Addiction Topic: Substance Addictions (p. 4 of 10)

  • Demerol Abuse and Addiction

    Demerol Abuse and Addiction

    Demerol is a pain killer. It is a type of medication in the class of narcotic analgesics. This is a group of types of pain medicine that are similar to the drug morphine. This medication works by changing the bodies sensory to pain.
    Why Is Demerol Prescribed? Demerol is a medicine used to treat moderate to severe pain it works by changing the way the body senses pain. It was originally...

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  • Abilify Abuse and Addiction

    Abilify Abuse and Addiction

    The drug Abilify is a type of drug that works by affecting the brain chemicals serotonin and dopamine which are used by the brain to regulate the rational thought process, depression and anxiety. These drugs that help these symptoms are called atypical antipsychotics. Atypical antipsychotics drugs are less likely to cause side effects such as slurred speech, tremors and slowed thinking. Read Full Article

  • 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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  • Morphine Abuse and Addiction

    Morphine Abuse and Addiction

    Morphine is the primary ingredient that is derived from the extracting of sap from the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum) in order to obtain raw opium. Depending on the refining process used, the concentration of Morphine can range from 4% to 21%. A standard of 10% has been set for the concentration of Morphine in commercial opium (that is, that which is used for manufacturing medications). Read Full Article

  • MS Contin Abuse and Addiction

    MS Contin Abuse and Addiction

    MS Contin is one of many medications that contain Morphine. Morphine is an extremely effective pain reliever, and is often one that is most abused among users. MS Contin is the brand name assigned to Morphine Sulfate by its manufacturer. It is in the family of opioid drugs. Opioid drugs are derived from the sap or other plant parts of the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum).
    In the case of...

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  • Nembutal Abuse and Addiction

    Nembutal Abuse and Addiction

    Nembutal Sodium is the brand name for the drug pentobarbital. It is a controlled substance. Because of its high potential for abuse and addiction, Nembutal is rarely prescribed; rather, it is more likely to be used in a controlled medical environment. Nembutal was a very popular drug in the 1950s and 1960s.
    However, as reports began to surface about its potential for abuse as well as the...

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  • Opana Abuse and Addiction

    Opana Abuse and Addiction

    Opana is the brand name for the drug oxymorphone hydrochloride. The medication is available in tablet form, in varying strengths. Opana (oxymorphone hydrochloride) tablet is considered an opioid agonist drug. This means it contains opium, which is a substance derived from the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum).
    These types of drugs can cause addiction; for this and other reasons it is...

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  • Oxycodone Abuse and Addiction

    Oxycodone Abuse and Addiction

    Oxycodone is the generic name for Oxycontin. Actually, the full generic name is oxycodone hydrochloride. The drug is a controlled substance, because it contains a derivative of opium, and is only available by prescription. Oxycodone comes in tablet form, in strengths of 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, and 80 mg.
    When the brand name, Oxycontin, is prescribed and dispensed to the patient, the tablets...

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  • Percocet Abuse and Addiction

    Percocet Abuse and Addiction

    Percocet is a narcotic painkiller and is a combination of both Oxycodone and Acetaminophen. Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid pain reliever. Oxycodone works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain. Acetaminophen can reduce a fever; it is the less potent painkiller of the two. It is most often used to increase the effects of Oxycodone.
    It is classified as a...

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  • Percodan Abuse and Addiction

    Percodan Abuse and Addiction

    Percodan, also known as oxycodone hydrochloride, is a prescription pain medication that contains a combination of both aspirin and Hydrocodone. Percodan is a Schedule II opioid narcotic drug. It is in the class of medications called narcotic analgesics. Percodan is considered to be a controlled substance because of its high abuse potential. This drug can be extremely habit forming and addictive...

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