The prescription drugs, such as painkillers, are found to be the primary cause of death and overdose all across the United States. An unfortunate statistics shows that most of the overdose death are related to individuals who took painkillers that were not prescribed to them. In addition, one out of five use what is called “doctor shopping” technique to get more pills prescribed by different physician.
Opiate pain medications such as Vicodin, OxyContin, Norco, and Hydrocodone are commonly prescribed by physicians to treat moderate to severe pain. Some patients continue taking their medication as prescribed, or misuse their prescription medications, thus become physically and psychologically dependent to them.
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.
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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.