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  • Methadone Information and Detox

    Methadone Information and Detox

    What is Methadone? Methadone is a type of synthetic or man-made narcotic drug. When used legally, its primary purpose is to treat the addiction to narcotic drugs as well as to relieve pain in severe levels, most commonly in people that have a terminal illness such as cancer.
    Methadone is a drug that has been available legally since 1947, but it is important to know that methadone can be...

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  • Crystal Methamphetamine (Meth) Addiction and Treatment - Updated 2011

    Crystal Methamphetamine (Meth) Addiction and Treatment - Updated 2011

    Meth was produced from ephedrine back in 1893 and it wasn't until the 50's that crystallized meth was produced. Methamphetamine prescriptions were prescribed for many people in the 50's for treating medical health problems such as narcolepsy and obesity.
    Today, meth is one of the most threatening abused illegal drugs in many areas throughout the United States among teens, young and many...

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  • The Dangers of Ambien Abuse and Addiction

    The Dangers of Ambien Abuse and Addiction

    Ambien or also called Zolpidem is a sedative that falls into the category of central nervous system depressant (CNS). These depressants are normally prescribed for people who can't sleep because of anxiety or insomnia but are also prescribed for individuals suffering from seizures. Ambien quiets the brain down which decreases anxiousness and relaxes the person. Ambien is prescribed for short term...

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  • Jimson Weed Addiction Highs are Not So Pleasant!

    Jimson Weed Addiction Highs are Not So Pleasant!

    Cheap Jimson Weed High comes with a Price What is Jimson Weed? Jimson Weed is a herb type plant that is extremely poisonous if the juice or seeds are eaten. Jimson Weed is also known as Datura Stramonium and is from the plant family Solanacea.
    For many years Jimson Weed has been used as an intoxicant and also used in herbal medicine in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Jimson weed...

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  • Acetaminophen Addiction Can Be Treated, Liver Failure Might Not Be!

    Acetaminophen Addiction Can Be Treated, Liver Failure Might Not Be!

    Acetaminophen, Hydrocodone and Oxycodone Abuse Acetaminophen (ACM) was first introduced in 1955 as Tylenol and is definitely still one of the most used medications in the United States. Acetaminophen is a non-narcotic substance (C8H9NO2) that's used to treat headaches, used to treat pain, and used to reduce fevers. Yearly sales of Acetaminophen products are well into the billions of dollars. Read Full Article

  • Prescription Soma (Carisoprodol) Drug Abuse and Addiction

    Prescription Soma (Carisoprodol) Drug Abuse and Addiction

    Abusing Soma or Carisoprodol May Alleviate More Than Muscle Pain! Soma Abuse can lead to serious dependency and addiction. Carisoprodol is a muscle relaxer that is legally prescribed for the treatment of pain due to muscle injury and muscle spasms.
    Soma is the brand name for Carisoprodol and comes in tablet form. Soma is also available combined with aspirin or codeine in prescription form....

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  • Huffing Addiction!! Don't Let That Inhalant Be the Last Breath You Inhale

    Huffing Addiction!! Don't Let That Inhalant Be the Last Breath You Inhale

    Still Huffing Chemicals, Toxic Gasses and Fumes? The Risks You Could Expect Next! It's scary to think in 2010 we still have young people abusing inhalants. For many adolescents and young people today, inhaling or 'huffing' fumes to get buzzed or high is their dangerous drug of choice. They're easily found, cheap and they produce the euphoric high that they're looking for.
    Young people...

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  • PCP Addiction Is Making A Dangerous Comeback

    PCP Addiction Is Making A Dangerous Comeback

    In 2008, 99,000 Americans age 12 and older had abused PCP at least once in the year prior to being surveyed. A Monitoring the Future Study showed that 1.1 percent of 12th graders had abused this drug at least once in the year prior to being surveyed also. PCP was developed in the 1950s as an intravenous anesthetic; its use for humans was discontinued because it caused patients to become agitated,...

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  • MDMA (Ecstasy) may not be the party drug you think!

    MDMA (Ecstasy) may not be the party drug you think!

    Wow 15 years olds, when I think back on that age, I remember my friends and I focused on boys : ), our favorite songs that was number 1 on the charts, what outfits we were going to wear to the next party, and who was dating who in the teen magazines. We had our whole lives ahead of us, we were going to drive next year and life was good.
    Times have changed, there are still young people...

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  • Anabolic Steroid Use and Abuse

    Anabolic Steroid Use and Abuse

    Anabolic Steroid Abuse Info and Facts Steroid abuse, this subject has hit the air-waves more than once in the past few years. Anabolic steroids are synthetic or artificial by-products that mimic the naturally occurring male hormone testosterone. These drugs can be legally prescribed for those suffering from hormone deficiency for example, delayed puberty and diseases that have resulted in loss of...

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