WHY IS DRUG CLASSIFICATION IMPORTANT?

WHY IS DRUG CLASSIFICATION IMPORTANT?

Classifying drugs by chemical similarities is helpful because drugs that are chemically similar often have similar risks and impacts. A person who is addicted to a drug is also more likely to abuse and become addicted to other drugs if they are chemically similar....

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HOW CODEINE ABUSE IS HARMFUL

HOW CODEINE ABUSE IS HARMFUL

Codeine is a prescription pain medication used to treat mild to moderate pain. It comes in the form of a tablet and is the main ingredient in prescription grade cough suppressants. Tylenol 3, another popular pain reliever, is a mix of codeine and acetaminophen....

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THE TRUE DANGER OF STEROIDS

THE TRUE DANGER OF STEROIDS

Anabolic steroids are prescribed or illegally obtained by people who desire a stronger physical appearance and to develop muscle mass in a short period of time, usually resulting in boosted confidence and self-esteem. There are more than 100 kinds of anabolic...

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HOW DOES CAMPRAL WORK?

HOW DOES CAMPRAL WORK?

Campral is used to efficiently treat alcoholism, though scientists still don't completely understand how it works in the brain. This drug stops alcohol cravings and decreases interest in drinking (even in chronic alcoholics). Campral is believed to also address...

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THE POWER OF MORPHINE

THE POWER OF MORPHINE

The power of morphine as a narcotic painkiller, used to manage moderate to severe chronic pain, is a well known fact. It binds to opiate receptors in the brain and changes the body’s perception of pain. However, morphine can also carry a strong potential for abuse,...

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WHAT IS ANTABUSE?

WHAT IS ANTABUSE?

Antabuse is not an addictive medication; it is a part of a group of medications called “antidipsotropic medications” that are designed to have an anti-drinking effect. When combined with alcohol, Antabuse produces unpleasant and severe reactions: lowered blood...

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THE USE OF ACAMPROSATE

THE USE OF ACAMPROSATE

Acamprosate helps  lower alcohol cravings and effectively treat alcoholism. It is actually used to regulate and stabilize brain activity for a period of 3 to 12 months after you quit drinking. Acamprosate has been successfully used over the course of the past few...

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OXYCONTIN ABUSE

OXYCONTIN ABUSE

From health risks to the spread of disease, abusing OxyContin can produce regrettable consequences. OxyContin is the commercial name for the opioid/opiate medication oxycodone; it affects the brain in ways that cause euphoria and relaxation, a primary reason the drug...

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WHAT IS DRUG ADDICTION AND HOW IS IT DANGEROUS?

WHAT IS DRUG ADDICTION AND HOW IS IT DANGEROUS?

Campaigns, movements, ads and commercials are created and displayed for the world to see every day. It is common knowledge that drugs wreak havoc on your life and should not be tampered with. Yet with that said, many people still find themselves in a bind that they...

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THE PATH TO OVERCOMING ALCOHOL ADDICTION

THE PATH TO OVERCOMING ALCOHOL ADDICTION

When evaluating the detriment of alcohol abuse on your life, the path to recovery may seem dark, never ending, and intimidating. At times it may leave you feeling overwhelmed and isolated, and determining how to get started in the direction towards victory can be...

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