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  • Signs of Percodan Addiction

    Signs of Percodan Addiction

    Percodan contains 4.8355mg of oxycodone and 325mg aspirin and is prescribed to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. The oxycodone content is an opioid narcotic pain reliever that enhances the effects of the aspirin, but, has the potential to be habit forming and cause addiction.
    What Is Percodan? Percodan has a short half-life and is normally prescribed to be taken every 4-6 hours or...

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  • Rohypnol Overdose Symptoms

    Rohypnol Overdose Symptoms

    Rohypnol is a club drug that can be used to cause somnolence and amnesia. It is sometimes used by people who want to abuse its high, but more often, it is used as a "date rape drug. " Rohypnol is very dangerous as it can be "odorless, colorless, and tasteless" in order to be slipped into a drink without the person's knowledge (NIDA).
    Commonly, Rohypnol (or flunitrazepam) is known as...

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  • Signs and Symptoms of Delsym Overdose

    Signs and Symptoms of Delsym Overdose

    Delsym is a commonly used medication for the relief of coughs that are not accompanied by phlegm, but instead a result of infection, such as a common cold or sinusitis. As a cough suppressant, it works by decreasing the feeling that coughing is necessary.
    While many people understand the importance of only taking Delsym as directed by a medical professional, others make the mistake of...

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  • Facts About Alcohol

    Facts About Alcohol

    The type of alcohol that is consumed in beverages such as beer, wine, and liquor (sometimes referred to as "spirits") comes from the fermentation of different ingredients. The fermentation process produces but the chemical composition of ethanol is different than that of other types, including isopropyl, the ingredient found in common rubbing alcohol or methanol, which is found in such products...

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  • Crystal Meth History

    Crystal Meth History

    Crystal methamphetamine is a stimulant drug that "typically is smoked using glass pipes similar to pipes used to smoke crack cocaine" (DOJ). It can also be injected and it is a "colorless, odorless form of d-methamphetamine." It is a synthetic, or manmade substance, and it looks like little shards of crystal or or rocks that are sometimes bluish-white.
    Though it produces a strong and...

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  • What are Prescription Drugs?

    What are Prescription Drugs?

    Prescription drugs are medications that doctors prescribe to patients after the patient has visited the doctor's office looking for help with a sickness or ailment the patient thinks that they may have. Most often the patient will shows signs of symptoms that lead them to believe that they are sick, in pain, or under some type of stress that requires a prescription medication in order to...

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  • Understanding Eating Disorders

    Understanding Eating Disorders

    There are a number of different eating disorders plaguing individuals all over the world. Many of them affect the female teenagers of the communities because of their subjective state of mind surrounding appearance. Anorexia Nervosa is one of the top ranking disorders among young girls. This is the process of being in control of your body by refusing to eat and losing far too much weight. Read Full Article

  • What is Prescription Misuse and Abuse?

    What is Prescription Misuse and Abuse?

    Prescription Drug use in the United States is an epidemic. If this seems like an overreaction, consider the fact that nearly 20 percent of people in the US have used Prescription Drugs for something not medically related. Not only is it a serious problem, but it continues to grow. One of the reasons it is such a big issue is because of how easy medications are to get.
    Many people are buying...

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  • What Happens in GHB Addiction Treatment?

    What Happens in GHB Addiction Treatment?

    An addiction to GHB can be a debilitating experience considering the toll this drug takes on the body and mind. GHB acts as a central nervous system depressant and hallucinogen delivering near immediate effects once ingested. GHB's classification as one of the two most commonly used "date rape" drugs speaks to this drug's overall effects on a person's mind and body.
    Likewise, the GHB...

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  • Inpatient vs. Outpatient Ecstasy Treatment

    Inpatient vs. Outpatient Ecstasy Treatment

    As one of the most powerful illegal drugs on the market, people struggling with ecstasy addiction face a day-in, day-out siege over any sense of will or purpose they may have. Deciding to get ecstasy treatment help takes a monumental force of will on the addict's part unless circumstances leave him or her little choice in the matter.
    Like most forms of drug rehab, ecstasy abuse treatment...

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