Addiction, Rehabilitation and Recovery Article Topics (p. 21 of 42)

  • Non-Medical Use Of Buprenorphine

    Non-Medical Use Of Buprenorphine

    One of the most prevalent drug problems throughout the United States is the abuse of prescription medications and opiate painkillers are high on the list. Since 2002 roughly twenty two million people have been using prescription narcotic pain relievers such as Vicodin, OxyContin and Demerol for non-medical reasons.
    Due to the misuse and abuse of prescription opiate painkillers, an enormous...

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  • Concerta Abuse and Withdrawal Symptoms

    Concerta Abuse and Withdrawal Symptoms

    Many different prescription stimulant medications are abused today even though there are risks involved if they're misused. Medications like Concerta are central nervous system stimulants that are used as part of a treatment program for treating Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
    People with ADHD or ADD have a problem with focus and...

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  • Bupropion Antidepressant Medications

    Bupropion Antidepressant Medications

    Bupropion is an antidepressant medication that's used to treat various medical conditions and also used to help a person stop smoking. The way bupropion works is by increasing certain types of activity in the brain. Antidepressants don't cure depression but they help to reduce the patient's symptoms. Antidepressants aren't usually abused but they're commonly prescribed today and bupropion is...

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  • Dangerous Weight Loss Products

    Dangerous Weight Loss Products

    Stay Away From Harmful Weight Loss Products. Once the holidays are over and the New Year begins, many of us start focusing on losing weight and getting into shape. For some people, taking off the 5 to 10 pounds gained during the holidays which started with Thanksgiving, is a New Year's resolution top on their list. Many of us though, have accumulated extra pounds throughout the years and are...

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  • Festive Highs and Risky Challenges Kids Are Trying Today

    Festive Highs and Risky Challenges Kids Are Trying Today

    This time of the year, most of us look forward to spending time with family and friends enjoying good company, reminiscing and savoring all of the wonderful foods that go along with the holiday season. There's nothing better than the smell of homemade fresh baked pies, cookies and candies with the scent of cinnamon and nutmeg in the air.
    Times have changed though, spices such as nutmeg and...

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  • The Dangers of Synthetic Pot Use

    The Dangers of Synthetic Pot Use

    Users of synthetic pot don't realize the risks they're actually taking each time they light up. Herbal mixtures (synthetic marijuana) containing dangerous chemical additives that produce mind-altering effects can be obtained under many different names which include Spice, K2, Yucatan Fire, Skunk, Moon Rocks, Fake Weed, Blueberry Spice, and Strawberry Fields among others.
    Even though these...

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  • The Good, Bad and Ugly Side of Ecstasy Use

    The Good, Bad and Ugly Side of Ecstasy Use

    Even though ecstasy (MDMA) is a widely sought after recreational drug among many young people today, it isn't as pleasant as the name implies for everyone that's experimented with the man-made party drug. In spite of the dangers and possible long term effects, many young people feel ecstasy is a safe drug compared to crack, heroin and other street drugs.
    Ecstasy isn't a drug that most young...

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  • Why is Recovery so Difficult for Some Addicts?

    Why is Recovery so Difficult for Some Addicts?

    If you've never had a problem with drugs or alcohol, it's probably quite hard for you to imagine what difficulties may lie ahead for a person during their recovery from substance abuse or addiction and this is understandable. It's not easy to put into words just how challenging and hard recovery can be unless you've been there and unfortunately the more chronic the addiction, the harder it can be...

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  • How Would You React?

    How Would You React?

    We've covered the subject of drug assisted assaults in the past and I think most young and older adults today are more aware of how easily a person's drink could be tampered with if they're not careful. Unfortunately sometimes we let our guard down when we meet someone that's attractive and interesting and become much too trusting.
    Most people probably think men are the only ones capable of...

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  • Dangers Involved With Morphine Abuse

    Dangers Involved With Morphine Abuse

    The narcotic pain reliever morphine is extremely strong and is a very effective medication for relieving pain whether a patient needs it for short term use or for managing acute chronic pain long term. Because morphine has euphoric properties, the drug is often used recreationally. Morphine is highly addictive and addiction and overdose are risks a person takes if they intentionally abuse or...

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