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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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Could Belief in Addiction “Cure” Lead to Relapse?

Addiction is more than simply using drugs or drinking alcohol. It encompasses someone’s lifestyle, habits, routines, history, genetics, and relationships. In other words, there is much more to addiction than meets the eye. This is why it is so important to resist the notion that there is a cure for addiction. When addicts — or …

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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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Hydrocodone Addiction and Rehabilitation

A weak opiate derived from codeine and typically combined with acetaminophen, hydrocodone is legally prescribed for pain relief. It is an antitussive (cough suppressant) and analgesic agent used for the treatment of moderate to severe pain, and is found to be nearly equal to morphine for pain relief. It is the most frequently prescribed opiate …

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The Relationship Between Sugar and Addiction

We’ve all heard the term “sugar high,” but what does it really mean? Some health professionals compare the rapid energy boost experienced by the body after eating sugary foods to the behavior of individuals who take amphetamines, prescription drugs, and illegal drugs such as cocaine. Just like a drug, sugar can be addictive. Medical experts …

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Coming Home from Rehab

The planning and preparation to go to rehab can be all-encompassing. When you get there, you immediately become busy working through your issues and attacking your addiction. Then it is time to go home. Your time in rehab has been preparing you for this day. While returning home can be a challenge, you also have …

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