The Truth about Prescription Painkillers Addiction

The most powerful prescription painkillers are opioids, which are made to react on the nervous system the same way as opium, morphine (a powerful painkiller that is highly addictive) or heroin. Opioids include codeine, hydrocodone and oxycodone.Brand/Generic name – CodeineStreet names:

Captain Cody
Cody
School boy
Doors & fours
Loads
Pancakes and syrup
Generic name – Hydrocodone

Brand name:

Anexsia
Dicodid
Hycodan
Hycomine
Lorcet
Lortab
Norco
Tussionex
Vicodin

Street names:

Painkiller
Vikes
Hydros
Generic name – Oxycodone
Brand name:
Endodan
Endocet
OxyContin
Percodan
Percocet
Roxiprin
Roxicet

Street name:

Oxy 80s
Perks
Percs
Oxycotton
Oxycet
Hillbilly heroin

Short-term effects:

Vomiting
Constipation
Dizziness
Headaches
Dry mouth
Sweating
Weakness

Long-term effects:

Increased tolerance, requiring higher doses to feel “normal” or high
Withdrawal includes restlessness, muscle and bone pain, diarrhea, vomiting, cold flashes and involuntary leg movement.
Increased risk of heart attack
Coma

All information graciously provided by The Foundation For a Drug Free World.

www.drugfreeworld.org

by josie

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