Most Heroin Addiction Programs use Further Drugs

Heroin addiction is one of the most alarming of all the addictions and the reasons why people start off on this road, which is a road to hell, are many. Addiction can start with something as simple as using it as a painkiller like morphine – an opiate. Many cough medicines contain methadone, which is a synthetic opiate. These can be very addictive and one can often see addicts buying up cough medicine as a solution to their inability to obtain heroin. As one of it’s main functions is as a painkiller, the reason people want to continue with this drug is that it numbs the senses, including the heroin addict’s emotions. A further problem is that, once started on …

Methadone: A Powerful Drug For Treatment of Pain and Drug Dependency

Methadone is known as a highly effective and powerful drug. It is a narcotic that belongs to the same family of opioids like heroin. Methadone is a long acting medication for pain relief. It is an effective opiod analgesic for severe pain. Because of its low cost and apparent efficacy in complex pain syndromes, it is increasingly being used as a first-line opioid. It is such a good pain medication for chronic pain sufferers and for helping narcotic dependents get through life without having to spend their existance trying to keep a steady supply of heroin around or nearby, just to physically get through a day. Methadone is said to be well-tested medication that is safe and effective for the …

Drug Addiction And Withdrawal Symptoms

An addict is a person who has an uncontrollable compulsion to repeat a behavior regardless of its negative consequence. There are many drugs that can lead to a condition recognized as addiction. The common symptoms are a craving for more of the drug, increased psychological tolerance to exposure, and withdrawal symptoms in the absence of the stimulus. A risk of dependency exists in most drugs that directly provide pleasure or relief. There are two types of dependency – physical and psychological. Physical dependency on a substance is defined by the appearance of characteristic withdrawal symptoms when the drug is suddenly discontinued. Opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, alcohol and nicotine are well known addictive drugs known for their ability to induce physical dependence. …