Are Prescription Drugs a Gateway to Heroin?

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Prescription drug abuse is a devastating problem in America today. More people die as a result of a prescription drug overdose than from car accidents. Prescription drugs are so dangerous because they seem harmless to many people since they are legal with a prescription. Many young people are especially unaware…

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Common Side Effects of Prescription Painkillers

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A painkiller can be a number of different drugs, from over the counter medications such as ibuprofen to prescribed drugs such as tramadol, Opana, morphine, oxycontin, and hydrocodone. The drugs with the maximum addiction potential are those that possess narcotic properties. Painkiller abuse kills a substantial number of people each…

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How to Quit Oxycodone Safely

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Around one fifth of Americans, 12 years of age and older, have abused prescription painkillers like Oxycodone in order to get high. Oxycodone, also known under the brand names Oxycontin, Roxicodone, and Oxecta, is one of the most commonly prescribed opiates for moderate to severe pain– and, somewhat…

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Opiate Dependence vs. Addiction

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While it’s true that millions of Americans are addicted to opiates, millions more do use the medications safely to treat both short-term pain from temporary injuries and long-term, chronic pain from serious accidents and diseases. So, what’s the difference between safe and unsafe use of opiates?…

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Signs of a Prescription Drug Addiction

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Most people don’t begin taking prescription drugs with the intention of abusing them or becoming an addict. But heroin and opioid addiction is becoming endemic across the United States and many parts of Europe. This could be due in part to their increased availability, lower prices, and the…

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Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

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Common Prescription Drugs of Abuse and Effective Treatment For Recovery One of the most common prescription drugs of abuse are opioids. Opioids such as codeine, morphine, Vicodin, hydrocodone, Fentanyl, and Oxycontin are effective painkillers used for both short-term and chronic pain. However, misusing opioids or using them for long periods…

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