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  • What Are Depressants

    What Are Depressants

    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...

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  • Tips on Finding Reputable Rehab Centers

    Tips on Finding Reputable Rehab Centers

    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...

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  • Qualities of Top Rehab Programs

    Qualities of Top Rehab Programs

    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...

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  • Researching Addiction Treatment Programs

    Researching Addiction Treatment Programs

    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...

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  • Signs of a Good Addiction Treatment Facility

    Signs of a Good Addiction Treatment Facility

    Drug treatment facilities are in nearly every major city of the country, so how do you know which to choose? This is an important decision because the treatment facility you choose will be the one you count on to help you overcome addiction or substance abuse. This isn't just a small task; it is possibly the hardest thing you will ever do. Therefore, you want to do proper research, find the...

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  • Benefits of Substance Abuse Treatment

    Benefits of Substance Abuse Treatment

    Drug treatment facilities are located in most cities throughout the country but how do you know which to choose? This is an important decision because the treatment facility you choose will be the one you count on to help you overcome addiction or substance abuse. It is vital that you take your time finding the right treatment facility as the staff and facility is going to be what helps you...

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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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