Opioids / Opiates

Prescription painkillers are central to treatment within modern medicine,  which has given rise to an opioid epidemic across the United States. Sometimes called narcotics, opioids are a class of drugs commonly used to reduce pain. These may be prescribed by a doctor in the form of oxycodone, Vicodin, hydrocodone, and oxymorphone—among others. Heroin is an illicit drug that also falls into this class.

Because opioids are highly addictive, it’s common for people to become dependant on opiates prescribed by their doctor. This dependence on prescription painkillers often leads to heroin use. In fact, three out of four new heroin users have a history of misusing prescription opioids.

The opioid epidemic affects people across the United States, and Florida is no exception. With opioid abuse continuing to rise, it’s important to better understand commonly abused opiates and how you can work to combat and prevent addiction to these substances. Learn more about commonly abused opiates below:

Oxymorphone addiction

Oxymorphone

Opana and Oxymorphone Withdrawal Symptoms
Oxymorphone is one of the prescription opioid medications used for managing pain.

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Vicodin Addiction

Vicodin

The Dangers of Abusing Vicodin
Vicodin is the brand name of a combination drug that includes both the opioid pain reliever h

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Oxycodone Addiction

Oxycodone

The Dangers of Snorting Oxycontin
Oxycodone is a prescription opioid based on the same chemical formula as certain natural s

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Morphine Addiction

Morphine

Side Effects Of Morphine Abuse And Addiction
Morphine was one of the original opioids. Used since the 1800s in the United St

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Kratom Addiction

Kratom

Kratom: Usage & Side Effects
Kratom is the common name for mitragyna speciosa, a tree native to Southeast Asia that is

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Lortab Addiction

Lortab

What Kind of Drug is Lortab?
Lortab is an opioid pain reliever that combines the opioid hydrocodone bitartrate with acetamin

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Dilaudid Addiction

Dilaudid

Signs of Dilaudid (Hydromorphone) Abuse and Addiction
Dilaudid is a brand name for the powerful drug hydromorphone. It’s a

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Hydrocodone Addiction

Hydrocodone

The Dangers Of Snorting Vicodin (Hydrocodone)
Hydrocodone is a prescription painkiller that belongs to the opioid family of

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Oxycontin addiction

Oxycontin

Consequences Of Injecting OxyContin
Oxycontin is a strong opioid prescribed for pain. It’s a brand name for oxycodone hcl.

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Fentanyl Addiction

Fentanyl

Signs and Symptoms of Fentanyl Abuse
Fentanyl is one of the drugs involved in the current opioid and heroin epidemic. It is

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Codeine Addiction And Treatment

Codeine

Codeine Addiction And Treatment Options
Codeine is a drug in the class of opioids that has led to a modern drug addiction ep

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