Opioid Essays & Research Papers

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  • Methadone Treatment for Opioid Addiction
    Methadone Treatment for Opioid Addiction By: Vicki Wilson Physiological and Medical Aspects of Substance Abuse November 7, 2012 Vicki Wilson Physiological and Medical Aspects of Substance Abuse November 7, 2012 When people hear the term opiate abusers or the more frequently used street term drug addict (a horrible stereotype) that people think of first. A homeless, system milking, degenerate that is hooked on Heroin and sticks dirty needles in their arms, doing anything for money to...
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  • Opioid Abuse and Addiction Treatment
    Opioid Abuse and Addiction Treatment Kaplan University Crystal Ybanez CM107-85 1/13/12 What was once an effective solution for managing chronic pain has become one of the most commonly abused substances in our society, causing the need for a monitored and effective plan for treating chemically dependent individuals and their addiction to opiate’s. Ghodse (2012) stated that addiction to opiates is a disease causing malfunctions of the brain; it has effects on the mind and body requiring a...
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  • Suboxone Treatment for Opioid Dependence
    Suboxone Treatment for Opioid Dependence Opioid dependence in the United States is increasing in numbers with those addicted to heroin and prescription opioid analgesics. Opioid use includes morphine, codine, oxycodine, the painkillers oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and heroin. Several different treatment options are available for opioid dependence. Behavioral therapy includes counseling, cognitive therapy, phychotherapy, and the twelve step recovery program developed by Alcoholics...
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  • Mod04 Opioid Analgesics Vs Medical Marijuana
    Drug addiction is drug addiction, no matter what route is taken, whether it be from opioid analgesics, marijuana or other drugs. Drug addiction is something that this world will never be without. What most people fail to see is that drugs of high addiction rates should and can be monitored. When it comes to opioid analgesics versus medical marijuana, the debate is high and strong. Most people, which include medical professionals and actual drug addicts, believe that opioid analgesics are the...
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  • Shannon Gardner HCS 451 Website Review and Summary Opioid Painkillers
    WEBSITE REVIEW AND SUMMARY: OPIOID PAINKILLERS 1 Website Review and Summary: Opioid Painkillers Shannon Gardner HCS/457 Public and Community Health November 23, 2014 Monica Vargas WEBSITE REVIEW AND SUMMARY: OPIOID PAINKILLERS 2 Website Review and Summary: Opioid Painkillers Negative consequences associated with the misuse use and overprescribing of the opioid ...
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  • Research and Review of Articles on Suboxone and Suburex, Agonist and Antagonist Opioid Replacement Drugs.
    Research and review of articles on Suboxone and Suburex, agonist and antagonist opioid replacement drugs. The purpose of this paper is to explore the pros and cons of Suboxone and Suburex, two treatments for heroin dependence, which are both agonists and antagonists for opioids. The chosen articles, Ling,Walter, et al.’s, “a decade of research by the National Drug Abuse treatment clinical trials network”, Bell, James, et al.’s “a pilot study of...
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  • For Veterans with PTSD A New Demon Thei
    For Veterans with PTSD, A New Demon: Their Meds Threat of Addiction to Prescription Painkillers Heightened With Mental Illness By Thomas Catan  @tomcatan  Thomas.Catan@wsj.com  Thomas Catan  Biography  Thomas Catan  @tomcatan  Thomas.Catan@wsj.com  Thomas Catan  Biography Updated Nov. 10, 2013 10:32 p.m. ET NEWPORT, N.H.—Desperation drove Timothy Fazio, a former Marine, to turn up around midnight at a veterans' hospital near Boston. His post-traumatic stress disorder was...
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  • Opiates - 1904 Words
    The abuse of opiates started back in the 1900's. Throughout these years the abuse has become advanced. Marvin D. Seppala M.D. a chief medical officer stated in his book Prescription Painkillers: History, Pharmacology, and Treatment. "Drugs have been used for millennia in their natural form." “These agents were reprocessed and made more widely available in highly refined and far more potent forms- among them morphine and heroin (refined from opium leaves) and cocaine (from coco leaves) (p8)."...
