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Understanding the Side Effects of Opiates

Wednesday, Mar. 26th 2014



The Use of Opiate-Based Narcotics Have Dangerous Risks
The opiate epidemic engulfing the country is showing no signs of slowing down. Opiates are some of the most commonly abused and most addictive substances available today. These include legal therapeutics for pain such as fentanyl and morphine in addition to illegal derivatives such as opium and heroin. The bod

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  1. 1. pdfcrowd.comopen in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API Non 12 Step Rehab Rehab Success Rates Rehabilitation Components Detox Treatment Drug Rehab Blog About Us Scholarship +15 Recommend this on Google Understanding the Side Effects of Opiates Wednesday, Mar. 26th 2014 Tweet 26 The opiate epidemic engulfing the country is showing no signs of slowing down. Opiates are some of the most commonly abused and most addictive substances available today. These include legal therapeutics for pain such as fentanyl and morphine in addition to illegal derivatives such as opium and heroin. The body may react to opiate abuse in a number of different ways. Developing a Tolerance Successful Alternatives Fill out this form or call the number below to get in touch w ith an addiction counselor or call now to find quality non 12 step rehab programs. Get Immediate Help 800-238-7309 Name: * Email: * Phone: * Information: * Non 12 Step Rehabs Helping You Find Successful Drug & Alcohol Recovery Alternatives Get Help Now 800-238-7309 40 people like this. Sign Up to see w hat your friends like.Like Share
  2. 2. pdfcrowd.comopen in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API Those who frequently abuse these opioids will develop a tolerance. This means that the user needs to ingest the substance in increasing doses just to produce the same desired effect. Both the induction of a euphoric state and the reduction of pain are prone to tolerance. The development of a tolerance is one of the primary factors of an overdose occurring, because the desired effects lessen but the toxic ones persist. Developing Addiction It is possible to develop both mental and physical addiction to opiates. The physical addiction refers to the effects of the body once the user stops taking the substance altogether, they go through withdrawal symptoms which may include a host of problems (including anxiety, diarrhea and vomiting). Mental addiction refers to what the user perceives as the constant need to use the substance again. This may cause mental anguish and lead to the person undertaking actions that are uncharacteristic of them in order to continue using (lying, theft, etc.). The Pupil Size The parasympathetic nerves provide input to the eye and opiates have a direct influence on these nerves. It is not possible to develop a tolerance to this reaction. This is why the pupils are one of the often-used indicators of an altered mental state. Effects on the Respiratory System Some of the harsher side effects of opiate abuse are on our respiratory system. Opiates are able to suppress the brainstem that regulates breathing drive and rhythm. The effect on our respiratory system depends on the dose taken and is often the primary factor in a fatal opiate overdose. Effects on the Cardiovascular System The abuse of these substances can decrease the overall heart rate, otherwise known as bradycardia. It is also possible that the cells in the body release histamine. This may lead to CAPTCHA Code: Can't read the image? Click here to change the image. * Required Non 12 Step Rehab Locations Find Non-12 Step Drug Rehabs And Recovery Programs In The Following States: California Florida Texas Archives September 2014 August 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 August 2013 July 2013 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 January 2012 December 2011 October 2011 September 2011 April 2011 December 2010 September 2010 August 2010 submit
  3. 3. pdfcrowd.comopen in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API 1. FYI OPIATES Says: June 24th, 2014 at 10:51 pm Let me just add as I have been working with rehabs specifically addressing opiates addiction treatment. First, there are certain people who get addicted to the feelings of emotional euphoria they get from narcotics. They are then emotionally numbing themselves of the effects of past traumas, emotional turmoils, or undiagnosed mental conditions. Note that these medications are strictly managed by the FDA and DEA. But more often, a medical provider like the doctor, surgeon, dentist, psychiatrist, etc. would be found prescribing the drug for a certain period of time. Often they give out prescriptions more than needed – that’s where the danger lies. But still, with use of opiates and then stopping, this can lead an individual to go through a painful and dangerous withdrawal, often leading them to a cheap and easy way of obtaining the same effects by using heroin. This cannot be denied… many of those who cannot get meds for pain anymore would turn to heroin abuse. Due to the inconsistent levels of purity and IV injection of heroin, we now face a more devastating health and interpersonal problems, particularly for the heroin dependents or addicts. Many individuals who abuse opiate narcotics grow tolerant to the dosage they’ve been prescribed and find themselves taking more and more of the drug to achieve the same hypotension (lower blood pressure) and causes a dilation of the blood vessels. Effects on the Gastrointestinal System There is a reason that physicians may prescribe opiates as anti-diarrhea medications (think Imodium for example), it is because they are able to decrease the motility of the gastrointestinal tract. They may also lead to extraneous release of bile from the gall bladder by causing a spasm of the gallbladder duct. Both vomiting and nausea are common problems, resulting from direct actions on the brain vomiting centers and delayed emptying of the stomach contents. One of the most common effects of opiate abuse is constipation and there is no tolerance to this issue. Share: Posted by Drug Rehab Counselor | in Uncategorized | 1 Comment » One Comment on “Understanding the Side Effects of Opiates” August 2010 June 2010 May 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009
  4. 4. pdfcrowd.comopen in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API desired high. In order to augment the high from opiate painkillers, many individuals opt to abuse other central nervous depressants such as alcohol or benzodiazepines. While this practice may lead to a better high, the effects of using two or more central nervous system depressants can also lead to serious health consequences such as overdose and death. It should be known that opiate addiction and withdrawal are two very serious conditions requiring the skills of trained medical professionals to safely detox. If you are desirous of staying clean finally, make sure that you get into the most suitable rehab facility which focuses on patients with opiates addiction. Just my two cents worth of information I needed to share Leave a Reply Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website Submit Comment © 2012 Non-12 Step Rehab Programs Privacy Policy Blog Sitemap Contact Us

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