Addiction Topic Keyword: Abuse (p. 11 of 36)

  • 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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  • 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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  • GHB Addiction Treatment Methods

    GHB Addiction Treatment Methods

    GHB, also known as gamma hydroxybutyrate was initially developed as an anesthetic agent in the 1960s. According to Kansas State University, GHB produces fast-acting effects that slow central nervous system functions and elicits hallucinogenic effects all at once. The drug's highly addictive properties soon relegated it to narcotic status as an illegal substance.
    Like Rohypnol, GHB has...

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  • Overview of Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery

    Overview of Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery

    Substance abuse and addiction can affect every area of your life, and often times just admitting you have a problem is the hardest part. Recovery from your substance abuse problem won't be easy, but with the right treatment plan and a desire to get clean and sober, it is entirely possible.

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  • Substance Detox and Why It's Important

    Substance Detox and Why It's Important

    Substance detox, short for detoxification, is a form of treatment used by many drug treatment facilities. The purpose is to make withdrawal easier for the patient which further decreases the chance of relapse. Detox incorporates medication therapy and monitoring of the patient during withdrawal to ensure their pain and symptoms are alleviated as much as possible.
    Here is a guide to...

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  • What is Substance Addiction?

    What is Substance Addiction?

    Substance addiction is a more serious form of substance abuse. Someone can be addicted to any type of substance including alcohol, tobacco, prescription drugs and illicit drugs like marijuana, cocaine, heroin or meth. With continued use, substance abuse often leads to addiction. With addiction, the body and mind have become dependent on the substances.
    You might experience severe withdrawal...

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  • What is Substance Abuse?

    What is Substance Abuse?

    Substances like illicit drugs, prescription Drugs and alcohol are abused for a wide number of reasons. They also cause many dangers and negative side effects for the drug user and those around them. In the United States, the biggest substance concerns are Prescription Drug and illicit drug use.
    The most used drug in the United States is Marijuana, but Prescription Drug use is the fastest...

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