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Hawaii’s Drug Problem

While Hawaii only has a population of 1.2 million and is isolated 2,500 miles from the mainland United States, Hawaii still has a rather sizeable drug problem, especially when it comes to prescription drug abuse. Hawaii Prescription Drug AddictionWhile the majority of the drugs found in Hawaii are brought into the state by aircraft passengers or through the use of shipping companies, like UPS or the U.S. postal service, there continues to be a rising concern all over Hawaii of the wide availability of strong prescription drugs sold on the street like candy. This is due to variety of factors including prescription fraud, doctor shoppers, employees who steal from the drug inventory, and physicians who indiscriminately prescribe strong prescription drugs for reasons other than legitimate purposes.

Most Abused Drugs in Hawaii

Drugs like Hydrocodone and Oxycontin are some of the most abused and widely available drugs in the entire state of Hawaii, especially near metropolitan areas around Honolulu and Hilo. With the increasing availability of such powerful prescription drugs, there is no surprise that area hospitals are seeing a huge spike in prescription drug related overdoses and prescription drug addictions. If you or a loved one is living in Hawaii and needs to go through opiate addiction recovery, it is never late to seek help and get your life back on track.

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Hawaii Prescription Drug Addiction

Hawaii Prescription Drug AddictionAddiction to prescription drugs like Oxycontin and Hydrocodone are very serious problems and can be some of the most destructive and deadly addictions known to man. These potent narcotic pain relievers are only prescribed to treat the most severe and debilitating physical injuries. However, because these drugs are so effective in treating severe pain, they are often abused and taken recreationally. This can be very dangerous to the user and can often lead to physical dependency or even fatal overdoses.




Prescription drugs like Oxycontin, and Hydrocodone can be very addictive drugs and can often lead to physical and psychological dependence. Prescription drug addiction can be defined as compulsive use that leads to a physical or psychological need for the drug. After a certain period of time addiction can be marked by serious withdrawal symptoms which occurs when repeated use alters reward pathways to the brain. This can create severe depression, anxiety, and physical withdrawal symptoms including nausea, vomiting, profuse sweating, chills, insomnia, just to name a few. When a prescription drug addiction becomes this severe, there are few options available other than to seek treatment immediately.

Suboxone for Prescription Drug Withdrawal

When a prescription drug addiction has become so severe as to incur horrible withdrawal symptoms after not using for a few days, it is time to immediately seek treatment. And one of the most effective opiate withdrawal medications available today is a prescription drug known as Suboxone. Suboxone offers those who are dependent on pain killers, and other opiates, a safe and effective pain-free detox.

Suboxone is part of a complete drug detox plan that can includes behavioral therapy, support groups and individual counseling. Suboxone is one of the most effective medications available for opiate based addictions and can help you get back on your feet in no time. If you, or a loved one, is suffering from a painful opiate addiction, please feel free to look through our Hawaii Suboxone directory for a licensed Suboxone physician near you.

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