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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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Narcotics Addiction Recovery.


Narcotics Addiction Recovery

Getting free from addiction of these drugs may require that a person participate in a narcotics addiction recovery program. These programs start by getting the drug out of your system and breaking that physical addiction to the drug. This is done through detoxification where a team of medical staff...

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What Are Narcotics?.


What Are Narcotics?

Narcotics or opiates are pain killers that are derived from opium. Though some are synthetic in nature, many come directly from opium. These narcotics include drugs such as codeine, darvocet, oxycodone, oxycontin, vicodin and percocet. Individuals prescribed these drugs typically take them for...

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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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Opiates Addiction Recovery.


Opiates Addiction Recovery

Overcoming an addiction to opiates would require the individual to participate in an opiates addiction recovery program. This would require the individual to go through the process of detoxification to remove the drug from the system and get past the physical addiction caused.
This is done...

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What are Opiates?.


What are Opiates?

An opiate is a drug that contains opium and is an analgesic, which means that it reduces pain by binding receptors in the brain (opioid receptors). Current medicine has developed some completely synthetic versions of these drugs such as Fentanyl and Meperidine also called Demerol.
There are...

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Why Teens May be Willing to Try Prescription Drugs.


Why Teens May be Willing to Try Prescription Drugs

Because prescription drug abuse is such a significant problem among our youth, I can't imagine being the parent of a school aged child today. Kids are approached with substance use at a much younger age anymore and prescription pills are often the type of drug adolescents and teens may be willing...

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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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