Archive for May, 2009

  • Vicodin Addiction Treatment

    More information on vicodin addiction treatment and helpful places to get informed about prescription drug abuse and options for recovery.

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  • Valium

    Valium is a sedative that acts on the Central Nervous System. It is an addictive drug because users tend to build up a tolerance to it over time, which makes them feel like they need more in order to experience the effects that they have become used to. This drug is considered to be both psychologically and physically addictive.

    When taken orally, Valium usually produces very fast results. Because it is so addictive and appealing to users, it is generally recommended that people not take Valium for more than four weeks at the most.

    There are some basic symptoms that you can look for that will indicate an overdose of Valium:

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  • Anti-Addiction Drug Naltrexone May Relieve Chronic Pain

    Naltrexone, a prescription drug commonly used in treating alcoholism and drug addiction, has been found to be effective in relieving pain and fatigue associated with fibromyalgia. The journal Pain Medicine reported that researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine conducted a small study that showed a low dose of naltrexone reduced symptoms of pain and fatigue by an average of 30 percent. Patients who were given a placebo improved only 2 percent.

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  • Get Help for Vicodin Addiction

    If you believe you have an addiction to Vicodin or other prescription pain drugs, now is the time to get help.  The first step is admitting you have a problem.  The next step is to research addiction treatment options and choose a program that will help you rebuild your life and have a lasting recovery, not only from pain medication addiction, but from pain itself.

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  • Percocet

    Percocet is a combination of a narcotic and acetaminophen. It is used to treat pain and comes in a variety of dosages. Percocet is a very addictive drug, particularly when it is overused even by those with a valid prescription. An important point to make about Percocet is that it can be addictive even after only two to three weeks of regular use.
    This drug is a very popular one for abusers because it is a powerful opioid that activates the brain’s reward systems. When the brain’s reward systems are activated, a person begins to crave the drug that activated them. Once this cycle is started, it is very difficult to break it without professional assistance. In many cases, however, people develop a dependence on Percocet without even realizing it. This makes it much more difficult for people to realize that they need help.

    Abusers of Percocet may take this pill in its original form. They may also chew or crush the pills and then snort them.
    There are a variety of symptoms of overdose that you should be aware of when taking Percocet. These include:
     

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  • Darvocet

    Darvocet is a narcotic that is closely related to the drug methadone. It is generally prescribed to treat mild to moderate levels of pain, and it is highly addictive. Because of its narcotic properties, it is a widely abused drug among those with and without prescriptions for it.

    Darvocet creates both physical and psychological dependence in people, so it is advisable that it be used with caution, even if you have a prescription for this medication. There are quite a few side effects associated with the use of Darvocet including:

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  • Chronic Pain and Drug Addiction

    Everyone has taken an aspirin at some time or another in his or her life. It is one of the most basic of medicines and works well in relieving the pain from a headache. While taking an occasional aspirin for pain relief is okay, people need to be wary of the tendency to become dependent on the pain-killing drugs to the point where the medication is a greater health risk than the symptom it is being taken for.

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  • Addiction Resources

    Here are some resources to help you research treatment for Vicodin addiction or any other pain medication addiction:

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The Pain of Addiction

Vicodin addiction often starts innocently enough. Most people start taking Vicodin or other pain medications after surgery or an injury. But then they can’t stop. They need more to get the same pain relief. They start doctor shopping to get more pills. And the cycle continues until it takes over their lives.