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  • Cocaine Anonymous

    Cocaine addiction is a complex disease that has significant short- and long-term implications for one's physical and mental health. 1 Treating cocaine addiction often involves behavioral interventions such as individual, family, and group-based ...

    ... by long-term involvement ... Cocaine Addiction Why Is Cocaine so Addictive? Cocaine Effects on the Body: Short-Term & Side Effects Cocaine Addiction: Treatment and Rehab Cocaine Withdrawal Cocaine Overdose: Signs and ... continue reading
  • Snorting Cocaine

    Cocaine is a stimulant drug with highly addictive properties that is derived from the coca plant 1 . Also known as “coke,” “snow,” or “blow,” cocaine is a white, crystal-like powder that provides a euphoric high. Cocaine is ingested in a ...

    ... at risk of overdose. Side Effects of Snorting Cocaine Cocaine use can cause a range of short-term physical and emotional side effects. These effects may be intensified when cocaine is combined with other drugs. Common ... continue reading
  • Why Is Cocaine so Addictive?

    Cocaine comes from the coca bush, which grows primarily in South America. This addictive stimulant is also known as “coke,” “snow,” or “blow” and is sold on the streets as a fine, white powder. In a crystallized, free base form, it is ...

    ... the brain processes chemicals, and use of this drug will require more and more over time to achieve the same effect—a phenomenon known as tolerance. Effects of Cocaine Short-Term Effects Racing thoughts. Temporary surge ... continue reading
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  • How to Help a Cocaine Addict

    Help for Cocaine Addicts If you're battling an addiction to cocaine, also known as coke, blow, and snow, you're not alone. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2013, there were 1.5 million current cocaine users in the US. It's ...

    ... cocaine, also known as coke, blow, and snow, you're not alone. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2013, there were 1.5 million current cocaine ... . Effects of Cocaine Addiction Long-term cocaine use ... continue reading
  • Can You Get Addicted to Cocaine After the First Use?

    Drugs like cocaine have reputation for being extremely addictive but still many people will want to try them “just once.” It's easy to wonder, “Just how addictive is cocaine (really)?” How Addictive is Cocaine? Cocaine is a very addictive ...

    ... intensity and duration of effects ... Cocaine Are you considering using cocaine? Answer these questions before you do. What do I have to lose? What do I hope to gain? Am I weighing my long-term goals against my short-term ... continue reading
  • Using Cocaine While Breastfeeding

    Cocaine is a powerful and highly addictive stimulant that is easily absorbed into the blood stream. It has a high milk to plasma ratio, meaning it a significant amount of the drug may pass from a mother's blood into breast milk 1 . Cocaine is the ...

    ... get after using cocaine is relatively short, but it takes the body a long time to metabolize the drug and get it out of the system 1 . This means that long after a mother stops feeling the effects of cocaine, it may ... continue reading
  • Cocaine Effects on the Body: Short-Term & Side Effects

    What is Cocaine? Cocaine is a powerful and highly addictive substance. Cocaine hydrochloride remains a schedule II controlled substance, as it has some legal therapeutic application as a pain reliever and vasoconstrictor, useful in association with ...

    ... high. Speeds up various physiologic processes via its central nervous system effects. Influence both short- and long-term mental health. Short-Term Effects of Cocaine Abuse Dependent on the method with which it is used—e ... continue reading
  • Cocaine History and Statistics

    History Cocaine is a drug derived from the South American coca plant ( Erythoxylon coca ). It is a powerful stimulant and popular recreational drug . However, there are legitimate medical uses for cocaine as a topical anesthetic used in certain ...

    ... is responsible for many of cocaine's sought-after effects, including: Feelings of euphoria. Increased energy. Heightened self-confidence. Cocaine's powerful and short-lived stimulant effects are primarily responsible for ... continue reading
  • Cocaine Use During Pregnancy

    Cocaine usage during pregnancy has the potential to harm both mother and baby, and the effects may be long-lasting. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), roughly 1,000 pregnant women reported using cocaine in the past ...

    ... use of a stimulant like cocaine was associated with 2.2 times greater risk of stillbirth . 7 The trauma of experiencing a stillbirth can have long-term psychological effects on a mother and the family. Studies have noted ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Codeine Use

    Codeine is one of the many pharmaceuticals classified as an opiate . Opiates are narcotics with a high potential for addiction. When used as prescribed, this pain reliever and cough suppressant is a relatively mild opiate. However, it is still a ...

