Addiction Topic Keyword: Substance Abuse (p. 2 of 9)

  • Anesthetic Drug Abuse

    Anesthetic Drug Abuse

    Propofol is an anesthetic drug that's administered to patients undergoing surgery and other medical procedures because the medication promotes sedation, sleep and loss of consciousness. When Propofol is administered by intravenous injection, the medication works very fast and in less than a minute, the patient is put to sleep.
    Propofol is the generic form of Diprivan and is administered by...

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  • The Good, Bad and Ugly Side of Ecstasy Use

    The Good, Bad and Ugly Side of Ecstasy Use

    Even though ecstasy (MDMA) is a widely sought after recreational drug among many young people today, it isn't as pleasant as the name implies for everyone that's experimented with the man-made party drug. In spite of the dangers and possible long term effects, many young people feel ecstasy is a safe drug compared to crack, heroin and other street drugs.
    Ecstasy isn't a drug that most young...

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  • Serotonin Syndrome

    Serotonin Syndrome

    Serotonin is a natural chemical that's produced in the brain and is responsible for regulating our moods, sleep, emotions, memory, learning, appetites and much more. Sometimes referred to as a 'happy hormone' you wouldn't think too much serotonin could possibly be a bad thing but unfortunately this isn't true.
    Too much serotonin released in the brain can be dangerous, even life threatening...

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  • Medical Complications Associated With Codeine Abuse

    Medical Complications Associated With Codeine Abuse

    Codeine is a medication that falls into two different categories, an opiate analgesic for treating mild to moderate pain and antitussives to reduce coughing. Codeine is also available combined with acetaminophen, aspirin and is combined in some cough and cold medications. Codeine changes the way the body senses pain and when used to reduce coughs, codeine reduces activity in the brain that's...

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  • Pain Associated with Demerol Addiction

    Pain Associated with Demerol Addiction

    We continue to focus on prescription narcotic pain medications in our articles because they're so heavily abused today and there are so many people dependent on them. It's sad because most people didn't realize the degree their life would change when they first started experimenting with pain medications because addiction isn't something you can truly imagine unless you've been there. Read Full Article

  • Opana - Drugstore Heroin

    Opana - Drugstore Heroin

    Another potent and dangerous prescription pain medication that's being abused today is a painkiller called Opana. Opana is the brand name for Oxymorphone and is a very powerful opioid pain killer that's much stronger than OxyContin, which at one time was a very popular drug abused by an enormous amount of people throughout the United States.
    When prescription drugs are reformulated to keep...

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  • Terms Used When Referring to Substance Abuse

    Terms Used When Referring to Substance Abuse

    Many different terms are used that may be difficult for a person to understand sometimes when we talk about drugs and substance abuse. Below you will find brief descriptions for some of the terms used when we reference them in our articles and blogs.
    Club Drugs (Party Drug) - The term club drug is used to describe various drugs that are abused by many young people today recreationally....

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  • Mistaken Beliefs Surrounding Substance Abuse and Recovery

    Mistaken Beliefs Surrounding Substance Abuse and Recovery

    There are many different misconceptions pertaining to problem drinking, drug addiction and substance abuse treatment and hopefully many mistaken beliefs and myths can be put to rest for people with questions regarding addiction and recovery.
    Today there are so many young and older people who really do need to seek help for their alcohol or drug abuse before they become chronically addicted...

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  • Normal Teen/Adolescent Behaviors or Teenage Substance Abuse Warning Signs

    Normal Teen/Adolescent Behaviors or Teenage Substance Abuse Warning Signs

    Sometimes parents mistake their young adolescent and teens changes in personality and behavior for symptoms of substance use not realizing they're just part of growing up. Not only are there physical changes that take place during puberty, emotional changes are beginning to emerge at this time too.
    Dramatic personality changes can begin taking place during puberty which sometimes leaves...

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  • Dangerous Online Drug Pharmacies and Counterfeit Medication

    Dangerous Online Drug Pharmacies and Counterfeit Medication

    There's not much you can't buy or learn on the internet today if you own a computer or have access to one. Illegal substances can be purchased through the internet and unfortunately that's how a lot of people are obtaining some of the drugs they abuse and sell today. Not only can you buy illicit drugs online but you can also purchase controlled narcotic painkillers and other prescribed drugs as...

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