Gabapentin and Opioids: A Killer Combo

Our thanks to Ashwood Recovery who originally posted this article.

By now, most of us have heard the word – opioids are a major problem in the United States. Millions are addicted to opiates like heroin, Codeine, and Morphine and synthetic opioid medications like Oxycodone, Fentanyl, and Hydrocodone. Opioid addiction causes devastation and destruction to all those who come into contact with it and it brings death to more than 33,000 people every year.

With Opioid Addiction On The Rise, The World Of Modern Medicine Is Turning To Gabapentin

With opioid drugs delivering such a crushing and deadly blow to Americans of all ages, colors, and socioeconomic backgrounds, doctors have been scrambling to find a safe alternative to these powerful narcotic painkillers for treating pain. What have they come up with? An anti-seizure medication called Gabapentin.

Gabapentin is not only prescribed for pain relief, however. It is also offered by doctors as the solution for several other conditions. As a result, many people are taking opioids for pain relief and Gabapentin for other medical conditions. Furthermore, because of its calming effect, many people are taking Gabapentin recreationally and mixing it with opioids.

Studies have recently shown that taking opioids and Gabapentin could be a deadly combination. We want to educate you on the subject.

Are You Mixing Gabapentin and Opioids? If You Are, You’re Playing a Risky Game of Russian Roulette

In this blog, we will talk to you about the growing popularity of “gabbies” and the dangers of opioids, but first we want to discuss the risk you are taking if decide to combine the two.

Some people take Gabapentin and opioids because they have been prescribed both medications by a doctor. Others mix these two substances because Gabapentin is said to enhance the high opioids create. And some don’t know they are mixing the two.

Law enforcement officials have reported that more and more confiscated street heroin is testing positive for Gabapentin. Heroin dealers are using Gabapentin to cut heroin to make their stash go further and amplify the effect of the drug