12 Dec OxyContin: Effects and Treatment Options

OxyContin was approved by the FDA in 1995 as a treatment for pain. It is a narcotic that has a high risk of dependency. Since it came into use, there has been a steady increase of addiction and abuse associated with its illegal, non-medical use....

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12 Dec OxyContin: An Overview

As medical advancements find new medications to treat pain, we are also seeing an increased dependency on prescription pain drugs. One of the most habit forming pain relievers available is OxyContin, a narcotic pain reliever derived from opium. It is manufactured to be slowly released...

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12 Dec The Effects of Cocaine

Like any addictive substance, cocaine can have a very adverse effect on the body. These problems can crop up from the first time cocaine is used and continue to become more severe as a dependency is formed.Some of the effects of cocaine are outwardly visible...

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12 Dec Cocaine: An Overview

Cocaine use is a widespread problem in our country and the drug is becoming even easier to obtain. It is made from the coca plant and is available in different levels of purity. Like other illegal drugs, cocaine is an addictive substance that negatively affects...

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01 Dec Heroin: Effects and Treatment

Heroin is a highly addictive, illegal drug that has many adverse health risks. Some of the side effects are only temporary and occur the first time the drug is used. Many other side effects are attributed to pervasive use of the drug and have long...

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28 Nov Meth: An Overview

Methamphetamine is a drug contained in prescription medications to treat disorders like narcolepsy and ADHD. In the past it was also used as a nasal decongestant and bronchial inhaler. Because it can be easily manufactured using over-the-counter ingredients, abuse of methamphetamine is a widespread problem.   Also...

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20 Nov Effects of Meth

Methamphetamine (also known as meth) is one of the most commonly used, fastest growing drugs in the world. Its low cost, availability, and ease of manufacturing aid the continuing problem. Like any addictive drug, the greatest risk associated with methamphetamine is developing a dependence....

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20 Nov Heroin: An Overview

Heroin is derived from the morphine that comes from the Asian Poppy seed. It is a strong opiate and a highly addictive drug. The finished product can come in two basic forms, either as a white or brown powder or as a black sticky...

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29 Oct Alcohol and Your Brain

Alcohol begins having an effect on your body from that first sip. As alcohol consumption increases, its effects become more damaging and can have some very negative short and long-term consequences. As one consumes more and more alcohol, different areas of the brain become affected....

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