Addiction Topic Keyword: Withdrawal (p. 4 of 4)

  • Valium Addiction, Treatment and Withdrawal

    Valium Addiction, Treatment and Withdrawal

    Valium is a benzodiazepine class of drug, with sedative, hypnotic, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, amnestic and muscle relaxant properties. Valium was first introduced in 1963 and is currently available as diazepam. The drug was a modification of the first benzodiazepine, librium and today is used in the treatment of anxiety. Valium has totally replaced the barbiturates as the drug of choice for...

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  • Oxycontin Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Oxycontin Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    General Principles OxyContin is an opioid agonist first introduced in 1995. It is a Schedule 11 controlled drug used in the treatment of severe pain disorders. OxyContin is a long acting formulation of oxycodone, the medication's active ingredient. Today, various formulations of oxycontin are available.
    The drug is a powerful pain killer and widely used in clinical medicine. However,...

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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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  • Heroin Addiction and Treatment

    Heroin Addiction and Treatment

    Heroin is a powerful addictive drug sweeping the United States causing intense euphoria and strong physical dependence in its users. Heroin is processed from morphine; a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seedpod of certain varieties of poppy plants and appears as a white or brown powdery substance.
    Heroin is highly addictive because it enters the brain rapidly and affects...

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  • Xanax Addiction and Treatment

    Xanax Addiction and Treatment

    Xanax is a Central Nervous System (CNA) depressant known as benzodiazepine which is commonly prescribed by physicians to treat panic attacks, nervousness, and tension. Xanax, also known as alprazolam and considered to be a Schedule IV controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA).
    Xanax has been used as a tranquilizer since the 1960s with strong opposition to the use of...

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