Addiction Topic Keyword: Sy (p. 1 of 5)

  • Dangerous Life-Threatening Man-Made Designer Drugs

    Dangerous Life-Threatening Man-Made Designer Drugs

    Synthetic cannabinoids are shredded, dried, leafy plant materials that have been sprayed with toxic, powerful mind altering chemicals. The unregulated mind-altering chemicals have unpredictable effects on the user. Many people think synthetic cannabis is a harmless substitute for marijuana but they couldn't be more misinformed.
    The chemical mixtures in synthetic cannabis are very different...

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  • Barbiturate - Depressant Drug Abuse

    Barbiturate - Depressant Drug Abuse

    It should first be noted here that depressant drugs are different than drugs that are considered anti-depressants. The latter are used to treat depression and anxiety disorders, and are totally different. Depressant drugs are those which can be classified in the barbiturate family. Barbiturates generally have a sedating or anesthetic effect.
    Further, many barbiturates also act as short-term...

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  • What Is Metadate

    What Is Metadate

    Metadate is a drug that is used to help sufferers of ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; this drug may also be known as Methylphenidate. In some cases this prescription drug may also be used to help treat other disorders such as Narcolepsy. Generally, this medication comes in a chewable tablet or capsule form.
    When taking this drug ensure that you listen to your physician and...

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  • Ativan Withdrawal

    Ativan Withdrawal

    Lorazepam is an anti-anxiety medication that may also be prescribed for a number of other medical conditions or illnesses. For example, it has also been indicated for use in the treatment of epilepsy, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, vomiting and nausea, alcohol withdrawal and similar types of conditions.
    The primary use for Lorazepam is to treat anxiety, however, because it is capable...

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  • Methylin Abuse and Addiction

    Methylin Abuse and Addiction

    Methylin is another drug that can be used to treat ADHD and other conditions. It comes in tablets of 5 mg, 10 mg, and 20 mg strength. It also comes in an extended-release form. These are also tablets and are available in strengths of 10 mg and 20 mg. The tablets can be swallowed whole or chewed.
    In addition, Methylin comes in a liquid form. This makes it easy for young children or adults...

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  • Warning Signs of Ecstasy Addiction

    Warning Signs of Ecstasy Addiction

    Dependence - Is described by the NIDA Teen as "continued use despite understanding the harm it can cause." Over time, a person will begin to not feel normal unless they are on ecstasy. This is what causes dependence which, in the case of ecstasy, goes hand-in-hand with addiction.
    Tolerance - When you take ecstasy, if you begin to notice that the same amount of the drug does not cause the...

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  • Rohypnol Overdose Symptoms

    Rohypnol Overdose Symptoms

    Rohypnol is a club drug that can be used to cause somnolence and amnesia. It is sometimes used by people who want to abuse its high, but more often, it is used as a "date rape drug. " Rohypnol is very dangerous as it can be "odorless, colorless, and tasteless" in order to be slipped into a drink without the person's knowledge (NIDA).
    Commonly, Rohypnol (or flunitrazepam) is known as...

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  • Signs and Symptoms of Delsym Overdose

    Signs and Symptoms of Delsym Overdose

    Delsym is a commonly used medication for the relief of coughs that are not accompanied by phlegm, but instead a result of infection, such as a common cold or sinusitis. As a cough suppressant, it works by decreasing the feeling that coughing is necessary.
    While many people understand the importance of only taking Delsym as directed by a medical professional, others make the mistake of...

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  • Inpatient vs. Outpatient Ecstasy Treatment

    Inpatient vs. Outpatient Ecstasy Treatment

    As one of the most powerful illegal drugs on the market, people struggling with ecstasy addiction face a day-in, day-out siege over any sense of will or purpose they may have. Deciding to get ecstasy treatment help takes a monumental force of will on the addict's part unless circumstances leave him or her little choice in the matter.
    Like most forms of drug rehab, ecstasy abuse treatment...

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  • Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome Symptoms

    Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome Symptoms

    Individuals who have been drinking alcohol excessively for a long period of time and decide to suddenly stop drinking; they may experience a variety of moderate to severe symptoms which are directly related to alcohol withdrawal. Any time someone quits a substance such as alcohol cold turkey without first gradually minimizing the amount of alcohol they consume, they will go through alcohol...

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