Barbiturates were introduced to the pharmaceutical market for individuals suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, seizures or insomnia. This prescription medication is a brain-relaxer that induces an intoxicating feeling among its users. The high produced by barbiturates is often compared to the feeling of intoxication one receives from drinking too much alcohol. As is common, certain […]
Heroin is a recreational synthetic drug derived from a mixture of morphine and the chemical known as acetic anhydride. Drugs like heroin are considered opiates because they derive from the opium poppy plant. Opiate addictions are extremely difficult to kick, but individuals who are struggling can seek treatment at a professional rehabilitation facility, like the […]
Benzodiazepines, sometimes referred to as “benzos”, are a class of prescription drugs that were introduced in the late 1950’s. Prescription drug abuse is very common and has been on the rise lately in the United States. For those who are suffering from a disorder that requires medication, you can always ask your doctor for an […]
Cocaine, also known as coke, is an illegal substance that can be found on the streets. Individuals who become addicted to cocaine have a hard time quitting due to both a psychological and physical addiction to the effects of cocaine. Some individuals use cocaine to create a drug known as crack, which is a more […]
The Most Famous (and Most Controversial) Depressant Depressants are a class of drugs that includes both legal and illicit substances such as alcohol, benzodiazepines, and heroin. The most popular and arguably most controversial depressant, however, is probably marijuana. This drug seems to saturate today’s substance use culture and spark debate over its legality and medicinal […]
Methamphetamine, normally called “crystal meth” or “meth”, is a stimulant that is strikingly similar in chemical composition to amphetamine, a drug that is often used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and sleep disorders. Fortunately, crystal meth addiction can be effectively treated through rehabilitation. Users normally ingest meth by: snorting it in powder form injecting […]
Opioid and Opiate Drugs This category of drug spans over both legal and illegal substances. Opiate drugs are alkaloids that come from the opium poppy plant. This plant has strong pain relieving properties that have been used in many cultures for thousands of years. However, a number of illicit drugs can be made using opium. […]
PCP drug addiction recovery is available and effective for those willing to seek help through treatment. “PCP” is an acronym for phencyclidine, the scientific name of the drug’s active ingredient. Still, this substance is known by several other names, too. The most common names for PCP include: angel dust embalming fluid ozone the peace […]
Dual Classification Illicit substances can be categorized into one of three major drug types: depressants, stimulants, and hallucinogens. Depressants consist of substances that slow or “depress” the body’s normal functions. Stimulants do the opposite: they jump-start the central nervous system, increasing the user’s heart rate, blood pressure, respiration and body temperature. Hallucinogens are unlike either […]
Although not as common as other addiction, inhalant abuse and addiction should not go untreated. Chemicals included within inhalants used for their effects are not only addictive, but extremely dangerous. Far too often, the unknown dangers of these chemicals senselessly kill many people every year. But, there is hope for individuals affected by inhalant addiction […]
Known as a party or club drug, this illegal substance, contrary to popular belief, is addictive both physically and psychologically. Not only is it addictive, it is so potent that it can cause overdose death in smaller doses with even first-time use. For those who have fallen victim to the addictive nature of this substance, […]
Ketamine is an aesthetic commonly used in veterinary practice to subdue animals for procedures or surgery. Due to its euphoric effects, the drug has since been used as a recreational substance. Since the drug can cause numbing and sleep inducing effects, it is often utilized by individuals who intend to self-medicate underlying conditions of addiction […]
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If a loved-one is struggling with amphetamine abuse, chances are you’re feeling overwhelmed and even frustrated. Amphetamine abuse, if left untreated, has the potential to be incredibly dangerous to the brain and body, and can eventually lead to brain damage, and eventually death.
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