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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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  • Alcohol Addiction and Substance Abuse Among the Elderly

    Alcohol Addiction and Substance Abuse Among the Elderly

    Our Aging Generation and Substance and Alcohol Use When we think about drug, substance, or alcohol abuse for the most part we think about young teens and young adults. We completely forget that anyone of any age can find themselves caught up in a whirl-wind of drug or alcohol abuse.
    The numbers are continuing to grow among the older adults that misuse alcohol, prescription drugs and other...

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  • Alcoholism Addiction  - A Case Study of an Alcoholic

    Alcoholism Addiction - A Case Study of an Alcoholic

    When one realizes that no matter how much they may know about theoretical drug problems and alcohol problems, it is still possible to be staring in the face of a full on alcoholic and not know it until after the fact. Alcoholism and drug problems, much like other chronic illnesses, are not things one can identify just by looking at someone’s face. However, if one pays attention there...

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  • Rapid Detoxification Treatment for Use of Opioids

    Rapid Detoxification Treatment for Use of Opioids

    When you are struggling with an addiction, one of the ramifications is that delayed gratification is not something that you can deal with. One of the primary components of a substance abuse treatment is the necessary behavioral change needed to procure abstinence from substance abuse on a long-term or long lasting basis.
    Someone who is struggling with hard core drug use or excessive drug...

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  • The Symptoms of Addiction Withdrawal - Different Drugs, Different Dangers

    The Symptoms of Addiction Withdrawal - Different Drugs, Different Dangers

    If an inpidual is using drugs and he or she decides to stop using, they can... right? Not really. Why, you ask. It's quite simple. It can be summed up in one word: withdrawal. Drug use is more than just a bad habit. Drug use is addictive not only because psychologically an inpidual feels compelled to use, but also because his or her body develops a physical dependence.
    When this dependence...

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  • The History of Crystal Meth

    The History of Crystal Meth

    Crystal Meth, which is short for methamphetamine in its crystallized form (as opposed to being either in a powder or rock formation), has become a very popular drug both in the United States and around the world. This drug, which was used almost three times more than crack cocaine in 1999, is not just a new fad. Crystal meth has been in existence close to one hundred years.
    In 1893,...

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  • Klonopin Addiction and Treatment- K-pin

    Klonopin Addiction and Treatment- K-pin

    Years ago, it was common practice for individuals hoping to receive an artificial buzz to drink excessive amounts of alcohol. If that failed, one might utilize herbs that have been used for centuries, you know, alcohol, marijuana, and opiates.
    However, with the advent of prescription drugs, there has been a new wave of drug use and consequently addiction. One such prescription drug is...

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  • Methadone Treatment

    Methadone Treatment

    Known as a highly effective and powerful drug, Methadone is a narcotic that fits the same category as heroin. This particular category is termed as opioids. Because Methadone is extremely safe, this is a drug that has been subject to a rigorous pattern of medication which is considered to be very safe for use because it is most effective to treat addiction.
    For over three decades,...

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  • Vicodin Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Vicodin Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Vicodin or Hydrocodone (also known as Anexsia, Dicodid, Hycodan, Hydromet, Hycomine, Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Novahistex, Hydroco, Tussionex, Vicoprofen, and Xodol) is an opiate that is semi-synthetic. It is derived from two naturally occurring opiates, codeine and thebaine.
    Vicodin is an analgesic and anti-tussive (used for coughs). Hydrocodone can be found in tablet, capsule and syrup form....

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