risks that come with IV drug use, …

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Is Tramadol An Opioid?

Is Tramadol (Ultram) An Opiate Or Opioid?

Is Tramadol An Opioid? Tramadol is a prescription opioid medication used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. Similar to other narcotics, tramadol can be addictive. Initially approved for marketing in the United States as an uncontrolled analgesic in 1995 under the trade name Ultram, tramadol was said to have lesser opioid effects. Common brand …

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Meth and Heroin Combination

Heroin And Methamphetamine Combination – Side Effects, Dangers, Treatment

Heroin and methamphetamine (meth) are both illicit, potent drugs, the combination of which comes with many dangers. While people may abuse these drugs together to elicit a certain set of desired effects, the effects experienced may be the opposite of what a person intends and can be life-threatening. Polydrug use, or abuse of two or …

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Is Burpernophine (Suboxone, Zubsolv) An Opioid?

Is Buprenorphine (Suboxone, Zubsolv, Bunavail) An Opiate Or Opioid?

Buprenorphine is an opioid medication commonly used in the medication-assisted treatment (MAT) of opioid abuse and addiction. Medication-assisted treatment with buprenorphine helps individuals reduce or quit their use of heroin or other prescription opioids. Derived from thebaine, an alkaloid of the poppy plant, buprenorphine is a semi- synthetic opioid. As a semi- synthetic opioid, buprenorphine …

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Vivitrol Side Effects and Overdose Symptoms

Naltrexone (Vivitrol) Side Effects, Overdose Symptoms, And More

Naltrexone (Vivitrol) is a medication which can be used in treating opioid and alcohol dependence, as a form of medication management. When taken as directed by treatment specialists, naltrexone is an effective way to help individuals learn to manage their addiction and avoid relapse. However, use of the medication is not without side effects, some …

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Signs And Symptoms Percocet Abuse

Percocet Abuse And Addiction – Signs And Symptoms

Percocet, like other opioids, can have dangerous and addictive effects if not taken as prescribed. Some signs of abuse include isolation from family and friends, lack of motivation, sleepiness, dizziness, and vomiting. Highly accessible, Percocet can pass between hands of family members or friends, without any thought given to the danger of it. What Are …

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Difference Between Heroin And Oxycodone

Heroin vs. Oxycodone – What’s The Difference Between The Two Opioids?

Heroin and oxycodone are both classified as opioids, and their molecular structure is nearly an exact match. But oxycodone is considered a legal painkiller, and heroin serves no legitimate medical purpose whatsoever. Nonetheless, both of these opioids have potential to be habit forming, and can result in addiction. What Are The Differences Between Heroin and …

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