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  • Methadone - 1944 Words
    Methadone Not very may people know exactly what methadone is, what it is used for, and why it is necessary. Addiction is an illness, and there are many substances that enable addiction. People who are addicted to opioids are just like anyone else who has an illness, they are sick. People who are ill need medicine, and methadone is a medicine that is used to treat people who are sick with opioid addiction. Methadone has been used for 35 years in the treatment of opioid addiction and has...
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  • prescription drug abuse - 886 Words
     MKTG309: Social Marketing and Sustainability Case Study 2: Prescription Drug Abuse Name of Student: Shmaya Krinsky Student Number: 43304117 Time of Tutorial: Tuesday 3pm Due Date: 2nd May 2014 MKTG309: Case Study 2: Prescription Drug Abuse digital content : http://www.drugfreeworld.org/real-life-stories/prescription-drug-use.html Prescription drugs, the drug under the rug. There has become an...
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  • Drug Addiction - Essay - 1297 Words
    Drug addiction is a pathological or abnormal condition which arises due to frequent drug use. The disorder of addiction involves the progression of acute drug use to the development of drug-seeking behavior, the vulnerability to relapse, and the decreased, slowed ability to respond to naturally rewarding stimuli. Causes Drugs known to cause addiction include illegal drugs as well as prescription or over-the-counter drugs, according to the definition of the American Society of Addiction...
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  • paper - 340 Words
    Opioid Analgesics Opiates are natural substances obtained from raw opium. This includes morphine sulfate, codeine, hydrochlorides of opium alkaloids and camphorated tincture of opium. Opioid Analgesics are most effective in treating or managing severe pain and are often used in the management of pain in cancer patients or in those with pain associated with other terminal illnesses. The analgesics effects of opioids are due to decreased perception of pain, decreased reaction to pain as...
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  • Drug Overdose and Its Effects
    Drug Overdose What is a drug overdose? A drug overdose (OD) is where a person consumes an excessive amount of a drug and the body is unable to cope with it leading to certain overdose signs, symptoms and complications (acute toxicity/poisoning). The drug or its byproducts (as a result of drug metabolism) is toxic to the body, especially in large quantities associated with overdose, and may lead to death. An overdose may be accidental and this is frequently seen in addicts who require higher...
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  • Drugs - 999 Words
     The Effects of Selected Drugs and Diseases on the Central Nervous System Due May 4th, 2015 Unit 7 Assignment 2 AP 1 – Monday Morning Melissa Rios ABSTRACT The purpose of this paper is to provide information about the drugs Alcohol, Aspirin, Lidocaine, Morphine, Ketamine and succinylcholine. It’s important to understand what they are, what they do, how they are broken down in the body (physically and chemically) and what diseases they can either treat or cause....
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  • Opiate Use and Abuse - 2576 Words
    Opiate History The first written mention of opiates is believed to have come from third-century B.C. Greek culture and the writings of philosopher Theopphrastus. By this time, people had discovered that drying the poppy plant's extracted fluid created a highly powerful drug which would become known as opium. The first opiates are believed to have been cultivated during the Neolithic period in what is now known as Switzerland. The settlements in this area cultivated Papaver which was a...
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  • Persuasive Speech on Herbal Medicine
    Hello everyone, the topic I am going to discuss today is something every household member will experience sometime in their life-time; due to some sort of injury or illness. The question is what is better or worse? I would like to show you the down falls and danger’s in taking pain killers and the benefits to using herbal homeopathic medicines instead to deal with your pain in healthy ways. I believe in the use of alternative homeopathic herbal medicines because it’s a healthy for your body and...
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  • Pain management in elderly - 581 Words
    Perioperative 5. Benzodiazepines ( Lorazepam/ Ativan) Classification: anesthetic adjuncts, antianxiety agents, sedative hypnotics Perioperative use: Decreases preoperative anxiety and provides amnesia. Adverse reactions: APNEA, CARDIAC ARREST, bradycardia, hypotension. Contraindications: Severe hypotension; Sleep apnea; OB, Lactation: Use in pregnancy and lactation may cause CNS depression. Do not use for pt. with seizure disorders. Interactions: Additive CNS depression with other CNS...
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  • Basic Emergency Care "drug overdose"
     Kenneth Jenkins Drug overdose was responsible for 38,329 deaths in the US in 2010. US overdose deaths have increase the past 11 years. In 2010 is the third year in a row the number of US citizens whose deaths were related exceeded the number of fatalities in road traffic accidents. Over the last decade opioids analgesic overdoses have claimed over 125,000 lives. The definition of an overdose is the accidental or intentional use of a drug or medicine in an amount that is higher...
