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Individuals who use Opioids are Addicts

Presented By Donovan Greenfield

Presented to Professor Jessica Felizardo March 17, 2016


Individuals who use Opioids are Addicts?

Thesis Statement
History of Opioids & Statistics
What drugs are considered Opioids?
When was Opioids Created?
What Era patients first prescribed Opioids?
Americas usage on Opioids
Estimated number in the U.S. who are addicted
Death toll in Massachusetts
What Addiction Characteristics to Opioids
Pain Killers and Pain Management
Cancer patients
Chronic Pain Patients
Treatment plan for Pain
Physician?s Education on Opioids
Physician?s knowledge of risk patients
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and?Demerol? among others. These drugs are also classified as a schedule II drug. Substances in this schedule have a high potential for abuse which may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence. Substances are placed in their respective schedules based on whether they have a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States, their relative abuse potential, and likelihood of causing dependence when abused.? All of this information has been confirmed by the FDA.

When was Opioids Created 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 first created as part of an effort to find non-addictive alternatives to morphine and heroin, which were commonly used in medicine before World War I. 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 derived from opium or the opium poppy, used to alleviate pain, or induce sleep or euphoria. Opioid:?A synthetic or semi-synthetic substance producing an opium-like effect, often prescribed for alleviation of moderate to severe pain; a prescription painkiller in the opiate class.
What Era patients first was
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