    ... Short-term Effects Codeine is often abused for the effects ... and severity of abuse. Long-term Effects of Codeine The long-term effects of codeine can be quite dangerous to the body and sometimes fatal. The long-term effects ... continue reading
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  • Cocaine Overdose : Signs and Symptoms

    Signs and Symptoms of Cocaine Overdose When a person abuses cocaine, their body experiences a number of sensations and physiologic changes, all relating back to its strong stimulant effects. These effects can spiral out of control when a person uses ...

    ... the user. Make no mistake, though, even first-time users can die for cocaine overdose 1 . “Because its effects come on relatively quickly and result in a euphoric, energetic high, many users fall into a dangerous pattern ... continue reading
  • Cocaine Withdrawal

    According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), nearly 5 million people 12 and older abused cocaine within the year prior to the 2012 survey. Cocaine abuse is associated with numerous risks that include, but are not limited to 1 : Increased ...

    ... . High blood pressure. Severe cardiac issues. Death. The damage caused by cocaine and its associated effects can be seen in the number of emergency room visits and calls to poison control. As reported by the DEA, in 2011 ... continue reading
  • Cocaine Addiction

    Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug in the form of a white powder that is commonly snorted, smoked, and injected. 1,5,6 Its popularity as a recreational substance is in part due to its perceived positive effects on mood, motivation, and ...

    ... a program. Resources, Articles, and Information About Cocaine For more information, see the following articles: Effects of Cocaine Use Concurrent Alcohol and Cocaine Abuse Crack Cocaine's Effect on the Brain Drug Abuse ... continue reading
  • Cocaine Addiction: Treatment and Rehab

    Cocaine use and cocaine addiction can be dangerous for your physical and mental health and have a detrimental impact on your life. If you or someone you care about is struggling with cocaine addiction, you know how difficult it can be to stop using ...

    ... of cocaine. 3 This can mean that you need to take more cocaine to feel its effects and/or you have ... cocaine relapse and increase the likelihood for long-term abstinence. 13 Some common types of aftercare for cocaine ... continue reading
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  • Long-Term Effects of Molly

    Overview of Ecstasy Effects Ecstasy is the more common street name for 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine—a highly addictive, illicit drug also known as MDMA , or “Molly.” This drug shares chemical structural similarities with both amphetamine ...

    ... such as cough medicine, bath salts, cocaine, caffeine, ephedrine, selegiline , and ketamine. 2,8 In fact, at ... to water retention. 8 Long-Term Effects Because it enhances the release and activity of serotonin from certain ... continue reading
  • The Damage Done: 6 Long-Term Reminders of Meth Abuse

    Methamphetamine is an extremely toxic and vile drug that produces an initial rush of euphoria and a massive boost of energy. After that first encounter, users can quickly find themselves chasing that same “good” feeling over and over again, but ...

    ... they ended up getting is nothing short of a nightmare. long-term use destroys the body's dopamine receptors - and the ability to experience pleasure. Here are 6 long-term effects of meth abuse: Cognitive Damage Because ... continue reading
  • Snorting Molly (MDMA) and its Side Effects and Risks

    What is Molly (MDMA)? Molly, commonly referred to as MDMA or 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, is a synthetic drug with both amphetamine stimulant properties and mild hallucinogenic effects. It is the primary psychoactive agent found in many ...

    ... (or sniffed) and the snorting of it can cause the effects to come on faster and have a shorter, more intense peak ... person's life. Addiction is a long-standing struggle for many people, and knowing the signs of it may ... continue reading
  • Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Symptoms and Getting Treatment

    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 . ...

    ... benzodiazepines can reduce some of the short- and long-term dangers associated with these drugs; however ... Suddenly quitting benzodiazepines may also cause a rebound effect, where old symptoms previously treated by the ... continue reading
  • The Scary Facts About Designer Drugs and Legal Highs

    Read Time: 30 minutes Introduction What Are Designer Drugs and Legal Highs? The terms “designer drugs” and “legal highs” are used to refer to substances such as synthetic marijuana and “bath salts” that are engineered in a laboratory to ...

