Hydrocodone Abuse and Addiction

About Hydrocodone Abuse and Addiction What is Hydrocodone? Hydrocodone is a semi-synthetic opioid drug used as both a narcotic analgesic for pain relief and as a liquid antitussive or cough suppressant, and is typically taken orally. Hydrocodone, also known as dihydrocodeinone, is synthesized from codeine, which is an opioid alkaloid found in the opium poppy.…

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What Is A Halfway House?

What is a Halfway House or Sober Living Home? A halfway house, also known as a sober living home, is a type of group home that helps people with addictions work through the process of reintegrating back into society. An effective halfway house serves as a transitional point between drug and alcohol treatment and a…

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Surgeon General Sends Letter To Doctors Concerning Opioid Crisis

Every physician in the United States will soon be receiving the letter included below from the US surgeon general. Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Vivek Murthy has an especially important and historically unparalleled reason for sending the letter.  Opioid drugs such as Percocet, Oxycontin, and Vicodin, among many others, cause more than 1,000…

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Percocet Addiction

What is Percocet? Percocet is a brand name prescription narcotic that is a combination of Oxycodone and Acetaminophin, and is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone is a powerful opioid narcotic used in several potent pain relievers, and Acetaminophen is a popular over-the-counter pain reliever, whose most common brand is Tylenol.

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