• opioids
  • 9 INTERNATIONAL STATISTICS An estimated 13.5 million people in the world take opioids (opium like substances), including 9.2 million who use heroin. (docplayer.net)
  • Opioids are substances that act on opioid receptors to produce morphine-like effects. (wikipedia.org)
  • The euphoria attracts recreational use, and frequent, escalating recreational use of opioids typically results in addiction. (wikipedia.org)
  • Conversely, fears about over-prescribing, exaggerated side effects and addiction from opioids are similarly blamed for under-treatment of pain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Opioids include opiates, an older term that refers to such drugs derived from opium, including morphine itself. (wikipedia.org)
  • About 70% of morphine is used to make other opioids such as hydromorphone, oxymorphone, and heroin. (wikipedia.org)
  • Adverse effects of opioids Common and short term Itch Nausea Vomiting Constipation Drowsiness dry mouth Other Opioid dependence Dizziness Decreased sex drive Loss of appetite impaired sexual function Decreased testosterone levels Depression Immunodeficiency opioid-induced abnormal pain sensitivity Irregular menstruation Increased risk of falls Slowed breathing Like loperamide and other opioids, morphine acts on the myenteric plexus in the intestinal tract, reducing gut motility, causing constipation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Clinical studies consistently conclude that morphine, like other opioids, often causes hypogonadism and hormone imbalances in chronic users of both sexes. (wikipedia.org)
  • It was also the opinion of the court that prescribing narcotics to habitual users was not considered "professional practice" - hence it was considered illegal for doctors to prescribe opioids for the purposes of maintaining an addiction. (wikipedia.org)
  • opiate addiction
  • Only four years ago, it was generally accepted that opiate addiction was the mark of the intellectually less imaginative, the economically deprived, the Negro, and the Puerto Rican, whereas psychedelic drugs were the agent of the middle and upper incomes, the artistic and jazz worlds, and more particularly the "avant-garde" and cause-espousing college student. (cqpress.com)
  • Besides indiscriminate medical use, opiates were available in the United States in myriad tonics and patent medicines, and smoking in opium dens was unhindered, resulting in an epidemic of opiate addiction by the late 1800s. (encyclopedia.com)
  • There is, however, no clinical evidence that apomorphine is an effective and safe treatment regimen for opiate addiction. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other work at the ARC during Isbell's tenure included psychological aspects of human opiate addiction (e.g., re-arousal of craving after abstinence upon return to the addiction environment, i.e. a "conditioned" response), EEG studies of mental activity during phases of drug use, and animal studies. (wikipedia.org)
  • narcotic
  • When a user snorts, smokes or injects heroin, the substance has an immediate narcotic effect, acting to: Depressing the central nervous system Relieving pain Decreasing mental function Slowing the rate of physical functions like breathing and heartbeat Heroin creates a short-lived rush of euphoria that lasts for a few minutes, followed by a warm, drowsy state that lasts up to several hours. (docplayer.net)
  • Morphine , narcotic analgesic drug used in medicine in the form of its hydrochloride, sulfate, acetate, and tartrate salts. (britannica.com)
  • The major toxicity from narcotic analgesics, like morphine, is depression of the central nervous system, especially the brain centre controlling respiration. (britannica.com)
  • widely
  • There is the star high school athlete with national aspirations who injured her knee and became addicted to prescription painkillers before turning to the cheaper and more widely available alternative - heroin. (theday.com)
  • Use of heroin has spread so widely in so short a time that the problem seems fated to grow worse. (cqpress.com)
  • Almost 25 percent of those who try the drug experience dependency, making heroin the most widely abused opiate in the country. (docplayer.net)
  • Morphine was more widely used after the invention of the hypodermic syringe in 1853-1855. (wikipedia.org)
  • overdose
  • Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Commissioner Patricia Rehmer said this spring that on average one Connecticut resident a day dies of a drug overdose, which also is the leading cause of death for males ages 18 to 25. (theday.com)
  • New London County had 34 heroin-related overdose deaths last year, up from 23 in 2012. (theday.com)
  • The state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner reports a nearly 48 percent jump in heroin overdose deaths in both New London County and across the state. (theday.com)
  • Heroin was a contributing factor in 257 accidental overdose deaths in Connecticut last year, compared to 174 in 2012. (theday.com)
  • Bayer
  • In 1898, the German pharmaceutical company Bayer began marketing heroin - whose name comes from the German word heroisch , meaning "powerful. (merriam-webster.com)
  • In part because of the growing population of "junkies" (a term that may derive from the fact that some supported their addictions by selling scrap metal), Bayer eventually ceased production and lost its trademark. (merriam-webster.com)
  • 5 The origins of heroin Heroin was first manufactured in 1898 by the Bayer pharmaceutical company of Germany and marketed as a treatment for tuberculosis as well as a remedy for morphine addiction. (docplayer.net)
  • German pharmaceutical companies' work with morphine and its derivatives found particular success in using them as pain relievers and cough suppressants, with Bayer eventually recognizing the potency of heroin, which was legal in Germany at the time (and until the 1950s, before which it was banned only in Asia and the United States). (wikipedia.org)
  • synthesis
  • The structure of morphine proposed in the 1920s by J.M. Gulland and R. Robinson was confirmed in 1952 by its total synthesis, accomplished by M. Gates and G. Tschudi. (britannica.com)
  • The modern medical history of apomorphine begins with its synthesis by Arppe in 1845 from morphine and sulphuric acid, although it was named sulphomorphide at first. (wikipedia.org)
  • drowsy state
  • Morphine produces a relaxed, drowsy state and many side effects that result from the depression of the respiratory, circulatory, and gastrointestinal systems. (britannica.com)
  • larger doses
  • Physical tolerance of heroin increases rapidly, too, with the result that the addict needs steadily larger doses of the drug to satisfy his craving. (cqpress.com)
  • Treatment
  • Choosing heroin addiction treatment for a loved one starts with knowing which types of treatment programs will best meet a loved one's needs. (addictions.com)
