Prescription pain-relieving medications called painkillers are the most addictive drugs used in the UK. 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.
After a user's prescribed dose, painkiller addiction can begin. 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 the best treatment centre to help you out, call 0800 772 3971 today.
Addiction is stipulated as mental fixation and physical reliance. A corporeal reliance often occurs when one persists in the usage of analgesics.
Withdrawal symptoms and tolerance are two indications of a physical addiction. Cravings, or psychological compulsion, imply that the addicted individual will take the drug no matter what harm it will cause.
Data On Analgesic Dependence
Alas, people get addicted to prescription pain-relieving drugs more often than you think.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that there are a few shocking stats about the abuse of painkillers.
If you got addicted to painkillers, don't surrender oneself to despair - the help is nearby. I you are willing to recover and are ready to take the first step towards it, you definitely will recover.
Painkillers That Commonly Cause Addiction
Codeine: belongs to opiates but is less potent than other ones; easily available with a prescription, codeine is used for relieving cough and pain, from mild to moderate.
Codeine is an easy target for young adults. Mostly consumed with sweet drinks. The combination goes by the name purple drank or sizzurp.
The probability of using other deadly drugs is increased with the use of codeine.
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 addictive medications are easily available for use.
Demerol - It is used for average to serious pain, but as it is potentially very addictive it is not prescribed often today.
Demerol is actually the brand name. The drug is called meperidine and cause euphoria which is similar to morphine effect.
Dilaudid: Dilaudid is also known as "hospital grade heroin" because it is a very strong painkiller.
It is obtainable in varying forms though it should be noted that respiratory related issues or even death can occur if individuals who can't cope with the Dilaudid consume it.
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: As a fundamental part of various effective painkillers, hydrocodone can be found in medications, for example, Vicodin and Norco.
Hydrocodone is mostly combined with acetaminophen or ibuprofen. However, FDA has now allowed the use of pure hydrocodone.
All of them are addictive indeed.
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.
Though methadone is utilized for treating different addictions, it's a strong habit forming drug
Morphine: it is considered as a saviour for those in severe pain. It is a very strong opiate, though.
Morphine is among the most addictive substances currently in use; it is this drug that is responsible for numerous deaths nationwide that occurred due to overdose.
Oxycodone - It is sold under trade names like Percocet and OxyContin and is one of the most addictive prescribed painkillers.
Oxycodone is a commonly prescribed painkiller, so it is frequently abused.
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