Opiate addiction

What is Opiate addiction?

Opioid dependence or opioid use disorder is a medical condition of opioid addiction, and is characterized by a compulsive use of opioids (e.g., morphine, heroin, codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, etc.) in spite of consequences of continued use. The necessary descriptive characteristics of the medical diagnosis are preoccupation with a desire to obtain and take the drug and persistent drug-seeking behaviour. In a non-diagnostic context, opioid dependence properly refers to a dependence-withdrawal syndrome that is characterized by both psychological dependence and marked physical dependence upon opioid compounds; this dependence-withdrawal syndrome is a component of opioid addiction.

Opioid use disorders resulted in 51,000 deaths in 2013 up from 18,000 deaths in 1990.

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i am recently prescribed 32mg of soboxone daily for pain and opiate addiction,but recently i have been experiencing moderate to severe back and...

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Hi, Welcome to Health care magic forum.
As you describe, in spite of using the suboxone in place of opiates, you are getting pain of the back, and...

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Hello, I am recovering from opiate addiction. I am taking Buprenorphine and have been prescribed clonazepam for nineteen years for OCD and related...

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First, the cancer is not necessarily curable and could be fatal and have painful complications along the way. One might want to hold off any...

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MY stepson has cerebral palsy in his lower extemities and He is also doing a methedone maintenance treatment for opiate addiction ..we are trying...

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I understand your concerns for your stepson. While methadone is itself a pain killer it is also used to taper oneself off of the...

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