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 a remedial centre which suits you perfectly by phoning 0800 772 3971 today.
Simply put, 'addiction' means physical dependence on some substance plus psychological craving to take it. If a person takes painkillers long enough, he or she may become physically dependent on these drugs.
Physical dependence implies developing tolerance and having certain symptoms in case of withdrawal. Physical dependency is marked by the ignorant behaviour towards the negative consequences of abusing drugs.
Addiction To Painkillers In Figures
You may be surprised by the fact that addiction to prescribed painkiller a general issue that we are facing in the society.
Statistics on painkiller abuse provided by National Institute on Drug Abuse looks really alarming:
Professional assistance is within your reach if you or a loved one is addicted to analgesics. I you are willing to recover and are ready to take the first step towards it, you definitely will recover.
Typical Addictive Painkillers
Codeine: Formulated to mitigate gentle to direct mild pain and coughing. Codeine can be easily bought over the counter drug, but is a less powerful sedative .
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.
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 - 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 is actually the brand name. The drug is called meperidine and cause euphoria which is similar to morphine effect.
Dilaudid - This analgesic is extremely potent often going with alias 'hospital grade heroin'.
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 - Morphine pales out in effect to this synthetic analgesic and it is commonly used only when the individual is experiencing a grievous painful sensation and can isn't allergic to opioids.
Taking fentanyl together with other painkillers or heroin can lead to overdose very quickly, as well as bring other dangerous side effects.
Hydrocodone - Common in drugs like Vicodin, Norco, and generally speaking a principal constituent of several potent analgesics.
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 - It is used both in weaning addicts of popular opiates like heroin and also in ameliorating painful sensations of varying intensity.
Even though it can be used as a help to treat an addiction, methadone itself is addictive.
Morphine - This is a very powerful drug, and for thousands of people bearing some grave painful sensation, morphine is heart warming.
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.
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. Lots of people are trying to overcome this sort of drug addiction; fortunately, there also are many qualified professionals who are willing to help. 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. 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.