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  • Drug Effects - 611 Words
    A&P 1 Effects of Selected Drugs During anesthesia, there is a great amount of drugs used to suppress the pain that would occur to the body. There are some common drugs that are used. Alcohol, Aspirin, Lidocaine, Morphine, Ketamine, and Succinylcholine are all used during anesthesia. Each is used to interrupt the pain signals during surgeries. Without these medications, the body would not be able to withstand such trauma occurring to perform the procedure fully. For many years, men and...
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  • Experiment 2 Analgesic Action Of Morphine
    Name: student number: Experiment 2 Analgesic action of morphine (The method of hot plate) Aim: To observe the analgesic effect of morphine. Discussion: Stimulate the position of animal by temperature to produce pain reaction. Put the mouse on the metal plate which has heat up to 55oC. The pain reaction is identified as to lick...
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  • Psychoactive Drug - 594 Words
    Psychoactive Drug Psychoactive drugs are everywhere in society today. Not all of these drugs are illegal but they do affect you mentally and physically. For example, some of these drugs are used every day by a vast amount of people. The most well-known psychoactive drugs are “tobacco, alcohol, and caffeine”; some of the drugs that are not as widely used are “marijuana, mescaline, opium, and cocaine.” (168). Psychoactive drugs are, ‘”drugs capable of influencing perception, mood,...
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  • Outline of Abuse of Drugs - 337 Words
    Group B Discussion Outline Topic: Abuse of prescription drugs: Problem Phase A. Identification of Problem 1. What is the situation where this is occurring? A. people are being prescribed pain medication for chronic pain B. these drugs have addicting properties C. people get hooked on drug, or use alternative drug i. One in five Americans report misusing a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime, but the overwhelming majority put the pills away with no lasting...
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  • Labor & Delivery Drugs to Know
    Duramorph (morphine) Classifications: Opioid Route: intrathecally or epiduarally. Larger doses increase the side effects without increase the length of time the drug works. Nurses don’t give this?? OB use: For pain 24 hours after birth/most commonly used with C sections. Side Effects: pruritus, nausea and vomiting, and urinary retention Nursing implications: works in 30-60 minutes. Contraindications: allergy/hypersensitivity to morphine. Maternal Side effects: most common: confusion,...
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  • screening - 15488 Words
    In vivo methods for testing central analgesic activity H.1.2.1 General considerations Although the in vivo methods have been used more extensively in the past, they are still necessary in present research analgesic tests in animals before a compound can be given to man. Mostly, rodents, such as mice or rats, are used for analgesic tests, but in some instances experiments in higher animals such as monkeys are necessary. Several methods are available for testing central analgesic activity,...
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  • Pain Clinics - 914 Words
    A pain clinic is a disciplinary association of health care specialists and professionals, which are dedicated to diagnose and treat patients with severe and constant pain. They are also referred to as pain centers or pain management clinics. A pain center provides different services and treatments for the patients who walk-in for help. Pain centers are usually recurred by patients with a chemical dependency, who have developed an addiction to the drugs given in these centers. This dependency for...
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  • An altered state of consciousness paper
    Yakima Bagby Altered State of Consciousness: How Drugs Alter Consciousness An altered state of consciousness may be defined as a short-term change in the general configuration of one’s individual experience, such that one believing that their rational functioning is clearly altered from certain overall norms of their usual state of consciousness. (Revonsuo, A., Kallio, S., & Sikka, P. 2009) There are many ways that one’s consciousness can be altered and drug use is one of them....
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  • PCN501 - 209 Words
    Pharmacotherapy Chart Addictive Drug Treatment Drug Explain how the drug is used to treat addictive and substance use disorders Describe applications of use in co-occurring disorders Evaluation of the drug’s effectiveness in treating addictive and substance use disorders Nicotine Nicorette Helps to reduce nicotine cravings; considered as replacement therapy None NRT’s increase the rating of quitting by 50-70% (Capuzzi, et al, 2011) Oxycodone Methodone Methadone is a long-acting synthetic...
