Which Substances Are the Most Addictive?
A Brief Introduction to Oxycodone and Oxycodone Addiction Oxycodone (or “oxy”) is one of the most widely prescribed pain-relieving medications in the world. The drug, sold under the brand names Percocet or Oxycontin, is extremely effective in treating mild to intense pain. Unfortunately, it’s also extremely addictive. Since doctors started prescribing Oxycodone more frequently in… View more
Dangerous Doses for Prescriptions Dropping A recent federal analysis found prescriptions for higher, more dangerous doses have dropped the most sharply, by 41 percent since 2010. In 1999 the nation’s problem with opioid addiction was just starting. An analysis by the Federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention also found that the rate for prescriptions… View more
Opioids, also called Opiates or Narcotics, are found in certain prescription pain medications including hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine, fentanyl, morphine, and illegal drugs such as heroin. Doctors will prescribe Opiate painkiller medications to treat acute pain. Prolonged use of Opiates can lead to a lessening of the pain relieving effects causing pain to become worse. As… View more
Playing With Fire Prescription medication is one of the biggest double-edged swords of our time. Countless previously incurable diseases can now be cured or at the very least averted with a simple meeting with a doctor and a trip to a pharmacy. Living in crippling pain is no longer a grim certainty, and those who… View more