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Did You Know? ...
Interesting Facts and Statistics:
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) report that about 1 in 20 high school seniors acknowledge having taken OxyContin.
Individuals that are over the age of 63 and above make up approximately 14 percent of the population, yet account for approximately one-third of all medications prescribed in the United States. Older patients have been reported to be more likely to be prescribed long-term and multiple prescriptions, which could eventually lead to unintentional misuse and medicinal addiction.
According to the latest studies conducted by the National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA), child abuse is a major contributing factor that is related to Vicodin addiction.
When Dilaudid is injected, the body feels warm and heavy and the user experiences a dry mouth. The user then proceeds to goes into a stupor. The dose required for this effect may cause an individual to experience restlessness, nausea, and vomiting.
Vicodin is a derivative of opium, which has also been used in the manufacturing of heroin.
Health care providers should make note of any increases in the amount of a medication needed - which may indicate the development of tolerance - or when a patient begins to make frequent requests for refills before the quantity prescribed should have been used.