Addiction Topic Keyword: Pr (p. 4 of 13)

  • Why is Oxycontin Dangerous?

    Why is Oxycontin Dangerous?

    Oxycontin is a type of opioid drug that is supposed to be used to treat different types of severe pain. In situations where someone is dealing with extreme or chronic pain, this type of drug is the preferred medication of choice because there is not a threshold where the effect of the drug is going to cease to increase.
    The only upper limit that exists is one that is created by side effects...

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  • Oxycontin Withdrawal

    Oxycontin Withdrawal

    Oxycontin is a drug that is commonly prescribed for relief of moderate to severe pain. This opioid narcotic pain reliever is extremely habit forming, and many individuals who take it for prolonged periods of time can develop an addiction to the drug.
    Discontinuing the use of Oxycontin abruptly can lead to the development of serious and potentially life threatening side effects. What...

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  • Identifying Oxycontin and How It Is Abused

    Identifying Oxycontin and How It Is Abused

    Oxycontin is the trade name for a type of narcotic known as oxycodone hydrochloride. This is a painkiller that is widely available across the United States, but that you can only acquire with the use of a prescription from a legitimate physician.
    Oxycontin can be acquired legitimately with a prescription for a number of different purposes, though its primary mechanism for use is in the...

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  • Meperidine Addiction Signs and Treatment

    Meperidine Addiction Signs and Treatment

    Meperidine is a highly addictive drug for anyone who takes it whether they have it prescribed and follow the recommended dose or who obtain it by illegal means and uses it recreationally. One of the first signs of being addicted to meperidine is having an obsession with obtaining it and a pre-occupation with consuming the drug.
    Individuals who are addicted to this drug and can no longer get...

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  • What is Meperidine?

    What is Meperidine?

    Meperidine is a narcotic analgesic medication that is prescribed for moderate to severe pain, most commonly chronic pain of patients suffering from muscle cramps, headaches, backaches and other types of chronic pain.
    Narcotic analgesics belong to a group of pain medication that are similar to morphine in the way that it changes the way a body will sense pain, has similar side effects, is...

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  • Benefits of Life Skills for Recovering Addicts

    Benefits of Life Skills for Recovering Addicts

    The effects of alcohol and drug addiction are unbelievably crippling to the addicted individual that's why most addicts have such a difficult time with recovery. Alcoholism and drug addiction has a serious impact on a person's life, taking away the abilities they need to achieve abstinence and deal with life when they're clean and sober.
    Individuals dependent on drugs or alcohol don't...

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  • 4 Common Abused Prescription Painkillers

    4 Common Abused Prescription Painkillers

    Prescription pain relievers containing opioids have been, and currently still are, among the most common prescription drugs abused. When opioid pain medications are used inappropriately they can induce a sense of euphoria because they stimulate specific parts of the brain involved with pleasure. For this reason, prescription painkillers have become popular drugs of choice among teens and young...

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  • How Prescription Drugs Affect the Body

    How Prescription Drugs Affect the Body

    Numerous prescription drugs can be abused but there's several classifications of medications that are most commonly abused and they all have a different effect on the body. The three classes of prescription drugs that are most commonly and widely abused include; opioids which are most often prescribed for the treatment of pain, central nervous system depressants (CNS depressants), and stimulants...

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  • Opiate Addiction Aftercare Counseling and Therapy Programs

    Opiate Addiction Aftercare Counseling and Therapy Programs

    One of the most important things for you to consider when it comes to drug abuse and substance abuse is that each type of drug addiction requires a different type of recovery or help. What this means is that if you are addicted to marijuana, an opiate drug rehab program is not going to deliver the results that you seek. If you are addicted to an opiate drug, then finding help from a marijuana or...

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  • Description of Outpatient and Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

    Description of Outpatient and Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

    Both outpatient and inpatient substance abuse programs are very effective for individuals needing alcohol or drug treatment, but it's often hard for a person to determine which option would be the most beneficial in helping them personally reach long-term sobriety. Everyone that suffers from alcohol or drug addiction is different.
    The type of treatment needed to reach and maintain lasting...

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