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  • Relapse Prevention for Painkiller Abuse

    Relapse Prevention for Painkiller Abuse

    When a person has undergone treatment for painkiller abuse but begins to take the drugs again in the same manner which led to the problem in the first place, this is known as "relapse." There is always the possibility of relapse, but if a person is aware of the signs and symptoms, he may be able to seek help before a relapse episode even occurs.
    What Can Cause Relapse? Several factors can...

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  • What Is Valium?

    What Is Valium?

    Valium, also commonly known by its generic name Diazepam, is a prescription drug used to treat the symptoms of anxiety, acute alcohol withdrawal and seizures. Valium belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines work on the central nervous system to help produce a calming effect.
    Valium is primarily prescribed for the treatment of short term anxiety disorder. It...

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  • What Is Nembutal?

    What Is Nembutal?

    Nembutal, also known by its generic name Pentobarbital, is a short acting barbiturate drug used to treat the symptoms of severe depression and insomnia. It may also be prescribed for the treatment of seizures and preoperative sedation. This prescription drug comes in both pill and liquid injection form. Both forms are considered to be controlled substances and are Schedule II narcotics here in...

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  • What Is Bupropion?

    What Is Bupropion?

    Bupropion is the generic name for a medication called Wellbutrin, and is also used in Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL and Aplenzin. All of these Bupropion-derived medications are used for the treatment of depression, but Wellbutrin XL is also used for the treatment of a condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. This disorder involves depression episodes that occur every year in either...

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  • Zanaflex Withdrawal

    Zanaflex Withdrawal

    Zanaflex is a brand name medication that is also known as Tazanidine. This medication is intended for use in people that have Multiple Sclerosis, as it is designed to help relieve muscle spasms and increased muscle tone, two symptoms that are associated with this disease. Multiple Sclerosis leads the nerves in the body to function in an improper manner, which can be very uncomfortable for people...

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  • MS Contin Abuse and Addiction

    MS Contin Abuse and Addiction

    MS Contin is one of many medications that contain Morphine. Morphine is an extremely effective pain reliever, and is often one that is most abused among users. MS Contin is the brand name assigned to Morphine Sulfate by its manufacturer. It is in the family of opioid drugs. Opioid drugs are derived from the sap or other plant parts of the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum).
    In the case of...

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  • Seconal Abuse and Addiction

    Seconal Abuse and Addiction

    Seconal, more commonly known by its generic name Secobarbital sodium, belongs to a class of drugs called barbiturate hypnotics. It should only be prescribed for short term use. The use of this prescription drug is commonly prescribed for treatment of insomnia as well as an anti-anxiety medication for patients who are about to have surgery.
    Seconal works because it affects certain parts of...

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  • Seroquel Abuse and Addiction

    Seroquel Abuse and Addiction

    Seroquel also known by its generic name Quetiapine, is an atypical anti-psychotic medication. It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain. This medicine works by blocking or lessening the dopamine and Serotonin levels. This medication is usually prescribed to treat certain mental/mood conditions such as schizophrenia and Bi-polar Disorder.
    Why is...

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  • Soma Addiction and Abuse

    Soma Addiction and Abuse

    Soma, also known by its generic name Carisoprodol, is a muscle relaxant. It works by blocking nerve impulses (or pain sensations) that are sent to the brain. Soma is a centrally acting muscle relaxant that works on the nerves to relieve muscular pain. The liver metabolizes this drug into Meprobamate, a Barbiturate medication with anti-anxiety and sedative properties.
    Soma is not considered...

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  • Sonata Addiction and Abuse

    Sonata Addiction and Abuse

    Sonata, also known by its generic name Zaleplon, is a prescription medication used to treat the symptoms on insomnia. It is a non-Benzodiazepine sedative/hypnotic drug from the Pyrazolopyrimidine class of medications. It works by affecting the chemicals in your brain that become unbalanced and cause sleep problems. Like many other sleep medications, Sonata is a controlled substance and has a high...

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