Pain Pill Addiction
- Parent Category: Prescription Drug Rehab & Treatment
- Category: Painkiller Information
- Written by Stop Admin
Are you or someone you love struggling with pain pill addiction? If so, then you are not alone. The National Household Survey on Drug Abuse reports that an estimated 1.6 million Americans have used pain killers non-medically, many of whom develop pain pill addiction.
Pain pills fall into the category of drugs called opiods, and include drugs like Oxy Contin, Loritab, Vicoden, Perocet, Codeine, Morphine and Dilaudid.
The availability of pain pills is a common factor in pain pill addiction. Most often, a person will get addicted to pain pills after being prescribed the drugs an illness or injury. These drugs produce a euphoric effect in the user, and continued usage of the drugs can build tolerance and cause physical dependence.
When physical dependence occurs, then the addicted person will experience physical withdrawal symptoms when they stop the use of the drugs. Some withdrawal symptoms associated with pain pill addiction include cravings, nausea, vomiting, irritability, dilated pupils, muscle aches, diarrhea, sweating, chills, fever, inability to sleep and depression.
If you or someone you know is struggling with pain pill addiction call Narconon Arrowhead Drug Rehab 800-468-6933.