    ... The lack of clinical trial data about synthetic cannabinoids and their short history of abuse mean that determining long-term effects is difficult. Although most side effects subsided after 1-2 days, some more serious ... continue reading
  • When Does Medical Marijuana Use Morph into Full-Blown Addiction?

    In more US states, marijuana is becoming legalized and socially accepted as treatment for a range of illnesses. But, like many medicines, it can lead to misuse and dependence. So, how do you know where to draw the line? Relief Turns to Habit Joseph, ...

    ... short-term memory, judgment, thinking and driving, and long-term use has been linked to pulminary issues and ... past. And pot-infused “edibles” are causing some problems of their own, as the drug's effects can take longer to ... continue reading
  • Party Culture and Substance Use

    Three out of five college students actively drink alcohol, and more than half of them practice binge drinking - or drinking enough to significantly raise blood alcohol content (BAC) levels in a short span of time. Typically, this means four drinks ...

    ... - including heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, MDMA, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methamphetamine. Drug use ... a DUI arrest or conviction. The long-term effects of excessive alcohol and drug consumption can be devastating - including ... continue reading
  • What Does Acid do to You? The Effects of LSD (Acid)

    What is LSD (Acid)? D-lysergic acid diethylamide, better known as LSD or “acid,” is a hallucinogenic drug made from lysergic acid, a natural chemical found in a fungus that grows on rye called Claviceps purpurea . LSD was first created in 1938 ...

    ... risks, LSD can also have physical risks and both short term and long term side effects. LSD is generally considered to be less harmful than other drugs like alcohol , heroin , and cocaine , and overdoses are rare. 2 ,3.4 ... 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 ...

    ... Kiddie coke. Diet coke. Poor man's cocaine. Skittles. Smarties. When taken as intended, and ... Long-term Effects The long-term effects of Ritalin abuse may include: Disorientation and apathy. Delusions, hallucinations, and ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Crack Use

    Is Crack Harmful? Since it first appeared on the illicit drug scene during the 1980s, crack cocaine has solidified its reputation as one of the most addictive substances available on the street. According to the National Drug Intelligence Center, ...

    ... , and an array of negative effects. Credit: AsapScience To learn more, visit our blog, Crack Cocaine's Effect on Brain. Long-Term Effects of Crack In addition to negative short-term effects, long-term crack cocaine abuse ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Ketamine Use

    Is Ketamine Harmful? “It's easy to get ketamine abuse wrong because of its potency; it's more powerful than speed or coke weight for weight, so it's easy to accidentally overdose.” Like its sister drug CP, ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic, ...

    ... rape drug , as it's odorless and colorless. Short-Term Effects Ketamine produces an abrupt high that lasts ... the long-term effects can be as interactions can be very unpredictable. Consequently, the long-term effects are ... continue reading
  • Dangers of Snorting and Sniffing Drugs

    Users abuse drugs in varying ways; some drugs are taken orally, while others are smoked, injected, or snorted. Each mode of administration elicits its effects differently and presents with unique dangers. Compared with oral routes, snorting or ...

    ... Sniffing inhalants can produce a host of short-term effects on the mind and body, such as: Slurred speech. ... , which can lead to a coma or death. Similar to cocaine, inhalants can be life-threatening, even for a first-time ... continue reading
  • Side Effects of Zolpidem Abuse

    Is Zolpidem Harmful? Zolpidem is a hypnotic, or sleep-promoting substance, found in some prescription insomnia medications, including the sleeping pill Ambien 1 . As a sedative-hypnotic substance, zolpidem can impart a sense of euphoria and ...

    ... (coma) and slowed or shallow breathing 1 . Long-Term Effects of Abusing Zolpidem When taken over long periods of time, zolpidem's effects can take their toll on the brain. Beyond the short-term side effects, zolpidem ... continue reading
  • What Is Crack Cocaine?

    Crack cocaine is an addictive stimulant drug that is the rock crystal form of powdered cocaine. 1, 2, 5 Crack cocaine is a more potent form of cocaine that is processed so that it can be smoked, which provides an immediate high. 5 The name ...

    ... of grandiosity. 2, 8 There are a range of physical and mental health effects associated with short-term and long-term crack cocaine use, including: 2, 6, 8, 10 Abnormal heart rhythms. Anxiety or panic attacks. Increased ... 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 ...

