Addiction Topic Keyword: Prescription D (p. 4 of 5)

  • Another American Legend Gone: Implications of  Prescription Drug Addiction and Abuse in America

    Another American Legend Gone: Implications of Prescription Drug Addiction and Abuse in America

    Another legend dies due to drug use. Not illegal drug use mind you, just prescription medication. Though the autopsy reports for Michael Jackson do not yet show what the pop singer passed away from, the countless prescription medications Jackson was taking are suspect.
    Another example is 28 year old Heath Ledger who passed away about a year and a half ago due to an overdose of sleeping...

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  • Prescription Drug Addiction and Abuse in the United States

    Prescription Drug Addiction and Abuse in the United States

    It starts out with a backache that just won’t go away. A year later, what was an occasional pill popping experience, ends up being an everyday excursion. When the individual’s primary physician stops filling prescriptions for what is now phantom back pain, the individual may begin ‘physician shopping’ hoping someone will write that next prescription.
    Drugs may be...

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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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  • Percodan Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Percodan Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Percodan is a mix of aspirin and oxycodone. It works by binding to the pain receptors in the brain so that the sensation of discomfort is reduced. The aspirin works by decreasing the amount of prostaglandins that are produced. The end result should be further reduction of pain.
    Percodan shares the same qualities as other narcotics. This means it is can be addictive and is also structurally...

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  • Zydone Addiction - A Mixture of Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen

    Zydone Addiction - A Mixture of Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen


    What is Zydone? Zydone is a mixture of hydrocodone and acetaminophen (or Tylenol). Zydone is sold under many different names including: Allay and Anexsia Zydone is an opiate which works as such an effective painkiller because it combines these two medications.
    Acetaminophen works by blocking the production of prostaglandins by the body. Hydrocodone attaches to the opiate or pain...

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  • Lorcet Abuse: Another Derivative of Hydrocodone

    Lorcet Abuse: Another Derivative of Hydrocodone

    What is Lorcet? Lorcet is a combination of acetaminophen (Tylenol) and hydrocodone. Hydrocodone is an analgesic opiate which is used to treat mild pain and reduces coughing. The chemical formation of Hydrocodone is very similar to morphine. Hydrocodone is a derivative of the opium plant and is considered to be potentially addictive. Lorcet is considered a Schedule II drug which means that its...

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  • MS Contin: A More Dangerous Form of Morphine

    MS Contin: A More Dangerous Form of Morphine

    What is MS Contin? MS Contin is a formulation of morphine that is made in time released tablets. The tablets are prescribed for chronic pain, typically for cancer patients, and are usually taken every twelve hours. MS Contin was designed specifically for inpiduals that need constant pain medication. It is different than the usual dosing of morphine which is usually administered every four to six...

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  • Percocet Addiction, Effects and Treatment

    Percocet Addiction, Effects and Treatment

    Percocet is a prescription drug which is a combination of oxycodone and Acetaminophen (or Tylenol). Oxycodone is part of the drug class called narcotic analgesics. Oxycodone is commercially made, from thebaine, which is an opiate alkaloid. It also includes minor component of opium. In comparison to other opiates, Oxycodone has stimulating properties in comparison to other opiates which makes...

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  • Ritalin Abuse, Addiction and Treatment

    Ritalin Abuse, Addiction and Treatment

    Methylphenidate (MPH) which is better known as Ritalin is the prescription drug most commonly utilized to treat Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or attention deficit disorder (ADHD). It is also utilized for treatment of narcolepsy and chronic fatigue syndrome. MPH works by stimulating the central nervous system.
    Inpiduals with ADHD state that this medication has a calming effect on...

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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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