Drugs : Drugs And Drugs Essay

711 Words Oct 15th, 2015 3 Pages
When someone goes to the doctor because they are in pain doctors give them opioids also called opiates and narcotics which is a type of pain medication. People that take opioids for a long period of time become dependent on them or addicted and in the long run not good for people due to their side effects. Also, the risk of overdose higher with opioids. There need to be stricter regulations for doctors being able to prescribe these kinds of drugs long term due to that many patients that are prescribed these drugs should not be taking them because the abuse them. People can become not necessarily addicted to opioids but rather dependent on them. “Usually opioid abusers will build a tolerance to the drug so then they will take more of the drug, to continue to get high” (Van den Brink, Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 2006). When people stop using opioids and they have built a dependence they go through withdraws. Some of the withdraw symptoms are not pleasant for the person some of the symptoms include: anxiety, craving for the drug, muscle aches, vomiting, and confusion. This leading that most of the time once a person is on a opioid drug they typically have to continue to take the medication so they don’t go through the withdraws and occasionally have to increase the dose because they built a tolerance to the drug. It’s also said that “drug addiction occurs when a person becomes dependent on the drug” (Van den Brink, Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 2006). Therefore if a…

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