Addiction Topic Keyword: Drug (p. 5 of 21)

  • 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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  • Signs of Mepivacaine Addiction

    Signs of Mepivacaine Addiction

    Using drugs like Mepivacaine over a long period of time can cause the individual to become dependent on it in order to sustain a normal, happy life and this is the first sign of addiction. Someone who "needs" the drug to get out of bed and live every day of their life is a warning sign of addiction.
    Aside from that, you may notice the person using this drug is becoming more isolated and...

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  • What is Mepivacaine?

    What is Mepivacaine?

    Mepivacaine is a medication often used for anesthesia during dental procedures via injection in order to numb the surrounding surgical area so the patient does not feel any pain during the procedure and shortly afterwards.
    Mepivacaine can also be given intravenously in order to sedate the patient, which is often helpful for patients who have anxiety or are very nervous about dental...

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  • Exploring Myths about Drug Abuse

    Exploring Myths about Drug Abuse

    While the majority of people understand some of the basic elements behind how drug abuse can lead to addiction, there are a variety of myths about drug addiction which have proven to not be entirely true or fabricated in some way.
    The myths behind drug addiction typically exist because a small number of people who are addicted to certain types of drugs have paved the way to individuals...

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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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  • Drug Addiction

    Drug Addiction

    If you or someone you know has a physical, emotional, social or psychological dependency on any form of drug, it may be a sign of addiction. Drug addiction occurs when you are unable to control your drug use, when most of your thoughts are either about obtaining more of the drug you have or about the next time you use the drug, and if you have not only intense cravings but severe withdrawal...

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  • Substance Addiction Detoxification

    Substance Addiction Detoxification

    Individuals who have become addicted to substances such as drugs and alcohol may have to come to terms with quitting this substance in dealing with intense withdrawal symptoms which may affect them physically, emotionally or psychologically. The process of withdrawal from their drug of choice can be extremely unpleasant and painful which is where drug detoxification comes in.
    By going...

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  • The Effects of Adderall Use and Abuse

    The Effects of Adderall Use and Abuse

    The prescription medication Adderall, is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine which belong to the group of medicines called central nervous system stimulants. Most commonly, Adderall is used in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder known as ADHD but can also be used to treat narcolepsy and other conditions.
    What is ADHD and Narcolepsy? Attention deficit...

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