Painkillers are prescribed drugs which is abused the most in America. There are millions of painkiller prescriptions spread all around the country. Many users who previously consumed painkiller as prescribed, have developed addiction towards the drug.
Patients can start develop an addiction to painkillers even if they take no more than the prescribed dose of the medicine. Since painkilling medications are prescribed in America very often, so, these drugs commonly cause addiction because of their nature (they bring euphoria); what is more, dependence on painkillers forms very quickly. Get a remedial centre which suits you perfectly by phoning 0800 772 3971 today.
Corporeal reliance and mental obligation to use a substance delineate an addiction. when someone abuses painkillers for a while, their body will be dependant on drugs.
Withdrawal symptoms and tolerance are two indications of a physical addiction. Physical dependency is marked by the ignorant behaviour towards the negative consequences of abusing drugs.
Painkiller Addiction Statistics
Dependence on painkillers is huge menace gripping the country right now.
Statistics on painkiller abuse provided by National Institute on Drug Abuse looks really alarming:
Do not worry if you are currently fighting painkiller addiction because there are many people and programs that can help you overcoming the addiction. Full recovery is not impossible as long as you have a strong will within yourself.
Painkillers That Commonly Cause Addiction
Codeine: this is a prescribed drug to relieve mild to moderate pain. It can also be used to treat cough. The nature of this drug is less stronger than other opiates.
Codeine is often abused among people in their teens or early twenties and is many times mixed with a sugary drink to make sizzurp or purple drank.
Usage of codeine can attract the user to try other more unsafe sedatives.
Darvocet/ Darvon - This is a drug formulated using propoxyphene as the active ingredient, a lot of people died from the use of this drug and many others critically in hospitals though the drug has recently been prohibited by the FDA.
However, this drug somehow still remain in the market and society.
Demerol - Though it is not often used in recent times due to the high possibility of a user relying on the drug, Demerol is used to alleviate painful sensations of varying intensity.
Demerol (trade name for meperidine) produces intoxicating effects that are comparable to morphine.
Dilaudid: Dilaudid is also known as "hospital grade heroin" because it is a very strong painkiller.
Dilaudid is available in extended discharge tablets, and is very hazardous for individuals without a resistance to opioids. Abusing this drug can rapidly prompt to breathing issues or results in death.
Fentanyl: Being up to 100 times more potent than morphine, this synthetic painkiller is used to relieve severe pain, if the patient has developed tolerance to opioids.
If fentanyl is used with other painkillers or drugs, it may get escalated really quickly to overdose and other dangerous effects.
Hydrocodone - It can be found in drugs like Norco and Vicodin and is a primary ingredient in several strong painkillers.
Hydrocodone is used along with acetaminophen or ibuprofen. However FDA has given approval for using hydrocodone in pure form
All these drugs have an alarming level of an individual depending on them.
Methadone: An opioid utilized for mild to serious torment, methadone is also used for check yearnings for individuals who are dependent on different sedatives, including heroin.
It might be used to wean individuals from depending on other drugs, but methadone remains within a long list of highly addictive substances.
Morphine: it is considered as a saviour for those in severe pain. It is a very strong opiate, though.
Individuals who use morphine are likely to become dependent on it and besides it is the cause of so many drug related deaths.
Oxycodone - Commonly sold under different names like Percocet and Oxycontin, it also belongs to the group of drugs that have a high dependency ratio and it can easily be obtained over the counter.
It is associated with a strong possibility of abuse and is one of the most commonly prescribed pain relievers.
Painkiller addiction is very dangerous and destructive. Not only that, it cost a fortune to keep it going because the drugs is expensive to get. If you or your loved one is battling with this kind of dependence, huge number of individuals /rehabs are available to effectively treat your addiction and related complications. The correct treatment centre will be able to help you beat your addiction to painkillers in order to get your life back on track. Lots of rehabilitation centres with highly qualified addiction counsellors and effective, well-proven treatment programs are available to you. Taking into consideration your place of residence, personal needs, and the price range, we will find the rehabilitation centre that will help you to successfully overcome your dependence on painkillers.