Codeine Addiction and Rehabilitation

Codeine is the most widely used, naturally occurring narcotic in medical treatment in the world. It is an addictive alkaloid found in opium in concentrations ranging from 0.7 to 2.5 percent. Most codeine used in the United States is produced from morphine, and is the starting material for not only codeine, but also dihydrocodeine and…

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Treatment for Methamphetamine Addiction

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive synthetic drug containing a potent central nervous system stimulant. Methamphetamine can be swallowed in pill form, sniffed as a powder, injected intravenously or intra-muscularly, or smoked. Although unassisted withdrawal is possible, the physical and emotional withdrawal effects are severe. As a result, those who get professional treatment for meth addiction…

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How Can I Help an Addict?

Watching a loved one sink deeper into addiction is terrifying. However, you don’t have to stand by helplessly — in fact, you can play a monumental role when helping a person recover from addiction. Recognizing Addiction Even when an overwhelming amount of evidence points to addiction, admitting to addiction is more difficult than you might expect. All…

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