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  • Methods of Drug and Alcohol Detoxification

    Methods of Drug and Alcohol Detoxification

    Addiction to drugs and alcohol encompasses more than a behavioral intervention. The reason for this is drug addiction is a complex disease, however, it is treatable. Like chronic illnesses such as hypertension and asthma, relapse can occur with drug addiction even after extended periods of continued abstinence. For this reason, repeated treatments may be necessary. Treatments should be tailored...

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  • Chronic Relapse and Relapse Prevention - Is There More Than One Component?

    Chronic Relapse and Relapse Prevention - Is There More Than One Component?

    Someone goes in for substance abuse treatment, convinced that this time will be the time they kick their habit, whatever that might be. Six months later they’ve gone through treatment and are out on their own. They’ve changed jobs, friends, made amends…and then that day, the one they hoped would never come…the alcohol, marijuana, cocaine (insert your drug of choice...

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  • Opiate Addiction

    Opiate Addiction

    You've never touched drugs in your life and you go to the Doctor one morning only to be told that that your urine sample shows you've been smoking heroin or possibly injecting a little too much morphine. How'd that happen? As you talk to the Doctor about your food intake over the last two days: banana, bagel, strawberry...wait, wait what type of bagel did you have? A poppy seed bagel. That...

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  • Prescription Drug Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Prescription Drug Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Prescription drug addiction is a major problem affecting millions of individuals in North America growing the demand for drug rehab, but there is not much awareness about the magnitude of the problem. Due to the nation having a major problem with other illicit drugs (like cocaine, marijuana, cocaine), prescription drug abuse has not been a major priority for both the health and legal...

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  • Ecstasy Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Ecstasy Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    MDMA was first synthesized in Europe as a possible appetite suppressant but never caught on because of its side effects. MDMA (Methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is a psychoactive synthetic drug possessing stimulant and hallucinogenic properties. The drug is analogous to amphetamine and LSD in terms of its hallucinogenic properties. Ecstasy is a slang or street name for MDMA. The drug has a tendency...

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  • Methadone Addiction, Detox, Treatment and Withdrawal

    Methadone Addiction, Detox, Treatment and Withdrawal

    Methadone is a synthetic opioid with potent analgesic effects. Although commonly associated with the treatment of opioid addiction, analgesia may also be prescribed for various pain syndromes. It may also be an appropriate replacement for morphine, when side effects limit dosage increases. Methadone toxicity is not always apparent in the first few days after initiating therapy and so careful...

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  • Valium Abuse and Addiction

    Valium Abuse and Addiction

    Valium is a benzodiazepine with properties of being a sedative, hypnotic, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, amnestic and muscle relaxant drug. Valium is generally used to treat short term moderate to severe anxiety or insomnia. The drug has been shown to lead to the development of tolerance, physiological and psychological dependency when used for long periods.
    Uses of Valium Valium is useful for...

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  • Crack Cocaine Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Crack Cocaine Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Crack cocaine is a universal problem in most countries. Crack cocaine was very popular in US in the 80s. It was a common drug of abuse in most inner cities. Its use declined in the early 90s mainly due to the anti-drug campaigns and increasing policing. However, the last decade has seen a resurgence of the crack cocaine epidemic. The drug has again become widely available and the use has...

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  • GHB Addiction, Abuse, Detox and Treatment

    GHB Addiction, Abuse, Detox and Treatment

    Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is a sedative and classified as a central nervous system depressant. The drug is known to occur naturally in the body and may have a role in inducing sleep. GHB is a controlled drug in the USA and is classified as a schedule I controlled substance.
    Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is an illicit chemical that has become a major cause of drug-related comas in the US....

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  • Rohypnol Addiction and Abuse

    Rohypnol Addiction and Abuse

    Rohypnol (Flunitrazepam) is a benzodiazepine class of drug. It is primarily used as a hypnotic or sedative type of drug in Europe and South America. It is primarily used for sedation for general anesthesia. Flunitrazepam has similar pharmacological effects to other benzodiazepines but is 10 times more potent than valium.
    Rohypnol is not manufactured nor has it been approved for clinical...

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