Addiction Topic: Prescription Drug Addiction (p. 3 of 3)

  • Percocet Addiction, Effects and Treatment

    Percocet Addiction, Effects and Treatment

    Percocet is a prescription drug which is a combination of oxycodone and Acetaminophen (or Tylenol). Oxycodone is part of the drug class called narcotic analgesics. Oxycodone is commercially made, from thebaine, which is an opiate alkaloid. It also includes minor component of opium. In comparison to other opiates, Oxycodone has stimulating properties in comparison to other opiates which makes...

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  • Ritalin Abuse, Addiction and Treatment

    Ritalin Abuse, Addiction and Treatment

    Methylphenidate (MPH) which is better known as Ritalin is the prescription drug most commonly utilized to treat Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or attention deficit disorder (ADHD). It is also utilized for treatment of narcolepsy and chronic fatigue syndrome. MPH works by stimulating the central nervous system.
    Inpiduals with ADHD state that this medication has a calming effect on...

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  • Vicodin Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Vicodin Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Vicodin or Hydrocodone (also known as Anexsia, Dicodid, Hycodan, Hydromet, Hycomine, Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Novahistex, Hydroco, Tussionex, Vicoprofen, and Xodol) is an opiate that is semi-synthetic. It is derived from two naturally occurring opiates, codeine and thebaine.
    Vicodin is an analgesic and anti-tussive (used for coughs). Hydrocodone can be found in tablet, capsule and syrup form....

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  • Ambien Addiction - The Addiction That Began While Sleeping

    Ambien Addiction - The Addiction That Began While Sleeping

    It usually starts out as someone just wanting to get a good night’s sleep. Innocently enough, they start out trying warm milk or tea before heading to bed. Nothing works. So, they’re left with a choice: continue not getting rest, which can affect daily activities, or taking a pill that guarantees a night of quiet comfort and bliss. Yes, they go for the pill. The drug in question here...

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  • Prescription Drug Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Prescription Drug Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Prescription drug addiction is a major problem affecting millions of individuals in North America growing the demand for drug rehab, but there is not much awareness about the magnitude of the problem. Due to the nation having a major problem with other illicit drugs (like cocaine, marijuana, cocaine), prescription drug abuse has not been a major priority for both the health and legal...

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  • Valium Abuse and Addiction

    Valium Abuse and Addiction

    Valium is a benzodiazepine with properties of being a sedative, hypnotic, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, amnestic and muscle relaxant drug. Valium is generally used to treat short term moderate to severe anxiety or insomnia. The drug has been shown to lead to the development of tolerance, physiological and psychological dependency when used for long periods.
    Uses of Valium Valium is useful for...

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  • Valium Addiction, Treatment and Withdrawal

    Valium Addiction, Treatment and Withdrawal

    Valium is a benzodiazepine class of drug, with sedative, hypnotic, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, amnestic and muscle relaxant properties. Valium was first introduced in 1963 and is currently available as diazepam. The drug was a modification of the first benzodiazepine, librium and today is used in the treatment of anxiety. Valium has totally replaced the barbiturates as the drug of choice for...

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  • Hydrocodone Addiction and Treatment

    Hydrocodone Addiction and Treatment

    Hydrocodone is a semi synthetic opioid (narcotic) derived from two of the naturally occurring opiates, codeine and thebaine. Hydrocodone is prescribed for the relief of moderate to moderately severe pain. It is taken orally as an active narcotic analgesic (pain killer) and an antitussive (cough suppressant). The pain relief by hydrocodone is thought to involve peripheral and central actions but...

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  • Oxycodone Addiction

    Oxycodone Addiction

    Oxycodone is a strong opioid analgesic (pain killer) drug with a high potential to cause physical and psychological dependence. Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid made from the alkaloid, thebaine. It is very similar to codeine in structure and actions. The agent has been around for more than 70 years in Europe but because of the addiction and abuse potential, the drug never became popular until...

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  • Xanax Addiction and Treatment

    Xanax Addiction and Treatment

    Xanax is a Central Nervous System (CNA) depressant known as benzodiazepine which is commonly prescribed by physicians to treat panic attacks, nervousness, and tension. Xanax, also known as alprazolam and considered to be a Schedule IV controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA).
    Xanax has been used as a tranquilizer since the 1960s with strong opposition to the use of...

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