By now, just about everybody has heard plenty about all of the prescription opioid overdoses and deaths. Admittedly, all the anti-opioid, anti-MD, and anti-pain treatment propaganda being generated these days is a little overdone. In reality, about 3% of the US population, or about 10 million people, have been prescribed opioids in recent years. Compared with the overall number of people who have been helped, only a tiny percentage have overdosed. It points out that this specific combination may be the most dangerous of all opioid combinations. In addition, almost all of the overdoses have been persons who illegally obtained prescription opioids and/or failed to take them as prescribed. For example, every clinician knows the hazards of oversedation when benzodiazepines or carisoprodol is used with an opioid. Nevertheless, opioid overdoses are something every prescriber must consider and attempt to prevent. But this survey suggests that alprazolam may be riskier than diazepam, lorazepam, or clonazepam. Carisoprodol is known to be a very abusable drug, especially when combined with an opioid. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is composed of a pain reliever (hydrocodone) that is classified as a full opioid agonist. This means it is similar to morphine, heroin, oxycodone, and other opioid drugs. It also contains acetaminophen, the main active ingredient in Tylenol and many other nonprescription painkillers. Norco is primarily prescribed for people with moderate to severe pain. It can be abused, and abuse can lead to an addiction, which requires professional treatment. Both Norco and Vicodin are prescription opioid medications that are prescribed for pain relief. Both of the drugs contain acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate, and they are classified by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration as Schedule II drugs.
“At the age of twenty, I became an addict to a narcotic which began with a prescription following a surgery. In the weeks that followed [the operation] in addition to orally abusing the tablet, crushing it up enabled me to destroy the controlled release mechanism and to swallow or snort the drug. (It can also be injected to produce a feeling identical to shooting heroin.) The physical withdrawal from the drug is nothing short of agonizing pain.” “I didn’t think I had a ‘drug problem’—I was buying the tablets at the chemist [drug store]. I would feel a bit tired in the mornings, but nothing more. The fact that I had a problem came to a head when I took an overdose of about forty tablets and found myself in the hospital. I spent twelve weeks in the clinic conquering my addiction.” “Pretty much as long as I can remember I’ve had highs and lows. I would get easily upset by the littlest things, I would have anger outbursts, or hate someone for no reason at all. I started using drugs last October to help me with my unwanted feelings. I had to now deal with my addiction and my emotional problems.” “I realized after about a year I was addicted. When I decided to quit, I went through withdrawals physically, psychologically, and emotionally. Many of us feel symptoms of anxiety from time to time. For some people, though, anxiety and all of its uncomfortable symptoms are a daily occurrence. Ongoing anxiety can affect your ability to function at home, school, and work. Treating anxiety often involves talk therapy and antidepressant medications. Benzodiazepines are another class of medications used to help curb anxiety. Two commonly prescribed benzodiazepines are Valium and Xanax. Valium and Xanax are both brand-name versions of different generic drugs. Valium is a brand name for the drug diazepam, and Xanax is a brand name for the drug alprazolam. They work by helping to boost the activity of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).
Oxycodone, Vicodin and Hydrocodone. Learn about illegal use of prescription substances related to heroin through video, including overdose and withdrawal. Dangers of Mixing Opiates and Benzodiazepines Vicodin, Xanax. which is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen, and oxycodone, which is.