Tag: Narcotics

Narcotics are a substance used to treat moderate to severe pain. Narcotics are like opiates such as morphine and codeine, but are not made from opium. They bind to opioid receptors in the central nervous system. Narcotics are also often called opioids.


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Drug Education Essay
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Introduction: This essay explores the need for education on the safe use and potential risks associated with long term narcotics use. The focus will be on PJ, a 70-year-old woman who was admitted for a lateral discectomy and history of chronic back pain. ... Last modified: 20th Apr 2021

Opioid Addiction and Abuse
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Introduction: Opioids are a class of drugs that are used in the management of pain, and they represent a breakthrough in palliative medicine. Some major developments in the administration of these drugs have enable... Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Substance Abuse Among Healthcare Professionals
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Introduction: “Statistically, about 10-15 of you have or will develop a substance use disorder” (Welsh 2002). This quote is stated by Christopher J. Welsh, M.D. to a group of healthcare providers during a subst... Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Misuse Of Opiates Health And Social Care Essay
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Introduction: The misuse and abuse of illicit and prescription opiates is a growing problem in the United States. Even though Americans make up less than 5 percent of the world’s population, we consume close... Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

The Epidemic Of Heroin Health And Social Care Essay
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Introduction: Because of the vast availability of drugs and its impact on many facets of healthcare and the economy, it is imperative that health care providers and policy makers understand what drugs are being abu... Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Prescription Drug Abuse
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Introduction: Introduction. When we think of drug addicts and abuse we normally think of people who take the common street drugs such as cocaine, crack, heroine, or other illegal drugs. However most people don... Last modified: 11th Feb 2020