Abilify is an antidepressant medication that is typically prescribed by physicians to boost the effectiveness of an antidepressant drug that the patient is already taking. In some circumstances, a patient may be taking an anti-depressive medication that is not achieving quite the level of results that the patient seeks, and so a physician may prescribe Abilify on top of the use of that medication...Read Full Article
Dependence - Is described by the NIDA Teen as "continued use despite understanding the harm it can cause." Over time, a person will begin to not feel normal unless they are on ecstasy.
This is what causes dependence which, in the case of ecstasy, goes hand-in-hand with addiction.
Tolerance - When you take ecstasy, if you begin to notice that the same amount of the drug does not cause the...
Drug detox is often the first step in addiction treatment. According to the NIDA, "Patients should be encouraged to continue drug treatment following detoxification" as, without attending addiction treatment afterward, a patient could be in danger of relapse and other issues.
This is only one of the potentially dangerous drug detox side effects.
Relapse and Overdose An individual does...
Actiq is a unique type of medication because it is not a traditional tablet or liquid medication.
Instead, Actiq is known as a painkilling lollipop because it is available in lozenge form, and is primarily prescribed for the treatment of chronic pain in people suffering from cancer if they are already taking a normal opioid medication.
One of the primary benefits of Actiq in comparison to...
Adderall is a stimulant medication with dextroamphetamine sacharate, dextroamphetamine sulfate, amphetamine aspartate monohydrate, USP and amphetamine sulfate USP as its primary ingredients.
It has a number of inactive ingredients as well, and comes in a gelatin capsule form.
Adderall is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, and this combination together is used for the...
Suboxone is Buprenorphine and Naloxone and it is a sublingual film that comes in orange and has a logo imprinted on it with white ink. This is an opioid medication that is designed to provide a lesser euphoric effect in comparison to similar drugs such as Morphine, Heroin and Codeine. The purpose of this medication is to treat addiction to opiate drugs. It can also be used for a number of other...Read Full Article
A depressant drug, more commonly referred to by its street name "downers," are any type of prescription or nonprescription drug that act to reduce the functions or activities of a specific part of the brain. Depressants usually have a calming or sedative effect on the body and are often prescribed by doctors in pill form used to treat depression or anxiety disorders. They work by reducing the...Read Full Article
Substance abuse and addiction is a serious problem in the United States affecting all types of people throughout the country. It doesn't affect any specific gender, age, ethnicity or social status. Substance abuse can be of any illicit drug like marijuana, heroin, cocaine or meth, along with prescription drugs, club drugs and alcohol. This can lead to changes in your health, mental state and...Read Full Article
The number of people aged 12 and older abusing substances like drugs and alcohol are astronomical. However, there are substance rehab programs to help you recover from your abuse or addiction. The purpose of substance abuse rehab programs is to help these individuals with overcoming their substance abuse or addiction problem by using a variety of different methods.
Drug rehab involves...
Drug treatment programs aren't a new concept, though new principles of treatment are introduced every day. In fact since the 1970s, treatment programs have been successful at helping addicts quit using, recover their lives and relationship, and move on to a healthier and longer life without drugs and without relapse. Not all drug treatment programs are created equal however, so here are some...Read Full Article