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  • Morphine Abuse and Addiction

    Morphine Abuse and Addiction

    Morphine is the primary ingredient that is derived from the extracting of sap from the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum) in order to obtain raw opium. Depending on the refining process used, the concentration of Morphine can range from 4% to 21%. A standard of 10% has been set for the concentration of Morphine in commercial opium (that is, that which is used for manufacturing medications). Read Full Article

  • MS Contin Abuse and Addiction

    MS Contin Abuse and Addiction

    MS Contin is one of many medications that contain Morphine. Morphine is an extremely effective pain reliever, and is often one that is most abused among users. MS Contin is the brand name assigned to Morphine Sulfate by its manufacturer. It is in the family of opioid drugs. Opioid drugs are derived from the sap or other plant parts of the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum).
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  • Nembutal Abuse and Addiction

    Nembutal Abuse and Addiction

    Nembutal Sodium is the brand name for the drug pentobarbital. It is a controlled substance. Because of its high potential for abuse and addiction, Nembutal is rarely prescribed; rather, it is more likely to be used in a controlled medical environment. Nembutal was a very popular drug in the 1950s and 1960s.
    However, as reports began to surface about its potential for abuse as well as the...

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  • Opana Abuse and Addiction

    Opana Abuse and Addiction

    Opana is the brand name for the drug oxymorphone hydrochloride. The medication is available in tablet form, in varying strengths. Opana (oxymorphone hydrochloride) tablet is considered an opioid agonist drug. This means it contains opium, which is a substance derived from the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum).
    These types of drugs can cause addiction; for this and other reasons it is...

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  • Oxycodone Abuse and Addiction

    Oxycodone Abuse and Addiction

    Oxycodone is the generic name for Oxycontin. Actually, the full generic name is oxycodone hydrochloride. The drug is a controlled substance, because it contains a derivative of opium, and is only available by prescription. Oxycodone comes in tablet form, in strengths of 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, and 80 mg.
    When the brand name, Oxycontin, is prescribed and dispensed to the patient, the tablets...

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  • Percocet Abuse and Addiction

    Percocet Abuse and Addiction

    Percocet is a narcotic painkiller and is a combination of both Oxycodone and Acetaminophen. Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid pain reliever. Oxycodone works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain. Acetaminophen can reduce a fever; it is the less potent painkiller of the two. It is most often used to increase the effects of Oxycodone.
    It is classified as a...

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  • Percodan Abuse and Addiction

    Percodan Abuse and Addiction

    Percodan, also known as oxycodone hydrochloride, is a prescription pain medication that contains a combination of both aspirin and Hydrocodone. Percodan is a Schedule II opioid narcotic drug. It is in the class of medications called narcotic analgesics. Percodan is considered to be a controlled substance because of its high abuse potential. This drug can be extremely habit forming and addictive...

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  • ProSom Abuse and Addiction

    ProSom Abuse and Addiction

    ProSom, also known by its generic name Estazolam, is a prescription medication approved to treat patients with insomnia symptoms. ProSom is in a group of drugs called Benzodiazepine derivatives. ProSom has been known to have anti-convulsant, sedative and muscle relaxant properties. ProSom is an intermediate-acting oral Benzodiazepine. This drug affects the chemicals in the brain that may become...

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  • Prozac Abuse and Addiction

    Prozac Abuse and Addiction

    Prozac, or also commonly known by its generic name Fluoxetine Hydrochloride, is an anti-depressant drug. Prozac is in the class of drugs called selective Serotonin reuptake inhibitors also known as SSRIs for short. SSRIs act on a specific chemical within the brain known as Serotonin. It works by increasing the amount of Serotonin, in the brain that helps maintain mental balance. Prozac affects...

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  • Ritalin Abuse and Addiction

    Ritalin Abuse and Addiction

    Ritalin is a mild central nervous system stimulant; it works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain. Ritalin or more commonly known by its generic name, Methylphenidate or MPH, is a psychostimulant drug prescribed for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder mainly in children, teens and young adults over 6 years of age. As a stimulant drug, Ritalin...

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