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    drugs that are used for chronic pain. Opioids are substances that are used to relieve pain by binding opiate receptors throughout the body, and in the brain. These areas in the brain control pain and also emotions, producing a feeling of excitement or happiness. As the brain gets used to these feelings, and the body builds a tolerance to the opioids, there is a need for more opioids and then the possibility of addiction. There are different forms of Opioids manufactured such as Morphine, Oxycodone

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    Opioids are used as pain relievers and although it does the job, there are adverse side effects. Opioids are frequently used in the medical field, allowing doctors to overprescribe their patients. The substance can be very addicting to the dosage being prescribed to the patient. Doctors are commonly prescribing opioids for patients who have mild, moderate, and severe pain. As the pain becomes more severe for the patient, the doctor is more likely to increase the dosage. The increasing dosages

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    Opioid Pain Medications

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    ancient times and are among the oldest known powerful pain relievers (Steven A. Adelman, William J. Meehan, 2010). The pain relieving and europhia effects of opioids were known to Summerians (4000BC) and Egyptians (2000BC) (Steven A. Adelman, William J. Meehan, 2010). Some opioids, such as morphine and codeine occur naturally in opium. Opioids are a depressant, which means that they slow down the part of the brain that controls breathing. It is also known to worsen the performance of psychomotor (movements

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    Opioids Case Study

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    The abuse of and addiction to opioids and the current epidemic in America. Opioids are a class of drugs which have been used since ancient times to reduce pain. Although opiates are derived from opium and opioids refer to synthetic drugs created to emulate opium, nowadays the term opioid is used for the entire family of drugs including natural, synthetic and semi-synthetic. Opium is an extract of the exudate derived from seedpods of the poppy plant, Papaver somniferum. The opium poppy is native to

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    year 2015 opioids played a part in 33,091 deaths. Now you may ask what an opioid is. An Opioid is a compound that binds to opioid receptors in the body to reduce the amount of pain. There are four main categories of opioids, one being natural opioid analgesics including morphine and codeine, and semi synthetic opioid analgesics, including oxycodone, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, and oxymorphone. The second category being methadone, a synthetic opioid, the third category being synthetic opioid analgesics

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    Opioid Drug: Heroin

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    Heroine Heroin is an opioid drug that is synthesized from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of the Asian opium poppy plant. Heroin usually appears as a white or brown powder or as a black sticky substance, known as “black tar heroin ( HEALY) In 2011, 4.2 million Americans aged 12 or older (or 1.6 percent) had used heroin at least once in their lives. It is estimated that about 23 percent of individuals who use heroin become dependent on it. Heroin can be injected

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    manage a patient’s pain today, particularly endemic to the United States, and this issue is prescription of opioid painkillers. For those who are unaware, opioids are a class of drug derived from the poppy plant, the same plant used to make heroin, and for pharmaceutical company’s morphine, Codeine, Vicodin, and Oxycodone. All opioids bind to neurons in the brain that receive pain called opioid receptors which stops pain directly at the neural level. This is necessary in hospitals when being used for

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    Prevention for Opioid Drug Abuse in Massachusetts On April 2, Kathleen Errico of Haverhill woke up at 3:45a.m. To find that her 23-year-old daughter, Kelsey Endicott, had lost her life due to a heroin overdose. Kelsey leaves behind her family and a son, whose second birthday is soon approaching. Ms. Errico shares that her daughter, “turned to drugs to make her feel normal,” and that Kelsey wasn’t aware of how heroin, “would devastate her family and tear it apart, how it would take her job and leave

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    Absorption: The absorption of opioid drugs into the bloodstream is largely dependent on the user’s chosen route of administration for the drug, dosage, and lipid solubility. Most NMPOs are taken orally, and absorbed into the bloodstream from the walls of the intestine. Some abusers crush and convert whole prescription pills into powders that can be smoked, snorted, and injected easily. Alternative routes of administration enable users to combine NMPO active compounds with other drugs for a unique

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    Opioids Case Study

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    Opioids refer to medications that work on the nervous system in an attempt to relieve pain. Unfortunately, the continued use and misuse of these medicines can cause the user to become addicted. Opioids can be found in tablet, liquid, or capsule form. Some of the familiar and most famous brands of this medication include Actiq, OxyContin, and Duragesic. Examples of opioids include fentanyl, hydrocodone, morphine and fentanyl oxycodone. Many lives have been lost from Opioid addiction (National Institute

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