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What Are The Signs of Opioid Abuse?

Opioids make up a class of drugs that bind to opioid receptors in the brain, blocking pain sensations and inducing relaxation as central nervous system depressants. There are many prescription opioids...

What Are The Signs of Codeine Abuse?

As an opioid drug, codeine has a high potential for abuse. It is a habit-forming drug that can rapidly lead to addiction. The NDUH (National Survey on Drug Use and Health)...

What Are The Signs of Crystal Meth Abuse?

A stimulant that is very addictive, methamphetamine can have harmful effects.1-6 Meth misuse is a serious issue in America.6 A type of methamphetamine called crystal methamphetamine may look similar to...

What Are the Signs of Heroin Abuse?

Heroin is one of the strongest and most instantly addictive substances that is known to exist, according to Seattle’s KUOW. The drug was responsible for almost half of the drug-related deaths...

Signs of Seroquel Abuse

There are many psychiatric drugs prescribed to treat numerous mental and behavioral health conditions. These drugs may be therapeutic for people when used as directed. However, many psychiatric medications have a...

Signs of Adderall Abuse

Adderall is the brand name of a prescription stimulant medication designed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults as well as narcolepsy—a neurological disorder characterized by daytime sleepiness...

Signs of Abuse of Xanax

Xanax is a trade name for a prescription benzodiazepine medication available in generic form as alprazolam. This relatively fast-onset, short-duration-of-action sedative is prescribed to manage generalized anxiety and panic disorder.1 When...

Runaways and Addiction

People run away from home for different and complex reasons: escaping abuse, escaping poverty, having nowhere else to go, suffering from mental health or substance abuse problems, or many other...

Recognizing Signs

Around 22.7 million people needed treatment for a substance abuse problem in 2013, and only 2.5 million received it, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports. It can be very difficult...

Recognizing Signs That Your Loved One Needs Treatment

Around 22.7 million people needed treatment for a substance abuse problem in 2013, and only 2.5 million received it, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports. It can be very...

How Does Ativan Addiction Start?

Anxiety and insomnia affect millions of people throughout the world, with previous population-based prevalence estimates indicating that as many as 3 out of every 10 people struggle with one or...

Is LSD Addictive?

LSD, or lysergic acid diethylamide, is a potent synthetic hallucinogen drug that’s illegal in the United States. The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) lists it as Schedule 1 drug, which...

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