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What are the most addictive narcotics?
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Dr. Rodney Del Valle
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: OxyContin
Very high on the list in us.
When people take narcotics for pain, they are unlikely to become addictive to the drug. However, narcotics gives an intoxicated high when use in high doses. Also powerful anxiety reliever. Dilaudid, heroin, vicodin, Duragesic (fentanyl) other powerful narcotic that induced rapid addiction if use for other reason than pain. Close follow up with physician important.

In brief: OxyContin
Very high on the list in us.
When people take narcotics for pain, they are unlikely to become addictive to the drug. However, narcotics gives an intoxicated high when use in high doses. Also powerful anxiety reliever. Dilaudid, heroin, vicodin, Duragesic (fentanyl) other powerful narcotic that induced rapid addiction if use for other reason than pain. Close follow up with physician important.
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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Dr. David Teicheira
Pain Management
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In brief: The fastest acting
The opioids that cross quickest from blood into the brain provide the fastest “reward”.
In rough order of what's available in the us: heroin, fentanyl > oxymorphone, oxycodone, hydromorphone > hydrocodone > morphine > codeine. Other properties that make these more desirable is if they come in large milligram doses, easier to separate from the pill binding, and are not mixed with tylenol (acetaminophen).

In brief: The fastest acting
The opioids that cross quickest from blood into the brain provide the fastest “reward”.
In rough order of what's available in the us: heroin, fentanyl > oxymorphone, oxycodone, hydromorphone > hydrocodone > morphine > codeine. Other properties that make these more desirable is if they come in large milligram doses, easier to separate from the pill binding, and are not mixed with tylenol (acetaminophen).
Dr. David Teicheira
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