Perscription drug abuse..It's a problem we may not see until it's too late.


Prescription drug abuse info

The above website explains what exactly drug abuse is and how it may affect you or others you care about.This is a serious problem in our world, but sometimes we don't realize when the problem is surrouding us.Prescription drug abuse is an addictive activity that can cause severe problems and even death.

While many people take prescription drugs as directed by their physicians, there is currently an epidemic of abuse, accompanied by a climbing number of deaths caused by overdose. According to the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Drug Abuse, as many as 20% of the people in the United States take prescription drugs such as painkillers, sedatives and tranquilizers, for non-medical reasons.
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So why is it that in times of free love and peace, people did drugs but had a largely decreased chanceof serious injury or death due to overdose?

According to Partnership for a Drug Free America, the drugs of today are far more potent than those derived from plants and herbs that were used decades ago. Many of the narcotics available today are synthetically created and deliver a much stronger (and more dangerous) effect. The ultimate danger, though, with the abuse of today's synthetic narcotic drugs are the lethal combinations they are used in. When a potent narcotic painkiller such as oxycotin is coupled with an equally potent tranquilizer like Xanax, the effects can be deadly. People are taking higher dosages of both and not waking up the next morning. Both the pairing of these synthetic drugs and the mixing of these dangerous drugs with alcohol or over-the-counter medicines have created an epidemic of astronomical proportions. Children in particular must be taught about the dangers of presription drug abuse.
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While drug abuse and accidental death caused by overdose has tragic effects on society and America's families, those who abuse prescription drugs have prompted tightened regulations on those who can obtain drugs. This has caused a problem for those with chronic health conditions and chronic pain who rely on pain medication to live normal lives. Every Pain Management doctor is not running a pain pill mill and not all of their patients are pill-popping junkies or dealers selling pills on the black market. As the old saying goes: "One bad apple spoils the bunch", eventually those abusing drugs will make it more and more difficult for those who legimitaly need medication to obtain it.

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OxyContin Overdose
OxyContin is the time release version of oxycodone and is highly potent. Used to treat around-the-clock serious pain, OxyContin has become a powerful drug of abuse and can easily lead to overdose or death in this case. Taken at therapeutic, prescribed levels, OxyContin can be an extremely effective medication to treat severe pain for those suffering cancer and other serious ailments. In the wrong hands, OxyContin is deadly and has caused quite an epidemic in this country. An overdose happens when a person ingests more of a drug than what the body can handle. Most of the time it’s accidental, but it can be intentional. OxyContin overdose can happen in patients who are legitimately prescribed the drug but happens more often among recreational users or those who had a prescription and became addicted. When used regularly, even for a short time, OxyContin can cause patients to develop a tolerance, meaning the regular dose no longer produces the intended effects. Increasing the dosage can be extremely dangerous, even fatal.

How OxyContin Overdose Happens and Signs to Watch For

Altering or tampering with a dose of OxyContin can quickly lead to overdose or death. This includes crushing, chewing or otherwise breaking the pill to feel effects quicker. This causes the rapid release of a potentially lethal amount of the drug to flood the system. Taking OxyContin with other substances can also cause an overdose or death. This can include alcohol, other narcotic drugs, other prescription medication and illicit substances. OxyContin is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant. Other medications that have this effect will magnify medical complications when combined.
Symptoms of an OxyContin overdose can vary among users. They include slowed or difficult breathing, slowed heart rate, low blood pressure, cold and clammy skin, weak or limp muscles, extreme fatigue that can progress to coma, cardiac arrest and death. Emergency medical attention should be sought immediately at the onset of any of these symptoms. Medical treatment could include pumping the stomach, inducing vomiting or giving activated charcoal so the body doesn’t absorb the OxyContin . Medications may also be given to counteract the effects of the drug.

Safe, Humane Treatment for OxyContin Addiction

Taking too much OxyContin or misusing it in other ways can lead to addiction and overdose. The Waismann Method of Accelerated Neuro-Regulation successfully and safely treats OxyContin addiction. Our humane rapid detox rids patients of opiate addiction in a matter of days, compared to weeks or months with other detox and rehab facilities. It’s performed in an accredited hospital and takes less than two hours using medicine to cleanse patients’ opiate receptors. This occurs while they are under light sedation administered by board-certified anesthesiologists. The withdrawal phase is accelerated and happens while patients are sedated. They awake opiate-free without awareness of withdrawal symptoms that occurred. We also offer renowned transitional care in our Domus Retreat aftercare facility. Our serene, holistic approach to recovery includes services such as massage, biofeedback therapy and counseling.

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