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  • The Effects of Amphetamine Use

    While amphetamines have clinical use, their potential for abuse and dependency is high. Legitimate use may turn into addiction. Amphetamines such as Adderall , and non-amphetamine stimulants such as Ritalin are gaining in popularity as recreational ...

    ... rate. Heart palpitations. Rapid breathing rate. Hypertension (high blood pressure). Increased body temperature ... ways on the central nervous system. In general, alcohol depresses a number of processes in the body, while ... continue reading
  • Why Are Amphetamines So Addictive?

    Amphetamines are a class of synthetic drugs that similarly stimulate the central nervous system (CNS). They are prescribed for legitimate use in the management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy and, rarely, in cases of ...

    ... . Dry mouth. Headache. Nausea. Mild delusions. Hypertension (raised blood pressure). Rapid heart rate. Over ... . Cravings - which are one of the hallmark signs of withdrawal- can, in some cases, lead to drug relapse even ... continue reading
  • Adderall Overdose

    Adderall - the pharmaceutical combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine - is a prescription stimulant medication primarily used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults 1 . When taken as prescribed, ...

    ... conditions, including glaucoma, hyperthyroidism, seizures, hypertension, heart conditions, liver or kidney ... off the drug, while medical staff manage any severe withdrawal symptoms that may arise. After detox is complete, ... continue reading
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  • The Effects of Concerta Use

    Concerta is the trade name of a central nervous system stimulant known as methylphenidate . It is prescribed mainly for the treatment of: Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Narcolepsy. As a stimulant, ...

    ... Hypertension. Insomnia. Dilated pupils. Impaired vision. Decreased appetite. Arrhythmias. Heart attack. Stroke. Alcohol ... of the risk of depression during withdrawal and the possibility that underlying mental disorders ... continue reading
  • Stimulant Withdrawal

    Stimulants are substances that increase the activity of several neurotransmitter systems throughout the brain, and are capable of creating a state of heightened energy and alertness. Additionally, many of the stimulant drugs elevate physiological ...

    ... can be an invaluable source of support during recovery 2 . In general, the various types of stimulant withdrawal follow a similar course 2 : Immediately after a person stops using they may feel anxious, sad, agitated ... continue reading
  • Adderall Withdrawal

    Adderall, a branded formulation of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine , is a stimulant that doctors prescribe for the management of: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Narcolepsy. As a prescription stimulant, Adderall can be used to ...

    ... to the average amount of drug being abused, amongst other variables. Is Adderall Withdrawal Dangerous? Withdrawal from certain drugs like alcohol or benzodiazepines can pose a dangerous, or even fatal, risk to abusers ... continue reading
  • Effects of Stimulant Drugs

    Are Stimulants Harmful? Any amount of stimulant abuse can cause damage to the user. Stimulants are a class of substances that increase certain types of cell signaling and amplify various physiologic processes throughout the brain and body. In ...

    ... for getting help . It's never too late to make the first step toward recovery. Stimulant Withdrawal Treatment Withdrawal from stimulant abuse is not a life-threatening process, but it can be uncomfortable. There are ... continue reading
  • Side Effects of Vyvanse

    Vyvanse is a brand name for the medication lisdexamfetamine that is prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and binge-eating disorders 1,2 . Vyvanse belongs to a class of medicines known as central nervous system (CNS) ...

    ... to get high 5 . College students may combine alcohol with Vyvanse when partying to decrease the feelings of ... requiring increased doses to achieve the same high. Withdrawal symptoms appear with cessation of use. If you or ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Dextroamphetamine Addict

    How to Approach an Addict If someone in your life is struggling with an addiction to dextroamphetamine, you may be experiencing a lot of emotions, such as fear, concern, anger, and frustration. You may be willing to try anything to get them into ...

