Addiction Topic Keyword: Narcotic (p. 1 of 1)

  • 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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  • Percocet Abuse Side Effects

    Percocet Abuse Side Effects

    As one of the most effective pain relief drugs on the market, Percocet works as a 12-hour time-release medication. According to Bryn Mawr College, Percocet uses oxycodone, a powerful opiate narcotic, as the main active ingredient with acetaminophen added to intensify the drug's effects. Oxycodone bears a strong resemblance to codeine, which makes this particular ingredient almost as strong as...

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  • Meperidine Addiction Signs and Treatment

    Meperidine Addiction Signs and Treatment

    Meperidine is a highly addictive drug for anyone who takes it whether they have it prescribed and follow the recommended dose or who obtain it by illegal means and uses it recreationally. One of the first signs of being addicted to meperidine is having an obsession with obtaining it and a pre-occupation with consuming the drug.
    Individuals who are addicted to this drug and can no longer get...

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  • What is Meperidine?

    What is Meperidine?

    Meperidine is a narcotic analgesic medication that is prescribed for moderate to severe pain, most commonly chronic pain of patients suffering from muscle cramps, headaches, backaches and other types of chronic pain.
    Narcotic analgesics belong to a group of pain medication that are similar to morphine in the way that it changes the way a body will sense pain, has similar side effects, is...

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  • Curiosity and Addiction

    Curiosity and Addiction

    Even though sometimes our curiosity can get us into trouble when we act on it, curiosity in itself isn't necessarily a bad thing. Through curiosity we can find answers to difficult problems and it can even lead to the discovery of cures for illness and disease. But it's true there are situations where being curious about something can be a negative thing, especially when it's about something that...

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  • Prescription Opioid Abuse Can Lead to Heroin Addiction

    Prescription Opioid Abuse Can Lead to Heroin Addiction

    All drugs of abuse have a negative impact on a person's life when they're abused, especially once a person develops addiction to one of them. Some drugs like heroin are very powerful and addictive and can lead to physical dependence very quickly with frequent use. Throughout the United States alone thousands of people have overdosed on heroin and sadly many have not survived.
    Some people...

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  • Acetaminophen Addiction Can Be Treated, Liver Failure Might Not Be!

    Acetaminophen Addiction Can Be Treated, Liver Failure Might Not Be!

    Acetaminophen, Hydrocodone and Oxycodone Abuse Acetaminophen (ACM) was first introduced in 1955 as Tylenol and is definitely still one of the most used medications in the United States. Acetaminophen is a non-narcotic substance (C8H9NO2) that's used to treat headaches, used to treat pain, and used to reduce fevers. Yearly sales of Acetaminophen products are well into the billions of dollars. Read Full Article

  • 12 (Twelve) Step Programs: Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, etc..What Are They?

    12 (Twelve) Step Programs: Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, etc..What Are They?

    Nobody wants to be judged; especially when they’ve done something they aren’t proud of. That is the beauty of the twelve step program. These programs are based on the idea that their only purpose is to work on personal recovery. The most famous of the twelve-step programs include Alcoholics Anonymous, which is basically a recovery guide from alcoholism. Since the onset of A.A., there...

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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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