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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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  • Seconal Abuse and Addiction

    Seconal Abuse and Addiction

    Seconal, more commonly known by its generic name Secobarbital sodium, belongs to a class of drugs called barbiturate hypnotics. It should only be prescribed for short term use. The use of this prescription drug is commonly prescribed for treatment of insomnia as well as an anti-anxiety medication for patients who are about to have surgery.
    Seconal works because it affects certain parts of...

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  • Seroquel Abuse and Addiction

    Seroquel Abuse and Addiction

    Seroquel also known by its generic name Quetiapine, is an atypical anti-psychotic medication. It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain. This medicine works by blocking or lessening the dopamine and Serotonin levels. This medication is usually prescribed to treat certain mental/mood conditions such as schizophrenia and Bi-polar Disorder.
    Why is...

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  • Soma Addiction and Abuse

    Soma Addiction and Abuse

    Soma, also known by its generic name Carisoprodol, is a muscle relaxant. It works by blocking nerve impulses (or pain sensations) that are sent to the brain. Soma is a centrally acting muscle relaxant that works on the nerves to relieve muscular pain. The liver metabolizes this drug into Meprobamate, a Barbiturate medication with anti-anxiety and sedative properties.
    Soma is not considered...

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  • Sonata Addiction and Abuse

    Sonata Addiction and Abuse

    Sonata, also known by its generic name Zaleplon, is a prescription medication used to treat the symptoms on insomnia. It is a non-Benzodiazepine sedative/hypnotic drug from the Pyrazolopyrimidine class of medications. It works by affecting the chemicals in your brain that become unbalanced and cause sleep problems. Like many other sleep medications, Sonata is a controlled substance and has a high...

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  • Sublimaze Addiction and Abuse

    Sublimaze Addiction and Abuse

    Sublimaze more commonly known by its generic name, Fentanyl, is a powerful, opiate analgesic similar to but more potent (100 times more) than morphine. It is considered to be a Schedule II narcotic prescription drug. Sublimaze is generally prescribed for the treatment of severe acute pain, or to manage pain after surgery. It is available in the form of pills, patches, lozenges, and nasal sprays...

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  • Tramadol Addiction and Abuse

    Tramadol Addiction and Abuse

    Tramadol is also referred to as Tramadol Hydrochloride, a centrally-acting drug that is prescribed for a wide variety of different applications. The primary use for this drug is to treat moderate and severe forms of pain, though typically for specific ailments or causes rather than as a general pain reliever. Tramadol is perceived to be a narcotic-like pain reliever that comes in several forms...

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  • Trazodone Addiction and Abuse

    Trazodone Addiction and Abuse

    Trazodone is also known as Trazodone HCI, and it is an anti-depressant medication that is chemically unrelated to other known antidepressant medications including Tricyclic and Tetracyclic medications. It is known as a Triazolopyridine derivative, and it is an off-white or white power that is somewhat soluble in water.
    Trazodone HCI is designated for oral administration and comes in several...

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  • Tylox Addiction and Abuse

    Tylox Addiction and Abuse

    Tylox is a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen. Oxycodone falls into a group of medications known as narcotic pain relievers, and acetaminophen is a pain reliever that is less potent but that is capable of increasing how well oxycodone works. Together, these medications make Tylox which is capable of treating both moderate levels and severe levels of pain. This is a prescription medication...

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  • Valium Addiction and Abuse

    Valium Addiction and Abuse

    Valium is a brand name for a prescription medication known as Diazepam, which is a generic Benzodiazepine. There are a number of other types of Benzodiazepine medications as well such as Alpax, Alzolam, Pharnax and Tafil. Valium is an anti-anxiety medication used to treat anxiety disorders as well as occasional feelings of anxiety.
    Valium tablets come in three different dosage strengths,...

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