    ... symptoms . These include: Dry mouth. Hypertension. Rapid heartbeat. Tremors. Loss of appetite ... of mounting negative consequences. Developing tolerance. Experiencing withdrawal symptoms in the drug's absence. Investing ... continue reading
  • Dexedrine Abuse

    Dexedrine is the brand name for an extended-release formulation of dextroamphetamine, a central nervous system stimulant prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Dextroamphetamine is also one of the active ...

    ... it is causing harm to your body, life, or both. Withdrawal avoidance tends to perpetuate use, so even if a person has ... dose of Dexedrine can cause: 4,5 Severe hypertension. Stroke. Heart failure. Seizures. Coma. Sudden ... continue reading
  • Dextroamphetamine Abuse

    Dextroamphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant prescribed for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. This substance is also known by specific brand names such as Dexedrine, ProCentra or Zenzedi. The ...

    ... frequently increase the dose to feel the same effects). Withdrawal symptoms when attempting to cut down use. The user ... memory. Unhealthy weight loss; malnutrition. Hypertension (raised blood pressure). Tachycardia ( ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Dextroamphetamine Use

    Dextroamphetamine is a prescription stimulant used in the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Dextroamphetamine is commonly found under the brand names Dexedrine and ProCentra and a more recently approved ...

    ... feel the same effects. Spending excessive amounts of time in finding and using the drug. Experiencing withdrawal when not using. Dextroamphetamine abuse can quickly become an all-consuming problem, but if you or someone ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Steroid Addict

    Help for Steroids Addicts People who are addicted to steroids may need professional help to stop taking the drug. While the dependency that develops may be different from other, more commonly abused substances, anabolic steroids can indeed be ...

    ... or addiction problem. With help from a medical provider, you may be able to reduce the side effects of withdrawal and be able to minimize your time on a potentially dangerous drug . Call 1-888-744-0069 Who Answers ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Steroid Use

    Are Steroids Harmful? Some steroids can be incredibly harmful to those who take them. Conversely, some types are used to help people with inflammatory conditions like chronic bronchitis, but those are categorized as corticosteroids . They are not ...

    ... Headaches. Joint and muscle pain. Anxiety. Anorexia. Fatigue. Depression could be the most dangerous effect of withdrawal because it can be intense and long-lasting. In some case, suicidal thoughts or attempts may occur ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Dexedrine Use

    Understanding Dexedrine Dexedrine is a brand name for the prescription drug dextroamphetamine and is used to treat pediatric attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy in both children and adults. By increasing neural signaling ...

    ... difficult to identify during active use, but the symptoms become clear when use ends or decreases because withdrawal symptoms emerge within hours or days after last use depending on factors such as dosing, frequency, and ... continue reading
  • Effects of Desoxyn Abuse

    Desoxyn is a prescription drug that is indicated to treat two conditions 1,2 : Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children 6 and older. Exogenous obesity (obesity due to overeating) in individuals 12 years old or older (on a ...

    ... (or, detox) . Due to the risk of suicide associated with depression and violence towards others during withdrawal, detoxification might be better attempted in a supportive and supervised environment than at home 9 . The ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Concerta Addict

    When you love someone with an addiction, it can be hard to understand why he or she can't just stop using overnight. Addiction can take over an individual's life and produce an all-consuming desire to continue use despite wanting or needing to stop. ...

    ... be experiencing the effects of addiction. You may also be facing a substance use disorder if you feel withdrawal symptoms when you're not able to access or use Concerta. Concerta Addiction Treatment Help is available for ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Ritalin Use

    Is Ritalin Bad For You? Ritalin (generic name: methylphenidate) is a stimulant prescribed to reduce the effects of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It is also sometimes prescribed for the ...

    ... 2011 alone, 11% of children in the U.S. were given an ADHD diagnosis. Withdrawal and Addiction Treatment Ritalin withdrawal can be extremely difficult. Individuals seeking to kick this habit can experience feelings that ... continue reading
  • How to Treat Stimulant Addiction

    The stimulants are a broad class of substances that affect the nervous system in a way that leads to increased activity across a number of mental and physical processes—serving, in varying degrees, to boost energy and attention but also capable of ...

