Addiction, Rehabilitation and Recovery Article Topics (p. 40 of 42)

  • GHB Addiction, Abuse, Detox and Treatment

    GHB Addiction, Abuse, Detox and Treatment

    Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is a sedative and classified as a central nervous system depressant. The drug is known to occur naturally in the body and may have a role in inducing sleep. GHB is a controlled drug in the USA and is classified as a schedule I controlled substance.
    Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is an illicit chemical that has become a major cause of drug-related comas in the US....

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  • Rohypnol Addiction and Abuse

    Rohypnol Addiction and Abuse

    Rohypnol (Flunitrazepam) is a benzodiazepine class of drug. It is primarily used as a hypnotic or sedative type of drug in Europe and South America. It is primarily used for sedation for general anesthesia. Flunitrazepam has similar pharmacological effects to other benzodiazepines but is 10 times more potent than valium.
    Rohypnol is not manufactured nor has it been approved for clinical...

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  • Marijuana Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Marijuana Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Cannabis has been around for centuries and the plant has been used to make rope, thread, clothes and even smoked for its psychoactive properties and medicinal purposes. The drug has been widely used in America for more than 40 years.
    It is estimated that close to 5 million Americans regularly use marijuana. In the last 2 decades, surveys reveal that use of marijuana among the younger...

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  • Buprenorphine Detox and Treatment

    Buprenorphine Detox and Treatment

    Close to a million individuals in US are addicted to opioids and yet less than 20% receive any treatment for their addiction. The best management for these chronic addicts is medical treatment which decreases their addiction and improves their social status in society.
    For the past 4 decades, methadone has been the treatment of choice for the treatment of drug addicts . However, all...

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  • Ketamine Addiction, Abuse and Withdrawal

    Ketamine Addiction, Abuse and Withdrawal

    Ketamine has been around for about 30 years and was initially used only in veterinary medicine. Over the past 2 decades, it has become known that ketamine is a general anesthetic with hallucinogenic and analgesic (pain relieving properties).
    The drug has a unique ability to differentiate perception from sensation. It is currently widely used in pediatric anesthesia. Ketamine is structurally...

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  • Suboxone Treatment and Detox - Withdrawal, Abuse and Addiction

    Suboxone Treatment and Detox - Withdrawal, Abuse and Addiction

    Drug dependence is a universal public health problem of which opioid dependence, notably involving heroin and morphine are a major component. In Europe alone, there are an estimated 1.1 million intravenous drug users and the number is estimated to be at least 3 times that many in North America. The majority of these individuals remain untreated.
    Opioid dependence is a chronic relapsing...

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  • Club Drugs - An Examination of Ecstacy, GHB, LSD, Rohypnol, Methamphetamine and Ketamine

    Club Drugs - An Examination of Ecstacy, GHB, LSD, Rohypnol, Methamphetamine and Ketamine

    Club drugs have become the drugs of choice at all night dance parties. These dance parties are often referred to as raves or trances and are generally frequented by young adults. These dance parties are held at clubs, bars and hotels. These high energy parties frequently involve loud rock music and flashing neon or laser lights. These all night parties frequented by ravers are almost always...

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  • Cocaine Addiction, Treatment and Abuse

    Cocaine Addiction, Treatment and Abuse

    Introduction Cocaine is an intensely powerful addictive stimulant that acts directly on the brain. Cocaine was first extracted from the leaf of the erythroxylon coca bush, which is endemic in South America, West Indies and Indonesia.
    Cocaine is one of the most commonly abused drugs and the majority of the individuals who use cocaine are also users of other drugs. The drug can generate a...

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  • Valium Addiction, Treatment and Withdrawal

    Valium Addiction, Treatment and Withdrawal

    Valium is a benzodiazepine class of drug, with sedative, hypnotic, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, amnestic and muscle relaxant properties. Valium was first introduced in 1963 and is currently available as diazepam. The drug was a modification of the first benzodiazepine, librium and today is used in the treatment of anxiety. Valium has totally replaced the barbiturates as the drug of choice for...

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  • Alcoholism Treatment Programs and Interventions

    Alcoholism Treatment Programs and Interventions

    Close to a million Americans are treated for alcoholism on a daily basis. For the past 3 decades, the majority of treatments have been empirical and the success of the treatments has never been verified by clinical trials. The numerous methods developed in the treatment of alcohol addiction include the use of medications, psychological, social, behavioral methods and self-help groups- all...

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