Opioid Addiction

What You Need to Know Opioid Addiction and Withdrawal
Facts and Information About Opioid Withdrawal
Opioid, Heroin, Fentanyl, Morphine and Opioid Based Painkillers
Common Names: Codeine Heroin Hydrocodone (Vicodin) Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) Methadone Meperidine (Demerol) Morphine Oxycodone (Percocet or Oxycontin)

Withdrawal Symptoms

Indications
Early indications of withdrawal include:
Sleeplessness, Yawning, Irritability or Agitation, Runny Nose, Body Aches

Late indications of withdrawal include:
Stomach pain or cramping, looseness of the bowels or Diarrhea, Goose Flesh Skin, Pupils that are dilated, and Vomiting and Nausea.These indications are truly awkward but are not dangerous.
Understanding Opioid Use Disorders
From SAMSHA

The underlying causes of opioid use disorders are often misunderstood.  Chronic Pain, emergency pain, and genetic factors all can play a role in understanding how a patient develops an opioid use disorder

Examining Our Biases About People Who Misuse Opioids

The video underscores the importance of examining our misconceptions about people with substance use disorders. To learn more about preventing opioid misuse, overdose, and other substance-related problems, visit samhsa.gov/capt.

Opioid Addiction


Heroin Addiction


Narcotic Addiction


Painkiller Addiction