Dilaudid an Addictive Opioid Pain Medication.

Dilaudid an Addictive Opioid Pain Medication

Dilaudid, a powerful potent opioid (also referred to as a narcotic) is used to treat moderate to severe ongoing pain. Dilaudid like other prescription opioid pain medications is habit-forming and even at a prescribed dose can lead to dependence. The generic version of Dilaudid is called...

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Ritalin Use Side Effect Details.

Ritalin Use Side Effect Details

Ritalin, an addictive medication that is used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Narcolepsy. Ritalin works by affecting certain chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. The use of Ritalin for...

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Vicodin Side Effects.

Vicodin Side Effects

Vicodin, a powerful addictive prescription opiate (also referred to as a narcotic) is used to treat ongoing moderate to severe pain. Vicodin contains a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone. Misuse and abuse of Vicodin and generic versions of the painkiller can have numerous harmful health...

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Valium (Addictive Benzodiazepine Medication).

Valium (Addictive Benzodiazepine Medication)

Valium is used in treating anxiety disorders and acute alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Valium may also be prescribed for the treatment of muscle spasms, tremors, irritable bowel syndrome, panic attacks, seizures, and delirium. Diazepam is the generic versions of Valium.
Valium Side...

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Xanax (Addictive Benzodiazepine Medication).

Xanax (Addictive Benzodiazepine Medication)

Xanax is used in treating anxiety disorders, panic disorders and anxiety resulting from depression. The generic version of Xanax is Alprazolam Xanax Use Side Effects Common side effects of Xanax and generic versions when taken as prescribed include:
Drowsiness Insomnia Changes in...

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How AA Meetings Help with Recovery.

How AA Meetings Help with Recovery

Alcoholics Anonymous is the original 12-step program. Because of their long history and success rates, 12-step groups have become a very popular form of treatment. This model works because of the social support offered by peer discussion, which assists in promoting and sustaining drug and alcohol...

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Alcoholism Relapse Prevention.

Alcoholism Relapse Prevention

Firstly, it is important to reframe what is meant by relapse prevention because there isn't a way to completely, infallibly prevent relapse from occurring. It's a natural part of the recovery process. So, throw that idea out of the window. Success doesn't mean never relapsing. Success is about...

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Lexapro Addiction Side Effects and Withdrawal Symptoms.

Lexapro Addiction Side Effects and Withdrawal Symptoms

Even though many think that Lexapro, as well as other anti-depressants, is not a prescription drug that is addictive that may not be the case. This is especially true if a person has to go through the withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking the drug. The withdrawal symptoms are not easy as are...

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Abuse of Anxiety Medications.

Abuse of Anxiety Medications

It is natural to feel some anxiety when facing certain situations. Preparing for a test at school or a presentation at work, dealing with the prospect of losing your job, or waiting for the results of a medical test are all instances in which anxiety can be present. Usually, once the situation is...

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What Is Glutethimide?.

What Is Glutethimide?

Glutethimide, released under the brand name Doriden, is a hypnotic sedative prescription medication that was often prescribed to patients suffering from severe insomnia. The sedative qualities were ideal for patients who were restless, having trouble sleeping or who were suffering from restless leg...

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