Addiction Topic: Substance Addictions (p. 8 of 10)

  • Signs of Mepivacaine Addiction

    Signs of Mepivacaine Addiction

    Using drugs like Mepivacaine over a long period of time can cause the individual to become dependent on it in order to sustain a normal, happy life and this is the first sign of addiction. Someone who "needs" the drug to get out of bed and live every day of their life is a warning sign of addiction.
    Aside from that, you may notice the person using this drug is becoming more isolated and...

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  • What is Mepivacaine?

    What is Mepivacaine?

    Mepivacaine is a medication often used for anesthesia during dental procedures via injection in order to numb the surrounding surgical area so the patient does not feel any pain during the procedure and shortly afterwards.
    Mepivacaine can also be given intravenously in order to sedate the patient, which is often helpful for patients who have anxiety or are very nervous about dental...

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  • The Effects of Adderall Use and Abuse

    The Effects of Adderall Use and Abuse

    The prescription medication Adderall, is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine which belong to the group of medicines called central nervous system stimulants. Most commonly, Adderall is used in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder known as ADHD but can also be used to treat narcolepsy and other conditions.
    What is ADHD and Narcolepsy? Attention deficit...

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  • Non-Medical Use Of Buprenorphine

    Non-Medical Use Of Buprenorphine

    One of the most prevalent drug problems throughout the United States is the abuse of prescription medications and opiate painkillers are high on the list. Since 2002 roughly twenty two million people have been using prescription narcotic pain relievers such as Vicodin, OxyContin and Demerol for non-medical reasons.
    Due to the misuse and abuse of prescription opiate painkillers, an enormous...

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  • Concerta Abuse and Withdrawal Symptoms

    Concerta Abuse and Withdrawal Symptoms

    Many different prescription stimulant medications are abused today even though there are risks involved if they're misused. Medications like Concerta are central nervous system stimulants that are used as part of a treatment program for treating Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
    People with ADHD or ADD have a problem with focus and...

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  • Bupropion Antidepressant Medications

    Bupropion Antidepressant Medications

    Bupropion is an antidepressant medication that's used to treat various medical conditions and also used to help a person stop smoking. The way bupropion works is by increasing certain types of activity in the brain. Antidepressants don't cure depression but they help to reduce the patient's symptoms. Antidepressants aren't usually abused but they're commonly prescribed today and bupropion is...

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  • Oramorph Addiction and Recovery

    Oramorph Addiction and Recovery

    Oramorph (Oral Morphine for Treating Pain) Morphine is available under many different brand names and Oramorph is one of them. Oramorph belongs to a class of drugs called opiate (opioid) pain relievers and is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Oramorph provides short term pain relief and is classified as a Schedule II controlled substance because the potential for abuse is high.
    The...

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  • Pain Associated with Demerol Addiction

    Pain Associated with Demerol Addiction

    We continue to focus on prescription narcotic pain medications in our articles because they're so heavily abused today and there are so many people dependent on them. It's sad because most people didn't realize the degree their life would change when they first started experimenting with pain medications because addiction isn't something you can truly imagine unless you've been there. Read Full Article

  • Opana - Drugstore Heroin

    Opana - Drugstore Heroin

    Another potent and dangerous prescription pain medication that's being abused today is a painkiller called Opana. Opana is the brand name for Oxymorphone and is a very powerful opioid pain killer that's much stronger than OxyContin, which at one time was a very popular drug abused by an enormous amount of people throughout the United States.
    When prescription drugs are reformulated to keep...

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  • Propofol Abuse, Addiction and Information

    Propofol Abuse, Addiction and Information

    The drug that is said to be responsible for Michael Jackson's overdose and death is a powerful anesthetic drug known as Propofol. Unfortunately, the drug has an effect that causes it to be popular and addictive, and so it is becoming increasingly prevalent as an addictive and abused substance in the United States.
    There is a largely untold story when it comes to Propofol. There is a...

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