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PARENTS WANTED.  Please host a "table talk" free presentation in your home.  Visit this link for more information

 

Dispose of you unwanted and expired medications at your local police station. See flyer for further information. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If you have questions or need further information please call Maria Ruggiero at 978-851-7373 Ext 352

 

Opioids

What are Opioids? 

Opioids are medications that relieve pain. They reduce the intensity of pain signals reaching the brain and affect those brain areas controlling emotion, which diminishes the effects of a painful stimulus.

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Medications that fall within this class include hydrocodone (e.g., Vicodin), oxycodone (e.g., Oxycontin, Percocet), morphine (e.g., Kadian, Avinza), codeine, and related drugs. Hydrocodone products are the most commonly prescribed medications for a variety of painful conditions, including dental and injury-related pain. Morphine is often used before and after surgical procedures to alleviate severe pain. Codeine is often prescribed for mild pain, and in addition to the pain relieving properties some of these drugs -codeine and diphenoxylate (Lomotil) can be used to relieve coughs and severe diarrhea.

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 Opioids Include...

  • Fentanyl (Duragesic)
  • Hydrocodone (Vicodin)
  • Oxycodone (Oxycontin)
  • Oxymorphone (Opana)
  • Propoxyphene (Darvon)
  • Hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
  • Meperidine (Demerol)
  • Diphenoxylate (Lomotil)