Opioids are classified as a class of pain relievers which produce endorphin in the body to reduce pain. It is commonly prescribed in patients suffering from chronic pain, post-surgical pains, after elaborate dental or toothache procedure and in patients suffering from terminal illness such as cancer. Mild opioids are sometimes also found in common cough medicines.
Anyone who takes prescription opioids is at risk of developing a habit of the drug. Given the personal health history and the length of the medication with opioids, it plays an important role in the rooting the addiction. It is not possible to predict who’s vulnerable to this eventual dependence, but if it remains unchecked can grow into some form of abuse. Legal or illegal, shared or stolen, these drugs are highly responsible for rising number of overdose deaths in the United States.
What basically stirs the opioid addiction is these drugs affect the neurotransmitters to create pleasurable and happy mental condition, which is otherwise not possible to attain.
Not just addictions, the ideal opiate painkiller can cause some serious health side effects. These include:
- nausea, vomiting and constipation
- poor body and mind coordination
- physical agitation -depression or irritability
- anxiety and panic attacks
- decreased or slow breathing rate
- constant drowsiness
Medically, any form of addiction is generally a chronic condition. And it has both physical and emotional side effects. Medical detox can be the first step towards recovery however, people involved with the addicted individual have to be very cautious about the reversion of the condition. Taking fatal overdose is a risk and has been one of the leading causes of injury deaths in America. Counseling, education, individual as well as family therapy can aid in preventing the overuse of the drugs.
The opioid lawsuit highlights how corporate greed has misrepresented the risk of opioid consumption and advertised the drugs as a safe and effective medication.
The opioid epidemic has grown to a huge extent that wrecked havoc to the health of the U.S. people. The Bramzon Law Firm PLLC legal team has been a loved name who helped thousands of victims to pursuit for justice against these pharmaceutical giants. To know more about them, visit http://opioidlegal.com/ and to get an appointment for a free evaluation of your case, dial 855-982-1787.