There’s a few things you may not know about painkiller addiction, also known as Opiate Use Disorder, that are really important. The first thing is that painkillers are and can be deadly, especially if or taken in large quantities or mixed with other drugs. In that regard, alcohol is also a drug and mixing painkillers or opiates with alcohol or other drugs called benzodiazepines like Xanax and Valium can result in a deadly combination. Such an “overdose” can occur and result in the stopping the person’s breathing.

Another good thing to know about painkillers, is that certain ones, for example, one single pill of a drug called “OxyContin,” can be strong enough to be lethal. The drug, Oxycontin, comes in 160 mg doses, and for a person not accustomed to taking opiates; one dose may be enough to kill a person. That’s right. ONE SINGLE PILL CAN KILL SOMEONE!. A very good, potentially life-saving thing to know is the fact that if a person takes one pill or one dose of a very high strength opiate pain medication, that single pill can be fatal. Something else to know about painkillers is that their possession, if not prescribed, is a felony. So, if somebody has opiate pain medication and gives a pill to another person, they have both committed felonies. It is not lawful to possess any opiate pain medication (also known as a narcotic) without an appropriate prescription from a doctor. Since there are many people with opiate addiction nowadays, it’s very important to try to recognize if and when a person has a problem and then try to help to obtain the right kind of treatment.

At the Drug and Alcohol Detox Clinic of South Mississippi, patients find that they are very experienced with dealing with opiate painkiller addiction. If you or somebody you know has a problem with Opiates Painkillers, call today 601-261-9101 or on the web at You can also follow them on Twitter for latest news and update! There’s Still Hope.

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