    ... an increasing tolerance 3 . Once the individual's body becomes dependent on the substance, they will experience withdrawal symptoms if they are unable to use or are attempting to decrease their dose. These symptoms may ... continue reading
  • Steroid Abuse

    Overview of Steroid Abuse Steroids are lifesavers in many situations. For example, corticosteroids open up the lungs to allow for increased breathing during asthma attacks. However, there are steroids that can be incredibly damaging to one's health ...

    ... the steroid products in the person's possession and taking them gently through the withdrawal process. Withdrawal usually brings on: Depressive-like symptoms. Anxiety. Concentration problems. Difficulty sleeping. Pain ... continue reading
  • How to Help an Amphetamine Addict

    Amphetamine addiction is a serious issue. Stimulants have the potential to adversely affect the personality and behavior of the individuals abusing these drugs. Amphetamine addiction is a serious issue; stimulants have the potential to adversely ...

    ... throughout the detox period, and some medications may be provided to minimize some of the discomforts of withdrawal that may be experienced. After the completion of the detox process, the patient will typically commence ... continue reading
  • Steroid Overdose

    In general, there are two kinds of steroid drugs: Corticosteroids, which are used for medical issues. Anabolic steroids , which may also have indications for medical use, but are often misused to improve strength, appearance, and athletic ...

    ... drugs, such as body dysmorphic disorder . A structured treatment program can also help you deal with withdrawal symptoms that may be difficult to cope with alone A structured treatment program can also help you deal ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Desoxyn Addict

    You may be surprised to learn that Desoxyn is actually methamphetamine. It is the only remaining marketed pharmaceutical containing methamphetamine 1 . Stimulant abuse is a major problem in the U.S. More than 1.6 million people in the U.S. admitted ...

    ... risk for violence. When the drug has been cleared from the body, the focus moves from managing withdrawal to treating the issues behind the addiction. Therapeutic approaches may include one or more of the following 8 ... continue reading
  • Wellbutrin Abuse

    Bupropion (Wellbutrin, Aplenzin, Zyban) is a drug that is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression, seasonal affective disorder, and to help people stop smoking 1 . Doctors also frequently prescribe bupropion to ...

    ... 7 . In addition to the physical risk of abusing bupropion, some abusers have experienced symptoms of withdrawal when they stopped taking the drug, such as irritability and depressed mood 2 . Like any other potentially ... continue reading
  • How to Get Help for Dexedrine Abuse

    How to Approach an Addict If you're worried about someone you love using Dexedrine, watch out for use of dextroamphetamine as other brand formulations like Adderall , ProCentra, and Zenzedi. If someone close to you is struggling with an addiction to ...

    ... presence of the drug and functions abnormally without it. Those who are dependent on a substance will experience withdrawal when use is cut down or stopped. Another indicator of a problem is the development of tolerance ... continue reading
  • Desoxyn Abuse

    What Is Desoxyn? Desoxyn is a prescription stimulant medication that contains methamphetamine hydrochloride . It is available in 5 mg tablets that are intended for oral use 1,2 . It is prescribed for the treatment of 1 : ...

    ... the desired level, the person will not feel well and will experience significant discomfort, called drug withdrawal . Some amount of tolerance and physiological dependence may occur with normal prescription use, and not ... continue reading
  • Vyvanse Abuse

    Vyvanse, also known in its generic form as lisdexamfetamine, is a medication used for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also approved it for treatment ...

    ... . Increased energy and alertness. Rapid speech. Excessive sweating. Impaired judgment. Nausea or vomiting. Withdrawal symptoms (depression, fatigue, sleep problems, etc.). Additionally, some common behavioral signs of ... continue reading
  • History and Statistics of “Study Drugs”

    What are “Study Drugs?” The colloquial term “study drugs” typically refers to prescription stimulant medications (such as Ritalin and Concerta) that are used to enhance aspects of a user's mental functioning, such as: Memory. Concentration. ...

