Addiction Topic: Substance Addictions (p. 1 of 10)

  • Cocaine Use Facts

    Cocaine Use Facts

    Cocaine, also referred to as coke, is a powerful stimulant. Cocaine's been around for thousands of years. It's a highly addictive psychoactive substance that has a tremendously powerful impact on the user mentally and physically. Cocaine is a dangerous euphoria producing drug that can cause extremely serious health complications when used.
    Cocaine Use Cocaine produces intense euphoric...

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  • Stilnox Abuse, Signs, Symptoms, and Addiction Treatment

    Stilnox Abuse, Signs, Symptoms, and Addiction Treatment

    Stilnox is one of the brand names for zolpidem, a short-term insomnia treatment drug. Unfortunately, Stilnox can be abused to create euphoria, and as such, can become addictive. Call 800-807-0951 now to find the best rehab program available for your needs and to put an end to your Stilnox abuse.
    What Is Stilnox? According to the National Library of Medicine, Stilnox is used to treat...

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  • Abuse of Muscle Relaxers

    Abuse of Muscle Relaxers

    Prescription drugs that are used as muscle relaxers work to relieve pain and relax contracted (tightened) muscles. Damage to the muscles can occur as a result of overexertion due to physical exercise, or because of certain illnesses. Spinal cord and other injuries can also result in muscle damage or can cause muscle spasms.
    Types of Muscle Relaxers That Are Abused There are several...

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  • What Is Butorphanol?

    What Is Butorphanol?

    Butorphanol is a synthetic opioid analgesic (pain killer) medication, with side effects and symptoms similar to morphine. The drug was originally developed and released by Bristol-Myers under the brand name Stadol but was eventually discontinued. Butorphanol is still available in its generic forms which include Mylan, Novex, and Apotex.
    Butorphanol, which comes in a tablet, injectable or...

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  • What Is Dextropropoxyphene?

    What Is Dextropropoxyphene?

    Dextropropoxyphene is an opioid analgesic, also known as a pain killer, prescribed to patients suffering from mild or moderate pain. Dextropropoxyphene was manufactured and introduced by Eli Lilly and Company for the use of pain management for sufferers of chronic pain such as headaches, muscle cramps, backaches and menstrual cramps.
    Aside from relieving pain, the drug also has some...

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  • What Is Flunitrazepam?

    What Is Flunitrazepam?

    Flunitrazepam, most commonly referred to as Rohypnol, may be a sedative, amnestic, hypnotic, anticonvulsant, anxiolytic or skeletal muscle relaxant drive, which depends largely on its use. Flunitrazepam is known as a benzodiazepine and most commonly prescribed to patients suffering from severe insomnia due to its sedative, amnestic and hypnotic qualities.
    When prescribed as a hypnotic drug,...

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  • Barbiturate - Depressant Drug Abuse

    Barbiturate - Depressant Drug Abuse

    It should first be noted here that depressant drugs are different than drugs that are considered anti-depressants. The latter are used to treat depression and anxiety disorders, and are totally different. Depressant drugs are those which can be classified in the barbiturate family. Barbiturates generally have a sedating or anesthetic effect.
    Further, many barbiturates also act as short-term...

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  • What Is Valium?

    What Is Valium?

    Valium, also commonly known by its generic name Diazepam, is a prescription drug used to treat the symptoms of anxiety, acute alcohol withdrawal and seizures. Valium belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines work on the central nervous system to help produce a calming effect.
    Valium is primarily prescribed for the treatment of short term anxiety disorder. It...

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  • What Is Nembutal?

    What Is Nembutal?

    Nembutal, also known by its generic name Pentobarbital, is a short acting barbiturate drug used to treat the symptoms of severe depression and insomnia. It may also be prescribed for the treatment of seizures and preoperative sedation. This prescription drug comes in both pill and liquid injection form. Both forms are considered to be controlled substances and are Schedule II narcotics here in...

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  • What Is Klonopin?

    What Is Klonopin?

    Klonopin is a type of prescription medications that contains Clonazepam. It is most commonly prescribed in order to treat panic disorders, anxiety disorders and seizures from Epilepsy. Although this is a medication that is generally tolerated quite well, there are side effects that are possible, which is true of all medications and drugs. It is important to discuss potential risks and threats...

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