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Cocaine

Cocaine addiction is one of society’s greatest problems today. Individuals addicted to cocaine will do almost anything to get the drug. It has penetrated all levels of our society, rich, poor, and everyone in between. Family members connected to cocaine addicts live in chaos and confusion. Not understanding the underlying mechanics of cocaine addiction. Q) […]

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Xanax

Q) What is Xanax? A) Xanax is prescription tranquilizer which depresses the nervous system in a way similar to alcohol. Q) How is Xanax used? A) Xanax when abused is taken orally, chewed, crushed (then snorted like cocaine), or crushed (then dissolved in water and injected like heroin). Q) What are the effects of Xanax […]

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Vicodin

Q) What is Vicodin? A) Vicodin is one of the most commonly abused prescription pain medications today. One of the most widely prescribed medications, Vicodin and its related medications, loricet, loritab percodan, and oxycontin are opioid-based pain medications. Vicodin is a derivative of opium, which also used to manufacture heroin. Vicodin successfully diminishes pain, but […]

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Valium

Q) What is Valium? A) Valium is a drug of the Benzodiazepine sedative class. Valium (diazepam) acts on the limbic, thalmic and hypothalmic regions of the central nervous system to potentiate the effects of inhibitory neurotransmitters. Q) Is the difference between Valium and Diazepam? A) There is no actual difference between Valium and Diazepam. Diazepam […]

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Rohypnol

Q) What is Rohypnol? A) Rohypnol also known as Flunitrazepam is a benzodiazepine that is used in the short-term treatment of insomnia and as a sedative hypnotic and pre-anesthetic medication. It has physiological effects similar to diazepam (commonly known by its trade name, ValiumĀ®), although Rohypnol is approximately 10 times more potent. Rohypnol neither is […]

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Rohypnol

Ritalin

In 1990, 900,000 American kids were on Ritalin. Today some estimate the total number of children on Ritalin has increased to 4 – 5 million or more per year America now uses 90% of the world’s Ritalin – more than five times the rest of the world combined. Emergency room visits by children ages 10-14 […]

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Ritalin

Percodan

Q) What is Percodan? A) Percodan is a combination of oxycodone and aspirin. Oxycodone is a semisynthetic narcotic with strong analgesic properties. Like any narcotic, it is potentially addicting and is chemically different from heroin and opium only in structure and duration. The oxycodone component is 14-hydroxydihydrocodeinone, a white odorless crystalline powder which is derived […]

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Percodan

Percocet

Q) What is Percocet? A) Percocet is a narcotic (oxycodone) and acetaminophen combination. They are combined to get a synergistic effect on pain. Oxycodone is similar to other narcotics in terms of effect and addiction. Acetaminophen is better known as Tylenol. Other brand names are Roxicet and Tylox. Tablets contain 25 mg oxycodone hydrochloride and […]

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OxyContin

Q.) What is OxyContin? A.) OxyContin, approved by the FDA in 1995, an opium derivative, which is the same active ingredient in Percodan and Percocet. OxyContin is intended for use by terminal cancer patients and chronic pain sufferers. It has been linked to at least 120 overdose deaths nationwide. OxyContin (oxycodone hydrochloride controlled-release) tablets are […]

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Opium

Q) What is Opium? A) Opium is the crudest form and also the least potent of the Opiates. Opium is the milky latex fluid contained in the un-ripened seed pod of the opium poppy. As the fluid is exposed to air, it hardens and turns black in color. This dried form is typically smoked, but […]

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