Alcohol abuse is tough on the addict. It causes a number of physical and mental changes and as addiction is a progressive, chronic disease, these changes grow more and more terrible as time passes by.
But, the alcoholic isn't the only one suffering. His or her friends and family are also reeling from the impact of the addiction.
No one wants to stand by and witness suffering. The problem is...
Back in the "good old days," it seemed that parents worried more about their teenagers taking illegal or "street" drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or similar drugs than they did about their teenagers taking prescription or "legal" drugs. The danger of teenagers taking illegal drugs still exists; unfortunately, the incidences of teenagers taking and abusing prescription drugs are rising....Read Full Article
Prescription drugs that are used as muscle relaxers work to relieve pain and relax contracted (tightened) muscles. Damage to the muscles can occur as a result of overexertion due to physical exercise, or because of certain illnesses.
Spinal cord and other injuries can also result in muscle damage or can cause muscle spasms.
Types of Muscle Relaxers That Are Abused There are several...
While many authorities focus on the dangers of addiction to heroin, cocaine and other illegal drugs, there is another problem that is even larger and potentially far more dangerous.
That problem is addiction to and abuse of alcohol, a drug that is no less dangerous even though it is completely legal.
In fact, addiction to alcohol can be just as debilitating, and potentially just as deadly,...
Butorphanol is a synthetic opioid analgesic (pain killer) medication, with side effects and symptoms similar to morphine.
The drug was originally developed and released by Bristol-Myers under the brand name Stadol but was eventually discontinued. Butorphanol is still available in its generic forms which include Mylan, Novex, and Apotex.
Butorphanol, which comes in a tablet, injectable or...
Dextropropoxyphene is an opioid analgesic, also known as a pain killer, prescribed to patients suffering from mild or moderate pain.
Dextropropoxyphene was manufactured and introduced by Eli Lilly and Company for the use of pain management for sufferers of chronic pain such as headaches, muscle cramps, backaches and menstrual cramps.
Aside from relieving pain, the drug also has some...
Flunitrazepam, most commonly referred to as Rohypnol, may be a sedative, amnestic, hypnotic, anticonvulsant, anxiolytic or skeletal muscle relaxant drive, which depends largely on its use.
Flunitrazepam is known as a benzodiazepine and most commonly prescribed to patients suffering from severe insomnia due to its sedative, amnestic and hypnotic qualities.
When prescribed as a hypnotic drug,...
If you or someone you care about has been struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, you are probably exploring your treatment options and wondering which approach will be the most effective.
Finding the right treatment for drug and alcohol addiction is not always an easy, or a fast, process, and the wealth of choices can make the selection that much harder.
One of the options you...
From coast to coast the problem of meth addiction has been growing with every passing year. Meth addiction is not confined to the inner cities or poor parts of the country, and meth addicts come from all walks of life. Men and women, young and old, rich and poor - they can all fall victim to the problem of meth addiction and be subject to all the dangers that addiction can create.
To the uninitiated, getting off heroin can seem like the most difficult thing a person could ever do, but longtime addicts know better.
Those experienced former addicts know that recovering from heroin addiction is a lifelong struggle, not a short-term project that can be completed and forgotten.
Another thing those former addicts know is that avoiding relapses can be even harder than...
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