  • Residential heroin addiction treatment marks the start of the recovery process. (addictions.com)
  • Not only will your loved one require detox care, but also behavioral therapy treatment to undo the thought patterns and belief systems that develop from heroin addiction. (addictions.com)
  • Residential heroin addiction treatment gives loved ones the time and space needed to break the addiction and become engaged in the recovery process. (addictions.com)
  • Outpatient heroin addiction treatment provides needed medical and behavioral treatment care that fits around a person's existing schedule. (addictions.com)
  • In 2012, 450,000 people reported receiving treatment for heroin . (drugs-forum.com)
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  • Regardless of the type of opiate that a person develops an addiction to, the ramifications of such abuse can be far-reaching and long-lasting, which is why it is imperative that treatment is sought and implemented as soon as possible. (sierratucson.com)
  • Physicians commonly prescribed the drug for pain relief and, perhaps ironically, as a treatment for morphine addiction, which was relatively widespread at the time. (docplayer.net)
  • In its power to reduce the level of physical distress, morphine is among the most important naturally occurring compounds , being of use in the treatment of pain caused by cancer and in cases where other analgesics have failed. (britannica.com)
  • It was also used as a private treatment of heroin addiction, a purpose for which it was championed by the author William S. Burroughs. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is used as an alternative medicine treatment for drug addiction in some countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • Morphine has also traditionally been used in the treatment of acute pulmonary edema. (wikipedia.org)
  • Its use for the treatment of addiction is usually strictly regulated. (wikipedia.org)
  • drug
  • Just 10 years ago, heroin made up a small fraction of the drug-related arrests in Norwich. (theday.com)
  • In many cases the drug is heroin. (theday.com)
  • president of the New York State Council on Drug Addiction, said in February 1970: "If you think your problem with heroin is serious now, you wait, because at the rate we're going…within a couple of years every high school and every college in the country will be inundated by heroin. (cqpress.com)
  • While users do make the conscious choice to ingest heroin, the effects of the drug create a diseased state within the brain that takes over any sense of volition or will. (addictions.com)
  • Since the discomfort associated with drug cravings and withdrawal are the two main reasons why so many people in recovery go back to using heroin, medication therapies can be of great benefit for people with long histories of heroin addiction . (addictions.com)
  • See also drug addiction and drug abuse . (encyclopedia.com)
  • We are a small non-profit that runs one of the most read drug information & addiction help websites in the world. (drugs-forum.com)
  • 3 Almost 1 million Americans (about 966,000 people) struggle with heroin dependency, according to statistics from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. (docplayer.net)
  • In 1903, the rates of heroin addiction had grown to levels the Drug Enforcement Administration describes as alarming. (docplayer.net)
  • Today, heroin is classified as a Schedule I substance, or a drug with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. (docplayer.net)
  • Morphine, for example, is an excellent drug for the control of severe pain, but it can depress respiration, and too much of it can cause death. (britannica.com)
  • 7 The user buying heroin on the street never knows the actual strength of the drug in that particular packet. (docplayer.net)
  • According to addiction researcher Martin A. Plant, many people go through a period of self-redefinition before initiating recreational drug use. (wikipedia.org)
  • Clinical studies of ibogaine to treat drug addiction began in the early 1990s, but concerns about cardiotoxicity led to termination of those studies. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Act prohibited the importation of crude opium for the manufacture and possession of heroin, including the medicinal use of the psychoactive drug. (wikipedia.org)
  • substances
  • An addiction to substances can be one of the most troubling problems that a person can face. (sierratucson.com)
  • Some of the substances are classified as hard narcotics, like heroin, but the use of these is very limited as they are usually not commercially available. (wikipedia.org)
  • narcotics
  • State Police Lt. Kenneth Cain, a commander in the statewide narcotics task force who is helping organize a law enforcement response to the problem, agrees that the availability of prescription painkillers over the past decade has led to the increase in heroin use. (theday.com)
  • respiratory
  • The cause of death in morphine overdoses is usually respiratory failure. (britannica.com)
  • Relative contraindications to morphine include: respiratory depression when appropriate equipment is not available Although it has previously been thought that morphine was contraindicated in acute pancreatitis, a review of the literature shows no evidence for this. (wikipedia.org)
  • apomorphine
  • A recent study indicates that apomorphine might be a suitable marker for assessing central dopamine system alterations associated with chronic heroin consumption. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1945
  • Harris Isbell, M.D. (June 7, 1910 - December 23, 1994) was the director of research for the NIMH Addiction Research Center at the Public Health Service Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky from 1945 to 1963. (wikipedia.org)
  • He received his M.D. from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1934, and held various research positions before becoming head of the Addiction Research Center (ARC) in 1945. (wikipedia.org)
  • Anslinger interrupted, between 1944 and 1945, each current research on derivatives of cannabis, and according to some personally commissioned the American Medical Association to prepare a position which would reflect the one of the government. (wikipedia.org)
  • dose
  • In the setting of breathlessness at rest or on minimal exertion from conditions such as advanced cancer or end-stage cardiorespiratory diseases, regular, low-dose sustained-release morphine significantly reduces breathlessness safely, with its benefits maintained over time. (wikipedia.org)
  • deadly
  • The deadly nature of the heroin currently being sold is linked to either additives or higher purity levels, which can fluctuate wildly from bag to bag. (theday.com)
  • abuse
  • In the last decade, heroin abuse in the U.S. has soared. (drugs-forum.com)
  • According to The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the number of heroin users more than doubled from 2007 to 2012, to 669,000. (drugs-forum.com)