Addiction Topic Keyword: Drug (p. 20 of 21)

  • GHB Addiction, Abuse, Detox and Treatment

    GHB Addiction, Abuse, Detox and Treatment

    Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is a sedative and classified as a central nervous system depressant. The drug is known to occur naturally in the body and may have a role in inducing sleep. GHB is a controlled drug in the USA and is classified as a schedule I controlled substance.
    Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is an illicit chemical that has become a major cause of drug-related comas in the US....

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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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  • Buprenorphine Detox and Treatment

    Buprenorphine Detox and Treatment

    Close to a million individuals in US are addicted to opioids and yet less than 20% receive any treatment for their addiction. The best management for these chronic addicts is medical treatment which decreases their addiction and improves their social status in society.
    For the past 4 decades, methadone has been the treatment of choice for the treatment of drug addicts . However, all...

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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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  • Club Drugs - An Examination of Ecstacy, GHB, LSD, Rohypnol, Methamphetamine and Ketamine

    Club Drugs - An Examination of Ecstacy, GHB, LSD, Rohypnol, Methamphetamine and Ketamine

    Club drugs have become the drugs of choice at all night dance parties. These dance parties are often referred to as raves or trances and are generally frequented by young adults. These dance parties are held at clubs, bars and hotels. These high energy parties frequently involve loud rock music and flashing neon or laser lights. These all night parties frequented by ravers are almost always...

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  • Oxycontin Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Oxycontin Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    General Principles OxyContin is an opioid agonist first introduced in 1995. It is a Schedule 11 controlled drug used in the treatment of severe pain disorders. OxyContin is a long acting formulation of oxycodone, the medication's active ingredient. Today, various formulations of oxycontin are available.
    The drug is a powerful pain killer and widely used in clinical medicine. However,...

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  • Opiate Detox and Addiction

    Opiate Detox and Addiction

    Opiate addiction is recognized as a central nervous system disorder, caused by continuous opiate intake. Using opiate for extended periods of time can cause the nerve cells in the brain to stop functioning normally and stop producing natural endorphins. Since the body is receiving opiates and is no longer producing natural endorphins the nerve cells start to degenerate and become physical...

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  • Rapid Detox

    Rapid Detox

    There have been substantial advances when it comes to understanding the biochemical and genetic basis for substance abuse and addiction over the past ten years. In spite of this knowledge very little information is disseminated in regards to alternative forms of detox treatment.
    One form of alternative treatment is rapid detox and is a viable alternative for certain patients. Rapid...

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  • Drug and Alcohol Detoxification

    Drug and Alcohol Detoxification

    The body’s reaction to the removal of a substance it has become dependent on is called withdrawal. Withdrawal causes craving for more of the substance being removed. The period of time when the body is trying to overcome its addiction is called detoxification (detox). Detox is the first step in overcoming a substance addiction such as drugs or alcohol. Detox is a pertinent step for the...

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