Opioid

Signs and Symptoms of Dilaudid Abuse

Signs and Symptoms of Dilaudid Abuse

Signs and Symptoms of Dilaudid Abuse Dilaudid abuse or addiction has a lot of physical symptoms that include painful withdrawal and dependence, as with most opioid-based drugs. Dilaudid (hydromorphone) is an opioid narcotic medication that is used to treat severe pain. It is said to be 5-10 times more powerful than morphine. Dilaudid is also … Read more

Telltale Signs of Opiate Addiction

Telltale Signs of Opiate Addiction

Telltale Signs of Opiate Addiction How can you tell if a loved one is struggling with opiate addiction? There are a few telltale signs that can help you determine what’s going on. Opiates/opioids are prescription medications used to treat mild to severe pain. They work on the central nervous system by activating Mu receptors in … Read more

Does Prescription Opioid Abuse Lead to Heroin Addiction?

Does Prescription Opioid Abuse Lead to Heroin Addiction?

For many men and women addicted to opiates, they first started abusing prescription opioids before moving on to heroin, a cheaper and more powerful alternative. Opioids are a class of drugs that include prescription painkillers like oxycontin and hydrocodone as well as illicit opiates like heroin. What many fail to realize is that heroin addiction … Read more

Is Klonopin an Opioid?

Is Klonopin an Opioid?

Is Klonopin an Opioid? Although Klonopin is a narcotic like any prescription opioid, it is not an opioid. Klonopin belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. Many people ask the question, “is Klonopin an opioid?”. The answer would be a resolute no, although Klonopin is a narcotic like any prescription opioid, it is not … Read more