Opiates, is the class of drugs that include the following substances : heroin, morphine, and some prescription painkillers (OxyContin, Vicodin, and Fentanyl). Opiates act on brain receptors that regulate pain and emotions. Opiates as a general class of drugs have substantial abuse tendency.
There are certain addiction medications that have been proven to help patients with opiates addiction.
Oxycodone, is a type of opioids medication that is prescribed to relieve pain. Opioids reduce the intensity of pain signals reaching the brain, and affect those brain areas controlling emotion, which diminishes the effects of a painful stimulus. Opioids that include into this class of prescription drugs are: hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet), morphine (Kadian, Avinza), codeine, and other elated drugs.
As other painkilling medications, Oxycodone is designed for people with severe and debilitating pains associated with serious medical conditions. Read more →
Heroin Anonymous Hotline is designed to help those individuals who struggle with heroin addiction, and their families to learn and understand different facts about the drug, and to find the best treatment solution for their unique and individual case.
Heroin abuse may cause serious health conditions, such as : fatal overdose, infectious diseases, like HIV/AIDS and hepatitis, and a loss of fetus. Chronic users of heroin may develop collapsed veins, heart failure, liver or kidney disease. One of the most common side effects of heroin abuse is : pulmonary complications, that associates with pneumonia, and depressing effects on respiration. In addition street heroin often contains toxic contaminants or additives that can lead to clog blood vessels leading to the lungs, liver, kidneys, or brain, causing permanent damage to vital organs.
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North Carolina Methadone Hotline is designed to help the individuals who suffer from methadone addiction, and who reside in North Carolina.
Methadone is an addiction medication, that is commonly used to help the patient manage the withdrawal symptoms, and decrease the risk of relapse. Methadone is developed to suppress the euphoric sensation, that is associated with drug abuse.
Medical treatment strategies for opiate addiction have evolved since the 1950’s, when methadone was first used to aid withdrawal. Methadone maintenance programs, in which patients are given methadone, another opiate, as a substitute for the drug of dependence, have been a mainstay of opiate addiction treatment for decades. Now other drugs, like buprenorphine, are given in a similar way to be a substitute for the drug of addiction. For the majority of patients this is not an acceptable alternative, because the physical dependence continues, and is often a lifelong commitment. For most patients, the goal of treatment is complete abstinence.