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Beverages Mixed with Prescription Strength Cough Syrup Rising in Popularity Among Teens.


Beverages Mixed with Prescription Strength Cough Syrup Rising in Popularity Among Teens

One of the current drug use trends among youth in various parts of the country involves consuming prescription strength cough syrups that contain codeine and promethazine. The cough syrup is combined with sprite, mountain dew or other beverages and increasingly being consumed recreationally among...

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Problems Associated with Dual Diagnosis.


Problems Associated with Dual Diagnosis

For those unfamiliar with the term, dual diagnosis it is frequently used interchangeably with the terms co-occurring illnesses, comorbid disorders, co-occurring disorders, dual disorder, and also double trouble. People of all ages and from all walks of life experience a dual diagnosis, sadly they...

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Physical and Behavioral Signs of Possible Drug Use.


Physical and Behavioral Signs of Possible Drug Use

So often parents, family members or friends will have a feeling that their child or someone they care about is using drugs which is very upsetting and frightening but they can't be sure. They may even question that person and believe them when they deny they're using drugs but still continue to be...

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Pain Pill Abuse and Addiction.


Pain Pill Abuse and Addiction

Analgesics, also called painkillers are pain relief medication available as over-the-counter pills under various brands and include aspirin (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil), naproxen (Aleve) and anti-inflammatory medications.
Mild use of analgesics in the recommended dose has minimal side effects...

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Methamphetamine Use, Abuse and Addiction.


Methamphetamine Use, Abuse and Addiction

Methamphetamines, often referred to as meth, speed, crack, chalk, ice, crystal or glass, is a dangerous addictive stimulant that has long-lasting effects and is highly toxic to the dopamine nerves in the central nervous system. In some areas of the United States, the use of methamphetamines is...

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