    ... of prescription stimulants can easily lead to dependence and addiction. Once dependent, a user may experience withdrawal symptoms when stopping use, such as: Lethargy or fatigue. Increased somnolence. Depression and/or ... continue reading
  • Snorting Ritalin

    Ritalin is sold as both an immediate-release and extended-release medication 2 . Extended-release Ritalin is designed to gradually release methylphenidate into the bloodstream throughout the day, rather than all at once. Ritalin is classified as a ...

    ... manner. Because Ritalin users may develop a range of withdrawal symptoms when trying to stop, detox programs monitor these ... is to reinforce abstinence from drugs and alcohol by providing prizes or vouchers. The matrix ... continue reading
  • Amphetamine Addiction

    Amphetamines are prescription medications or illegal substances that are also known as stimulants, as they speed up your metabolism and increase your alertness. When legally prescribed, they are typically used to treat attention-deficit ...

    ... occurring amphetamine and opiate addiction or amphetamine and alcohol addiction, which can increase the risk of overdose. 10 Amphetamine Withdrawal Symptoms Amphetamine withdrawal occurs when a person who is dependent on ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Ritalin Addict

    Help for Ritalin Addicts Ritalin (generic name: methylphenidate) is a highly addictive prescription stimulant medication used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is a widely prescribed medication, making its abuse a common ...

    ... Take in combination with other substances, such as alcohol or opiates. Crush the tablets and inhale them rather ... of the body of the body from the drug. Withdrawal from stimulants like Ritalin can be very uncomfortable. A ... continue reading
  • Snorting Vyvanse

    Vyvanse is the brand name of a medication prescribed to treat attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and binge eating disorder (BED) 1 . This substance is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that interacts with several ...

    ... substances. Using stimulants like Vyvanse in combination with alcohol and/ or sedatives like Xanax put the ... to a period of withdrawal symptoms , sometimes called “the crash.” During the withdrawal period, the user may ... continue reading
  • Snorting Adderall

    What is Adderall? Adderall is a prescription stimulant used and abused for its ability to increase energy and mental focus, as well as for its potential to elicit pleasurable feelings at high enough doses 1 . It is prescribed for the treatment of ...

    ... , they will often experience a set of withdrawal symptoms that may make quitting extremely difficult. Tolerance ... snorting it. Mixing Adderall with other drugs or alcohol. Signs of an Adderall overdose include 8 : ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Adderall Use

    Is Adderall Harmful? Adderall is a form of amphetamine prescribed for the treatment of: 1 Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Narcolepsy. It is available in 2 forms : immediate release and extended release. 1 Both forms are suitable for ...

    ... risk of further complications if they mix it with alcohol . Due to the fact that Adderall disguises some of ... and continued drug use. While in most cases, stimulant withdrawal is not a medical emergency, it can be quite ... continue reading
  • Vyvanse Overdose

    Vyvanse is a medication prescribed to manage ADHD and the compulsive behaviors associated with binge eating disorders 1 . However, as with any medication, taking too much Vyvanse can have serious side effects. Furthermore, people have become ...

    ... signs) by withdrawal symptoms when they stop using . When unpleasant withdrawal symptoms surface— ... up on doses or taking more than the prescribed dose. Alcohol and street drugs are dangerous when mixed with Vyvanse and ... continue reading
  • Adderall Abuse

    What Is Adderall? Adderall is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine that is used primarily to treat the symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) . It has benefits with sleep disorders and reported, off-label utility ...

    ... cardiac arrest. The Dangers of Mixing Adderall with Alcohol Another risk of overdose associated with Adderall is ... leading to cravings for Adderall. Other common withdrawal symptoms of Adderall include: Low energy. ... continue reading
  • How to Help an Adderall Addict

    Help for Adderall Addicts Adderall is the brand name for a drug that contains two active ingredients: amphetamine and dextroamphetamine . These ingredients work to stimulate and speed up the body. Doctors use this drug in the treatment of ...

