In the record book of unintended consequences, this one's sure to be a groan-worthy entry: A frightening rise in addiction to the drug OxyContin.
The number of those who reported having taken heroin in the last 30 days to get high doubled.
"Most people that I know don't use OxyContin to get high anymore," one interviewee told the researchers. "They have moved on to heroin it is easier to use, much cheaper, and easily available.".
In August 2010, the makers of the opioid pain reliever OxyContin, Purdue Pharma LP, rolled out a new version of OxyContin designed to thwart efforts to crush, split, grind or dissolve the tablet in water. Those abusing the drug had routinely broken the original slow-release version of the tablet and snorted or injected it -- actions which afforded an intense high.
Between July 2010 and March 31, 2012, three researchers -- two from Washington University in St.
Kardashian family members fear Lamar Odom is hooked on the drugs OxyContin and Ambien, has exclusively learned. Multiple sources familiar with the situation claim Odom, 33, has had a drug problem for the past two years and even went to rehab last August under.
PHOTOS: Khloe Kardashian With Lamar Odom At The Hilton Garden Inn.
“He just doesn’t care about anyone or anything right now. He has had it with the Kardashians and just wants to be left alone. Everyone is very, very, worried about him.”
Kardashian family members fear Lamar Odom is hooked on the drugs OxyContin and Ambien, has exclusively learned.
Two sources l Radar his main vice is OxyContin, a prescription only painkiller sold in tablets, also known as ‘hillbilly heroin’ or ‘poor man’s heroin’ because of its abuse in rural areas.
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The family reportedly staged an unsuccessful intervention on Wednesday, it’s said.
Multiple sources familiar with the situation claim Odom, 33, has had a drug problem for the past two years and even went to rehab last August under pressure from the Kardashian clan.
“Lamar has lost a ton of weight in the last few months which triggered a lot of the concern amongst the family,” one source said.
Oxycodone is a synthetic form of morphine, but is twice as strong.
The Clippers have reportedly offered Odom a contract for next season as a veteran, paying the minimum $1.4 million.
But the two-time championship sixth man allegedly returned to hardcore recreational drug use, it’s claimed, around the same time he was linked to two extramarital affairs.
The husband of Khloe Kardashian left rehab after about three weeks and was clean for last season with the Los Angeles Clippers, according to reports.
“Lamar does not want to go to rehab because pre-season training camps are just around the corner,” the insider added.
Short Term Effects Long Term Effects Long Term Effects Include: Addiction Tolerance Increased risk of Heart Attack Loss of Emotional Control Disrupted.
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