Can the Weather Affect Propoxyphene Addiction?

Can the Weather Affect Propoxyphene Addiction?

Weather and seasons affect people’s moods, energy levels, and outlook on life. Stress and sadness associated with certain times of year and weather patterns can influence a person’s decision to misuse prescription drugs such as propoxyphene. Winter and Depression Seasons and...
Teachers and Propoxyphene Addiction

Teachers and Propoxyphene Addiction

Propoxyphene is a narcotic pain reliever prescribed to treat mild to moderate levels of pain. Users of this drug are highly susceptible to abuse and addiction because they can quickly build a tolerance to the drug’s effects. Propoxyphene is one painkiller that also produces euphoric...
Propoxyphene Abuse in Africa

Propoxyphene Abuse in Africa

Propoxyphene is an analgesic opioid that was once sold in the US under the brand names Darvon and Darvocet. Concerns about overdose, addiction and heart complications led to it being pulled from American shelves in 2007, but other countries still distribute this drug. For instance,...
Natural Disasters and Propoxyphene Addiction

Natural Disasters and Propoxyphene Addiction

Natural disasters are traumatic events that can devastate people. Whether or not someone gets hurt during a disaster, survivors often experience depression, posttraumatic stress disorder and other mental health effects. The 2008 Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences article...
Native Americans and Propoxyphene Use

Native Americans and Propoxyphene Use

The abuse of prescription opiates has become one of the biggest drug problems in the US. People from all different backgrounds use a wide variety of painkillers to get high. Drugs are chosen based on preferences for specific properties, price, and availability. Propoxyphene use among...
Men and Propoxyphene Abuse

Men and Propoxyphene Abuse

Propoxyphene is prescribed for the treatment of mild to moderate pain. Classified as a narcotic pain reliever, propoxyphene should be taken exactly as prescribed. Propoxyphene causes side effects such as confusion, clumsiness, and unsteadiness. Taking propoxyphene in larger amounts or for...
Do I Have a Dual Diagnosis?

Do I Have a Dual Diagnosis?

According to the 2007 journal Psychiatry, “Dual Diagnosis” is a term that describes people with co-existing addictions and mental health disorders. Psychology Today online notes that the term is synonymous with co-occurring disorders (COD), the preferred term for the Substance Abuse...
STDs and Propoxyphene Addiction

STDs and Propoxyphene Addiction

Propoxyphene is a narcotic pain reliever that was used to treat mild to moderate pain from surgery, accident, or for chronic conditions that cause pain. Propoxyphene is highly habit forming and can lead to addiction when used in larger amounts or for longer periods of time than prescribed...
Propoxyphene Use in Rural Areas

Propoxyphene Use in Rural Areas

If asked to picture a setting where drug abuse is a prevalent problem, most people would think of diverse and lively urban areas rather than secluded rural communities. When considering only illicit drugs other than marijuana – such as heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamines – the...
Propoxyphene Addiction in the LGBT Community

Propoxyphene Addiction in the LGBT Community

Propoxyphene addiction often stems from trying to cope with emotional or physical stress and abuse. Addiction to propoxyphene can affect anyone, but certain people are at a greater risk of abusing drugs and developing an addiction. The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is...