Archive for the ‘Related Drugs’ Category

  • High Cost of Prescription Drug Abuse Leads to Heroin Use

    Opioid painkillers are expensive, they are tougher to get and new formulations have made them more difficult to abuse. That combination is driving down prescription drug abuse, which is really good news. The not-so-good news is that drug abusers are simply turning to a cheaper, more available drug that is easy to abuse – heroin. Read More…

  • Facts about Prescription Depressants

    Prescription depressants have a legitimate medical purpose in the treatment of some conditions such as sleep disorders and anxiety. However, they are powerful substances that can also cause problems due to overuse or abuse, use in combination with other prescription drugs and/or alcohol, and use without a prescription for nonmedical purposes.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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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.