Uniting as a Family to Overcome Propoxyphene Addiction

Uniting as a Family to Overcome Propoxyphene Addiction

Propoxyphene, the generic form of Darvon, was banned from the US market in November of 2010. It is a mild to moderate painkiller composed of acetaminophen and propoxyphene napsylate. Propoxyphene does have the potential to be addictive, so family support is often needed to help someone...
Are Changes in My Loved One the Result of Propoxyphene Addiction?

Are Changes in My Loved One the Result of Propoxyphene Addiction?

Drug use changes how a person acts and thinks. Changes related to drug use not only affect the individual, but her family as well. Personality and behavioral changes aren’t always related to drug use, so it can be helpful to know some other causes of change, as well as how to...
Propoxyphene Abuse Help for College Students

Propoxyphene Abuse Help for College Students

Propoxyphene is a prescription drug more commonly known by the brand names Darvocet and Darvon. At one time propoxyphene was one of the most commonly prescribed pain medications, but due to its addictive nature and adverse side effects it has been removed from legal sale or use....
Helping Someone Stay Clean from Propoxyphene

Helping Someone Stay Clean from Propoxyphene

Propoxyphene is an opioid drug once found in several brand name prescription pain relievers. Drugs containing propoxyphene are now banned from use, as they were connected to heart problems and high rates of addiction and overdose. Propoxyphene use and abuse requires immediate attention...
How to Approach a Propoxyphene Addict

How to Approach a Propoxyphene Addict

What do you do if you suspect someone you love is addicted to propoxyphene? The first step is to look for signs of addiction, such as the following propoxyphene side effects: Dizziness Sedation Drowsiness Confusion Poor appetite Nausea Vomiting Trouble urinating Constipation These are...
How Propoxyphene Abuse Affects Families

How Propoxyphene Abuse Affects Families

Propoxyphene abuse makes no distinction between users and innocent bystanders. Family members’ lives are often just as affected by drug abuse and addiction as the lives of those using propoxyphene. Family bonds are strained and sometimes broken as a result of drug use. Addiction can be...
Seeking Propoxyphene Addiction Treatment for a Loved One

Seeking Propoxyphene Addiction Treatment for a Loved One

Discovering that someone you love is fighting propoxyphene addiction can be a difficult truth to accept. Propoxyphene is an addictive narcotic pain reliever is abused because of its ability to cause euphoria. It is distributed as pills, which are crushed and snorted or dissolved and...