History Of Opioids And Statistics : What Drugs Are Considered Opioids?

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Thesis Statement
History of Opioids & Statistics
What drugs are considered Opioids?
What Oxycodone Is
History of Oxycodone
Americas usage with Opioids
Estimated number of individuals in the U.S. who are addicted
What Addiction Characteristics to Opioids
Pain Killers and Pain Management
Cancer Patients
Chronic Pain Patients
Treatment plan for Pain
Changes and plans for Addiction
Physical Therapy
Support Groups
Individual Support from Friends and Family


Donovan Greenfield
Professor Jessica Felizardo
English 102
March 17, 2016

Individuals Who Use Opioids are Addicts

History/ drugs are considered Opioids Individuals who use Opioids are Addicts. The history of this very debatable topic is very educational and
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All of this information has been confirmed by the FDA (" Drugs. Web. 15 Mar. 2016.)

What Oxycodone Is Oxycodone is the main drug I am concentrating on even though there are many opiates or schedule II drugs that are considered Opioids. Oxycodone was created during the process to find a drug that was not addictive like morphine and heroin, which were commonly used in medicine before World War I(? A Forever Recovery. 2014. Web. 10 Mar. 2016?). Oxycodone is an opioid analgesic, ?Pain Killer? that is most often prescribed to control moderate to severe pain that must not be used with other medications. It is a slightly synthetic opiate that was created in 1916. The chemicals found in Poppy plants also make as morphine and heroin. Opiate:?A drug (such as morphine, codeine or heroin) containing or made from opium or the opium poppy, used to alleviate pain, or induce sleep or euphoria. ( A Forever Recovery. 2014. Web. 10 Mar. 2016). Opioid:?A synthetic or semi-synthetic substance producing an opium-like effect, often prescribed for the alleviation of moderate to severe pain; a prescription painkiller in the opiate class.
History of Oxycodone In late 1800s to 1916 pharmacists?, chemical manufacturers have foreseen a way to make a non-addictive opioid. Heroin, marketed by the Bayer Corporation of Germany in the 1890s, was originally at the beginning of this. After heroin?s ban in America, two German scientists created oxycodone. It was
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