The misuse and addiction of opioids
What Is Opiods ?
Opioids are psychoactive chemicals that happen naturally or can be made in a LAB . It works by binding to opioid receptors in the central and peripheral nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract.
All Opiods are taken oral administration
For Slight headache or muscle ache, an over-the-counter pain reliever is usually enough to make you feel comfortable.
To treat chronic pain , your doctor might prescribed something stronger a prescription opioid. pain killer medication daily use,
You may need around-the-clock doses to manage pain throughout the day and night.
If the medication isn’t working as it should be , Visit your doctor he may increase the Dose or give you some safer alternative chaging the Dosage or the medication can lead you to some serious issues.
There are illegal opioids like Heroine which is very much danger for health and that is the most abused Drug amont the Teenagers.
Legal opioids that are prescribed for pain relief like hydrocodone, which has the brand name of Vicodin, Methadone (Dolophine, Methadose), Oxycodone (OxyContin, Oxecta, Roxicodone,M30), Hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Exalgo, Tramadol, Oltram,Topdol) Tramadol is used to treate moderate pain, They can have serious side effects if abuse the Drug.
Awareness of the opioid
Between 10 and 15 percent of Patients develop an Addiction of opioid. and misuse of prescription opioid painkillers,
Overdose crisis, the Situation is Turning to worsen. In 2017, there were 52,500 opioid-overdose deaths in the United States
3 main types of opioids :
- Natural opiods
- Semi synthetic
- Full synthetic