How They Work
Painkillers are part of a family of drugs known as opiates that affect the central nervous system and brain by blocking the opioid receptors which tell the body to feel pain. Painkiller addiction occurs when the individual takes the drug over a long period of time, which results in a tolerance to develop. The individual will self medicate by increasing the amount of the painkiller to reach the same level of euphoria as before.
What are the Indications of addiction?
Increase the amount of the painkiller through self medication, without doctor's prescription.
Unnecessary visits to the doctor to get more of the drug or habitually losing the prescription to get another one.
Changes in moods, personality, concentration and energy as a result of drug use and withdrawing from family and friends
What are the side effects of such painkiller?
• Nausea and vomiting
• Dizziness and drowsiness
• Loss of consciousness
• Coma and death
There is always a potential of overdose with painkiller addiction. Some individuals who take opiates experience opioid hyperalgesia which results in the individual experiencing more pain.
How to over from painkiller addiction
If you have a painkiller addiction, there is help available. Search one professional drug rehab center, which provide all kind of addiction services in there center. Drug rehab center is best way to out from painkiller addiction, they will provide proper addiction program that you need. They also help you both at a mental and physical level.