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  • 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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  • Methadone Information and Detox

    Methadone Information and Detox

    What is Methadone? Methadone is a type of synthetic or man-made narcotic drug. When used legally, its primary purpose is to treat the addiction to narcotic drugs as well as to relieve pain in severe levels, most commonly in people that have a terminal illness such as cancer.
    Methadone is a drug that has been available legally since 1947, but it is important to know that methadone can be...

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  • CNS Depressants and Multiple Drug Use

    CNS Depressants and Multiple Drug Use

    CNS depressants are also referred to sometimes as tranquilizers and sedatives. These are substances that slow down brain activity which causes a relaxing feeling. Depressants are used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders but should never be misused or combined with other depressant drugs.
    Medications that are prescribed to treat anxiety and sleep problems include barbiturates and...

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  • Addictions, Disorders and Obsessions

    Addictions, Disorders and Obsessions

    When the average person thinks about addiction, we think about drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and maybe shopping. I never realized that there were so many forms of addiction that people suffer from. There are also disorders that people suffer from that I was unaware of. These addictions and disorders may seem odd to us but they are very real to those that suffer from them.   Chemical...

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  • Prescription Soma (Carisoprodol) Drug Abuse and Addiction

    Prescription Soma (Carisoprodol) Drug Abuse and Addiction

    Abusing Soma or Carisoprodol May Alleviate More Than Muscle Pain! Soma Abuse can lead to serious dependency and addiction. Carisoprodol is a muscle relaxer that is legally prescribed for the treatment of pain due to muscle injury and muscle spasms.
    Soma is the brand name for Carisoprodol and comes in tablet form. Soma is also available combined with aspirin or codeine in prescription form....

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  • PCP Addiction Is Making A Dangerous Comeback

    PCP Addiction Is Making A Dangerous Comeback

    In 2008, 99,000 Americans age 12 and older had abused PCP at least once in the year prior to being surveyed. A Monitoring the Future Study showed that 1.1 percent of 12th graders had abused this drug at least once in the year prior to being surveyed also. PCP was developed in the 1950s as an intravenous anesthetic; its use for humans was discontinued because it caused patients to become agitated,...

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  • The Symptoms of Addiction Withdrawal - Different Drugs, Different Dangers

    The Symptoms of Addiction Withdrawal - Different Drugs, Different Dangers

    If an inpidual is using drugs and he or she decides to stop using, they can... right? Not really. Why, you ask. It's quite simple. It can be summed up in one word: withdrawal. Drug use is more than just a bad habit. Drug use is addictive not only because psychologically an inpidual feels compelled to use, but also because his or her body develops a physical dependence.
    When this dependence...

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