On the Dangers of Teen OxyNEO Abuse

Teen prescription drug use is a disturbing trend that has drifted beyond the boundaries of parental control and government order. A compelling documentary has been released called "Behind the Orange Curtain," which chronicles the prescription drug abuse of residents of Orange County’s wealthy neighborhoods. The prestigious community has been bombarded with incidences of teenagers overdosingon a variety of prescription pills in pursuit of drug- induced pleasure. One of the most popular preferences for teenage drug abuse is the infamous OxyContin tablet. Medically distributed as a highly potent pain reducer, OxyContin offers an expensive high for thrill seekers and is extremely addictive. One may experience a number of side effects from using the drug, but deadly results can occur when it is consumed with alcohol. This often causes a serious problem for young adults who often combine prescription drugs with liquor at parties. According to recent reports, OxyContin frequently leads individuals to seek harsher drugs, specifically heroin. Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of the drug OxyContin, even redesigned the drug and…

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Prescription for Death – The Transition from Oxy to Heroin

The leading cause of accidental death in the United States is prescription drug abuse. Prescription drugs are responsible for more deaths than heroin and cocaine combined, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Painkillers like OxyNEO which contains oxycodone, are actually derived from the opium poppy. They are just as addictive as their heroin. People that would never dream of doing heroin, are okay with taking a pill - especially one that comes from a doctor. That's one of the reasons so many have become addicted to opioids in the past decade. They seem harmless in the beginning. OxyNEO is meant to be a continuous release drug, and has some very sophisticated ingredients which make it difficult to abuse (by crushing up to snort or inject). OxyNEO's predecessor OxyContin was commonly crushed up to facilitate getting a massive dose of the narcotic painkiller immediately. Crushing up OxyContin would break the binding agent, allowing them to get the full dose of the drug. You could snort it, eat…

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More Info on PDM or Prescription Drug Misuse

Prescription medication misuse –accurately called “misuse” or PDM – by adolescents, early adults and mature adults is a mounting issue in California and the country. Prescription medications that are misused or taken for non-medical motives may change brain activity and cause addiction. Of course, OxyNEO is a frequently misused medication but there are many others that fall into the following categories: - opioids (regularly given to relieve discomfort) - central nervous system depressants (regularly given to relieve anxiety and sleep conditions) - stimulants (given to relieve narcolepsy, ADHD, and obesity). Continuing usage of opioids may lead to physical need and dependence. Used in excessive quantities, stimulants may lead to habitual usage, paranoia, fatally elevated body fevers, and irregular heartbeat. In 2006, 16.2 million Americans had used a prescription tranquilizer, pain reliever, sedative, or stimulant for non-medical reasons at minimum on one occasion in the year previous to being assessed. And this is a number that has grown exponentially in the ensuing years (we are waiting fornew data). Prescription Drug…

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OxyNEO News and Updates – The Word on the Street

We're watching the ticker for news about OxyNEO and a few recurring themes are popping up. 1. OxyContin Users are Not Happy With OxyNEO The slow release and apparent stomach irritating formulation of oxycodone known as OxyNEO is apparently not "sitting well" with those who are used to the effects of OxyContin. We've been monitoring forums where users are frequently searching for alternatives to OxyNEO (some alternatives that have been mentioned are OxyIR and Fentanyl). 2. Alternative Drugs are Being Sought out Of course, the black market is where a lot of the opiate trade goes down and apparently in Canada the popularity of Fentanyl is off the charts as OxyNEO (the "tamper proof" replacement for OxyContin) is not a preferred "high." 3. Heroin is Filling the OxyContin Void As always, we expect an increase in heroin use and abuse as it gives the same sensation as oxycodone drugs. Presumably there will also be an increase in fatal and non-fatal heroin overdoses. According to an article in the Brandfort-Brant…

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Drug Summit Focuses on Unabusable Prescription Pills

Many of the nation's leaders met last week in Orlando to strategize on new ways to combat the nation's prescription drug epidemic. At the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit, government agencies and health care providers discussed strategies to curtail drug abuse and addiction. Part of the focus of the summit was on how scientists can reformulate the most abuse drugs to render them "unabusable." Keynote speaker Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse, called on pharmaceutical companies to continue to work on ways to deter drug abusers from tampering with prescription pills. The National Rx Drug Abuse Summit was organized by Operation UNITE, a Kentucky anti-drug group. Conference organizers hope to foster more cooperation between various agencies that are dealing with the nation's prescription drug epidemic. Conference topics include education, prevention, treatment and law enforcement. The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy has described Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee "ground zero" for the America's prescription drug problem. Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, has…

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Awareness about OxyNEO Addiction

Our team of addiction reporters is here to report and bring further awareness about the highly addictive nature of opiate medications like OxyNEO. OxyNEO is the New Face of OxyContin Purdue Pharma has been harshly criticized (and some executives have been criminally prosecuted) for the release and effects of the drug OxyContin.  OxyContin is such a powerful opioid medication that it is only appropriate for extreme pain - like terminally ill cancer patients. Purdue Pharma irresponsibly marketed the drug and through misdiagnosis and unethical prescribing many doctors unleashed the drug on patients who were utterly unprepared for the  habit forming nature of the drug.  Compounding this was recreational use by people (especially young adults) who mistakenly perceived the drug as less sinister than illegal street drugs.  The instance of addiction and overdose overwhelmed many families. "Sticky OxyContin" or "tamper proof OxyContin" was released in 2010 to try and prevent the rash of overdoses and met with some success. OxyNEO is the latest "re-branding" attempt by Purdue Pharma to continue…

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