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How to Drink Less

Nov 21 2013 10:36 AM | LostInLouisiana in Alcohol

Twenty tips on how to drink less for the moderate drinker.

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Bath Salts

Sep 10 2013 01:23 PM | LostInLouisiana in Illegal and Other Drugs

Bath Salts Abuse. A new designer drug is hitting the market and becoming very popular in the U.S. It has been given the innocent name of "Bath Salts"; however, it's a very dangerous new way to get high.....

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Alcohol & Drug Addiction - Signs & Symp...

Sep 19 2013 11:27 AM | LostInLouisiana in Alcohol

Alcoholism and drug addiction often come with stigma and prejudice but this article will not make you feel sorry about yourself.....

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Alcohol and common health problems

Oct 14 2013 12:56 PM | LostInLouisiana in Alcohol

Alcohol is a depressant that can be found in alcoholic beverages. Its active psychoactive ingredient is ethanol (ethyl alcohol) that causes intoxication. These fermented carbohydrates are present in hard liquor, wine and beer.....

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Alcohol Mixed with Other Drugs

Nov 05 2013 10:07 AM | LostInLouisiana in Alcohol

The information regarding the dangers of mixing medications with alcohol is vital for alcoholics, drug addicts and even people who are using medicine inside or outside treatment facilities.....

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Cocaine

Nov 05 2013 10:40 AM | LostInLouisiana in Illegal and Other Drugs

Cocaine (benzoylmethylecgonine) is an addictive drug and a powerful CNS stimulant. It serves as an appetite suppressant and it is known for its topical anesthetic effect.....

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Crack

Nov 06 2013 01:16 PM | gordon in Illegal and Other Drugs

Crack is a lower purity form of cocaine which ranges from brown to yellowish white appearance. Its texture can be crumbly, oily, hard or crystalline.....

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Designer Drugs and Club Drugs

Nov 07 2013 01:24 PM | gordon in Illegal and Other Drugs

Designer drugs describe illegal synthetic drugs with modified chemical components created in secret laboratories.....

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Ecstasy

Nov 07 2013 01:52 PM | gordon in Illegal and Other Drugs

Ecstasy (MDMA) is a psychoactive and synthetic drug similar to methamphetamine and mescaline.....

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GHB

Nov 07 2013 05:15 PM | gordon in Prescription Drugs

Gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid or GHB is an FDA approved drug used as a CNS depressant focal in the treatment of a sleep disorder called narcolepsy. It has a sedative characteristic and helps in relaxation of the body.....

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Ketamine

Nov 07 2013 05:20 PM | gordon in Prescription Drugs

Ketamine is a drug that falls under the classification of NMDA receptor antagonist. This recreational drug is used in veterinary and human medicine with its high anesthetic dosage called “dissociative anesthesia".....

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Rohypnol

Nov 07 2013 05:26 PM | gordon in Prescription Drugs

Rohypnol is a nervous system depressant used as a pre-op medication to induce anesthesia. It is a considered as a short-acting benzodiazepine similar to Xanax and Valium used to treat sleeping disorders. This drug is illegal in the US......

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Salvia

Nov 07 2013 05:49 PM | gordon in Prescription Drugs

Salvia (Salvia divinorum) is a legal hallucinogenic drug used as an alternative to marijuana.....

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Spice

Nov 07 2013 05:53 PM | gordon in Illegal and Other Drugs

Spice refers to the herbal mixture that contains dried plant materials and chemicals like synthetic cannabinoid.....

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Blood Alcohol Content & DWI

Nov 08 2013 08:02 AM | LostInLouisiana in Alcohol

Note: This visualization of blood alcohol content (BAC) can help you assess the effects of drinking on physical and mental impairments, change in personality, and effects on driving. Feel free to link to this page for your own website or blog about drug and alcohol addiction. Please note that copying this infographic is a violation of our copyright, but linking to this page is acceptable and encouraged.....

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Marijuana

Nov 09 2013 08:30 AM | gordon in Illegal and Other Drugs

Marijuana or Cannabis sativa is a commonly used illicit drug which is a mixture of shredded brown, gray or green leaves, seeds and flowers of the said hemp plant.....