    ... alcohol as it reduces the perceived effects of alcohol. This leads to increased intake of alcohol, which can result in alcohol ... call today. Related Articles Stimulant Detox and Withdrawal To share your story or talk to ... continue reading
  • Concerta Abuse

    [quizBuddy quiz=”Concerta Abuse” question=”1″] What Is Concerta? When taken in high doses, Concerta can produce physical and mental effects similar to street drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine. Concerta is the brand name for an ...

    ... To learn more about Concerta addiction and recovery, visit the following pages: Prescription Drug Abuse Concurrent Alcohol and Concerta Abuse You can also join the conversation about addiction by visiting our Forum today ... continue reading
  • Trazodone Use in Substance Abuse Treatment

    Each individual in recovery is likely to have had a somewhat unique substance abuse program experience. There are a number of therapeutic variables, including treatment center setting and program duration. However, many commonly encountered ...

    ... , among people in recovery from addiction to alcohol, trazodone is the most commonly prescribed medication used ... of the medication may result in trazodone withdrawal symptoms like anxiety and difficulty sleeping. Any ... continue reading
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    ... to maintain jobs, etc. Withdrawal from Alcohol Acute alcohol withdrawal can result in the development ... withdrawal include: Fever and sweating. Nausea and vomiting. Generalized muscular tremor. Tachycardia. Hypertension. ... continue reading
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    What Is Benzodiazepines? Benzodiazepines, or “benzos,” are central nervous system depressants commonly prescribed to manage a variety of conditions, including anxiety, panic disorders, muscle spasm, seizures, alcohol withdrawal, and insomnia 1 . ...

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  • Concurrent Alcohol and Alprazolam Abuse

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  • I’m Having Opiate Withdrawals – Am I Addicted?

    Shelly's knee surgery went great. The doctor said she'd be running again in no time. Before she'd be ready for her next 5K, she'd have to endure some fairly intense pain and a lot of physical therapy. While in the hospital, Shelly received regular ...

    ... to go to rehab. There's only one thing to do; I just have to get more pills.” The Facts About Withdrawal If you take opiates (like oxycodone , tramadol , fentanyl or morphine ) every day for more than four weeks, there ... continue reading
  • Could This Inexpensive Medication Reduce Your Withdrawal Symptoms?

    Withdrawal. It's a huge hurdle on the path to recovery. Those struggling to leave opioids behind know they'll eventually have to face the intimidating mental and physical effects of withdrawal. It's a powerful and frightening thought. Some of the ...

    ... hope this new insight will lead to the creation of a more effective treatment method for the symptoms of withdrawal. Dr. Trang says their next steps will be to determine the drug effectiveness in humans and to ensure its ... continue reading
  • Painkiller Detox and Withdrawal

    Prescription painkillers are opioid medications that manage pain and, furthermore, exhibit activity throughout the brain's pleasure centers. Their interaction with opioid receptors in the brain results in a down-modification of the sensations of ...

    ... good idea. This method claims to speed up the withdrawal process; however, recent research has proven this statement ... Are you taking any other drugs? Do you drink alcohol? What are your drug-taking and drinking habits and ... continue reading
  • Suboxone Withdrawal

    Suboxone is a medication approved for the treatment of opioid addiction and dependence . As part of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) regimen, Suboxone can help return the recovering individual to a life free of the intense highs and lows ...

    ... the drug and get off opioids for good. Signs of Withdrawal Suboxone's speed of onset and total duration of action ... If Suboxone was mixed with other drugs or alcohol . The presence of mental health disorders. Irritability ... continue reading
  • Marijuana Withdrawal

    Marijuana (cannabis, weed, grass, hashish) is the most widely used illicit drug in the United States. According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 8.4% of all Americans over the age of 12 (22.2 million people) used ...

    ... usually does not cause severe physical symptoms the way that other drugs such as alcohol or opioids do. Instead, the symptoms of marijuana withdrawal are more often psychological 2,5 . It is important to know that even ... continue reading
  • Heroin Withdrawal

    Heroin is an illicitly manufactured opioid drug and morphine derivative. Both the pain-relieving and pleasurable properties of heroin are initiated through the drug's interaction with opioid receptors in the brain. It is most often distributed on ...