    ... and dangerous to those who abuse it. 3 Adderall Short-Term Effects When used for short periods as prescribed by a physician, it has the positive effect ... as treatments for cocaine and methamphetamine addictions. Treatments ... continue reading
  • Effects of Stimulant Drugs

    Are Stimulants Harmful? Stimulants are a class of substances that increase certain types of cell signaling and amplify various physiologic processes throughout the brain and body. In particular, many types of stimulant drugs are associated with ...

    ... ). Cocaine (including crack cocaine). Depending on the drug, stimulants can be ingested orally, snorted, smoked, or injected 2 . Stimulant effects can range from short-term energy boosts to long-term brain changes and/or ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol And Cocaine Abuse

    Concurrent Alcohol And Cocaine Abuse Cocaine is a profoundly addictive stimulant drug that produces euphoria, increased energy, and talkativeness. It is most often snorted or dissolved in water and injected into a vein. Due to the short duration of ...

    ... begun using it. It is unpredictable, and there is no safe way to use cocaine. Long-Term Effects If the use of cocaine along with alcohol continues long-term , it can have these effects: Loss of sense of smell. Nosebleeds ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Bath Salts Use

    Are Bath Salts Harmful? The term “bath salts” refers to a family of designer recreational drugs that contain one or more synthetic chemicals related to cathinone -a stimulant found in the khat plant, with effects similar to amphetamine. The name ...

    ... between different users and also depend on the dose taken and the method of ingestion. The common “positive” short-term effects sought by most abusers are similar to other stimulants like cocaine and can include: You ... continue reading
  • Cocaine Relapse

    According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 913,000 Americans met the criteria for cocaine addiction as outlined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders within the 12 months prior to the ...

    ... is akin to knocking over one domino and experiencing the ripple effects that it creates until the last ... light for unbridled cocaine use. Rather, relapse is a stumbling block to longer-term recovery and should signal to ... continue reading
  • Drug Overdose Signs and Symptoms

    Drug abuse always carries the risk of serious side effects, including overdose. Whether you abuse alcohol, an illegal drug such as cocaine, or medications prescribed by a doctor—such as opioid painkillers—addiction development will always be a ...

    ... serious side effects, including overdose. Whether you abuse alcohol, an illegal drug such as cocaine, or ... for long-term maintenance of sobriety following completion of more intensive treatment programs, and may continue ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Methylphenidate Use

    Methylphenidate (brand names: Ritalin, Concerta) is a stimulant prescribed for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and narcolepsy. Stimulants, like Ritalin, are one of the three most commonly abused ...

    ... and/or snorting or shooting the drug can produce feelings similar to those of cocaine and other stimulants. These short-term effects ... appetite. Methylphenidate Long-term Effects Long-term effects of methylphenidate abuse ... 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 ...

    ... the cumulative effect of long-term use. This “chronic overdose” can have extreme detrimental effects to your health, both physical and mental. Video: How Steroids Affect Sperm Count Credit: Howcast Long-Term Effects Many ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Flakka Use

    Is Flakka Harmful? Flakka is a street drug with origins in South Florida. One of the newer chemicals in the booming category of synthetic or designer drugs, Flakka is typically made from a synthetic version of an amphetamine-like stimulant in the ...

    ... who abuse it. Short-Term Effects of Flakka Similar ... and subsequent kidney damage. The immediate and long-term effects of Flakka can rival some of the strongest crystal meth and cocaine . Long-Term Effects Long-term effects ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Methoxetamine Use

    Is MXE Harmful? MXE, also known as methoxetamine, is a substance with similar chemical properties to ketamine and phencyclidine (PCP) , two illicit drugs known for their hallucinogenic and dissociative properties 1 . MXE is an odorless, white powder ...

    ... cocaine , ketamine, and opioids 2 . As of 2015, there have been 22 reported deaths from MXE and 120 nonfatal overdoses in the UK 4 . MXE's Short-Term Effects MXE produces short-term effects ... about the long-term effects of ... 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 ...

    ... how a teen acts, it can also have adverse effects on the adolescent brain. Studies show that brain development ... outpatient treatment. Many centers offer both long- and short-term treatment options. 3 During treatment, ... continue reading
  • Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment

    Many substances of abuse can lead to the development of physiological dependence—especially if they are taken in large amounts and for a long period of time. When a person becomes dependent on a substance and then decides to stop using it, they ...