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Narcotics, Opioids and Pain Relievers

Nov 09 2013 08:37 AM | gordon in Prescription Drugs

An opioid is a narcotic drug that is derived through synthetically from opium that binds to opioid receptors in the body in a way similar to opiates.....

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Dilaudid

Nov 09 2013 08:40 AM | gordon in Prescription Drugs

Dilaudid is a brand name of hydromorphone (also called dimorphone). A semi-synthetic derivative of morphine, Dilaudid is an opioid analgesic in medical terminology and is a high abuse potential drug ("Schedule II" narcotic).....

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Heroin

Nov 09 2013 08:46 AM | gordon in Illegal and Other Drugs

Heroin is a narcotic drug that comes from opium poppy and developed from morphine.....

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Krokodil

Nov 09 2013 08:55 AM | gordon in Illegal and Other Drugs

Desomorphine (Krokodil) is an opiate-derivative of the drug morphine.....

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Lorcet

Nov 09 2013 10:14 AM | gordon in Prescription Drugs

Lorcet is a brand name for a drug that combine acetaminophen (aka Tylenol) with hydrocodone, an opium derivative, to create an effective pain-killing drug, which can be addictive.....

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Lortab

Nov 09 2013 10:15 AM | gordon in Prescription Drugs

Lortab is a brand name for a drug that combines hydrocodone, an opioid, with acetaminophen (Tylenol), similar in its chemical makeup to Vicodin, to create an effective pain-killing drug that can be prone to causing addiction.....

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Norco

Nov 09 2013 10:20 AM | gordon in Prescription Drugs

Doctors prescribe Norco as an effective pain reliever.....

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Vicodin

Nov 09 2013 10:34 AM | gordon in Prescription Drugs

Vicodin is a brand name for a drug that combine acetaminophen (most commonly known as Tylenol) with hydrocodone, an opioid, to create an effective pain-killing drug that can be prone to causing addiction. (“Schedule III” narcotic).....

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Oxycodone

Nov 09 2013 10:47 AM | gordon in Prescription Drugs

Oxycodone is a synthetic opioid prescribed to relieve moderate to severe pain by providing an analgesic effect by increasing pain tolerance and decreasing pain perception.....

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Tylox

Nov 13 2013 05:19 PM | gordon in Prescription Drugs

Tylox combines oxycodone and acetaminophen in a rapid release tablet form designed as a painkiller.....

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Oxycontin

Nov 09 2013 10:50 AM | gordon in Prescription Drugs

Oxycontin is a brand name of oxycodone hydrochloride, a synthetic opioid derived from thebaine.....

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Amphetamine

Nov 14 2013 07:10 AM | gordon in Prescription Drugs

Amphetamine is an addictive drug which is a very potent CNS stimulant that causes increased heart rate and high blood pressure.....

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Sedatives

Nov 13 2013 05:26 PM | gordon in Prescription Drugs

Sedatives come mostly from a class of drugs called benzodiazepine (sometimes referred to as Benzos or BZD).....

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Methamphetamine

Nov 14 2013 07:16 AM | gordon in Illegal and Other Drugs

Methamphetamine ("meth") is apsychoactive drug and a central nervous system stimulant commonly known as "meth", "ice" or "crystal meth".....

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Buspar

Nov 13 2013 05:29 PM | gordon in Prescription Drugs

Buspar is a trade name for buspirone, a drug used to treat Generalized Anxiety Disorder and sometimes depression.....

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Halcion

Nov 13 2013 05:36 PM | gordon in Prescription Drugs

Halcion is a brand name of triazolam, which is a benzodiazepine-type tranquilizer.....

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Equanil

Nov 13 2013 05:32 PM | gordon in Prescription Drugs

Equanil is a tranquilizer used to treat anxiety disorders or short-term anxiety. It allows the user to relax by slowing activity in the brain.....

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Klonopin

Nov 13 2013 05:58 PM | gordon in Prescription Drugs

Klonopin is a brand name of clonazepam, which is used to control seizures and panic attacks......

