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Buprenorphine Abuse Help

Buprenorphine is a narcotic medication similar to morphine, codeine, and heroin. It is often used to treat addiction to other narcotics. Though the euphoria it provides is not as significant as other recreational drugs, buprenorphine is still abused for the “high” it gives users. Buprenorphine and Medical Detoxification Buprenorphine is used for medical detoxification. It is administered in controlled doses to...

Darvocet Abuse Help

Darvocet is a prescription a pain reliever used to treat chronic pain. Darvocet does not impact the source of pain, but, instead, alters the way the brain perceives pain. Like all narcotics, Darvocet is habit forming and may lead to abuse. When abused, Darvocet may be chewed, crushed then snorted, or dissolved in liquid then injected. Crushing or dissolving Darcovet is extremely dangerous and heightens the initial...

Alprazolam Abuse Help

Alprazolam is a member of the Benzodiazepine family. It is a prescription drug that can be used to treat the following: Anxiety Depression Premenstrual syndrome Agoraphobia Individuals who are prescribed Alprazolam should follow their doctor’s dosage instructions. Alprazolam use leads to tolerance, which is the user’s need for more of the drug to achieve the original effects. The conditions that Alprazolam...

Adderall Abuse Help

Prescription drug addiction is becoming an increasing problem. Many are turning to these types of drugs to cope with the overwhelming feelings of stress, anger, pain and sadness. Not only that, but multiple medications can be prescribed for multiple issues, allowing for a potentially dangerous combination. Recognizing the problem and calling it for what it is, an addiction, can be a choice that saves a life....

Xanax Abuse Help

Xanax is a highly potent drug that is prescribed to treat panic attacks, nervousness, and tension. The active ingredients in Xanax slow down chemicals in the brain that have become unbalanced. Xanax has a high potential for abuse of the drowsy, euphoric feeling that it induces. How Does Xanax Addiction Occur? No one really sets out to become addicted to Xanax. It normally starts with a legitimate reason take the...

Percocet Abuse Help

Percocet is a prescription drug used in the treatment of moderate to severe pain. It contains acetaminophen (found in such products as Tylenol), oxycodone (found in other highly addictive prescription pain medication such as OxyContin), and opium, making it a highly addictive drug. A tolerance to Percocet can form after even a short amount of time using the drug, requiring greater doses for the same level of pain...

Lortab Abuse Help

The growing concern over prescription drug abuse is rising. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA), national survey found that the abuse of prescription drugs is continually growing in the United States. More and more drug related deaths have been tied to a drug overdose of multiple prescription medications taken at one time. Celebrities such as Michael Jackson and Anna Nicole...

Buprenorphine Abuse Problem

Buprenorphine is a weak opiate commonly used to treat addiction to stronger opiates such as heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and morphine. It is used in this fashion because it has similar effects on the brain, but has a much lower risk of physical dependency than other opiates. In drug replacement therapy, an addict stops taking their drug of choice and instead receives buprenorphine from a medical doctor. Under a...

Ativan Abuse Problem

Ativan is the brand name for lorazepam. Ativan is a prescription medication commonly used to treat anxiety, seizures and insomnia. Ativan is a type of benzodiazepine and is habit-forming when used for a prolonged period of time. Over time, a person using Ativan builds up a tolerance to the drug, requiring increased doses to ward off feelings of anxiety. It is available in pill-form and also as a liquid for...

Amphetamine Abuse Help

Amphetamine is a stimulant and an appetite suppressant. It is generally prescribed to treat narcolepsy and Attention Deficit Disorder. When taken, the drug stimulates the central nervous system and produces an excess amount of chemicals in the body. The stimulation will increase the body’s heart rate and blood pressure producing the feeling of an adrenaline rush for the user. Forms of amphetamine are commonly used...
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