Abuse in Drug Rehab Programs

Written by Sean on December 8th, 2014

When you enter a drug rehab program, you do so with one thing in mind: overcoming your addiction to ensure a better life in the future. While many people are successful in doing so, most find that it is not easy to stay on track along the way. Even with the help of an experienced…
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Getting Past Opiate Withdrawal

Written by Sean on April 6th, 2014

Opiates are known as narcotics, they are the strongest pain reliever available and are only offered through prescription. They are also known to be the most widely abused drug in the world today. When dependent on opiates and abruptly stopping its use the user will experience physical and psychological pain, known as the withdrawal period….
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Opiate Addiction

Written by Sean on March 12th, 2014

Opiates are the strongest narcotic drug available, along with its effectiveness there is great risk of the individual developing a tolerance and dependency. An addiction can occur rather rapidly, causing health issues and problems within the individuals personal, social and professional life. Opiate Use When used appropriately opiates are very effective in the treatment of…
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Cocaine

Written by Kristin on March 9th, 2014

Cocaine is a stimulant drug made from the leaves of the coca plant native to South America. It is powerfully addictive and produces short-term euphoria, energy, and talkativeness. Cocaine has potentially dangerous physical effects such as raising heart rate and blood pressure. How Is Cocaine Used? Cocaine in powder form is typically inhaled through the nose…
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Bath Salts (Synthetic Cathinones)

Written by Kristin on March 6th, 2014

Brief Description Bath Salts are an new family of drugs that contain one or more synthetic chemicals related to cathinone, an amphetamine-like stimulant found naturally in the Khat plant. They are typically found in the form of a white or brown crystalline powder. Bath salts are sold in small plastic or foil packages, labeled “not…
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Club Drugs

Written by Kristin on March 6th, 2014

Club drugs are a group of psychoactive drugs that are commonly abused by teens and young adults within bars, nightclubs, parties and even concerts. The most commonly abused club drugs tend to be Ecstasy (MDMA), Methamphetamine, Rohypnol, Ketamine and GHB (Gamma hydroxybutyrate).   How Are Club Drugs Abused? Club drugs is the name for a…
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Spice (Synthetic Marijuana)

Written by Kristin on March 6th, 2014

The word “Spice” refers to a wide array of herbal mixtures that are marketed as a safe and legal alternative to marijuana, producing similar effects. Synthetic marijuana spices are sold under many different names including; K2, fake weed, Yucatan Fire, Skunk, and Moon Rocks. These spices are labeled “not for human consumption”  and contain dried,…
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Heroin

Written by Kristin on March 6th, 2014

Heroin is an opioid drug that has been synthesized from morphine. This is a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of the Asian opium poppy plant. Typically heroin will appear as a white or brown powder or as a black sticky substance, known as “black tar heroin.” Reach shows that in 2011, there…
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Inhalants

Written by Kristin on March 6th, 2014

There are many types of abused drugs that can be inhaled. However, the term inhalant stands for a wide array of substances such as solvents, aerosols, gases and nitrites that are typically only inhaled when abused. These inhalant substances are easily found in the home or work place; paints, markers, glues and cleaning fluids. Each…
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MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly)

Written by Kristin on March 6th, 2014

MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine) is a popular club drug known as ecstasy or Molly. It is a synthetic psychoactive drug with similarities to both the stimulant amphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline. MDMA users experience feelings of increased energy, euphoria, emotional warmth and empathy toward others, and distortions in sensory and time perception. How Is MDMA Abused? MDMA…
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