Addiction Topic: Substance Addictions (p. 7 of 10)

  • Ketamine Addiction Treatment Options

    Ketamine Addiction Treatment Options

    Ketamine is a very addictive drug that can cause withdrawal symptoms quickly after the last dose has been taken. If you or a loved one has become addicted to ketamine, then you should consider talking to a substance abuse specialist about getting ketamine addiction treatment. If treatment is not sought, ketamine addiction can cause serious health complications.
    According to the National...

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  • Why is Oxycontin Dangerous?

    Why is Oxycontin Dangerous?

    Oxycontin is a type of opioid drug that is supposed to be used to treat different types of severe pain. In situations where someone is dealing with extreme or chronic pain, this type of drug is the preferred medication of choice because there is not a threshold where the effect of the drug is going to cease to increase.
    The only upper limit that exists is one that is created by side effects...

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  • Oxycontin Withdrawal

    Oxycontin Withdrawal

    Oxycontin is a drug that is commonly prescribed for relief of moderate to severe pain. This opioid narcotic pain reliever is extremely habit forming, and many individuals who take it for prolonged periods of time can develop an addiction to the drug.
    Discontinuing the use of Oxycontin abruptly can lead to the development of serious and potentially life threatening side effects. What...

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  • Identifying Oxycontin and How It Is Abused

    Identifying Oxycontin and How It Is Abused

    Oxycontin is the trade name for a type of narcotic known as oxycodone hydrochloride. This is a painkiller that is widely available across the United States, but that you can only acquire with the use of a prescription from a legitimate physician.
    Oxycontin can be acquired legitimately with a prescription for a number of different purposes, though its primary mechanism for use is in the...

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  • Paraldehyde Addiction Signs, Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment

    Paraldehyde Addiction Signs, Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment

    Paraldehyde Signs of Addiction A variety of signs and symptoms can alert you to addiction of paraldehyde, some of which are obvious physical signs while other are the more common psychological signs that are similar of most drug addictions.
    One of the signs of addiction is specifically for paraldehyde which includes having breath with a very strong and unpleasant odor, which is made very...

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  • What Is Paraldehyde?

    What Is Paraldehyde?

    Paraldehyde, which is used under the brand name Paral, is a Schedule IV depressant that is most commonly used in treating delirium associated with alcohol withdrawal as well as being used in treating convulsions associated with seizures. Paraldehyde is most commonly either administered through IV or orally.
    It is not given as an injection due to tissue damage which can be quite painful for...

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  • Methaqualone Addiction Signs and Treatment

    Methaqualone Addiction Signs and Treatment

    Methaqualone is a highly addictive drug. Individuals who were using the drug whether decades ago as a prescription, or now as an illegal recreational drug, were / are at risk of developing an unhealthy dependence to it.
    Users of methaqualone typically become physically, emotionally and psychologically dependent on the drug, many of the signs being blatantly obvious to their friends and...

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  • What Is Methaqualone?

    What Is Methaqualone?

    Methaqualone is a sedative and hypnotic drug, similar to barbiturates in its effects and dangers on the body. Methaqualone use peaked in the 1970s and was used to treat insomnia and used as a muscle relaxant, as well as recreational use for its hypnotic and sedative effects, typically at dance clubs and parties during that time.
    Methaqualone is highly addictive, increasing its danger and...

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  • Meperidine Addiction Signs and Treatment

    Meperidine Addiction Signs and Treatment

    Meperidine is a highly addictive drug for anyone who takes it whether they have it prescribed and follow the recommended dose or who obtain it by illegal means and uses it recreationally. One of the first signs of being addicted to meperidine is having an obsession with obtaining it and a pre-occupation with consuming the drug.
    Individuals who are addicted to this drug and can no longer get...

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  • What is Meperidine?

    What is Meperidine?

    Meperidine is a narcotic analgesic medication that is prescribed for moderate to severe pain, most commonly chronic pain of patients suffering from muscle cramps, headaches, backaches and other types of chronic pain.
    Narcotic analgesics belong to a group of pain medication that are similar to morphine in the way that it changes the way a body will sense pain, has similar side effects, is...

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