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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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Barbiturate Abuse and Treatment.


Barbiturate Abuse and Treatment

How Are Barbiturates Abused Barbiturate drugs can be abused in many different ways. It can be taken in its pill form or injected directly into the blood stream in liquid form. Also some hardcore barbiturate abusers will crush up multiple pills and snort them like cocaine. Recreational abusers of...

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What are Barbiturates.


What are Barbiturates

Barbiturates are a type of prescription medication most commonly prescribed to treat the symptoms of depression, anxiety and insomnia. Barbiturates typically produce pleasant effects in the body such as reduced tension and calm. Barbiturates are known as depressant drugs or "downers" because they...

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Crack Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment.


Crack Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment

Crack Cocaine Detox and Withdrawal Because of the extreme addiction one can suffer from crack cocaine, dependence to this drug can be very difficult to overcome. Both the mental and physical addiction that occurs makes it very hard to stop taking the drug and individuals will find it hard to...

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What is Crack and Crack Cocaine?.


What is Crack and Crack Cocaine?

Crack/cocaine is a highly addictive and powerful stimulant illegal drug that is made from cooking down cocaine with added chemicals such as baking soda to form a rock like substance that can be smoked in order to "get high". Crack is usually smoked through a glass pipe or aluminum can. Crack's...

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LSD Addiction Recovery.


LSD Addiction Recovery

LSD addiction recovery can be challenging because the addiction itself is not a physical addiction but in fact a psychological addiction. Treatment usually is approached with a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and in some cases medication. The individual first must be taught what is...

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What is LSD?.


What is LSD?

LSD is the common term for Lysergic Acid Diethylamide and is a hallucinogenic frequented in drug abuse. The drug is taken by mouth in the form of a tablet, capsule or liquid. Also termed acid, it is commonly sold on paper that is chewed and swallowed by the user. The drug does not have a physical...

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Understanding the Effects of Percocet Abuse.


Understanding the Effects of Percocet Abuse

First approved by the FDA in 1976, Percocet offers an effective treatment for mild to moderate pain symptoms. Like most opiate-type drugs, Percocet's pain relief effects come with a high risk for abuse and addiction. According to Washington College, Percocet uses a concentrated level of oxycodone...

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Methadone Addiction Recovery.


Methadone Addiction Recovery

Those who are addicted to methadone will need to get help to get clean, especially if their addiction started when they were being prescribed methadone to help overcome an addiction to a different drug. The first step to a methadone addiction recovery program is likely to be detoxification. This...

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What Happens in Buprenorphine Detox?.


What Happens in Buprenorphine Detox?

Buprenorphine is used in treating opiate dependence and withdrawal. It is often used in detox where a person who has been addicted to or has become dependent on opiates comes to get the drug out of his or her system. Buprenorphine detox is a well-documented and careful process that is regulated by...

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