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Long term effects of hydrocodone on the brain (INFOGRAPHIC)

Long term effects of hydrocodone on the brain (INFOGRAPHIC)

Specific long term effects of hydrocodone on the brain

Hydrocodone’s effects on the nervous system

  • can cause respiratory depression
  • can cause unconsciousness
  • delirium
  • difficulty thinking
  • impaired mental abilities
  • slows brain activity

Hydrocodone’s effects on the neurotransmitters

  • acts on mu-receptors
  • acts on sigma-receptors
  • acts on kappa-receptors
  • acts on the delta-receptors

Hydrocodone’s effects on the personality

  • changes in personality
  • low self-confidence
  • social isolation

Hydrocodone’s effects on behavior

  • abnormally cheerful mood
  • abnormally despondent mood
  • anger
  • anxiety
  • emotional liability
  • paranoid behavior
  • unusual thoughts

Psychological effects

  • addiction
  • cravings and compulsion
  • decrease in awareness or responsiveness
  • mental depression
  • sudden mood swings
  • vivid dreams

 

What are typical doses?

Abuse typical doses

  • per day first time users …… 5-10 mg
  • per day tolerant users ……… 10-15 mg
  • per day addicts …… 20-30 mg

Lethal typical doses

  • reported fatal dose ………… 90 mg
  • 9 times the maximum dose prescribed

 

How long is “long term”?

Generally, long term use of hydrocodone is daily dosing which continues for more than 6 months. But long term opioid use is measured differently in various combinations with other chemical substances.

Chronic = repetitive and pattern-followed hydrocodone abuse that reflects negative consequences on:

  • financial balance
  • health condition
  • social connections
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