Addiction Topic: Substance Addictions (p. 1 of 7)

  • What Is Lortab?

    What Is Lortab?

    Lortab is the trade name for a prescription medication used to treat moderate to severe pain that contains acetaminophen and hydrocodone. Hydrocodone is a narcotic pain reliever used to alter the way the brain interprets pain signals. Acetaminophen is a pain reliever that intensifies the effects of hydrocodone. Together, these medications come together to create a single tablet that can be taken...

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  • Lexapro Abuse and Withdrawal

    Lexapro Abuse and Withdrawal

    Lexapro is also known as escitalopram oxalate, and is a prescription only antidepressant medication that is used for the treatment of a number of specific conditions. Lexapro is currently manufactured by a company known as Forest Pharmaceuticals. Currently, Lexapro is licensed for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder or GAD and depression, known either as clinical depression or as major...

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  • What Is Desoxyn?

    What Is Desoxyn?

    Desoxyn, also known as Methamphetamine hydrochloride, is a prescription medication most commonly used to treat a person with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In rare cases, it may also be prescribed to treat obesity. Desoxyn is highly addictive psychologically, and physically addictive. A person who abuses Desoxyn will usually develop a tolerance and /or dependence to the...

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  • What Is Laudanum

    What Is Laudanum

    Laudanum is a very addictive drug that is an opiate. While it is rarely prescribed anymore, there are still users out there and there is help out there for people that have an addiction to it. Laudanum is an alcoholic herbal remedy and it is made up of about 10% of powdered opium and that comes out to about 1% of morphine.
    Since Laudanum is an opiate, it can be highly addictive, but there...

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  • Cymbalta Abuse and Addiction

    Cymbalta Abuse and Addiction

    Cymbalta is a prescription medication used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder or panic disorder. Generalized anxiety disorder is a condition in which excessive worry, depression and tension or panic will disrupt your normal daily life. Is become a condition because the symptoms of this condition last more than six months.
    Cymbalta is also used to treat certain conditions...

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  • Darvon Abuse and Addiction

    Darvon Abuse and Addiction

    Darvon is more commonly known by its generic name Propoxyphene or Propoxyphene hydrochloride. Propoxyphene is a narcotic opioid drug. It is in the class of drugs called narcotic pain relievers. Narcotic drugs work on pain receptors in nerve cells to relieve pain. Darvon has a chemical structure similar to methadone, thus making this drug highly addictive and very frequently abused. Darvon is used...

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  • Demerol Abuse and Addiction

    Demerol Abuse and Addiction

    Demerol is a pain killer. It is a type of medication in the class of narcotic analgesics. This is a group of types of pain medicine that are similar to the drug morphine. This medication works by changing the bodies sensory to pain.
    Why Is Demerol Prescribed? Demerol is a medicine used to treat moderate to severe pain it works by changing the way the body senses pain. It was originally...

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  • Abilify Abuse and Addiction

    Abilify Abuse and Addiction

    The drug Abilify is a type of drug that works by affecting the brain chemicals serotonin and dopamine which are used by the brain to regulate the rational thought process, depression and anxiety. These drugs that help these symptoms are called atypical antipsychotics. Atypical antipsychotics drugs are less likely to cause side effects such as slurred speech, tremors and slowed thinking. Read Full Article

  • Methylin Abuse and Addiction

    Methylin Abuse and Addiction

    Methylin is another drug that can be used to treat ADHD and other conditions. It comes in tablets of 5 mg, 10 mg, and 20 mg strength. It also comes in an extended-release form. These are also tablets and are available in strengths of 10 mg and 20 mg. The tablets can be swallowed whole or chewed.
    In addition, Methylin comes in a liquid form. This makes it easy for young children or adults...

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  • Morphine Abuse and Addiction

    Morphine Abuse and Addiction

    Morphine is the primary ingredient that is derived from the extracting of sap from the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum) in order to obtain raw opium. Depending on the refining process used, the concentration of Morphine can range from 4% to 21%. A standard of 10% has been set for the concentration of Morphine in commercial opium (that is, that which is used for manufacturing medications). Read Full Article

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