Treatment for Opioid Addiction and Overdose - Medical Animation



or
Search Language
Browse
Medical Illustrations
Medical Exhibits
Most Recent Uploads
Body Systems/Regions
Anatomy & Physiology
Cells & Tissues
Abdomen
Back and Spine
Foot and Ankle
Hand and Wrist
Head and Neck
Hip
Knee
Shoulder
Thorax
Medical Specialties
Anesthesiology
Cancer
Cardiology
Dentistry
Emergency Medicine
Gastroenterology
Infectious Diseases
Neurology/Neurosurgery
Nursing Home
Ob/Gyn
Orthopedics
Pathology
Pediatrics
Personal Injury
Plastic Surgery
Psychiatry
Radiology
Surgery
Urology/Nephrology
Account
Administrator Login
Treatment for Opioid Addiction and Overdose - Medical Animation
 
This animation may only be used in support of a single legal proceeding and for no other purpose. Read our License Agreement for details. To license this animation for other purposes, click here.

If animation does not play, download and install the latest free Flash Player plugin.
More Like ThisAdd To Lightbox ANH21246 Enlarge
Need Additional Information?

Order by phone: 954-522-2828 or By email: medical@graphicwitness.com
Item #ANH21246Source #1048

Treatment for Opioid Addiction and Overdose - Medical Animation
MEDICAL ANIMATION TRANSCRIPT: Opioids are drugs that are prescribed to treat moderately severe, or severe pain. Heroin, an illegal drug, is also an opioid. Opioid addiction is a brain disease where you have an overwhelming craving for the drug. You can’t stop taking the drug, despite the harm it may cause you. An important treatment for opioid addiction is called medication-assisted treatment, or MAT. MAT is a whole-patient approach that combines medication to help you stop using opioids, with counseling and behavioral therapy. Three common medications used to treat opioid addiction are Methadone, Buprenorphine, and Naltrexone. In the brain, each drug attaches to the same receptors on cells as the addictive opioids. Methadone activates the receptors, but it’s a slower acting drug than other opioids, because it takes longer to reach the brain when used as prescribed. This reduces the high feeling and prevents withdrawal symptoms. Buprenorphine is a weaker drug than addictive opioids, because it doesn’t activate the receptors as strongly. It also blocks other opioids from attaching to the receptors. As a result, it reducing cravings for addictive opioids without making you feel high. Naltrexone blocks the opioid receptors by attaching to them, so addictive opioids can’t. This prevents other opioids that get you high, from working. It does reduce cravings, but does not stop withdrawal symptoms. Drug treatment is more effective when combined with behavioral therapy. Therapy can help you handle stress and life events that can trigger cravings for opioids. Opioid overdose is a condition where taking too much of a drug may cause life-threatening conditions.Call 911 immediately if you think an overdose has happened. Start CPR if the person isn’t breathing. The main treatment for an overdose is naloxone. It’s an injectable drug or nasal spray that quickly blocks the effects of opioids. You can help prevent opioid addiction and overdose, by taking non-opioid medication for pain when possible, taking opioids as prescribed by your healthcare provider, and doing physical therapy or exercising as recommended by your healthcare provider to help manage your pain. For more information about treating opioid addiction and overdose talk to your healthcare provider.

YOU MAY ALSO WANT TO REVIEW THESE ITEMS:
Normal Post-Surgical Wound Healing
Normal Post-Surgical Wound Healing - exh4588b
Medical Exhibit
Add to my lightbox
Find More Like This
Post-accident Fractures of Left Ankle
Post-accident Fractures of Left Ankle - exh4481c
Medical Exhibit
Add to my lightbox
Find More Like This
Spinal Meningitis
Spinal Meningitis - si55551439
Medical Illustration
Add to my lightbox
Find More Like This
Female - Posterior View
Female - Posterior View - NC3D00153BW
Medical Illustration
Add to my lightbox
Find More Like This
Right Shoulder Injuries with Arthroscopy/Open Shoulder Repair with Biceps Tenodesis
Right Shoulder Injuries with Arthroscopy/Open Shoulder Repair with Biceps Tenodesis - exh66306b-nl
Medical Exhibit
Add to my lightbox
Find More Like This
Right Wrist Injuries with Arthroscopic Repairs
Right Wrist Injuries with Arthroscopic Repairs - exh75189
Medical Exhibit
Add to my lightbox
Find More Like This