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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."
Their...

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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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What is Hydrocodone?.


What is Hydrocodone?

Hydrocodone is a narcotic drug used to relieve pain in patients with a significant amount of pain following a procedure or after an injury. In many cases Hydrocodone is prescribed with acetaminophen because it increases the strength of the Hydrocodone. Hydrocodone is an opioid and changes the way...

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Symptoms of Heroin Overdose.


Symptoms of Heroin Overdose

The abuse of heroin is a major concern everywhere anymore that's why we can't stop talking with our children about prescription drug abuse and illegal drug use. Heroin users are getting younger, the illegal drug is highly obtainable and sadly people are overdosing right and left because it's either...

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Treating Narcotic Addiction and Alcoholism with Naltrexone Medications.


Treating Narcotic Addiction and Alcoholism with Naltrexone Medications

Many different medications have been approved to help people stop drinking or using certain drugs and they're very effective as long as they're combined with other important forms of treatment and support. Taking medications that help to reduce cravings and other symptoms of withdrawal doesn't...

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