Articles Related to opiates

  • Which Prescription Drugs Top the List For Drug Abuse?

    There are thousands of prescription drugs on the market today and many are being abused by Americans across the country. So which drugs pose the biggest threat? Read More…

  • Some Doctors Concerned About Opioid Prescribing Practices

    Sometimes an oft-repeated message ends up being tuned-out. Prescription drug abuse has been getting so much press that the warnings may be in danger of being ignored. Read More…

  • Vicodin Classification Makes the Drug Easier to Give to Patients Than Other Opiates

    Vicodin, one of the widely prescribed prescription painkillers is also the least restricted of the opiate drug category, a situation recent national news and medical reports are emphasizing.

    Vicodin in its generic form, a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen, is listed by the Food and Drug Administration and the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Schedule III – the same class as many types of anesthetics or steroid drugs. In comparison, codeine and the prescription opioid oxycodone are listed as a Schedule II. At the highest restriction, Schedule I, are drugs like heroin. Read More…

  • The Pain of Addiction

    Vicodin addiction often starts innocently enough. Most people start taking Vicodin or other pain medications after surgery or an injury. But then they can’t stop. They need more to get the same pain relief. They start doctor shopping to get more pills. And the cycle continues until it takes over their lives.