Yes, there should be additional restrictions on their prescriptions and use because they are highly addictive and individuals misuse or overuse them. Taking prescriptions drugs in a way that has not been recommended by a doctor can be very dangerous. People of all ages are likely to abuse opioids. People who are addicted to opioids steal, forging, and seek prescriptions from more than one doctor. Older adults are at increased risk of prescription drug abuse because they intentionally or unintentionally take too much medication. I think healthcare professionals should first prescribe medications that are not highly addictive.
The usage of pain medications has gone up severely over the years. It is guaranteed that some types of pain medications exist in your medicine cabinet. With a readily available supply of pain medications, it have brought up problems associated with abusing such medications that have led negligent American families into abandoning their health for comfort. Pain medications are administered in a variety of setting, from nurses at hospital beds to paramedics at vehicle collision scenes. Pain medication is a broad term as it varies from over-the-counter strength to prescription strength. Each type of medication will have different ingredients, which are paired with different side effects. Many painkillers can allow the patients to develop an addiction
There are many forms of fraud a person can do to be deceitful when going to the doctor’s office. This is the worst behavior a person who has a addiction to commit. They can go to multiple different doctors sometimes in different counties or states, they can say that they left there script in a friends car, say that they lost them, or even steal a doctor’s prescription pad to more pain killers. This behavior is also very dangerous because they can over dose, over dose and die, have heart problems, or even have a stroke.
The discovery of morphine, which occurred in 1803, transformed the medical treatment of pain and chronic diseases (Levinthal, 2005). Morphine, a narcotic or opioid, is widely used in the medical field today and is specifically used therapeutically to treat moderate to severe pain in individuals. The most common routes of administration for morphine are oral and intravenous administration (Angel, Gould, Carey, 1998). Morphine acts by binding to opioid receptors in the brain and thus reduces the perception of pain and emotional responses to pain (Weil and Winifred, 2004). The paper will focus on the therapeutic uses of morphine for individuals. Morphine is used in the treatment of pain with individuals suffering from cancer and acute myocardial infarction. Morphine is also administered to patients after surgery to decrease pain and is even thought to decrease the chances of developing posttraumatic stress disorder (Busse, 2006; Herlitz, Hjalmarson, and Waagstein, 1989; Levin, 2010).
The term “narcotic” was derived from the Greek word narkōtikos which means “make numb.” Narcotic painkillers, also known as as opioids, were derived from the opium poppy plant, which has been used for recreational and medicinal purposes for thousands of years. It wasn't until the 16th century, when opioids were used as a painkiller (What Are Painkillers?). Due to its significant addiction potential, most narcotic painkillers are only available as prescription medications. However it is one of the drugs that is effective in relieving severe pain from injuries, cancer, and other diseases. It also has the potential to reduce tension, anxiety and aggression. They are often used in cough medicine preparation. In the 1900s, there was a rise of prescription
Prescription drugs are getting more and more popular in drug use these days. Prescription drugs are being abused by teens and adults world wide. Recreational use of prescription drugs is a very huge issue. Prescription drugs are unhealthy when abused, Very addictive, and ruins families.
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First and foremost, one must have a basic knowledge of what each of these treatments entails, as well as the proposed benefits and negative effects for chronic pain patients. Opioids are medications derived from the poppy flower or synthesized to have effects similar to the natural opioids. They have been in use for thousands of years and have been the drug of choice for physicians looking to provide their patients with pain relief for more than a century. The major benefit to patients is an analgesic effect by acting on the ...
To begin with, everyone knows that drugs are damaging to your health. Putting chemicals and foreign substances in your body, especially some of the things in certain drugs, can have devastating consequences. The abuse of different drugs can have different outcomes, but none are good. While the use of narcotics may cause an immediate feeling of euphoria, relief of pain, or relaxation this is only temporary; other side effects can be much worse including reduced heart rate, difficulty of breathing, vomiting and nausea, and hallucinations and psychosis (“Drug”). On a short term basis, these symptoms can be life threatening and lead to overdose ...