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  • Methylenedioxymethamphetamine is a Dangerous Mood Altering Drug

    Methylenedioxymethamphetamine is a Dangerous Mood Altering Drug

    What is Methylenedioxymethamphetamine? Methylenedioxymethamphetamine is better known as Ecstasy and MDMA and has been around for a long time, since the 80's. It's a synthetic drug that many of our young people are still using recreationally today even though the drug produces side effects that many people have found to be extremely uncomfortable.
    Fortunately some of the affects experienced...

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  • Ecstasy Abuse and GHB Recovery

    Ecstasy Abuse and GHB Recovery

    There are quite a few different substances in the world, some illicit and some not, that can be abused by people. Some drugs are commonly thought of when you think of drug abuse, such as marijuana and cocaine, but there are many other substances out there that people are using and abusing and potentially causing a whole lot of harm with over time. Two such examples of substances that are readily...

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  • The History of Crystal Meth

    The History of Crystal Meth

    Crystal Meth, which is short for methamphetamine in its crystallized form (as opposed to being either in a powder or rock formation), has become a very popular drug both in the United States and around the world. This drug, which was used almost three times more than crack cocaine in 1999, is not just a new fad. Crystal meth has been in existence close to one hundred years.
    In 1893,...

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  • The link between Twelve Step Crystal Meth Anonymous Participation and Reducing HIV Infection Rates

    The link between Twelve Step Crystal Meth Anonymous Participation and Reducing HIV Infection Rates

    A link has been found between increasing HIV infection rates and drug use. Specifically, stimulants, such as crystal meth have been associated with becoming HIV infected. Crystal meth is considered a party drug, often used on the club circuits as a way to become freer. Free in every meaning of the word, including sexually free.
    So, inpiduals of all different backgrounds, sexual...

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  • Ecstasy Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Ecstasy Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    MDMA was first synthesized in Europe as a possible appetite suppressant but never caught on because of its side effects. MDMA (Methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is a psychoactive synthetic drug possessing stimulant and hallucinogenic properties. The drug is analogous to amphetamine and LSD in terms of its hallucinogenic properties. Ecstasy is a slang or street name for MDMA. The drug has a tendency...

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  • GHB Addiction, Abuse, Detox and Treatment

    GHB Addiction, Abuse, Detox and Treatment

    Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is a sedative and classified as a central nervous system depressant. The drug is known to occur naturally in the body and may have a role in inducing sleep. GHB is a controlled drug in the USA and is classified as a schedule I controlled substance.
    Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is an illicit chemical that has become a major cause of drug-related comas in the US....

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  • Rohypnol Addiction and Abuse

    Rohypnol Addiction and Abuse

    Rohypnol (Flunitrazepam) is a benzodiazepine class of drug. It is primarily used as a hypnotic or sedative type of drug in Europe and South America. It is primarily used for sedation for general anesthesia. Flunitrazepam has similar pharmacological effects to other benzodiazepines but is 10 times more potent than valium.
    Rohypnol is not manufactured nor has it been approved for clinical...

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  • Ketamine Addiction, Abuse and Withdrawal

    Ketamine Addiction, Abuse and Withdrawal

    Ketamine has been around for about 30 years and was initially used only in veterinary medicine. Over the past 2 decades, it has become known that ketamine is a general anesthetic with hallucinogenic and analgesic (pain relieving properties).
    The drug has a unique ability to differentiate perception from sensation. It is currently widely used in pediatric anesthesia. Ketamine is structurally...

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  • Club Drugs - An Examination of Ecstacy, GHB, LSD, Rohypnol, Methamphetamine and Ketamine

    Club Drugs - An Examination of Ecstacy, GHB, LSD, Rohypnol, Methamphetamine and Ketamine

    Club drugs have become the drugs of choice at all night dance parties. These dance parties are often referred to as raves or trances and are generally frequented by young adults. These dance parties are held at clubs, bars and hotels. These high energy parties frequently involve loud rock music and flashing neon or laser lights. These all night parties frequented by ravers are almost always...

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  • Crystal Methamphetamine (Meth) Addiction and Treatment

    Crystal Methamphetamine (Meth) Addiction and Treatment

    In 1893, methamphetamine (meth) was first synthesized from ephedrine by Japanese chemist, Nagayoshi Nagai. In 1919, Akira Ogata synthesized crystallized meth by reducing ephedrine using red phosphorous and iodine. In the 1950s, Pharmacology and Therapeutics reported legal prescriptions of methamphetamine given to the American public for the treatment of narcolepsy, post-encephalitic Parkinsonism,...

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