    ... What, if any, other drugs are you taking? Do you drink alcohol, and, if so, how often? Have you ever received treatment? ... care to help you through the process of withdrawal and may be provided natural remedies to ease ... continue reading
  • Xanax Withdrawal

    Xanax is in a class of drugs called benzodiazepines . These frequently prescribed medications are used to treat a range of physical and mental health conditions. Specifically, Xanax (also known by its generic name, alprazolam) is used in the ...

    ... will not typically culminate in life-threatening effects like the ones possible from alcohol or barbiturate withdrawal 5 . Even so, the withdrawal can be accompanied by a range of physical health and mental health side ... continue reading
  • Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

    What Is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome? Post-acute-withdrawal syndrome (PAWS) refers to a constellation of symptoms experienced by some individuals who are addicted to alcohol or certain drugs after a prolonged period of withdrawal . PAWS is also ...

    ... in patients who take them strictly as directed and under a doctor's supervision. As with alcohol, tapering can help acute withdrawal, but is not very effective for avoiding PAWS. This can be very difficult for patients ... continue reading
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Programs

    If you or someone you care about is struggling with addiction, you may be considering potential drug and alcohol treatment options. Seeking treatment is a courageous choice and an important first step in the recovery process, but it might not always ...

    ... of many peoples' recovery, treatment is not just a matter of stopping drug or alcohol use with the help of detox and withdrawal management; it's also about learning to maintain sobriety and developing skills so you can ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Phenobarbital Abuse

    The Problem of Alcohol and Phenobarbital Abuse The dangers of addiction and overdose are greatly increased when phenobarbital is combined with alcohol. Phenobarbital (trade name: Luminal) is a prescription barbiturate that is used primarily as an ...

    ... to get help. Calling 1-888-744-0069 Who Answers? could save a life. Alcohol and Phenobarbital Abuse Treatment Withdrawal symptoms, ranging from merely uncomfortable to life-threatening, have long been known for people ... continue reading
  • Mixing Alcohol with Drugs

    Mixing alcohol with prescription drugs or illicit drugs (known as polysubstance use), can have dangerous health effects that many people may not realize. Since alcohol is such a commonly used substance, it's even more important to understand how it ...

    ... dealt with by prioritizing treatment and addressing potentially life-threatening withdrawal symptoms first, such as those associated with alcohol or benzodiazepines, followed by opioids. 14 However, it is important ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Fentanyl Abuse

    Alcohol and Fentanyl Abuse Alcohol and fentanyl are drugs of dependence that are dangerous and highly addictive. Frequent or long-term use can result in many negative consequences, including death. Concurrent substance use disorders involving ...

    ... medical events from taking place as a result of the withdrawal symptoms which include those listed below. Withdrawal Symptoms Withdrawal from alcohol can lead to the following symptoms: Headache. Nausea. Insomnia. Fever ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Carisoprodol Abuse

    Carisoprodol, sold in the United States under the brand name Soma , is a centrally acting skeletal muscle relaxant that is prescribed to relieve discomfort related to painful musculoskeletal conditions such as muscle injuries and spasms. ...

    ... can be habit-forming and its use can result in unpleasant withdrawal symptoms , especially when combined with alcohol. The Problem of Alcohol and Carisoprodol Abuse Carisoprodol has become a popular recreational drug of ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Klonopin Abuse

    Each day, millions of people in the US use alcohol . Additional multitudes of people in the U.S. use Klonopin— the brand name for the benzodiazepine , clonazepam . Both substances are relatively safe when used in moderation (or as prescribed, in ...

    ... use. Frequency of use. Duration of use. Risks of severe withdrawal. Motivations for using. Motivations for ending use. People with concurrent dependence on alcohol and Klonopin are even more likely to require a period of ... continue reading
  • Find a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rehab Center in Minnesota

    Developing an addiction to drugs and alcohol can have detrimental effects on a person's physical and mental health, relationships, and overall well-being. Minnesota has a population of roughly 5.5 million and is made up of 87 counties. 1 Addiction ...

