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  • Curiosity and Addiction

    Curiosity and Addiction

    Even though sometimes our curiosity can get us into trouble when we act on it, curiosity in itself isn't necessarily a bad thing. Through curiosity we can find answers to difficult problems and it can even lead to the discovery of cures for illness and disease. But it's true there are situations where being curious about something can be a negative thing, especially when it's about something that...

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  • Heroin's Dangerous Effects

    Heroin's Dangerous Effects

    An opiate that's gaining popularity among many narcotic drug users may be an alternative choice they'll soon regret. Heroin is already the most abused opiate and the number of users will continue to grow because it's cheap and one of the easiest illegal street drugs to get anymore. Even though opiate painkillers are extremely addictive when they're abused, users have no clue what they're getting...

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  • Marijuana and Prescription Drug Use Among Twelfth Graders

    Marijuana and Prescription Drug Use Among Twelfth Graders

    Various types of drugs are used among our youth but some are more commonly abused than others. Every year a Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey is done among almost fifty thousand students in the eighth, ninth and twelfth grades. Results from the 2012 survey among high school students in the 12th grade show prescription medications and marijuana to be the most prevalently used.
    Results...

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  • Prescription Opioid Abuse Can Lead to Heroin Addiction

    Prescription Opioid Abuse Can Lead to Heroin Addiction

    All drugs of abuse have a negative impact on a person's life when they're abused, especially once a person develops addiction to one of them. Some drugs like heroin are very powerful and addictive and can lead to physical dependence very quickly with frequent use. Throughout the United States alone thousands of people have overdosed on heroin and sadly many have not survived.
    Some people...

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  • Anesthetic Drug Abuse

    Anesthetic Drug Abuse

    Propofol is an anesthetic drug that's administered to patients undergoing surgery and other medical procedures because the medication promotes sedation, sleep and loss of consciousness. When Propofol is administered by intravenous injection, the medication works very fast and in less than a minute, the patient is put to sleep.
    Propofol is the generic form of Diprivan and is administered by...

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  • Non-Medical Use Of Buprenorphine

    Non-Medical Use Of Buprenorphine

    One of the most prevalent drug problems throughout the United States is the abuse of prescription medications and opiate painkillers are high on the list. Since 2002 roughly twenty two million people have been using prescription narcotic pain relievers such as Vicodin, OxyContin and Demerol for non-medical reasons.
    Due to the misuse and abuse of prescription opiate painkillers, an enormous...

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  • Bupropion Antidepressant Medications

    Bupropion Antidepressant Medications

    Bupropion is an antidepressant medication that's used to treat various medical conditions and also used to help a person stop smoking. The way bupropion works is by increasing certain types of activity in the brain. Antidepressants don't cure depression but they help to reduce the patient's symptoms. Antidepressants aren't usually abused but they're commonly prescribed today and bupropion is...

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  • Dangerous Weight Loss Products

    Dangerous Weight Loss Products

    Stay Away From Harmful Weight Loss Products. Once the holidays are over and the New Year begins, many of us start focusing on losing weight and getting into shape. For some people, taking off the 5 to 10 pounds gained during the holidays which started with Thanksgiving, is a New Year's resolution top on their list. Many of us though, have accumulated extra pounds throughout the years and are...

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  • Why is Recovery so Difficult for Some Addicts?

    Why is Recovery so Difficult for Some Addicts?

    If you've never had a problem with drugs or alcohol, it's probably quite hard for you to imagine what difficulties may lie ahead for a person during their recovery from substance abuse or addiction and this is understandable. It's not easy to put into words just how challenging and hard recovery can be unless you've been there and unfortunately the more chronic the addiction, the harder it can be...

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  • Prescription Drug Addiction Knowledge and Treatment

    Prescription Drug Addiction Knowledge and Treatment

    If you're addicted to prescription drugs and not sure what treatment options are available today to help you overcome your addiction, you're not alone. One of the most severe drug problems throughout the United States is the abuse of prescription drugs which continues to increase at an alarming rate even though drastic measures have been taken to reduce their misuse.
    Controlled prescription...

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