Symptoms Of Drug Addiction

Opioids

Signs that you or a loved one may have a problem with opioid abuse

Drug addiction is a slippery slope. Just because someone shows the illusion of functioning in society does not mean they don't have a problem. Additionally, just because something can be obtained legally, like alcohol or prescription drugs does not make them any less dangerous and addictive than illegal or synthetic drugs.

When the high wears off and the drug of choice isn't obtainable, people act irrationally - this is a desperate space for the addict. Being 'dry' or without drugs, people will resort to measures they wouldn't normally consider in their sober and sane state. The craving need of another fix is a difficult demon to handle. Never underestimate this level of desire to get high - this is not the person you normally know and logic will not typically reach a person in this state.

Symptoms of opioid addiction
Narcotic painkillers

Produced from opium, opioids are narcotic, painkilling drugs.

Included in this group are codeine, heroin, methadone, morphine, oxycodone (e.g., OxyContin, Percocet) and vicodin, among others.

Symptoms of opioid use include:

Confusion
Constipation
Constricted pupils
Depression
Drowsiness or sedation
Euphoria or feeling "high"
Lack of awareness
Needle marks (if injecting)
Nodding off
Problems with attention / memory
Problems with coordination
Reduced sense of pain
Runny nose or nose sores (if snorting)
Slurred speech
Sweaty, clammy skin
 

H
The Big H
Tar
Black Tar
China White
Dope
Hard stuff
Smack
OC
Oxy
Percs

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