    ... ; intro: Developing an addiction to drugs and alcohol can have detrimental effects on a person's physical ... you may be prescribed medication to help ease any withdrawal symptoms and make you more comfortable in the ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Suboxone and Alcohol and Abuse

    About Alcohol and Suboxone Alcohol Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance by both teenagers and adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In fact, the CDC found that in any given month, 25% of high ...

    ... the two drugs can produce significant dangers. [quizBuddy quiz=”Alcohol and Suboxone Abuse” question=”1″] Need help and ... on more intense highs - and naloxone's withdrawal-inducing effects, it is more difficult to discern ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Opiate Abuse

    Prescription opiates are effective in the treatment of pain, but they have the potential to be addictive and, in fact, many people are struggling with an opiate painkiller addiction. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, opioids ...

    ... facility, where you have around-the-clock care, supervision during the withdrawal period and plenty of support for your addiction. Statistics on Alcohol and Opiate Use According to recent statistics , 16.6 million adults ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Methadone Abuse

    It's important to know the facts about drinking and methadone. Alcohol and methadone can both cause a range of profound effects and both substances have the potential to cause addiction. Combining these two substances can be even more devastating ...

    ... and rehab programs will generally be able to assist with multi-substance withdrawal and recovery. Statistics Using methadone and alcohol improperly can cause devastating results. Methadone, in particular, is easy to take ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Lorazepam Abuse

    Although lorazepam and alcohol can both be safe when consumed appropriately, concurrent abuse can quickly lead to the need for immediate medical treatment. Facts about drinking and lorazepam clearly indicate that it is never safe to mix these two ...

    ... centers and rehab programs will generally be able to assist with multi-substance withdrawal and recovery. Statistics for Alcohol and Lorazepam Statistics The National Institutes of Health estimate that 88,000 individuals ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Hydrocodone Abuse

    The Problem of Alcohol and Hydrocodone Abuse Both alcohol and hydrocodone are relatively safe when used appropriately and in moderation. When used excessively or when combined, these substances can create volatile and unpredictable outcomes. Alcohol ...

    ... alone can be a very uncomfortable experience. When combined, withdrawal can be dangerous and deadly due to the severe withdrawal syndrome associated with alcohol . Withdrawing from combined use can lead to: Body pain ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol And Crystal Meth Abuse

    Crystal meth is an illicit and powerful stimulant drug that is most commonly smoked, snorted, or injected. It is characterized by its ability to produce a powerful euphoria, increased energy, decreased appetite, and increased heart rate. It is ...

    ... are simultaneously managed. Quality rehab centers will administer medications to help with alcohol and meth detox and manage the withdrawal symptoms. Once the body rids itself of the toxic influences of all substances ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Ambien Abuse

    Ambien is the brand name for the sedative-hypnotic (i.e., sleep aid) drug, zolpidem. It is a central nervous system depressant, meaning that it slows down brain activity. Ambien is available in both immediate and extended release formulations. Drugs ...

    ... . Respiratory arrest. Coma. Death. Treatment for Co-occurring Alcohol and Ambien Addiction Rehab centers can treat co-occurring alcohol and Ambien abuse. Withdrawal from alcohol alone can be dangerous and with the added ... continue reading
  • Outpatient Treatment Centers for Alcohol and Drug Addiction

    Substance abuse is a complicated issue, potentially impacting all areas of one's life, including work, health, and interpersonal relationships. Hopefully, at some point, an individual battling with drug or alcohol addiction will reach out for help. ...

    ... those who know they need help for drug abuse or alcohol addiction but are unable to stop working or attending school ... health conditions and/or severe addiction or withdrawal symptoms. Mandates follow-up or aftercare ... continue reading
  • Alcohol Intervention Programs

    Typically, those who have a loved one with a drinking problem are concerned about the damage that person is doing, not only to themselves but to those close to them as well. The families may feel there are warning signs, and while the person may not ...

