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Most Addictive Prescription PainKillers

White pills spilling out of a prescription bottle.

With no surprise, opioids are the most addictive medicine prescribed to individuals, but there are a variety of prescription pills that are causing health issues and death. Addiction is often attached to the potential threat of overdose due to substance abuse. Unfortunately, many will enter a state of denial about their misuse of certain drugs. Commonly, people will purchase pills off the street or not over the counter, resulting in consuming chemical compounds that are not meant to be in the body. If you or someone you know is undergoing addiction, seek prescription pill detox treatment as soon as possible to avoid long-term health risks.

Addictive Medicine to Be Cautious About  

Opioids are pain reducers that are used to relieve chronic pain. Since opioids give a euphoric sensation and an overwhelming sense of relaxation, the medication is meant to be used temporarily. If a person is to consume the drug in large or frequent doses, then this causes irregular heartbeat, blood pressure to drop, and the respiratory system to fail. Opioids include Codeine, Morphine, Oxycodone, and many other synthetic drugs. 

For instance, Codeine is a narcotic that is supposed to relieve pain. However, many abuse the drug to feel energized and have an overwhelming sense of bliss. Sometimes, the substance is mixed with aspirin to increase the symptoms. Side effects of Codeine include depression, itching, dry mouth, and headaches. A person should seek immediate attention if showing signs of overdose such as pinpoint pupils, clammy or cold skin, and a slow pulse. Overdose can be prevented if an addict seeks a Codeine detox program. 

Like Codeine, heroin is another abused drug in America, with nearly 15,000 deaths in 2018 and around 438,000 having a heroin disorder in 2019. Unfortunately, the numbers continue to increase over the years. Heroin is addictive and people will succumb to the relaxation and happy effect it temporarily grants. Chronic heroin use can cause insomnia, risks of certain diseases like HIV, and manipulate body movement, mood, and hormones. 

Depressants Causing Addiction 

It’s not unusual for people to be addicted to pills, especially Xanax. Xanax falls into the class of benzodiazepines or “benzos.” Doctors prescribe the drug to treat anxiety or panic disorders, and insomnia but it is considered to be one of the most addictive drugs. Xanax helps calm people by decreasing unusual activity in the central nervous system. The side effects of Xanax can lead to breathing issues and lowered blood pressure, and if mixed with other drugs then organ failure or death becomes a high possibility. 

Pills that get you high or influence an altered perception of reality, granting a feeling of overwhelming energy in the mind or body, can also lead to dependency. Klonopin is a brand name for another type of benzodiazepine prescription drug. Benzodiazepines affect a person’s CNS, including the brain and spinal cord, and the withdrawal process during a benzo detox advises professional care. Now, Klonopin is highly addictive and is very similar to Xanax, but its effects last much longer. 

Why Are Depressants So Addicting? 

Opioids and depressants go hand in hand since they offer users a way to escape from pain and, in a sense, the state of current reality. Depressants often are defined as an addictive medicine because of the relaxation the pills induce. Also, the “feel-good drugs” commonly boost dopamine or the “reward chemicals” that lead in the brain. The increase in dopamine establishes a recurring craving for the specific drugs. Both the classifications of drugs initiate a break for a person’s mind from overthinking or a level of anxiety. 

Remedies for Addictive Medicine at Evoke Wellness Treatment Center

If you or a loved one is struggling with a prescription pill addiction, don’t wait to get the treatment you deserve and return to living a fulfilling life. At Evoke Wellness, we offer unique programs and services that will help you get back on track. Plus, a prevention plan is established to maintain sobriety after treatment. Our medical staff understands addiction is different for everyone, and the health risks are not worth the physical dependence on the drugs. We will safely get you through the withdrawal process, so you can get back to doing what you love! 

Please, don’t hesitate to contact a specialist at Evoke Wellness today at 833-819-6066 and ask about our intensive inpatient treatment care to get started!

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