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Librium

Nov 13 2013 06:02 PM | gordon in Prescription Drugs

Librium is a trade name for Chlordiazepoxide, a benzodiazepine-type tranquilizer, which is used primarily to treat short-term anxiety, specifically in those undergoing alcohol withdrawal treatment.....

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Miltown

Nov 13 2013 06:17 PM | gordon in Prescription Drugs

Miltown is a tranquilizer used to treat anxiety disorders or short-term anxiety.....

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Lorazepam

Nov 13 2013 06:06 PM | gordon in Prescription Drugs

Lorazepam, a benzodiazepine-type tranquilizer, is prescribed to treat a range of conditions. It relieves anxiety by slowing down the brain.....

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Serax

Nov 13 2013 06:51 PM | gordon in Prescription Drugs

Serax is a short- to intermediate strength tranquilizer of the benzodiazepine family. It is used to treat anxiety, insomnia and alcohol withdrawal.....

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Valium

Nov 13 2013 06:54 PM | gordon in Prescription Drugs

Valium is the brand name of Diazepam, a benzodiazepine manufactured by Hoffmann-La Rouce. It is one of the most popular tranquilizers or muscle relaxers in the world.....

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Roxicet

Nov 13 2013 05:16 PM | gordon in Prescription Drugs

Roxicet is a rapid onset medication that combines oxycodone and acetaminophen.....

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Percodan

Nov 13 2013 05:11 PM | gordon in Prescription Drugs

Percodan is an effective painkiller, when prescribed correctly.....

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Xanax

Nov 13 2013 06:57 PM | gordon in Prescription Drugs

Xanax, a trade name for Alprazolam, is a strong short-acting tranquilizer from the benzodiazepine family.....

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Stimulants

Nov 14 2013 05:42 AM | gordon in Illegal and Other Drugs

Stimulants are drugs that speed up users’ mental and/or physical functions.....

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Adderall

Nov 14 2013 07:06 AM | gordon in Prescription Drugs

Adderall is a brand-name stimulant prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.....

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Concerta

Nov 14 2013 07:14 AM | gordon in Prescription Drugs

Concerta is a brand name for a sustained release formulation of Methylphenidate, MPH, a psycho stimulant drug originally popularized as the brand name Ritalin.....

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Ritalin

Nov 14 2013 07:21 AM | gordon in Prescription Drugs

Ritalin is the most common brand name for a formulation of Methylphenidate, or MPH, a psychostimulant drug.....

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Recovery Drugs - Used in the Treatment of Addicts

Nov 14 2013 07:24 AM | gordon in Recovery Drugs

The primary focus of substance dependence management is to reduce or put a stop to the strong and compulsive cravings to use the substance....

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Antabuse

Nov 14 2013 07:28 AM | gordon in Recovery Drugs

Antabuse (Disulfiram) is an alcohol deterrent that changes the transitional alcohol metabolism.....

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Buprenorphine

Nov 14 2013 07:30 AM | gordon in Recovery Drugs

Buprenoprhine is a synthetic opiod that chiefly acts as sedative and analgesic.....

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Campral

Nov 14 2013 07:33 AM | gordon in Recovery Drugs

Campral (Acamprosate) is a drug used to treat alcohol dependence.....

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Methadone

Nov 14 2013 07:36 AM | gordon in Recovery Drugs

This synthetic opiod is valuable in the medical management of opioid dependence.....

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Naltrexone

Nov 14 2013 07:38 AM | gordon in Recovery Drugs

Naltrexone is an opiod blocker that treats opiod dependence and alcoholism.....

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Suboxone

Nov 14 2013 07:40 AM | gordon in Recovery Drugs

Suboxone is a drug used to control opiate addiction.....

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Subutex

Nov 14 2013 07:43 AM | gordon in Recovery Drugs

Subutex is a synthetic opiod that has buprenorphine as its primary component....

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Topamax

Nov 14 2013 07:46 AM | gordon in Recovery Drugs

Topamax (Topiramate) is an anti-epileptic drug used in the management of alcoholism.....

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Suboxone vs Subutex

Nov 14 2013 07:49 AM | gordon in Recovery Drugs

Suboxone and Subutex tablets contain Buprenorphine, a partial opiod agonist that decreases a person’s opiod dependence.....

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