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  • Meth Abuse, Withdrawal Detox and Rehab

    Meth Abuse, Withdrawal Detox and Rehab

    Methamphetamine is a highly addictive psycho stimulant drug that is a member of the amphetamine class of psychoactive drugs. The drug has many effects, but is mainly known for the energy and alertness that it provides.
    However, the drug has many harmful effects on the human body including: Anorexia Hypertension Insomnia Stroke Heart Attack Hallucinations Obsessive...

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  • Why is Oxycontin Dangerous?

    Why is Oxycontin Dangerous?

    Oxycontin is a type of opioid drug that is supposed to be used to treat different types of severe pain. In situations where someone is dealing with extreme or chronic pain, this type of drug is the preferred medication of choice because there is not a threshold where the effect of the drug is going to cease to increase.
    The only upper limit that exists is one that is created by side effects...

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  • Oxycontin Withdrawal

    Oxycontin Withdrawal

    Oxycontin is a drug that is commonly prescribed for relief of moderate to severe pain. This opioid narcotic pain reliever is extremely habit forming, and many individuals who take it for prolonged periods of time can develop an addiction to the drug.
    Discontinuing the use of Oxycontin abruptly can lead to the development of serious and potentially life threatening side effects. What...

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  • Identifying Oxycontin and How It Is Abused

    Identifying Oxycontin and How It Is Abused

    Oxycontin is the trade name for a type of narcotic known as oxycodone hydrochloride. This is a painkiller that is widely available across the United States, but that you can only acquire with the use of a prescription from a legitimate physician.
    Oxycontin can be acquired legitimately with a prescription for a number of different purposes, though its primary mechanism for use is in the...

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  • Methaqualone Addiction Signs and Treatment

    Methaqualone Addiction Signs and Treatment

    Methaqualone is a highly addictive drug. Individuals who were using the drug whether decades ago as a prescription, or now as an illegal recreational drug, were / are at risk of developing an unhealthy dependence to it.
    Users of methaqualone typically become physically, emotionally and psychologically dependent on the drug, many of the signs being blatantly obvious to their friends and...

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  • What Is Methaqualone?

    What Is Methaqualone?

    Methaqualone is a sedative and hypnotic drug, similar to barbiturates in its effects and dangers on the body. Methaqualone use peaked in the 1970s and was used to treat insomnia and used as a muscle relaxant, as well as recreational use for its hypnotic and sedative effects, typically at dance clubs and parties during that time.
    Methaqualone is highly addictive, increasing its danger and...

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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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  • Tips for Planning a Drug Addiction Intervention

    Tips for Planning a Drug Addiction Intervention

    Denial is a coping mechanism that goes hand and hand with active substance use and drug addiction unfortunately. Whether a person's dependent on medications or actively abusing any drug, denying the existence of a serious problem is the most common behavior drug abusers display.
    Denial is also often something that loved ones and friends go through themselves in the beginning when they think...

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  • Support Your Recovery from Crystal Meth Addiction with CMA

    Support Your Recovery from Crystal Meth Addiction with CMA

    Crystal meth is one of the most abused illegal drugs today in this country. It's very unfortunate too because it's also one of the most serious drugs that not only affects the brain but is extremely hard to recover from. Many people addicted to crystal meth are unaware that there's a recovery support group for people addicted to meth. Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA) is a fellowship program that...

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  • Physicians: The First Line of Defense to Substance Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation

    Physicians: The First Line of Defense to Substance Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation

    Dr. Stewart is a physician whom has owned his own practice for about twenty years now. John has been a patient of Dr. Stewart’s for about ten years.  John has come to see Dr. Stewart for his yearly checkup. Dr. Stewart asks John the regular questions:
    How are you feeling? Anything out of ordinary you would like to tell me about? How’s the wife and kids?
    Dr....

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