Prescription Addiction

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Addiction to prescription pain medications, such as Vicodin and percocet is not as uncommon as most people believe. Narcotics, the drug that is used to treat pain, was originally prescribed for patients who required surgery. Recently, narcotics have been used for everything from headaches to back spasms. Many people start have started taking strong prescription pain medicine because of an accident, whether it is a car accident or fall. The pain is so severe that they must go to the hospital or their local doctor. Sometimes the doctors give percocet to start. Percocet is one of the narcotics that is very effective to treat pain. The problem begins when the person becomes tolerant of the medicine. His body is so use to the percocet that it does not believe it is even taking anything for the pain. Therefore, the pain returns.

Vicodin, which is also known as hydrocodone, is more powerful than percocet. It is much more effective in treating severe bouts of pain. The problem is that it can be a lot more addictive than percocet. In this case, addiction means that a person’s body becomes tolerant of the pain medication and they must have a higher dosage to continue to manage their pain. A person who has been taking these medications for more than six months will have no choice, except to continue to either take the drug or detox it from your system. If either is not done, the body will go into withdraws; body aches, nausea, vomiting, headaches, and other symptoms that are similar to the flu, except ten times worse. So, he feels as if he’s become a hostage to the drug. Take it and feel like yourself again, or don’t and feel like you have been run over by a truck. Detox may be a better solution than to continue to be a hostage to narcotics.