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Different Types of Opioid Drugs.


Different Types of Opioid Drugs

The most common type of opioid drug is Morphine. This drug is generally used in treating severe pain associated with cancer. Morphine is usually very fast-acting, especially when given in liquid form or through injection or intravenous route, in some cases bringing on almost instantaneous relief....

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Opioid Drug Information.


Opioid Drug Information

Drugs are consider "opioid drugs" when at least one of the ingredients was derived from the opium poppy (Papaver Somniferum). The opium poppy is just one of the many varieties of plants in the poppy family (Papaveraceae). The sap of the opium poppy is where the raw opium is stored.
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Addressing the Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse.


Addressing the Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse

If a person feels that he is witnessing the effects of prescription drug abuse in a person, he or she should first ascertain that there is no danger of that person harming him or others. From there, he should address any physical symptoms-labored breathing, rapid or slowed heartbeat, or loss of...

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Mental Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse.


Mental Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse

The intention for prescription drugs such as anti-depressants, painkillers, and stimulants, is to control the condition to the extent that a person can function normally. If a person is abusing anti-depressants or painkillers, however, they may be acting as though they are "in a fog."
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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. read more

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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