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How Does Painkiller Tolerance Occur?

By |2016-11-03T08:39:45-07:00January 27th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , |

If you have never experienced it yourself, you have probably heard others say that the same amount of painkillers simply don't work for them anymore. Just how does this type of painkiller tolerance happen? Sometimes the effects can be psychological and sometimes they can be biological. First, we need to [...]

How Can Opioids Influence or Exacerbate Mental Health Issues?

By |2018-04-11T10:12:13-07:00January 10th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , |

When faced with the need to medicate for chronic pain, patients need to feel comfortable asking questions and taking control of their care. Opioids are a common treatment for many pain issues, but there are some risks and it is important to be aware of them. A study by Oregon [...]

Adolescent Abuse of Painkiller Medications

By |2013-12-20T20:54:16-07:00January 9th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , |

While we understand that abuse of painkiller medications is a problem in this country for adults, we also need to consider how this issue is be affecting our young people. In a study by the American Psychological Association, it was shown that adolescent children have a greater risk of developing [...]

New Research on Profiles of Opioid Abuse

By |2016-11-03T08:40:40-07:00January 8th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , |

The abuse of prescription medications, specifically opioids, is unfortunately not uncommon. Several high profile celebrities have battled with opioid abuse in the public eye. However, new research is showing some interesting similarities in the profiles of prescription drug abusers. Oxycodone and hydrocodone are the most preferred drugs among 75% of [...]

Risks of Opioid Use

By |2016-11-03T08:40:45-07:00January 7th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , |

Opioids are a class of medications that are often used to treat moderate to severe pain that has not responded to other milder medications, like ibuprofen and Advil. These prescription painkillers include codeine, morphine, and oxycodone. Many people do use opioid medications in order to find pain relief and have [...]

Oxycodone Is Most Dangerous Drug in Clark County

By |2016-11-03T08:40:53-07:00January 3rd, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , |

Oxycodone is in the class of drugs known as opioids, or opiates. It is a semi-synthetic medication often prescribed for moderate to severe pain management, but increasingly often, is now used irresponsibly. Rather than heroine, cocaine, or methamphetamine, that you'd assume were the deadliest drugs in Clark County, this prescribed [...]

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