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  • Methadone - 1989 Words
    Methadone, what is it and where did it come from? Foundations of Addiction Methadone, what is it and where did it come from? I think most people have heard of methadone, but may not really know what it is or what it does. I wanted to do a research paper that would be an educational tool for myself as a counselor and I chose a topic about which I know embarrassingly little. This paper will explore a lot of the questions I came to ask myself when we covered the topic of Methadone,...
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  • Nursing Care Plan - 339 Words
    CUES/ CLUES |DIAGNOSIS |OBJECTIVES |INTERVENTIONS |EVALUATION | |SUBJECTIVE: ➢ “I ALWAYS EXPERIENCED CHEST PAIN AND DIFFICULTY OF BREATHING” As verbalized by the patient. OBJECTIVE: ➢ Weak and pale in appearance ➢ Difficulty of breathing ➢ Poor skin turgor ➢ Clutching of hands to chest ➢ Shortness of breath ➢ Restlessness VITAL SIGNS: ➢ BP- 130/90 mmHg ➢ T- 37.5 C ➢ PR- 98 BPM ➢ RR-25BPM ➢ PAIN SCALE- 8 | ➢ ACUTE PAIN RELATED TO MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA....
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  • Nursing - 436 Words
    CASE STUDY: MRS POTTER Current Medications Tenormin | 50mg/day | antihypertensive | Asprin | 100mg/day | antiplatelet | Metformin | 500mg TDS | antidiabetic | Lasix | 40mg/day | diuretic | Slow K | 600mg BD | potassium | Metoclopamide(maxalon) | 10mg QID PRN oral/IV | antiemetic | Ondansetron wafer | 4mg TDS PRN | antiemetic | OxycodoneSR | 10mg BD | Opoid analgesic | Oxycodone | 5mg PRN | Opoid analgesic | Paracetamol | 1g strict 6/24ly oral/prn | Antiinflamatory,...
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  • Effects of selected Drugs - 695 Words
    Effects of Selected Drugs ​During anesthesia, there is a great amount of drugs used to suppress the pain that would occur to the body. There are some common drugs that are used. Alcohol, Aspirin, Lidocaine, Morphine, and Succinylcholine are all used during anesthesia. Each is used to interrupt the pain signals during surgeries. Without these medications, the body would not be able to withstand such trauma occurring to perform the procedure fully. ​For many years, men and women have used...
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  • 4 - 1120 Words
    Part A: Reflection Step 1: Compare your first draft and your final draft. Step 2: Select the paragraph with the most revisions and edits between the first and final drafts. Step 3: Follow the instructions in the boxes below. Box 1 Copy and paste the paragraph you selected in Step 2 from your first draft. Furthermore you dont think that people getting literally addicted to sugar like its morphine or heroin is a bad thing then you obviously have biast oppinion on the subject. The approach that...
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  • Criminalistics Essay - 304 Words
    Jennifer Humphrey Criminalistics Individual Work Week 3 1. Name two synthetic opiates and describe the purpose for which each is typically used. * Methadone is perhaps the best known synthesized opiate. A person that receives periodic doses of methadone would not get high if he/she then took heroin or morphine. It’s purpose is to eliminate an addicts desire for heroin, with minimal side effects. Mainly, heroin addicts receive methadone to reduce or prevent future heroin use. Some...
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  • Andrew Costa - 518 Words
    Andrew Costa Professor Myles HUS 211 Substance Abuse 3/12/15 Opioids Outline Intro- Opium- from the Greek word opos, meaning juice or sap, was originally chewed, eaten, or blended into various liquids and swallowed. (Inaba 4-7) It was cultivated in The Mediterranean, and Southwest Asia. Dating all the way back to the 206 B.C., Opium was a major product traded on the Silk Road. This classification of drugs is used primarily to treat pain, diarrhea, and cough. They are known to bring on a...
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  • Pain Case Study - 342 Words
    Patient Desire Desires 0 pain, will accept 1-2 on 0-10 pain scale. Has incision pain of 2-3 between drsg changes, which is controlled by two Percocet, has a 6 during changes. Scenario K.C. 43 y.o. female 280 lb, I&D of renal abscess 2nd post op day. Being d/c’d home where daughter will do drsg changes. What is Pain? According to (Lewis, 2011) The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defines pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual...
