Oxymorphone is a narcotic pain reliever that is similar to OxyContin. Twice as strong as OxyContin, it has become popular with people who use prescription drugs for non-medical purposes because they can buy it for a cheaper price than OxyContin. They can get the high they are looking for without spending as much money. An addiction can easily develop with abuse (using longer than intended, using more than prescribed, using someone else’s prescription).
Street Names For Oxymorphone
Oxymorphone is known by a number of street names. Due to its low cost, teens are drawn to this prescription medication, since it gives them a relatively quick “high” and feeling of euphoria, followed by a feeling of relaxation and sleepiness.
This drug is known as blues, blue heaven, new blues, biscuits, octagons and stop signs. Other name include pink, pink heaven, pink lady, Pink O, Mrs. O, OM, The O Bomb and others.
How Oxymorphone Is Used
Oxymorphone comes in a tablet and can be taken directly by mouth. Some users crush the extended release version of this drug and snort it so that they can get the full impact of the drug at once, without waiting.
Combining oxymorphone with alcohol or other medications is especially dangerous, since its dangerous effects can be magnified when mixed with other chemicals.
Signs That Oxymorphone Addiction Treatment Is Needed
How do you know that someone you care about is addicted to this narcotic and that oxymorphone addiction treatment is needed? Here are some signs you should watch for:
- Using more often than prescribed by a doctor
- Buying the drug over the Internet
- Seeing more than one doctor (doctor shopping) or visiting more than one pain clinic to obtain the drug
- Mixing with alcohol or other drugs to increase its effects
- Performance at work or school is negatively affected
- Financial trouble and/or stealing to get money to buy more
- Neglecting friends and family to obtain and/or use the drug
- Experiences withdrawal symptoms (muscle aches and headaches) not using the drug for a period of time
- Unable to stop using the drug on their own
Professional Addiction Treatment
If any of these signs apply to your loved one, they may have developed an addiction to this narcotic painkiller. The best way you can help is to seek out professional addiction treatment for them. Our luxury drug rehab offers complete privacy and security to all of our clients.
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