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  • Heroin Addiction and Treatment - Updated 2011

    Heroin Addiction and Treatment - Updated 2011

    The heroin supply that's found throughout the United States comes from foreign sources which include Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia, and Latin America. Heroin is trafficked throughout the U.S. and ends up in the hands of teens, young and older adults sadly destroying their lives as well as those who love and care about them.
    Unfortunately the use of heroin is increasing in many areas...

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  • Cocaine Abuse, Addiction, and Addicts

    Cocaine Abuse, Addiction, and Addicts

    There's a shrub that grows in South America called the coca plant which is where cocaine comes from and it makes its way throughout the world destroying drug users and their families. Cocaine can be found in a white power form that's referred to sometimes as 'snow', or in a paste form, free-base, and also rock form called crack cocaine. We know that cocaine is a very potent and powerful stimulant...

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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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  • How Did My Casual Drug Use Lead to Full Blown Addiction?

    How Did My Casual Drug Use Lead to Full Blown Addiction?

    I can't imagine how many people have asked them self this very same question. Let's face it I seriously doubt anyone has ever set out having 'addiction' their goal when using drugs to get high. Unfortunately many young people have made the mistake of either listening to friends or assuming on their own 'they can control their drug use'.  
    They may be able to control their drug use in...

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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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  • Treatment Approaches for Substance Abuse and Dependency

    Treatment Approaches for Substance Abuse and Dependency

    Medically Assisted Treatment for Substance Abuse Unfortunately in this day and age we still have thousands of people suffering from addiction to alcohol and drugs that are in need of treatment for this serious disease. People of all ages are suffering and many of them know they need help but are afraid to seek treatment for several reasons.
    It has to be extremely hard for a person to admit...

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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

  • 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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  • MDMA (Ecstasy) may not be the party drug you think!

    MDMA (Ecstasy) may not be the party drug you think!

    Wow 15 years olds, when I think back on that age, I remember my friends and I focused on boys : ), our favorite songs that was number 1 on the charts, what outfits we were going to wear to the next party, and who was dating who in the teen magazines. We had our whole lives ahead of us, we were going to drive next year and life was good.
    Times have changed, there are still young people...

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