9 Ways to Detox from Opiates

9 Ways to Detox from Opiates

The strong effect of the opiate to cause addiction makes it very difficult for a person to withdraw from it. Most of the opiate drug abusers become dependent on them and have difficulty overcoming dependency on these drugs. Detoxing from opiates is a challenging task. Some of the effective ways to detox from opiates is explained in this article.

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Drug Screening Tests

Drug Screening Tests

A complete guide for at home drug screening test & substance abuse testing .The best place to know about drug test screening.

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Effectiveness & Safety of Butrans Skin Patch in Treating Chronic Pain

Effectiveness & Safety of Butrans Skin Patch in Treating Chronic Pain

Skin patches of Butrans have buprenorphine in them, which is an opioid pain medicine. An opioid is also sometimes termed as a narcotic. Butrans Skin Patch is effectively used to treat mild to serious chronic pain which cannot be relieved by other drugs. Butrans Skin Patch is safe only when it is recommended by your doctor.

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FDA Approved Opioid for Diabetic Neuropathy Pain

FDA Approved Opioid for Diabetic Neuropathy Pain

Opioid was not advised for diabetic neuropathy pain in the past. Nucynta ER is the first opioid approved by FDA for diabetic pain.

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Forty-two Women Die Every Day from Drug Overdose-Report By CDC

Forty-two Women Die Every Day from Drug Overdose-Report By CDC

Recent report published by Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests over 42 women die every day from opioid drug overdose, which includes street narcotics and prescription opioids.

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How Long Does Opiate Withdrawal Last?

How Long Does Opiate Withdrawal Last?

How long the opiate withdrawal symptoms would last, depends on the dosage as well as the term for which the drug has been taken. The longer the opioids have been consumed, the longer will be the withdrawal. The dependency also varies from one drug to another. Withdrawal symptoms of short acting opiates would occur six to eight hours after the last dose of the opiate drug. For the first three days of this period, the condition will worsen. The long acting opiates start their withdrawal symptoms after 30 hours of taking the last dose. These are the early withdrawal symptoms for the long acting opiates.

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Opiate Withdrawal: Causes, Risk Factors, Signs, Symptoms, Treatment, Complications

Opiate Withdrawal

Opiate Withdrawal refers to the gamut of symptoms which an individual suffers from when drastically cutting down the amount of opiate drugs or after stopping them abruptly after a very prolonged use. Know the causes, signs, symptoms and treatment for opiate withdrawal.

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Opioid Epidemics: Opioid Addiction in Individuals with Acute Pain, Chronic Pain and Recreational Use

Opioid Epidemics

The opioid addiction resulting in opioid epidemics is predominantly observed in three groups of people: (1) Individual suffering with acute pain, (2) Individual suffering with chronic pain, (3) Individual involved in recreational use of opioids. Most patients suffering with acute and chronic pain discontinue opioids once pain subsides. But few get addicted to opioid pain medications.1 Most of these patient who become dependent on opioid suffer with decreased pain threshold and rapid development of addiction to opioids.

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Opioid Treatment Programs: Establishing the Need, Benefits, Risks, Screening Tools

Opioid Treatment Programs

Opioid Treatment Programs: Consider Opioid medications if Non-opioid Medications failed or severe side effects contraindicated medications, Physical therapy and/or Surgery has failed. Also, know the Benefits, Risks and Screening Tools.

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Q and A: Effects of Opioids on Normal Breathing, Respiratory Center, Treatment

Q and A- Effects of Opioids on Normal Breathing, Respiratory Center, Treatment

Q and A on Effects of Opioids on Normal Breathing: Opioid reduces rate of breathing and also reduces volume of air inhaled by abruptly changing inspiration to expiration. Also know about Opioid Effect on Respiratory Center, Treatment.

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Q and A: Should I Take Opioid Pain Medications? Pseudoaddiction, Anxiety Disorder

Q and A- Should I Take Opioid Pain Medications?

Dr. Pramod Kerkar MD, FFARCSI answers questions related to Should I Take Opioid Pain Medication? Is neuropathic pain treated with Opioids? Is it possible I could be addicted to opioids?

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What are Narcotic Pain Medications, Know its Risks, Benefits, Uses

What are Narcotic Pain Medications, Know its Risks, Benefits, Uses

Narcotic Pain Medications also known as Narcotic Analgesics. It is quite an effective and preferred way to treat certain pain conditions like pain caused by arthritis and other muscle and joint pain conditions. Know the uses, benefits and risks of narcotic pain medications.

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What is Opioid Epidemics & Opioid Crisis?

What is Opioid Epidemics & Opioid Crisis?

The opioid epidemic is a widespread occurrence of an addiction disease to prescription opioids. Opioid epidemics is an indication that more individuals are consuming opioids as a recreational drug than for pain. Opioid crisis is caused by increased number of death resulting from side effects of opioid consumption. Opioid crisis goes hand in hand with opioid epidemics.

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