    ... intervention if: Your loved one is showing classical signs of alcohol dependence You feel he is a danger to himself or others ... the possible need for medically managed withdrawal (supervised detox) and the benefits ... continue reading
  • Alcohol Abuse: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment for Alcohol Addiction

    What Is Alcohol Abuse? Those who abuse or misuse alcohol are not necessarily addicted to or dependent on alcohol. An individual can misuse alcohol without drinking on a consistent basis. For example, an individual who abuses alcohol may only drink ...

    ... in the body. 9,10 Medical detox is extremely important for someone dependent on alcohol because withdrawal can cause delirium and potentially life-threatening seizures, along with other very serious symptoms. 2,9,10 ... continue reading
  • Tooth and Consequences: Alcohol Can Wreck Your Smile

    People who consume alcohol excessively and regularly are at great risk to develop tooth decay and periodontal disease. Even having a few drinks regularly can begin to break down the enamel on teeth. Alcohol and Tooth Decay The process goes like ...

    ... needs …and rightfully so. With detox and withdrawal symptoms to endure, oral hygiene tends to ... agent named Lisa serves as a perfect example of alcohol-related dental problems. After spending a few months in recovery ... continue reading
  • Facing Reality: 8 Shocking Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statistics

    It's no secret that drugs and alcohol can have detrimental consequences on your mind, body, and life. They are indiscriminate in who they affect; anyone who abuses alcohol or drugs is at risk for developing an addiction. Although sometimes glorified ...

    ... out there. It can lead to severe adverse health effects and life-threatening withdrawal symptoms. 4. An estimated 88,000 people die per year due to alcohol. 4 Whether it be due to a medical complication such as cirrhosis ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Methylphenidate Abuse

    Many people use methylphenidate to improve their lives and help manage certain mental health symptoms. However, many abuse this drug in an attempt to achieve a high or even to alleviate their symptoms more than the prescribed dose will. Further, ...

    ... especially important for someone abusing alcohol, as withdrawal can produce severe and sometimes ... to help identify triggers and learn new coping skills. Alcohol and methylphenidate abuse is complicated, but it can be ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Xanax Abuse

    Facts on Alcohol and Xanax Alprazolam (brand name Xanax) is an anxiolytic prescription medication. Xanax is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. It belongs to the benzodiazepine class of drugs and is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant. ...

    ... . Attempting to quit a period of long-standing alcohol and Xanax abuse without medical monitoring is never advisable. Medically assisted detox and withdrawal helps minimize the risk of experiencing potentially dangerous ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Oxycodone Abuse

    If you are concerned about yourself or someone else who has been combining alcohol and oxycodone, it is no surprise. These two substances should never be combined, as doing so heightens the dangers inherent to each individual substance. Alcohol and ...

    ... . You will also want to make sure you enter a facility where you can undergo supervised medical detox, as withdrawal from alcohol can be dangerous and induce life-threatening symptoms such as seizure s. Oxycodone ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Morphine Abuse

    It is never safe to mix alcohol with other medications. Morphine, an opiate, can be particularly dangerous when mixed with alcohol, given its ability to intensify the effects of alcohol intoxication . Alcohol and morphine facts and information ...

    ... . Rehab centers and rehab programs will generally be able to assist with multi-substance withdrawal and recovery. Statistics for Alcohol and Morphine The growing non-medical use of opiates such as morphine continues to ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol And Crack Abuse

    Concurrent Alcohol And Crack Abuse In the mid-1980s, crack cocaine use exploded across the United States. In 1974, 5 million people had tried cocaine. By 1985, more than 22 million people had tried cocaine, with more than half of them reporting ...

    ... almost all cases. Treatment for a co-occurring crack and alcohol addiction may include prescribed medications to address side effects and withdrawal, as well as therapy to help you understand the underlying psychological ... continue reading
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