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  • ADA Discussion - 3024 Words
    Chapter 10:- Question: The possibility of FDA regulation of tobacco products has been an ongoing topic since at least the early 1990s. Why do some think the FDA should regulate tobacco products and what have been some of the issues that complicate how they might do this? Answer 1: “If somebody invented cigarettes today, the government would not legalize them.” ~Loni Anderson Unfortunately, cigarettes have been making a mark in the documented world as far back as 1518. More specifically,...
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  • Discuss the Importance and Interplay of Social, Psychological and Biological Factors in the Course of Heroin Addiction. What Therapeutic Approaches Can Be Used to Treat This Form of Drug Dependence?
    Discuss the importance and interplay of social, psychological and biological factors in the course of heroin addiction. What therapeutic approaches can be used to treat this form of drug dependence? Heroin exerts its main effects through psychological mechanisms of action, the user feels a sense of great warmth and well-being and views the world with greatly reduced anxiety and emotional distress. These feelings last for a relatively short period of time of around 4-6 hours. With repeated...
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  • Codeine in Narcotics - 366 Words
    CODEINE IN NARCOTIC Codeine is a weak narcotic pain-reliever and cough suppressant similar to morphine and hydrocodone. In fact, a small amount of codeine is converted to morphine in the body. The precise mechanism of action of codeine is not known; however, like morphine, codeine binds to receptors in the brain (opioid receptors) that are important for transmitting the sensation of pain throughout the body and brain. Codeine increases tolerance to pain, decreasing discomfort, but the pain...
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  • miss - 767 Words
    Questions 1 Refer to the question, s25 of the TAFE Education Act 2002, there is an offence “ to bring heroin, cannabis, cocaine or any other drug onto a TAFE campus”. Before we look the part (a) and (b) of the question, let’s definite ‘any other drug’ first. Drug is not considered as a food, however it can be taken or put into a human body have medical, intoxicating, performance enhancing or other effects. There is no single, precise definition for drug. Under control law, government...
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  • Vocabulary Problems of Health - 430 Words
    Vocabulary Being able to explain how you feel in English is extremely important if you live or travel in an English-speaking country. You need to be able to tell a doctor exactly how you feel. For example, is your pain sharp, dull,excruciating? Is it a burning pain, or do you feel sore? All of these different kinds of pain may be signs of very different health problems. Below is a list of different symptoms. Things you have: • I have an upset stomach. • I have...
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  • Contemporary Social Problem Research Pape1
     Contemporary Social Problem Research Paper Shaneka Ball HS5318 Scope of Human Services 106 March Street Belzoni, MS 39038 Telephone: 662-836-9396 Email: shaneka.ball@gmail.com Instructor: Dr. Bill Brehm   Abstract Opioid is a misused prescription drug that is causes problems in today’s society by interfering with everyday life living among children and adults. As I begin to think about prescription opioids and how it is abused, I wanted to know more about how it is being abused among...
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  • Limitless A.P Psych Film Analysis
    Catherine Gay A.P. Psychology Thompson 10 November 2014 Film Analysis Essay The movie “Limitless” is the story of Eddie Morra and how the miracle drug NZT-48 allows him to have full access of his brain. But he learns that the drug isn't as crystal clear as it looks. Along the way he will deal with side effects, death, and a stalker. Throughout the move we can clearly see that this drug is progressively getting more deadly. In the movie “Limitless”, it is clear that NZT-48 is a psychoactive...
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  • Impaired Ventilation - 757 Words
    Nursing Care Plan Problem: Impaired Ventilation | Assessment |Nursing Diagnosis |Planning |Intervention |Rationale |Evaluation | |Subjective: |Impaired spontaneous ventilation |Within 8hrs of nursing |Independent: | |...
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  • Glass Castle - 1450 Words
    What doesn’t kill you, only make you stronger Through The Glass Castle, Jeannette shows the world how an impoverished, neglected girl grows into a successful author and wife. Jeanette, herself, is a living proof of ultimate success showing the world that no matter what situation you come from, ultimate success is completely possible. She starts out with memories from the time when she was as young as three along with the rest of her family, constantly on the move, deserted towns in the middle...
