Inhalant Addiction and Treatment

Inhalants produce effects similar to alcohol and are created from a diverse group of substances that include volatile solvents, gases, and nitrites that are sniffed, snorted, huffed or bagged. The substances used are found in common household products such as glues, lighter fluid, cleaning fluids, and paint products. Inhalant abuse is the deliberate inhaling or…

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Heroin Addiction Recovery

Processed from morphine, heroin, also called H, horse, smack, dope, and junk, is the most abused and rapidly acting opiate available. Morphine is a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of certain varieties of poppy plants. Typically found in a white or brownish powder form, heroin also is found as a black sticky…

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OxyContin Addiction Treatment Center

Oxycodone, sometimes known as OxyContin, oxycodone, hillbilly heroin, oxy, OC, and kicker, is an opiate derived from morphine and is legally prescribed for pain relief. Found in the prescription drug OxyContin, it is a Schedule II narcotic analgesic, is highly addictive, and abusers usually require the help of an OxyContin treatment center to sustain a…

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Benzodiazepines Addiction and Treatment

Benzodiazepines such as Valium and Xanax are addictive drugs which are often used therapeutically to produce sedation, induce sleep, relieve anxiety and muscle spasms, and to prevent seizures. Benzodiazepines act as hypnotics in high doses, anxiolytics in moderate doses, and sedatives in low doses. Benzodiazepines affect the central nervous system functions and are classified as…

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Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine Addiction Help People have abused cocaine for nearly 100 years. Derived from the pure chemical cocaine hydrochloride, it is a powerfully addictive substance and quitting without professional help for cocaine addiction is extremely difficult. The powdered, hydrochloride salt form of cocaine can be snorted or dissolved in water and injected; it has also become…

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Suboxone Dependency & Addiction Signs

Many habitual users of opiates and opioids such as Vicodin, OxyContin, Codeine, morphine, and heroin are prescribed suboxone for the purposes of detox and withdrawal. Although for many clients suboxone is an effective medicine for opiate recovery, some who take suboxone for legitimate purposes wind up addicted. If you or someone you love is addicted…

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Barbiturate Addiction and Treatment

Barbiturates are legal, powerful and habit-forming drugs prescribed for medical use. They produce a wide spectrum of central nervous system effects, such as depression, mild sedation and coma. They are used as sedatives, hypnotics, anesthetics, and anticonvulsants and there are a number of well-known barbiturates, including Seconal, Nembutal, and Tuinal. The primary differences between barbiturates…

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