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PAIN

LLER KI

THE FACTS

• Doctors prescribe from a range of painkillers to www.thedrugsbook.com

suit individual patients

• Painkillers might make users feel euphoric • Co-Proxamol, Lorcet, Lortab, Solpadeine, Codeine, Hydrocodone and Vicodin are all examples of painkillers

EFFECTS

SIGNS

• Many work by increasing dopamine in

• under the influence

• Painkillers can make users feel euphoric • Tolerance develops... more and more are

• behaviour changes

the blood

• Users might feel they are a better person... and feel calm and relaxed needed for the same effect

RISKS

• Dependence could develop over a few weeks • Withdrawal can be similar to heroin... diarrhoea, muscle pain,

relaxed and calm... or perhaps slightly distant... or in their own world needing to take more and more... perhaps contact with suppliers

• paraphernalia

none as such... pills

vomiting and no sleep

• Codeine might cause stomach problems • Addiction may start from prescribed usage with users struggling to avoid

self-medicating

...CO-PROXAMOL / SOLPADEINE / 60

LORCET / LORTAB / CODEINE... 61

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