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    one of the episodes of House, House is waiting for Vicodin medication at the Pharmacy in order to suppress pain from his tissue-damaged leg. However, Vicodin can be highly addictive that could cause possible symptoms in the body. Vicodin is a type of prescription medication that blocks pain receptors in the brain making it an addictive drug among hospital patients. Vicodin is prescribed by doctors to relieve pain in the body. For example, Vicodin contains two ingredients responsible for suppressing

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    Opioids Persuasive Essay

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    Young people who get into accidents and older people who are starting to feel life’s aches and pains are getting hooked on the euphoric, pain-free life they live when they take opioids like Vicodin. After taking a drug over a long period of time, the body processes drugs differently than when it was first taken (Vann). This implies that it will take more of the drug to create the same effect. People self medicate themselves and make excuses

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    The Dangers of Prescription Pill

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    are terminally ill, there are too many taking advantage and abusing prescription pills. Opioid analgesic painkillers, one of the largest growing segments of prescription drug abuse, are medications such as Oxycontin and Vicodin and many other narcotic pills. The side effects Vicodin include lightheadedness, sedation, dizziness, mental clouding, anxiety, fear, dependence, mood changes, respiratory depression and many more (Spratto and Woods 809). More than 201 million prescriptions were written in 2007

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    The Many Benefits of Medical Marijuana

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/01/health/01fda.html Unknown. (n.d.). International statistics. Retrieved from http://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/painkillers/international-statistics.html Unknown. (n.d.). Vicodin addiction and treatment. Retrieved from http://www.drugabusehelp.com/drugs/vicodin/ Unknown, . (n.d.). Myths and facts about marijuana. Retrieved from http://www.drugpolicy.org/marijuana/factsmyths/#tobacco

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    Opioid Abuse Case Summary

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    Her medications include Xanax, Soma, and Vicodin. Ms. Smith is coming in to request anxiety and pain medications. Prescription history by the prescription drug monitoring site shows that Ms. Smith has received prescriptions from various providers and has filled a total of five prescriptions for Vicodin in the past month at different pharmacies. Ms. Smith was asked to take a urine drug screen (UDS) but has refused to give a urine sample. Opioids, such as Vicodin have an increased risk for abuse. “It

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    There are antiheros in the books we see, movies or shows we watch, and in our everyday lives. The usual antihero is someone who lacks the traditional heroic qualities such as idealism, courage, nobilty, moral goodness, and kindness. Even though the antihero has negative heroic qualities, he still, in the end, does the right thing and is a hero. The typical antihero, especially in the TV world, is Dr. Gregory House from the series House, M.D. This show portrays a doctor filled with unorthodox diagnostic

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    28 Hours Ethical Issues

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    charged for driving while intoxicated, vehicle theft, destroying personal property and illegal use of prescription drugs. She was obviously intoxicated when she destroyed Lily’s cake, then she “borrowed” the limousine and wrecked it. Gwen also abused Vicodin pills while drinking and to avoid the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. There were a few questions that were not answered during the movie. Was Gwen ever charged with driving under the influence or vehicle theft? Where was

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    Opioid Dependence Essay

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    One of the largest concerns within our nation is opioid dependence and the rise in abuse rates of medicinal and illicit opioids. Many illicit and medicinal drugs such as Morphine and Heroin, come from the internal secretions of the opium poppy plant (Papaver somniferum) and are highly available and acclaimed for their analgesic and euphoric effects within the general population (Veilleux et al., 2010). Veilleux et al. (2010) concluded that given these properties of opioids there is a dangerously

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    Marijuana is the third most popular recreational drug in America (behind only alcohol and tobacco), and has been used by nearly 100 million Americans. According to government surveys, some 25 million Americans have smoked marijuana in the past year, and more than 14 million do so regularly despite harsh laws against its use. Our public policies should reflect this reality, not deny it.(keith stroepe). Marijuana should be legalized for medical use across the country. Marijuana has been used medically

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    Prescription Drug Abuse

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    Drug and alcohol abuse is a problem no matter who you are, where you are, your age. When you think of drug abuse most people think of illegal or street drugs. But in a growing society where it seems doctors are competing for ones business prescription drugs have also become a growing concern. In 2000 statistics show that 14 million Americans were currently using illicit drugs. (Adolescent substance abuse knowledge base, 2007) The study also showed of the 14 million users 6.3% were 12 years or

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