Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse.

Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse

The effects of prescription drug abuse are different from those that are seen when prescription medication is taken properly. In some instances, though, it's still hard to determine if effects are being caused by abuse or if the person taking the medication is simply very sensitive to the drug's...

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Why Do People Abuse Stimulants?.

Why Do People Abuse Stimulants?

The reasons addict's want to abuse any drug is because they like the feeling the drug gives them. People who want to be "disconnected" from the world will abuse depressant drugs, such as sedatives or anti-anxiety drugs. They will take any drug that will suppress their feelings and emotions. Join the Conversation

Why Are Stimulant Drugs Prescribed?.

Why Are Stimulant Drugs Prescribed?

Stimulant drugs can be used to treat a number of medical conditions. For example, Ritalin, Adderall, and Concerta are all drugs used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and adults. There are others, but these are the most widely recognized and prescribed drugs....

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What Are Stimulant Drugs.

What Are Stimulant Drugs

Stimulants are exactly what their name implies: They stimulate the brain or body to react in a certain manner. Depending on the medical condition for which a person is taking stimulants, the reaction can most often be one of increased physical and mental activity.
Stimulants can also act as a...

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Taking Medications for Non-Medical Reasons.

Taking Medications for Non-Medical Reasons

Taking medication not intended for a specific person is how prescription drug abuse often gets started among teenagers. One way this happens is that they are introduced to the drug through friends or others who themselves should not have the drug. When this is the case, the teenager may not even...

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How are Prescription Drugs Abused?.

How are Prescription Drugs Abused?

There are about as many ways that prescription drugs can be abused as there prescription drugs that can be abused. Some of the most common ways are listed below, but this should not be considered an all-inclusive list, because if a person wants to abuse a drug, that person will find a way to do...

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Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment.

Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment

There are a number of withdrawal symptoms that are associated with Xanax, and it is important to understand what this means if you should happen to stop taking this medication abruptly. Working with a drug rehab center or professional medical providers is essential in preventing these withdrawal...

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What Is Xanax?.

What Is Xanax?

Xanax is a brand name medication with the chemical name being Alprazolam. There are several different forms that you can generally acquire Xanax in, and these include a standard tablet, extended release tablet and a tablet that is meant to dissolve in the mouth.
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Sublimaze Withdrawal Symptoms.

Sublimaze Withdrawal Symptoms

When a person has become addicted to Sublimaze or has developed a dependence on the drug, once they stop taking the drug they are going to experience withdrawal symptoms. The concentration of Sublimaze in the system can take 17 hours or longer to decrease by 50 percent following the last...

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Sublimaze Addiction.

Sublimaze Addiction

Sublimaze is a brand name medication, with the generic version being Fentanyl. This is an injection medication that is considered to be a narcotic pain reliever. This medication is most commonly used in conjunction with anesthesia used in surgical procedures and related procedures.
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