On tonight's ABC news 20/20 episode, David Muir reports on the epidemic sweeping the country by storm: heroin and opiate addiction. Heroin overdoses are happening everyday to people of all ages and race. Drugs discriminate against no one. One man could not even wait to get home before shooting up heroin in his car in New Hampshire. 129 people in America die everyday in the United States from overdoses, most from prescription pain pills and opiates. Families everywhere are struggling with their … [Read more...] about Breaking Point: Heroin In America
Addiction to Paracetamol – Drug Addict Help
Controversy continues as to whether or not it is possible to have an addiction to paracetamol, a non-narcotic pain relief drug, also known as acetaminophen. Whilst a commonly used and effective pain reliever for everyday aches and pains, paracetamol is known to cause liver toxicity in high or prolonged doses. However, doubt still remains as to whether or not paracetamol is addictive. Paracetamol (an aniline analgesic) and NSAID’s (non steroid anti inflammatory drugs) are considered to be safer … [Read more...] about Addiction to Paracetamol – Drug Addict Help
Ohio Fights Prescription Drug Abuse
Prescription drug abuse in Ohio causes more deaths than suicide or driving accidents. For an outlay of $8.9m the State will qualify for a Federal grant to total $36m to be used to help treat people suffering from mental illness and drug addiction, and hopefully get them into employment. The funding has been applied for against a rise in deaths from drug overdose during recent years, deaths ascribed to an increased availability and use of prescription drugs. Ohio’s current prescription drug … [Read more...] about Ohio Fights Prescription Drug Abuse
OxyContin Side Effects: Addiction Help
Oxycontin side effects are said to be the possibility of headaches, nausea, dry mouth, sweating, vomiting or drowsiness, constipation, perhaps a bit uncomfortable, but nothing really life threatening. No one tells you that you might need addict help for Oxycontin addiction. Oxycontin users are often not informed about more severe side effects such as slow heart beat, shallow breathing,, tremors and seizures, hallucinations or swelling of throat and tongue, for which you should seek medical … [Read more...] about OxyContin Side Effects: Addiction Help
Help for Oxycontin Addiction: Holistic Help or Heroin?
Getting help for Oxycontin addictionmeans getting holistic addict help, not using heroin as a cure for symptoms of pain and withdrawal. Following a 2007 settlement in which Purdue Pharma settled criminal and civil charges of misleading the public as to the addictive properties of Oxycontin, with the payment of a fine of $634.5 million, Oxycontin is still on the market. In early 2010, the packaging of Oxycontin was changed in an attempt to make this “slow release” pain relief drug actually … [Read more...] about Help for Oxycontin Addiction: Holistic Help or Heroin?
Glia, Drug Use and Pain
Drug use is much like banging your head against a brick wall to relieve emotional tension and then doing it again and again to relieve both the tension and the pain resulting from having hit your head on the wall. When doctors prescribe drugs for chronic pain, hitting the pain with opioids creates much the same situation. Yes, drug use provides temporary relief – but only leads to more pain. People will continue to be locked into the cycle of addiction to both illicit and prescription drugs … [Read more...] about Glia, Drug Use and Pain
Is Help possible for Oxycontin Addicts?
Oxycontin addiction is a physical dependence that may be deemed unavoidable when an individual is exposed to high doses of the drug for a long period of time. The body adapts and develops a tolerance for the drug oxycodone, of which oxycontin is made of. Oxycotton addiction can be so powerful that it produces cravings. Like other addictive prescription drugs, Oxycontin is able to short-circuit an individual’s survival system. It artificially stimulates the pleasure areas in the brain without … [Read more...] about Is Help possible for Oxycontin Addicts?
Treatment for Prescription Drug Abuse
Most people associate drug addiction with a seedy location with people who are all high on one thing or another. The fact is, however, drug addiction can happen anywhere, at any time, to anyone. It can even start, innocently enough, by taking a medication that has been prescribed by a doctor. Most people do not set out to become drug addicts, particularly those who are just following a doctor’s orders. The fact is, however, that is often what happens. Narcotics and Opiates which are often … [Read more...] about Treatment for Prescription Drug Abuse
What is Oxycontin?
Oxycontin was manufactured to be a time-released form of Oxycodone. It is not cut with any aspirin or aspirin free pain reliever but is pure Oxycodone with a protective, time-release layer. The problem is, people have figured out how to by-pass the time-release property of the drug so they can get the full effect of pure Oxycodone. Oxycontin was designed to give up to 12 hours of relief for those who suffer chronic or severe pain. The protective “shell” on the tablet provided timed release of … [Read more...] about What is Oxycontin?