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Ambien Abuse

Ambien Abuse Ambien, a brand name for Zolpidem, is part of a medication class known as sedative-hypnotics. Normally, it is prescribed to treat difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep (insomnia). Once the drug is taken, it slows the brain activity, causing you to fall and maintain sleep. HISTORY OF AMBIEN It started with the…

Adderal Abuse

Adderal Abuse Adderall is a stimulant drug popular among college students and has been abused widely by the same demographic. The insights below will help you learn about Adderall addiction. Adderall is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, mood altering stimulants typically used in the treatment of attention deficit hypersensitivity disorder (ADHD). In other quarters,…

Benzodiazepine Abuse

Benzodiazepine Abuse Benzodiazepine is a drug used to help treat panic and anxiety attacks as well as insomnia. Very few people die from an overdose, the main problems caused from the drug are the effects it has on the mind. HISTORY OF BENZODIAZEPINE The drug became abused due to the fact that doctors felt since…

Amphetamine Abuse

Amphetamine Abuse Amphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant substance which provides an increased level of wakefulness, increased level of concentration, more energy, increased attention, improved mood, raised level of self confidence and sociability and a decreased level of appetite. The amphetamine drug has various nicknames which include: Amp, blue belly, crank, white cross, and…

Crack Abuse

Crack Abuse Crack, the street name for the chemically processed cocaine hydrochloride, causes a short term, and feeling of highness to people who use it. Also known as rock, or paste, crack is the crystal form of cocaine that comes in powder or solid form. The crack cocaine is processed by condensing baking powder and…

Cocaine Abuse

Cocaine Abuse Cocaine is a powerful narcotic that is extracted from coca leaves. Users can opt to snort, smoke (in this case crack cocaine) or inject it directly into the bloodstream. The Coca plant grows abundantly on the slopes of Mt. Andes, which is in the South America. The mountain slopes extend from Columbia, Peru…

Marijuana Abuse

Marijuana Abuse Marijuana is obtained from the leaves or flowers of the cannabis plant. Marijuana is known by a host of other street names including Indo, Herb, Green Goddess, Ganja and Dope. Here you will learn about marijuana addiction. HISTORY OF MARIJUANA Marijuana is naturally eaten or smoked. Its effects from the initial dose may…

Heroin Abuse

Heroin Abuse Heroin is an illegal substance that has been categorized as being one of the most addictive drugs on Earth. The drug is processed from morphine which is a naturally occurring substance that is extracted from the seed pod of poppy plants Heroin is typically sold as a brownish or white powder which has…

Meth Abuse

Meth Abuse Meth is one of the most addictive stimulant drugs in use in the world today. It is usually found in the form of a bitter-tasting, white, odorless crystalline powder. Some of the common names used to refer to meth include chalk, crystal, ice, stove top, speed, glass and crank. Meth is smoked, taken…

Narcotics Abuse

Narcotics Abuse The most common illegal narcotic for recreation reasons is heroin, but all prescription narcotics have the potential for abuse. Opioids (or opiates) in particular may cause addiction after prolonged use, and many opioid painkillers used to treat pain such as Vicodin, Percocet, Duragesic and OxyContin are in fact much more dangerous and more…