    ... days to a week after you stop taking longer-acting benzodiazepines such as Valium. 3 Longer-acting benzos can have protracted withdrawal effects. Shorter-acting benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms might take a few days ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Dextromethorphan Use

    Dextromethorphan (DXM or DM) is commonly used to suppress coughing. You'll find it in a number of cough syrups and in cold medications (both over-the-counter and prescription). It is also sold on the street under several different names, including: ...

    ... or cocaine can cause a dangerous rise in blood pressure and heart rate. Dextromethorphan Short-term Effects “Robo-tripping,” or taking dextromethorphan in large amounts to get high, can produce short-term effect such ... continue reading
  • Snorting Xanax (Alprazolam): Side Effects & Dangers

    What Does Snorting Xanax Do? Xanax (generic name: alprazolam) is a prescription sedative medication that falls into the class of drugs known as benzodiazepines, which are commonly prescribed for the management of anxiety. 1, 2 While taking Xanax as ...

    ... effects on the body. Short-term effects of using Xanax include drowsiness, dizziness, memory issues, low blood pressure, and ... to Xanax to also abuse alcohol, cocaine, and other prescription drugs. 8 Addiction treatment ... continue reading
  • Side Effects of Librium Use

    Librium , which is a brand name formulation of chlordiazepoxide, belongs to a class of sedative medications known as benzodiazepines . Librium has been widely used as a treatment for anxiety and for managing the symptoms of alcohol and other ...

    ... can increase the risk of overdose and death 5 . Librium's Short-Term Effects Librium is a central nervous system ... occur in individuals who do not misuse the drug and is a normal effect of continued use of any drug, it can ... continue reading
  • Side Effects of DMT Use

    Is DMT Harmful? DMT (dimethyltryptamine) is a hallucinogenic compound found naturally in a variety of plant species and produced endogenously in the human brain. Although the brain produces it naturally, the compound itself is still a Schedule 1 ...

    ... in the same way that drugs like cocaine, heroin or alcohol do. However, there are still adverse effects associated with use and abuse of DMT 1,2 . DMT's Short-Term Effects DMT is commonly taken by users seeking ... continue reading
  • Effects of Drug Abuse on the Male and Female Reproductive Systems

    Substance abuse can negatively impact the reproductive health of both sexes in a number of ways and may contribute to serious problems like sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), infertility, and cancer . Women who use drugs and alcohol while ...

    ... and animals has found that women are generally more vulnerable to the long-term physical effects of drugs and ... use cocaine during pregnancy are at risk for low birth weight, smaller head circumference, and shorter length. ... continue reading
  • Side Effects of Diazepam Abuse

    Diazepam is a benzodiazepine commonly prescribed under the brand name Valium. This substance depresses the central nervous system (CNS) to manage 1,2 : Anxiety. Muscle spasms. Seizures. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Is Diazepam Harmful? Despite ...

    ... when 1,2,3 : Use continues for a period longer than 4 months. The medication is used in ways ... a treatment program today. Short-Term Effects When taken as prescribed, diazepam decreases anxiety and agitation. It can also ... continue reading
  • The Side Effects of Xanax: Pill Use and Short-Term and Long-Term Effects

    What Is Xanax? Xanax (generic name: alprazolam) is a powerful benzodiazepine drug that is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain. 1,2 The medication comes in the form of a pill that quickly dissolves ...

    ... effects and overdose. What Are the Long-Term Effects of Xanax Use? When people abuse a benzodiazepine for a long ... frequency of use to achieve the same or similar effect that the substance had on you when you began taking ... continue reading
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of Kratom Use

    What Is Kratom? Kratom ( Mitragyna speciosa ) is a tree-like plant from Southeast Asia that belongs to the same family of plants as coffee and gardenias. Kratom has been used as an herbal remedy in Thailand and neighboring countries for hundreds of ...

    ... other drugs. What Are the Effects of Kratom? Short-Term Effects of Kratom Use Because of the unique mix of chemicals in kratom, the short-term effects of the drug are complex and variable. The balance between stimulant ... continue reading
  • 4 Long-Term Effects of Smoking Marijuana

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    ... these changes in policy, a big question on everyone's mind is, what are the long term effects of marijuana use? How does marijuana use affect the body and mind over time? Is it safe? Unfortunately, there isn't a lot of ... continue reading
  • Long-Term Drug Addiction Effects

    The longer an addiction lasts, the more stress and strain it puts on the individual. There is an overwhelming number of long-term physical and emotional effects addiction can have that can easily turn a healthy man or woman into a frail shadow of ...

