Friday, October 20, 2006

Pain Pill Addiction

Pain pill addiction is becoming an epidemic among all segments of society but especially among teenagers. Sometimes the problem begins after someone is given a pain pill prescription by their doctor after an injury or surgery and then they begin to take them outside of the doctors recommended dosing instructions.

What Is Addiction? Those who suffer from addiction often feel trapped by their situation and feel that there is no way out, or they may even enjoy the way that they feel on the addictive substance and do not want to give it up.

Follow DirectionsIf you are facing surgery or your doctor has recommended that you take some type of pain medication you may have concerns about addiction-particularly if you have had problems with it in the past, or if you have a family history of addiction. While going without pain medication may not be an option, you may have options as far as how much you take, what you take and how long you take it. If you take a pain pill the way that your doctor prescribes you will probably not have any problems with addiction.

Common Pain Medications:Some of the common pain medications include: Codeine, Demerol, Hydrocodone, Vicodin, Dilaudid, OxyContin, and morphine. If the pain pill that your doctor recommends is in this class of drugs you may want to ask about precautions that you can take to avoid addiction, or if there are any alternative drugs you can take.

If you are in pain, whether from surgery or from an injury or any other chronic condition, it may be necessary for you to take a pain pill.

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