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Understanding Drug Addiction and Withdrawal.


Understanding Drug Addiction and Withdrawal

What is Addiction Prolonged use of any addictive drug can lead to addiction, which is described as a chronic (continuing) brain disease. Powerful drugs and other substances that have the ability to lead to addiction cause serious changes in the brain when they're abused for a prolonged period of...

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Symptoms of Heroin Overdose.


Symptoms of Heroin Overdose

The abuse of heroin is a major concern everywhere anymore that's why we can't stop talking with our children about prescription drug abuse and illegal drug use. Heroin users are getting younger, the illegal drug is highly obtainable and sadly people are overdosing right and left because it's either...

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Physical and Behavioral Signs of Possible Drug Use.


Physical and Behavioral Signs of Possible Drug Use

So often parents, family members or friends will have a feeling that their child or someone they care about is using drugs which is very upsetting and frightening but they can't be sure. They may even question that person and believe them when they deny they're using drugs but still continue to be...

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Pain Pill Abuse and Addiction.


Pain Pill Abuse and Addiction

Analgesics, also called painkillers are pain relief medication available as over-the-counter pills under various brands and include aspirin (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil), naproxen (Aleve) and anti-inflammatory medications.
Mild use of analgesics in the recommended dose has minimal side effects...

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Amphetamine Use, Abuse and Addiction.


Amphetamine Use, Abuse and Addiction

Amphetamines are a class of stimulant, hallucinogenic and entactogen drugs which are all highly addictive and cause a multitude of harmful side effects and symptoms while under the influence of the drug.
Drugs such as ecstasy, ephedrine and methamphetamines (meth) are some recognizable forms...

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Methamphetamine Use, Abuse and Addiction.


Methamphetamine Use, Abuse and Addiction

Methamphetamines, often referred to as meth, speed, crack, chalk, ice, crystal or glass, is a dangerous addictive stimulant that has long-lasting effects and is highly toxic to the dopamine nerves in the central nervous system. In some areas of the United States, the use of methamphetamines is...

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Ecstasy Use, Abuse and Addiction.


Ecstasy Use, Abuse and Addiction

Ecstasy is an addictive recreational synthetic drug made with stimulant and psychoactive properties which comes in a tablet or capsule. Ecstasy use among teens and young adults has remained consistent since it was first introduced as a recreational drug and the amount of young teens starting at age...

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Cocaine Use and Abuse.


Cocaine Use and Abuse

Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant that one can inject, smoke or snort and is becoming the drug of choice for many youths, primarily between the ages of 15 and 30, though individuals as young as 12 are becoming addicted to this dangerous drug.
Cocaine use, whether recreational or used...

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Commonly Abused Anti-Anxiety Drugs.


Commonly Abused Anti-Anxiety Drugs

Anti-anxiety drugs are also known as tranquilizers or sedatives and they're very powerful central nervous system depressants. This type of medication is prescribed to patients for the relief of anxiety and tension and they work by slowing down the central nervous system. They widely prescribe these...

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Ten Side Effects of Drug Abuse.


Ten Side Effects of Drug Abuse

There are many different side effects associated with drug abuse and when a person starts abusing them their whole demeanor starts to change. Below are 10 side effects of drug abuse. Erratic Changes in Behavior: One of the side effects to look for is newly developed erratic behavior. Drug abuse...

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