Types of Painkillers Abused


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  1. 1. G&G Holistic Addiction Treatment presentsTypes of Painkillers Abused G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment, Inc. http://DrugRehabCenter.Com© Copyright 2013 by G&G Holistic Addiction Treatment, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  2. 2. Types of Painkillers AbusedWhat is the prescribed use of painkillers?Painkillers are medications designed specifically to ease pain while some painkillershave specific health care purposes like certain migraine formulations. Most painkillersare used for general purposes.There are several ways that painkillers are categorized. One method is to divide theminto over-the-counter or OTC painkillers which are those that could be purchased bythe consumer without a prescription and those that require a prescription for the legalpurchase.What are the most commonly abused painkillers?The most commonly painkillers varyby region depending on what iseasily available.Hydrocodone such as Vicodin,Lortab, and Lorcet are one of themost commonly abused painkillers.Oxycodone sold under the names such as Oxycontin is another very commonlyabused painkiller.These medications are meant to be long lasting, but when abused they may becrushed in order to obtain the maximum effect. This can lead to fatal overdose.While these two painkillers are the most common, many people may abuse anynumber of painkillers that are easy for them to get.Types of Painkillers Abused 2
  3. 3. Painkillers may take many forms. Most of them come as pills, but they may also beused as pills, powder, liquid, or suppositories.Types Of Painkillers • Codeine. Codeine is a painkiller derived from opium. It is injected or ingested. Some medications that can be prescribed to include: codeine, include cough syrups, and Tylenol 3. • Morphine. Morphine is the painkiller made from opium. It is often injected, ingested or smoked. Some of its brand names include Roxanol and Duramorph. • Hydrocodone. Hydrocodone is the synthetic opioid often used with acetaminophen or Tylenol, and its brand names are Vicodin, Lortab, and Lorcet. • Oxycodone. Oxycodone is another synthetic opioid. It is often crushed and snorted by the abuser. Oxycodone is sold under the brand names Oxycontin, Percodan, and Percocet . • Fentanyl. Fentanyl is the synthetic opioid sold as brands such as Actiq and Duragesic. It is injected, smoked, or snorted.Other PainkillersThere are many other painkillers on the market that people may abuse. Thesepainkillers may be swallowed, injected, chewed, snorted or taken as suppository.Do you have more questions about drug abuse and addiction?Our experienced counselors are available 24 hours a day to take your call and get youthe help or information you need.Call our Toll-Free Recovery Hotline at 1-800-303-2938 or visit our web site at:http://drugrehabcenter.com and discover the best treatment options for you.Types of Painkillers Abused 3
  4. 4. Our drug rehab center offers a unique and affordable holistic approach to addictiontreatment.Our holistic addiction and treatment program has helped addicts from all over theUnited States, Europe and Canada overcome their substance addictions and achievelong term recovery. We treat the individuals specific needs, including working withfamilies.For more special reports on addiction issues, visit: http://rehabcentersnetwork.com/addiction-special-reportsTypes of Painkillers Abused 4