    ... There is an overwhelming number of long-term physical and emotional effects addiction can have that can easily ... to smoking or inhaling drugs, such as marijuana and crack cocaine. In addition to this kind of direct damage ... continue reading
  • Long-term Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs

    Alcohol and drug abuse can be challenging to overcome on your own. Many people seek treatment to help them stop the cycle of substance use and start the path to recovery. Finding the appropriate long-term drug rehab center for your needs may be a ...

    ... help people maintain positive outcomes and prevent relapse. 1 What is Long-term Inpatient Rehab? Long-term inpatient rehab programs are those that have a longer duration than those of shorter-term programs, which tend to ... continue reading
  • Understanding the Effects of Long Term Drug Abuse on the Brain

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    ... and will have no ill effect from doing so. After you take drugs for a longer period of time, the addiction sets in and you no longer ... and the danger and effects of drug abuse that leads many addicts to hospitalization and ... 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 ...

    ... Becomes Addiction When alcohol and hydrocodone are used together, the short- and long-term effects have the potential to become compounded and increasingly harmful. Among the most unwanted effects of concurrent use is ... continue reading
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    When you suspect that you or a loved one is struggling with a substance abuse problem, it's important to know some of the signs and symptoms of addiction to that drug. You can find a brief overview of the major drugs of abuse below. For a full list ...

    ... scent of it on their clothes or breath. To know more about the short and long-term effects of alcohol use , the major signs of alcohol abuse and the best treatment options to help someone with an alcohol problem , call ... continue reading
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    ... Constipation. Slowed breathing/respiratory depression. Hypoxia can lead to both short- and long-term psychological and neurological effects—including coma, permanent brain damage, and death. 3,5 In addition to these side ... continue reading
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    ... desired effect. There are dangerous consequences of concurrent alcohol and oxycodone ... short-term and long-term effects of combining these substances. Signs and Symptoms The signs and symptoms of someone using alcohol and ... continue reading
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    ... it soon became apparent that amphetamine had little effect on asthma, its stimulant properties made it popular ... effects can be harmful in the short and long term. Learn about your treatment options today. “Study Drugs” and ... continue reading
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    Millions of people in the United States suffer from problematic drug or alcohol abuse. It is a national epidemic that plagues people in every state, including Idaho. If you suffer from a substance addiction, there's no reason to continue harming ...

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  • Ecstasy History and Statistics

    Ecstasy is the popular name for the illicit, recreational drug 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA. It is known by many other terms including “Molly,” “E,” and “X.” History of Ecstasy Anton Kollisch, a chemist at the pharmaceutical ...

    ... to federal charges . How Dangerous is It? Both short-term and long-term ecstasy use can result in dangerous health effects , and emergency room visits related to use are common and on the rise in the US. Two of the ... continue reading
  • Everything You Need to Know About Alcohol and Drug Rehab

    Entering into treatment for substance abuse can seem like a daunting endeavor. You may not be sure how effective it will be or what it actually entails, and then there's the issue of paying for it! With all these unknowns, rehab can feel ...

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  • The Effects of Opiates on the Body

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  • Dangerous Additives: What's Really in Your Cocaine?

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  • The Effects of Dexedrine Use

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  • I’m a Millionaire and I Need to Go to Rehab. Where Do I Go?

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  • Women More Likely to Get Hooked on Cocaine - But Why?

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  • How to Find Government- or State-Funded Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers Near Me

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  • How to Get Into Nonprofit, Low-Cost and Free Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers Near Me

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  • LGBTQ+ and Gay-Friendly Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers Near Me

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  • 10 Ways Drug Abuse Hurts You and Those Around You

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  • Inpatient Rehabilitation and Addiction Treatment Programs Near Me

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  • Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers

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  • Drug Abuse Effects

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  • The Effect of Drugs on the Kidneys

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  • Risk of Counterfeit and Laced Drugs

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  • Crack History and Statistics

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  • So-Called “Legal” Drugs and the Trojan Horse Game

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  • Support Groups and 12-Step Programs

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  • Free, National and 24-Hour Narcotics Hotline Numbers and Resources

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  • Concurrent Alcohol and Soma Abuse

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