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  • Codeine Addiction, Effects and Treatment

    Codeine Addiction, Effects and Treatment

    What is Codeine? Codeine is a well-known prescription drug that is commonly known as Tylenol 3 in North America. Codeine falls into the category of opiates and is turned into morphine by the body in order to be utilized properly. Codeine is derived from the opium poppy and is related to morphine and heroin.
    The purpose of Codeine is to relieve pain and anxiety. This drug, like other...

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  • Percocet Addiction, Effects and Treatment

    Percocet Addiction, Effects and Treatment

    Percocet is a prescription drug which is a combination of oxycodone and Acetaminophen (or Tylenol). Oxycodone is part of the drug class called narcotic analgesics. Oxycodone is commercially made, from thebaine, which is an opiate alkaloid. It also includes minor component of opium. In comparison to other opiates, Oxycodone has stimulating properties in comparison to other opiates which makes...

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  • Binge Drinking

    Binge Drinking

    In the United States, when one thinks of binge drinking the first thing most people think of is a fraternity toga party. There is much debate over what actually defines binge drinking. The definition of binge drinking that is most often acknowledged is drinking twenty five or more drinks for men and eighteen drinks or more for women on one occasion.
    Binge drinking is usually associated with...

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  • Ritalin Abuse, Addiction and Treatment

    Ritalin Abuse, Addiction and Treatment

    Methylphenidate (MPH) which is better known as Ritalin is the prescription drug most commonly utilized to treat Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or attention deficit disorder (ADHD). It is also utilized for treatment of narcolepsy and chronic fatigue syndrome. MPH works by stimulating the central nervous system.
    Inpiduals with ADHD state that this medication has a calming effect on...

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  • Vicodin Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Vicodin Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Vicodin or Hydrocodone (also known as Anexsia, Dicodid, Hycodan, Hydromet, Hycomine, Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Novahistex, Hydroco, Tussionex, Vicoprofen, and Xodol) is an opiate that is semi-synthetic. It is derived from two naturally occurring opiates, codeine and thebaine.
    Vicodin is an analgesic and anti-tussive (used for coughs). Hydrocodone can be found in tablet, capsule and syrup form....

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  • The Components of Alcohol Addiction and Treatment

    The Components of Alcohol Addiction and Treatment

    Alcohol addiction or alcoholism has several definitions. The definitions may even be conflicting. Historically, alcoholism refers to any condition which results in the continued consumption of alcohol despite recurrent negative outcomes. Medical communities describe alcoholism as a physiological disorder which causes difficulty in controlling alcohol consumption.
    Another definition states...

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  • Codependency and Enabling Substance Abuse Behavior

    Codependency and Enabling Substance Abuse Behavior

    The definition of enabling in Random House dictionary is as follows: to make able; give power, means, competence or ability to; authorize. To make possible or easy. Now, what does that have to do with drug abuse? After all, no one wants a loved one to do something that would hurt themselves or others. So, how could an individual possibly enable someone else’s behavior? Furthermore, why...

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  • A History of Drug Rehabilitation

    A History of Drug Rehabilitation

    Drug Rehabilitation or drug rehab encompasses the many different types of both medical and psychotherapeutic treatments that are currently available for dependency. The purpose of the treatments under this umbrella is to help inpiduals refrain from substance abuse so as to avoid the social, financial, psychological, legal, and physical consequences that can be caused by extreme abuse.
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  • Methods of Drug and Alcohol Detoxification

    Methods of Drug and Alcohol Detoxification

    Addiction to drugs and alcohol encompasses more than a behavioral intervention. The reason for this is drug addiction is a complex disease, however, it is treatable. Like chronic illnesses such as hypertension and asthma, relapse can occur with drug addiction even after extended periods of continued abstinence. For this reason, repeated treatments may be necessary. Treatments should be tailored...

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  • Chronic Relapse and Relapse Prevention - Is There More Than One Component?

    Chronic Relapse and Relapse Prevention - Is There More Than One Component?

    Someone goes in for substance abuse treatment, convinced that this time will be the time they kick their habit, whatever that might be. Six months later they’ve gone through treatment and are out on their own. They’ve changed jobs, friends, made amends…and then that day, the one they hoped would never come…the alcohol, marijuana, cocaine (insert your drug of choice...

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