Signs of Opioid Use

What are the Signs of Opioid Use? Opioids are a group of drugs derived naturally from the poppy plant, or are man-made in a laboratory, also known as synthetic opioids. Opioids are generally prescribed to individuals suffering from chronic pain, whether from surgery, a major injury or other health issues. Legally prescribed opioids include morphine, codeine, and oxycodone, while illegal opioids include heroin. It is easy to know if an individual is using opioids if they’ve been prescribed, but it is also important to know the signs of opioid use if it has crossed the line into an addiction. Signs and Symptoms There are many symptoms and signs of opioid use, including physical signs, behavioral signs, and psychological signs. Physical Signs of Opioid Use Marked weight gain or weight loss Decrease in appetite Increased energy Insomnia Increased heart rate Dilated pupils Unkempt appearance Behavioral Signs of Opioid Use Isolation. Individuals who are suffering from opioid use disorder tend to isolate themselves from loved ones to hide their addiction. Unable to slow or stop use. Not being able to control how many opioids they are taking and when is a hallmark of addiction. Life revolves around opioids. A major sign of opioid use is if the individual spends a lot of time looking for opioids, taking opioids, and recovering from opioids. This can also include taking opioids at inappropriate times or while performing dangerous activities such as driving or being responsible...
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Publication date: March–April 2020Source: Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, Volume 67Author(s): Claudine FoxAbstractThis paper reports a study that adopted age-appropriate terminology to investigate 6–11-year-old children's attitudes towards mental illness (N = 120). The study utilized a semi-structured interview technique and card selection tasks to assess the children's attitudes to individuals diagnosed with different mental illnesses (anorexia nervosa, depression and dementia). Their attitudes were measured in terms of social distance, social functioning, emotional response and trait at...
Source: Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to develop a simple method for detecting lipid oxidation through the color change of a composite film. Schiff's reagent which can form color compound with lipid oxidation products—aldehydes was incorporated into polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) to form the composite film. The effects of PVA molecular weight (Mw), Schiff's reagent/PVA ratio and glycerol content on the response of the composite film to aldehyde were investigated. Sunflower seed oil with various extent of oxidation was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the composite film for lipid oxidation detection. The results showed that t...
Source: LWT Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The clinical polymorphism effectiveness outlined therein will be assured by diagnostic improvements suitable for driving treatment decisions. In light of our experimental results and literature data, the analysis of the SLCO1B1 T521C variant will allow clinicians to take advantage from a better treatment planned for their patients in order to minimize neuromuscular pain and maximize benefits. PMID: 31957862 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Increased IP is found in 23% of cirrhotic patients. Permeability alterations are significantly more pronounced in patients with advanced LC with the presence of ascites and in those with alcoholic etiology. PMID: 31957845 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
Authors: Nakamura K, Sugai A, Saji E, Kasuga K, Onodera O Abstract Myositis generally affects the proximal muscles. However, we herein report a case of a 48-year-old woman with intractable myositis affecting the intrinsic muscles of the hands. Her myositis, which developed in childhood, was refractory to treatment with steroids and several immunosuppressants, causing walking disability. After experiencing pain and swelling in the hands for six months, she was diagnosed with myositis of the intrinsic muscles of the hands and tested positive for the anti-signal recognition particle antibody. Intravenous immunoglobuli...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: 15 February 2020Source: Life Sciences, Volume 243Author(s): Karine Cestaro Mesquita, Thinali Sousa Dantas, Paulo Goberlânio de Barros Silva, Maria Imaculada de Queiroz Rodrigues, Ana Paula Negreiros Nunes Alves, Mário Rogério Lima Mota, Fabrício Bitu SousaAbstractThe present study aimed to evaluate the healing process of ulcers in the jugal mucosa of Wistar rats treated with abatacept. The rats were randomly assigned to four groups: saline-treated control (0.3 mL/kg) abatacept-treated groups at dosages of 3.2, 8.0 and 20.0 mg/kg/week. After two weeks of subcutaneous (S...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 January 2020Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Nada F. Abo El-Magd, Salma M. ErakyAbstractAimDrug-induced liver and kidney injuries are worldwide problems that cause restrictions in the use of drugs. The injury is highly mediated by oxidative stress and inflammation pathways. So, demonstrating the role of the natural compound (Vit.D) on the prevention of acetaminophen (APAP) overdose toxicity and the molecular mechanism through NrF2/BACH1/HO-1 pathway is promising.ExperimentalMale Sprague Dawley rats (40 rats) were divided randomly into 4 groups: Normal, APAP, APAP+Vit.D (500 IU/kg) and...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
On January 15, 2020, the National Science Board (NSB) released the “2020 State of U.S. Science and Engineering” report detailing the data, trends, and global position of the U.S. science and engineering (S&E) enterprise. The report is part of the congressionally mandated, biennial “Science and Engineering Indicators,” which provides statistics on the U.S. and global S&E enterprise. According to the 2020 Indicators, the United States continues to perform the largest share of global research and development (R&D), award the largest number of S&E doctoral degrees, and produce significant shares of sc...
Source: Public Policy Reports - Category: Biology Authors: Source Type: news
A new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), entitled “Safeguarding the Bioeconomy,” concludes that the United States currently dominates the global bioeconomy landscape but needs to address several challenges, including stagnant funding for fundamental research, inadequate workforce development, cybersecurity weaknesses, decentralized leadership, and international competition, in order to support and safeguard the continued growth of the bioeconomy. The report is based on a consensus study performed by the “Committee on Safeguarding the Bioeconomy: Finding Stra...
Source: Public Policy Reports - Category: Biology Authors: Source Type: news
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