The type of alcohol that is consumed in beverages such as beer, wine, and liquor (sometimes referred to as "spirits") comes from the fermentation of different ingredients. The fermentation process produces but the chemical composition of ethanol is different than that of other types, including isopropyl, the ingredient found in common rubbing alcohol or methanol, which is found in such products...Read Full Article
Crystal methamphetamine is a stimulant drug that "typically is smoked using glass pipes similar to pipes used to smoke crack cocaine" (DOJ).
It can also be injected and it is a "colorless, odorless form of d-methamphetamine." It is a synthetic, or manmade substance, and it looks like little shards of crystal or or rocks that are sometimes bluish-white.
Though it produces a strong and...
Prescription drugs are medications that doctors prescribe to patients after the patient has visited the doctor's office looking for help with a sickness or ailment the patient thinks that they may have. Most often the patient will shows signs of symptoms that lead them to believe that they are sick, in pain, or under some type of stress that requires a prescription medication in order to...Read Full Article
Prescription Drug use in the United States is an epidemic. If this seems like an overreaction, consider the fact that nearly 20 percent of people in the US have used Prescription Drugs for something not medically related. Not only is it a serious problem, but it continues to grow. One of the reasons it is such a big issue is because of how easy medications are to get.
Many people are buying...
An addiction to GHB can be a debilitating experience considering the toll this drug takes on the body and mind.
GHB acts as a central nervous system depressant and hallucinogen delivering near immediate effects once ingested.
GHB's classification as one of the two most commonly used "date rape" drugs speaks to this drug's overall effects on a person's mind and body.
Likewise, the GHB...
As one of the most powerful illegal drugs on the market, people struggling with ecstasy addiction face a day-in, day-out siege over any sense of will or purpose they may have.
Deciding to get ecstasy treatment help takes a monumental force of will on the addict's part unless circumstances leave him or her little choice in the matter.
Like most forms of drug rehab, ecstasy abuse treatment...
GHB, also known as gamma hydroxybutyrate was initially developed as an anesthetic agent in the 1960s. According to Kansas State University, GHB produces fast-acting effects that slow central nervous system functions and elicits hallucinogenic effects all at once.
The drug's highly addictive properties soon relegated it to narcotic status as an illegal substance.
Like Rohypnol, GHB has...
Substance abuse and addiction can affect every area of your life, and often times just admitting you have a problem is the hardest part. Recovery from your substance abuse problem won't be easy, but with the right treatment plan and a desire to get clean and sober, it is entirely possible.Read Full Article
Substance detox, short for detoxification, is a form of treatment used by many drug treatment facilities. The purpose is to make withdrawal easier for the patient which further decreases the chance of relapse.
Detox incorporates medication therapy and monitoring of the patient during withdrawal to ensure their pain and symptoms are alleviated as much as possible.
Here is a guide to...
Substance addiction is a more serious form of substance abuse. Someone can be addicted to any type of substance including alcohol, tobacco, prescription drugs and illicit drugs like marijuana, cocaine, heroin or meth. With continued use, substance abuse often leads to addiction.
With addiction, the body and mind have become dependent on the substances.
You might experience severe withdrawal...
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