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  • What is Meperidine?

    What is Meperidine?

    Meperidine is a narcotic analgesic medication that is prescribed for moderate to severe pain, most commonly chronic pain of patients suffering from muscle cramps, headaches, backaches and other types of chronic pain.
    Narcotic analgesics belong to a group of pain medication that are similar to morphine in the way that it changes the way a body will sense pain, has similar side effects, is...

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  • Signs of Mepivacaine Addiction

    Signs of Mepivacaine Addiction

    Using drugs like Mepivacaine over a long period of time can cause the individual to become dependent on it in order to sustain a normal, happy life and this is the first sign of addiction. Someone who "needs" the drug to get out of bed and live every day of their life is a warning sign of addiction.
    Aside from that, you may notice the person using this drug is becoming more isolated and...

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  • What is Mepivacaine?

    What is Mepivacaine?

    Mepivacaine is a medication often used for anesthesia during dental procedures via injection in order to numb the surrounding surgical area so the patient does not feel any pain during the procedure and shortly afterwards.
    Mepivacaine can also be given intravenously in order to sedate the patient, which is often helpful for patients who have anxiety or are very nervous about dental...

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  • Signs Associated with Home-Based Meth Labs

    Signs Associated with Home-Based Meth Labs

    Meth is a powerful and highly addictive drug that can easily be manufactured. Because the production of meth doesn't require an elaborate set up for the illicit drug to be produced, innocent lives are put in harm's way every day because they're living near a dwelling where it's being manufactured.
    Meth lab setups can range in sizes from super labs to one-pot methods so unfortunately they...

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  • Exploring Myths about Drug Abuse

    Exploring Myths about Drug Abuse

    While the majority of people understand some of the basic elements behind how drug abuse can lead to addiction, there are a variety of myths about drug addiction which have proven to not be entirely true or fabricated in some way.
    The myths behind drug addiction typically exist because a small number of people who are addicted to certain types of drugs have paved the way to individuals...

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  • Benefits of Life Skills for Recovering Addicts

    Benefits of Life Skills for Recovering Addicts

    The effects of alcohol and drug addiction are unbelievably crippling to the addicted individual that's why most addicts have such a difficult time with recovery. Alcoholism and drug addiction has a serious impact on a person's life, taking away the abilities they need to achieve abstinence and deal with life when they're clean and sober.
    Individuals dependent on drugs or alcohol don't...

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  • Drug Addiction

    Drug Addiction

    If you or someone you know has a physical, emotional, social or psychological dependency on any form of drug, it may be a sign of addiction. Drug addiction occurs when you are unable to control your drug use, when most of your thoughts are either about obtaining more of the drug you have or about the next time you use the drug, and if you have not only intense cravings but severe withdrawal...

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  • Substance Addiction Detoxification

    Substance Addiction Detoxification

    Individuals who have become addicted to substances such as drugs and alcohol may have to come to terms with quitting this substance in dealing with intense withdrawal symptoms which may affect them physically, emotionally or psychologically. The process of withdrawal from their drug of choice can be extremely unpleasant and painful which is where drug detoxification comes in.
    By going...

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  • The Effects of Adderall Use and Abuse

    The Effects of Adderall Use and Abuse

    The prescription medication Adderall, is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine which belong to the group of medicines called central nervous system stimulants. Most commonly, Adderall is used in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder known as ADHD but can also be used to treat narcolepsy and other conditions.
    What is ADHD and Narcolepsy? Attention deficit...

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  • The Effects of Meth are Far From Pleasurable

    The Effects of Meth are Far From Pleasurable

    Methamphetamine is a very addictive stimulant that's closely related to amphetamine, it's long lasting and toxic to the central nervous system. Meth which is short for methamphetamine, is a white, odorless, bitter tasting powder that's taken either orally, snorted through the nose, dissolved in liquid and injected or also comes in rock form known as crystal meth which is smoked.
    What's In...

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