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Addiction to opiate medications

Addiction to opiate medications

May 27, 2024

Opioid medications that cause addiction

Much has changed the habits of the heroin addicts of 20 years until today, in large part, due to the appearance of the "heroin light", opiates that are dispensed under medical prescription. They are more within reach than ever and, moreover, cause a withdrawal syndrome difficult to overcome .

The details about the death of the actor are arriving Philip S. Hoffman , who died at the age of 46, presumably, by heroin overdose. This case alerts us, not only to overdoses, but to new addiction pathways.

It seems that this actor had stopped using it two decades ago, but a treatment based on analgesics during the past year plunged him into a fight against the addiction produced by such medication. Eminences in addictions warn that the consumption of opiate drugs have changed the landscape of addictions and their relapses.


"Stand" with drugs

In the last decade, studies on opioid abuse by prescription have shown a progressive increase in the United States, as well as the number of people who confess to having used heroin during the last year has doubled since 2007, far exceeding the half a million people according to statistics from the US health department. Experts maintain that this is not coincidental, at the moment the recreational use of these drugs have introduced many young people into this dangerous world of unpredictable consequences.

Even those who left heroin are surrounded by many more offers than in the past. It is very easy to get pills, they do not require paraphernalia, they do not smell ... it is a perfect drug for its simple use and consumption.


The first time it is consumed

Countless people are treated with these correctly prescribed medications and in an adequate and safe manner. It is scientifically proven that there are certain types of patients to whom opioid analgesics can give them a first contact or a reminder of what it feels like to have opiates. The medical group warns about the drugs that trigger the craving for heroin use in addicts who try to stop this use, in the same proportion that relieve the syndrome of abstinence to consumers.

Specialists in addictions and alcoholism estimate that approximately 50% of the heroin addicts who pass through their center began consuming prescription opioids. Often the prescription is correct, but before they know it they find themselves looking for pills illegally.


Opioids Epidemic in America Opioid Addiction Explained Documentary 2018 (May 2024).


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