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  • Prescription Pain Pill Abuse
    Prescription Pain Pill Abuse How much money do the drug companies make from the addictive prescription pain pill OxyContin? The amount would surprise many people. Even though prescription pain medicines help people, abuse of prescription pain medication is a growing problem, as statistics show an increase in the misuse of prescription opioids (Byrne, Lander, & Ferris, 2009). Many people are becoming addicted to these opioids, and the addiction is destroying lives. Their addictions are not...
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  • What makes you happy.
    What makes Us Happy "Endorphins are considered the best and most legal way of achieving a high" Nathan Altman said in his Endorphins Question and Answer article. Endorphins are polypeptides that are produced in the brain. They are able to bind to the neuro-receptors in the brain to give relief from pain. Endorphins can be accredited with the affect that exercise has on the brain. The so called runner's high is a result of endorphins being produced in the brain. Discovered in 1975 endorphins...
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  • Demerol - 283 Words
    DEMEROL (MEPEDRINE) Meperidine (Demerol): Is a narcotic pain reliever with a similarity to Morphine. It is most commonly used to treat moderate to severe pain relief prior to and during surgical procedures in combination with other medications. Meperidine acts on certain centers in the brain to give you pain relief. Meperidine is given by injection into the vein, a muscle, or subcutaneously (underneath the skin). When its injected into a vein, it is given very slowly to prevent serious side...
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  • Pain and Discomfort - 252 Words
    CU2626 provide support to manage pain and discomfort Pain is basically whatever the person is suffering it feels it to be. Pain is not always physical it can be social emotional or spiritual. Therefore we should have a holistic approach, this means looking at the person as a whole and considering all their needs. There are four types of approaches to pain which are known to be effective these are drugs, physical methods, self-help methods and alternative therapies. Before using any equipment...
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  • morphine - 1634 Words
    PREMIUM ESSAY EDITING & PAPER HELP BY IVY LEAGUE EXPERTS Subject Specialist Ph.D. Experts High School, Bachelors, Masters & PhD - All Levels Covered. Delivery Before Deadline Premium Quality At Lowest Priceg ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff- fffffffffffffffffffffffffffff Ecology Investigation at Risk Species Species: Blue Racer (Snake) PART A: A general description of the Blue Racer is that it is a long non-poisonous snake that Can develop up to a...
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  • Methadone - 1037 Words
    German scientists Max Bockmühl and Gustav Ehrhart first synthesized methadone in 1937. The synthetic opioid analgesic was created while they were searching for a pain reliever that would be safe to use during surgeries and had a low potential for addiction. On September 11, 1941, they filed for a patent for what they called Hoechst 10820 or Polamidon. Eli Lilly and Company brought methadone to the United Stated in 1947. They gave it the trade name Dolophine, which came from the German...
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  • Oxycontin Essay - 1757 Words
    Oxycontin: A Painkiller, or a Pill that Kills? To most people, pain is a nuisance. But to others, pain controls their life. The feeling discomforts us in ways that can sometimes seem almost imaginable. These feelings can lead to many different side effects if not dealt with or diagnosed. These effects can include depression, anxiety, and incredible amounts of stress. The truth about pain is that it is vital to our existence. Without the nervous system responding to pain, we would have...
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  • Prescription Drugs: America’s Addiction
    Retana 1 Adrian Retana Professor Patricia Patterson English 1301 8 October 2013 Prescription Drugs: America’s Addiction Outline: I. Introduction Thesis Statement: Many Americans are prescribed pharmaceuticals without knowing the harmful and detrimental effects they cause. The truth behind it is they are being abused, lead to addiction, and kill more people than illegal drugs. America needs to wake up before being prescribed death. II. Top 2 Abused Prescription Drugs in The...
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  • Affects of Demerol On The Body - 886 Words
     Rx = Opioids – Demerol Demerol is a pain medication. It is also known as a narcotic. This pain medication is used to treat moderate or severe pain. It reduces pain for up to four hours. It is also known as “Meperidine”, or “Pethidine” in foreign countries. It acts on certain centers of the brain to give you pain relief. It is similar to morphine, but it is not a natural opiate like morphine or codeine. It is a synthetic compound, classified as...
