Addiction to prescription drugs is a growing concern in today’s society. This has mainly been attributed to the ease of access of prescription drugs like Opana.
Opana is the other name for oxymorphone, an effective drug applied in the management of severe or moderate pain. When it is abused for a continued length of time, dependency arises due to its strong addictive properties. Addicts abuse Opana through a range of methods including injecting it when crushed and dissolved in water, snorting it when crushed and swallowing the tablets. Young people, in particular, may be inclined to ignore the labeling of prescription pain relievers and continue taking medication in stronger or higher quantities than recommended with the intention of experiencing a ‘high’.