Addiction Topic Keyword: Drug (p. 18 of 21)

  • The History of Crystal Meth

    The History of Crystal Meth

    Crystal Meth, which is short for methamphetamine in its crystallized form (as opposed to being either in a powder or rock formation), has become a very popular drug both in the United States and around the world. This drug, which was used almost three times more than crack cocaine in 1999, is not just a new fad. Crystal meth has been in existence close to one hundred years.
    In 1893,...

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  • Klonopin Addiction and Treatment- K-pin

    Klonopin Addiction and Treatment- K-pin

    Years ago, it was common practice for individuals hoping to receive an artificial buzz to drink excessive amounts of alcohol. If that failed, one might utilize herbs that have been used for centuries, you know, alcohol, marijuana, and opiates.
    However, with the advent of prescription drugs, there has been a new wave of drug use and consequently addiction. One such prescription drug is...

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  • Percodan Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Percodan Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Percodan is a mix of aspirin and oxycodone. It works by binding to the pain receptors in the brain so that the sensation of discomfort is reduced. The aspirin works by decreasing the amount of prostaglandins that are produced. The end result should be further reduction of pain.
    Percodan shares the same qualities as other narcotics. This means it is can be addictive and is also structurally...

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  • Zydone Addiction - A Mixture of Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen

    Zydone Addiction - A Mixture of Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen


    What is Zydone? Zydone is a mixture of hydrocodone and acetaminophen (or Tylenol). Zydone is sold under many different names including: Allay and Anexsia Zydone is an opiate which works as such an effective painkiller because it combines these two medications.
    Acetaminophen works by blocking the production of prostaglandins by the body. Hydrocodone attaches to the opiate or pain...

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  • Methadone Treatment

    Methadone Treatment

    Known as a highly effective and powerful drug, Methadone is a narcotic that fits the same category as heroin. This particular category is termed as opioids. Because Methadone is extremely safe, this is a drug that has been subject to a rigorous pattern of medication which is considered to be very safe for use because it is most effective to treat addiction.
    For over three decades,...

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  • A Comparison of Addiction to Cocaine and Methamphetamine

    A Comparison of Addiction to Cocaine and Methamphetamine

    Cocaine and Methamphetamine are two drugs that are often linked together because they produce similar effects and because they belong to the same class of drugs called psychostimulants.

    In addition, they both have the potential for causing dependence and abuse which further strengthens the bond associate between them. Though there are many similarities, a fair number of differences do...

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  • Lorcet Abuse: Another Derivative of Hydrocodone

    Lorcet Abuse: Another Derivative of Hydrocodone

    What is Lorcet? Lorcet is a combination of acetaminophen (Tylenol) and hydrocodone. Hydrocodone is an analgesic opiate which is used to treat mild pain and reduces coughing. The chemical formation of Hydrocodone is very similar to morphine. Hydrocodone is a derivative of the opium plant and is considered to be potentially addictive. Lorcet is considered a Schedule II drug which means that its...

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  • MS Contin: A More Dangerous Form of Morphine

    MS Contin: A More Dangerous Form of Morphine

    What is MS Contin? MS Contin is a formulation of morphine that is made in time released tablets. The tablets are prescribed for chronic pain, typically for cancer patients, and are usually taken every twelve hours. MS Contin was designed specifically for inpiduals that need constant pain medication. It is different than the usual dosing of morphine which is usually administered every four to six...

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  • Percocet Addiction, Effects and Treatment

    Percocet Addiction, Effects and Treatment

    Percocet is a prescription drug which is a combination of oxycodone and Acetaminophen (or Tylenol). Oxycodone is part of the drug class called narcotic analgesics. Oxycodone is commercially made, from thebaine, which is an opiate alkaloid. It also includes minor component of opium. In comparison to other opiates, Oxycodone has stimulating properties in comparison to other opiates which makes...

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  • Ritalin Abuse, Addiction and Treatment

    Ritalin Abuse, Addiction and Treatment

    Methylphenidate (MPH) which is better known as Ritalin is the prescription drug most commonly utilized to treat Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or attention deficit disorder (ADHD). It is also utilized for treatment of narcolepsy and chronic fatigue syndrome. MPH works by stimulating the central nervous system.
    Inpiduals with ADHD state that this medication has a calming effect on...

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