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  • Dentists Can Help Fight Painkiller Addiction

    Addiction to prescription painkillers is a growing problem in the United States and researchers are calling on dentists to help staunch the flow of opioid medications. Read More…

  • Actor Chevy Chase Reflects on Painkiller Rehabilitation

    Comedian and actor Chevy Chase, best known for his roles on "Fletch" and the "National Lampoon’s Vacation" series, has recently reflected on his time in Rehab to treat a painkiller addiction during the 1980s.

    Chase’s discussion of his rehabilitation comes after the death of former President Gerald Ford, a friend of Chevy Chase. The actor recently credited Betty Ford, wife of President Ford, for his recovery, stating that if she hadn’t stepped forward with being honest about her own alcohol addiction and starting the clinic, he would not have sought assistance in stopping his own addiction.

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  • Retired Pro Football Players Abuse Painkillers

    Professional football players often sustain serious injury during practice and games, with many injuries resulting in chronic pain and the need for prescription painkillers. The painkillers used are often highly addictive opioids, causing a dependence problem that persists long after the player retires.

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  • Darvocet

    Darvocet is a narcotic that is closely related to the drug methadone. It is generally prescribed to treat mild to moderate levels of pain, and it is highly addictive. Because of its narcotic properties, it is a widely abused drug among those with and without prescriptions for it.

    Darvocet creates both physical and psychological dependence in people, so it is advisable that it be used with caution, even if you have a prescription for this medication. There are quite a few side effects associated with the use of Darvocet including:

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  • Percocet

    Percocet is a combination of a narcotic and acetaminophen. It is used to treat pain and comes in a variety of dosages. Percocet is a very addictive drug, particularly when it is overused even by those with a valid prescription. An important point to make about Percocet is that it can be addictive even after only two to three weeks of regular use.
    This drug is a very popular one for abusers because it is a powerful opioid that activates the brain’s reward systems. When the brain’s reward systems are activated, a person begins to crave the drug that activated them. Once this cycle is started, it is very difficult to break it without professional assistance. In many cases, however, people develop a dependence on Percocet without even realizing it. This makes it much more difficult for people to realize that they need help.

    Abusers of Percocet may take this pill in its original form. They may also chew or crush the pills and then snort them.
    There are a variety of symptoms of overdose that you should be aware of when taking Percocet. These include:

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  • 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.