Symptoms And Treatment Of Drugs Essay

1307 Words Nov 19th, 2016 6 Pages
Discerning the atrocious epidemic that we as Americans are facing from opioid abuse began from pain management problems that is subjective to individual patients; the patient’s sensation is what we must believe and respect. Additionally, Drug companies ' drug representatives have convinced Doctors that opiates such as Vicodin, OxyContin are not addictive drugs. They are also advertising narcotics as drugs to Doctors to offer patients these drugs to help them with their pain symptoms. Back in the 1960’s according to Dreamland by Quinones, Doctors try to refrain from giving narcotic pain medications to patients because they know how addictive these drug can be. It is better for patients to abstain from those medications because patients can become dependent on these drugs. Opiates derivatives medications such as Vicodin, Norco, hydrocodone, oxycodone, Percocet and heroin, morphine, hydromorphone, are all made from the opium plants. After the cold war with Russia, Americans felt we had to live a pain free life because we had been in so many wars. In fact, we demand doctors to make us feel better at all times. Those actions promulgated Doctors to prescribe opiates that would eventually led patients to develop high tolerance and dependence on opiates. If Doctor are not able to prescribe their medications. The dependent patients will get similar medications on the streets.
The infamous drug that is similar to narcotic prescription that is on the street is black tar heroin. This…

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