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Codeine Abuse and Treatment.


Codeine Abuse and Treatment

Codeine Effects on the Body The use of codeine may cause certain negative effects on the body. Some of the most common side effects include drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, lightheadedness, headaches, constipation, and difficulty urinating and stomach pain. Another very common side effect...

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What is Codeine?.


What is Codeine?

Codeine is a prescription medication used to treat the symptoms of mild to moderate pain and the anxieties that come along with this type of pain. Doctors may combine this drug along with other medications to relieve a persistent cough. Codeine is more commonly known as Tylenol 3 in the United...

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Getting Help for an Opioid Drug Addiction.


Getting Help for an Opioid Drug Addiction

If you are struggling with a substance abuse problem involving an opioid drugs, then it is important for you to realize that you can get help. A drug rehab program that specializes in prescription drugs can help you address both the physical and the mental aspects of your substance abuse problem so...

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Heroin Detoxification.


Heroin Detoxification

Seeking the help and assistance of a drug detox and rehabilitation program is the first step to recovery. Within the safe environment of the drug rehabilitation program the first thing you can expect is to go through drug detox.
Detox will work to get the heroin completely out of your system....

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What is Heroin and How Is It Abused?.


What is Heroin and How Is It Abused?

Heroin was used in the late nineteenth and early twentieth as a cough suppressant and supposedly non-addictive morphine substitute, the name was the brand name that it was marketed as by the Bayer corporation.
Before it was discovered that heroin transforms into morphine once it is in the...

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Buprenorphine Abuse Side Effects and Withdrawal Symptoms.


Buprenorphine Abuse Side Effects and Withdrawal Symptoms

More than a decade ago certain Buprenorphine products were approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in treating opiate addiction. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), buprenorphine is an opioid partial agonist, meaning even though...

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Narcotic Painkiller Symptoms of Overdose .


Narcotic Painkiller Symptoms of Overdose

Most people don't realize there are almost 15,000 overdose deaths yearly that involve prescription pain relievers. Today, painkillers are one of the most commonly abused drugs in the United States and have been for quite some time. Back in 2008 the number of overdose deaths involving powerful...

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Deterring Prescription Painkiller Abuse Doesn't Seem to Stop Addicts.


Deterring Prescription Painkiller Abuse Doesn't Seem to Stop Addicts

Not everyone that's dependent on prescription painkillers and other prescribed medications started out abusing them to get high. Thousands of adults and younger people have become dependent on them for legitimate reasons due to illness or back and neck injuries.
Most prescribed narcotic pain...

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You Don't Have to Be Addicted to Painkillers to Overdose on Them.


You Don't Have to Be Addicted to Painkillers to Overdose on Them

More and more people are misusing oxycontin every day and are in need of help for their addiction. OxyContin is a prescription narcotic pain reliever that was approved in 1995 by the FDA for the treatment of pain. The main active ingredient in oxycontin is oxycodone which is a derivative of opium...

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The Downside of Methadone Addiction and Treatment.


The Downside of Methadone Addiction and Treatment

Methadone is a drug used to treat narcotic withdrawal symptoms and dependencies and also opium and heroin addiction. Because most people find it hard to shake off their addiction to other drugs, they use methadone to avoid the symptoms of withdrawal that keep them sick and under control of the...

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