The problem often starts when individuals ignore their doctor’s instructions and control their own dosages, or they illicitly receive or purchase unused pills for either painkilling or recreational use.
Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) December 17, 2013
A Forever Recovery, a leading addiction treatment center that has pioneered a moral reasoning approach to recovery that empowers each individual client to access the spiritual, cognitive, and fellowship support that they need, has published a new blog post that asks the critically important question: What are the most addictive types of painkillers?
“The most addictive types of painkillers today are synthetic or semi-synthetic opiates,” commented Per Wickstrom, A Forever Recovery’s CEO. “The problem often starts when individuals ignore their doctor’s instructions and control their own dosages, or they illicitly receive or purchase unused pills for either painkilling or recreational use. It’s our hope that this new blog post will spread much-needed awareness, so that fewer people travel down the destructive, dangerous and sometimes fatal path of addiction.”
The blog post highlights seven commonly abused prescription painkillers: Stadol (Butorphanol), Demerol (Meperidine), Fentanyl, OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, and Lorcet. It also identifies major symptoms and consequences of abusing painkillers, including: depression, severe mood swings, insomnia, liver damage, respiratory depression, constipation, nausea, and the list goes on.
Added Per Wickstrom: “The impact of painkiller abuse includes -- but goes far beyond -- physical effects. Those who suffer from addiction often experience major financial problems as they try to maintain their expensive habit. They also face the extreme pressure of trying to maintain their job, relationships, and other aspects of their life, while they secretly battle with a potentially deadly addiction. Invariably, it’s a story that never ends well without the right support, treatment, and compassionate care.”
The full text of A Forever Recovery’s Latest blog post entitled “What are the Most Addictive Types of Painkillers?” is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/blog/addiction/addictive-types-painkillers/. Readers will also find common symptoms to help them discover if someone they care about might be suffering from an addiction to prescription painkillers.
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