In America, prescription pain relievers are some of the most addictive drugs. Millions of patients all over the country are prescribed pain-relieving drugs, and, unfortunately, many people develop an addiction to them without exceeding the prescribed dose.
Patients can start develop an addiction to painkillers even if they take no more than the prescribed dose of the medicine. In the United States of America, painkillers are some of the drugs that get prescribed most frequently and lead to the highest level of addiction as dependency develops rapidly and they have the potential to give a feeling of euphoria. Find an addiction treatment facility that suits all your needs by calling 0800 772 3971.
Simply put, 'addiction' means physical dependence on some substance plus psychological craving to take it. when someone abuses painkillers for a while, their body will be dependant on drugs.
Disuse signs and resilience level characterize carnal reliance. The mental fixation means that users will keep using painkillers even though they cause adverse results.
Painkiller Addiction Statistics
The prevalence of relying on recommended analgesics use is overwhelmingly high.
The statistics result of painkiller abuse is very concerning. Based on the data by National Institute on Drug Abuse, here is some facts of painkiller abuse:
If you have a reliance on painkillers, you can get help from anywhere I you are willing to recover and are ready to take the first step towards it, you definitely will recover.
Commonly Addictive Painkiller
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 popular with young abusers, who combine it with sweet drinks, making a mix called sizzurp or purple drank.
Those who take codeine can switch to other opiates, which are far more dangerous.
Darvon/Darvocet: these two propoxyphene-based painkillers are very dangerous: when their use was at its peak, thousands of people were hospitalized and died due to these drugs; so, FDA have banned use of Darvocet and Darvon in the US.
These highly addictive medications, as well as other similar ones, may still remain in illegal use.
Demerol: This drug is prescribed for treating moderate to severe amount of pain. It is less prescribed than any other pain killers because it holds high potential to cause an addiction.
Demerol is the brand name for meperidine and causes a high just like 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: this is another intense painkiller, as it gives a very strong effect, as strong as morphine. The drug itself is only and only prescribed to treat severe pain and to the patient with opioids tolerance.
If fentanyl is used with other painkillers or drugs, it may get escalated really quickly to overdose and other dangerous effects.
Hydrocodone: it is the main active ingredients in many strong painkillers, such as Vicodin and Norco.
Typically, the active substance is used in combinations with ibuprofen or acetaminophen; though, there exist purely hydrocodone medications approved by the FDA.
All these drugs have an alarming level of an individual depending on them.
Methadone: A prescription drug belonging to opioid group, methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain, as well as to mitigate craving for other opiate narcotics, including heroin, in addicts.
Even though it can be used as a help to treat an addiction, methadone itself is addictive.
Morphine - This very powerful opiate has been praised as a blessing for patients who have to endure serious chronic pain.
It leads to a substantial number of accidental drug-related deaths across the country and is one of the most addictive drugs.
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.
Oxycodone is the most prescribed painkillers and has cause many addictions.
A dependence on painkillers can incapacitate, costly and hazardous. There are experienced and qualified hands that could help one get over a dependence on analgesics with the number equalling those suffering from this form of addiction. Getting help from a treatment centre will increase the rate of recovery success significantly. It is highly recommended to get help from one of the treatment centres to help you become clean. Several treatment centres with trained addiction counsellors and successful therapy programs are available. To assist you to locate the ideal remedial centre for you in getting your life back on track, all we will require is your area of residence, budget and any other specific request you might have in mind.