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  • DRUG STUDY - 1883 Words
    DRUG STUDY Name: SN Sex: Female Age: 33 years old Case Number: 14-66409 Room #: Ward 6 Physician: Dr. Severo Arnao Jr. Chief Complains: Diagnosis: Avulsed 4th digit (degloving injury), right foot secondary to vehicular accident Generic Name: Cefuroxime Brand Name: Date Administered: February 17, 2014, February 18, 2014 and February 19, 2014 Classification: Antibiotic Dosage: 1.5g IVTT q 8° ANST (-) Illustration: Action Indication Contraindication Nursing Action and Rationale Bind...
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  • CONTROVERSIAL DRUG - 260 Words
     Controversial Drug It is clear as day that this was a drug reaction. It was stated that Midazolam Hydrochloride an injection and solution used to sedate is used in respiratory depression and respiratory arrest, and a medication called Hydromorphone Hydrochloride an opiod injection and pill used to treat moderate to severe pain was used. Midazolam’s initial dose for sedation can be as little as 1mg and should not exceed 2.5mg it should be administered slowly over the course of two...
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  • Subjectivity - 536 Words
    Part A The author’s subjectivity can be seen by the tone in his writing. In the chosen paragraphs, the author is discussing the rise of prescription drug use versus the decline of illegal street drugs. The author, Dr. Caplan, shows his bias toward prescription drug abuse by only providing data about the prescription drug use and not providing any percentages about the illegal drug use. Also in these paragraphs, you can see the author’s subjectivity to who should be to blame for these increases....
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  • The Effect of Endorphins on Pain - 897 Words
    27th of November 2011 Neurotransmitters are chemicals located in the brain that are responsible for communication of the information between and throughout the brain and the body. They send and transport signals via nerve cells (neurons). Without neurotransmitters our organism wouldn't have the ability to function because they are responsible for the operations in our body. With neurotransmitters, the brains sends signals to the other parts of the organism to perform the actions they need...
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  • Group Ethics Paper FINALLY
     Everett Community College Department of Nursing Nursing 120 Ethical Issues: Titrating Pain Meds at EOL By Cara Gilbert Dawn Kemp Kimberly Miller Mike Colton-Gores Nadja Grisak Yvonne Hellie Many nurses have the opportunity to assist in the comfort of a patient, but questions arise when a nurse has a choice to administer a possible lethal dose to ease a patients suffering. By way of example, consider the following scenario. A 46-year-old Miss Jenson is admitted with metastatic cancer and...
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  • Ncp Pain - 418 Words
    NURSING PROBLEM | GOAL AND OBJECTIVES | NURSING INTERVENTIONS | RATIONALE | EVALUATION | Pain related to scoliosis as evidenced by a pain scale of 8/10.CUESSubjective: * “ masakit yung likod ko, iba sya sa pangangalay, basta sobrang masakit lalo na nung before ako iadmit dito sa hospital.” * “madalas kase sumasakit ang likod ko”.• patient was taking a bath when she noted a “pressure” pain at the lumbar area.Objective: * Client rates her health as 6 out of 10 because she feels weak...
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  • Effects of Codiene on the Human Body
    Effects of Codeine on the Human Body Codeine is mainly used as a pain reliever, but is also used for the relief of a non-productive cough, and as an anti-diarrheal agent. 120mg of codeine administered SC (subcutaneously, injected under the skin) provides pain relief equal to 10mg of morphine administered by the same route. Doses used to relieve cough or diarrhea range from 5mg to 30mg. Codeine is absorbed quickly from the GI tract and it's first pass through the liver results in very little...
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  • Fentanyl: Overview - 353 Words
    Fentanyl is a potent synthetic opioid that is most commonly used to treat break though pain and post surgery pain. Break through pain is sudden sever pain that lasts for short periods of time and is commonly found in cancer patients. Fentanyl is most commonly administered through an IV. When people develop a higher tolerance for the drug, such as cancer patients, it can also be given in a patch, a pill that dissolves in your mouth, or a lolliepop. Fentanyl is similar to morphine, but is...
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    Methadone Maintenance: A safe and effective alternative to opiate dependency Opiate addiction is a chronic disease that affects millions of people in the Unites States. This deadly epidemic is one that in most cases requires some form of medical treatment. There are many treatment options available to those struggling with addiction. The three most well-known options are rapid detox, suboxone, and methadone maintenance (Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction Facts for...
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