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  • Prescription Drug Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Prescription Drug Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Prescription drug addiction is a major problem affecting millions of individuals in North America growing the demand for drug rehab, but there is not much awareness about the magnitude of the problem. Due to the nation having a major problem with other illicit drugs (like cocaine, marijuana, cocaine), prescription drug abuse has not been a major priority for both the health and legal...

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  • Ecstasy Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Ecstasy Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    MDMA was first synthesized in Europe as a possible appetite suppressant but never caught on because of its side effects. MDMA (Methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is a psychoactive synthetic drug possessing stimulant and hallucinogenic properties. The drug is analogous to amphetamine and LSD in terms of its hallucinogenic properties. Ecstasy is a slang or street name for MDMA. The drug has a tendency...

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  • Valium Abuse and Addiction

    Valium Abuse and Addiction

    Valium is a benzodiazepine with properties of being a sedative, hypnotic, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, amnestic and muscle relaxant drug. Valium is generally used to treat short term moderate to severe anxiety or insomnia. The drug has been shown to lead to the development of tolerance, physiological and psychological dependency when used for long periods.
    Uses of Valium Valium is useful for...

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  • Crack Cocaine Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Crack Cocaine Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Crack cocaine is a universal problem in most countries. Crack cocaine was very popular in US in the 80s. It was a common drug of abuse in most inner cities. Its use declined in the early 90s mainly due to the anti-drug campaigns and increasing policing. However, the last decade has seen a resurgence of the crack cocaine epidemic. The drug has again become widely available and the use has...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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