Back in the "good old days," it seemed that parents worried more about their teenagers taking illegal or "street" drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or similar drugs than they did about their teenagers taking prescription or "legal" drugs. The danger of teenagers taking illegal drugs still exists; unfortunately, the incidences of teenagers taking and abusing prescription drugs are rising....Read Full Article
While many authorities focus on the dangers of addiction to heroin, cocaine and other illegal drugs, there is another problem that is even larger and potentially far more dangerous.
That problem is addiction to and abuse of alcohol, a drug that is no less dangerous even though it is completely legal.
In fact, addiction to alcohol can be just as debilitating, and potentially just as deadly,...
Butorphanol is a synthetic opioid analgesic (pain killer) medication, with side effects and symptoms similar to morphine.
The drug was originally developed and released by Bristol-Myers under the brand name Stadol but was eventually discontinued. Butorphanol is still available in its generic forms which include Mylan, Novex, and Apotex.
Butorphanol, which comes in a tablet, injectable or...
Dextropropoxyphene is an opioid analgesic, also known as a pain killer, prescribed to patients suffering from mild or moderate pain.
Dextropropoxyphene was manufactured and introduced by Eli Lilly and Company for the use of pain management for sufferers of chronic pain such as headaches, muscle cramps, backaches and menstrual cramps.
Aside from relieving pain, the drug also has some...
Flunitrazepam, most commonly referred to as Rohypnol, may be a sedative, amnestic, hypnotic, anticonvulsant, anxiolytic or skeletal muscle relaxant drive, which depends largely on its use.
Flunitrazepam is known as a benzodiazepine and most commonly prescribed to patients suffering from severe insomnia due to its sedative, amnestic and hypnotic qualities.
When prescribed as a hypnotic drug,...
From coast to coast the problem of meth addiction has been growing with every passing year. Meth addiction is not confined to the inner cities or poor parts of the country, and meth addicts come from all walks of life. Men and women, young and old, rich and poor - they can all fall victim to the problem of meth addiction and be subject to all the dangers that addiction can create.
To the uninitiated, getting off heroin can seem like the most difficult thing a person could ever do, but longtime addicts know better.
Those experienced former addicts know that recovering from heroin addiction is a lifelong struggle, not a short-term project that can be completed and forgotten.
Another thing those former addicts know is that avoiding relapses can be even harder than...
When many people think about addiction, they first picture individuals who have become dependent on illegal street drugs like meth and cocaine. But there is another side to addiction - one that is far more common and just as dangerous. That common problem is that alcohol abuse and alcoholism, can be just as debilitating and potentially deadly as any drug problem.
In fact the problems...
The problem of meth abuse has never been greater, and the dangers have never been more intense.
From the inner cities to the most rural parts of the country, the use of meth has been growing to epidemic proportions and taking even law enforcement by surprise.
Sometimes the problem of meth abuse flies under the radar, with addicts making their own supplies and sharing meth with their...
There are many different approaches to treating alcohol use, abuse and addiction, and each approach has its own unique benefits for the problem drinker. Some alcoholics respond quite readily to the combination of peer support and spirituality pioneered so effectively by groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), while others find that alternative forms of treatment like cognitive behavioral therapy...Read Full Article
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