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    Tramadol is a medication prescribed to treat moderate to moderately severe pain in adults and, in its extended release forms, to manage certain chronic pain conditions. Similar to other pain medications like oxycodone, morphine, and hydrocodone, ...

    ... prescribed, such as crushing and snorting it, to increase the effects/to get high. Is tramadol the ... the case of tramadol, snorting will increase the speed at which the substance's effects are felt compared to ingesting ... continue reading
  • Snorting Vicodin

    Vicodin is the brand name for a prescription medication that is frequently used for the treatment of moderate to moderately severe pain. Vicodin is comprised of two active pain relievers 1 : Hydrocodone - an opioid pain reliever. Hydrocodone it is a ...

    ... in the stomach and then the intestine. This effect is slow and less intense as the body proceeds ... the brain, wherein effects may be elicited more rapidly 5 . Does Snorting Vicodin Lead to Heroin Use? Evidence suggests ... continue reading
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  • Can You Get Addicted to Heroin After the First Use?

    Heroin has the reputation of being one of the most addictive illicit drugs. Many government and academic institutions all report that heroin is either very addictive or highly addictive . Adding to the risk associated with the substance is the ...

    ... and HIV/AIDS.) Whether smoked, snorted, or injected, heroin acts quickly in the body - with each method's effects influenced by how soon it can reach the brain. Consider the speeds of the following routes according to ... 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 ...

    ... names including “black beauties,” “uppers” and “speed” 1 . Adderall is classified as a schedule II ... effects on the brain, snorting Adderall can lead to serious and potentially fatal side effects. Side Effects of Snorting ... 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 ...

    ... of dextroamphetamine available in the body whether the substance was snorted or taken orally 3 . In reality, snorting Vyvanse does not speed up or intensify effects . This is likely due to the chemical formation of ... continue reading
  • Snorting Hydrocodone

    Hydrocodone is an opioid substance used in many prescription medications to treat cough and pain. Hydrocodone is available in formulations of pure hydrocodone (Hysingla, Zohydro) or in combination with other pain relievers like ibuprofen ...

    ... relationship between the speed of onset and the strength of the drug effects. Effects that are slower ... a less euphoric influence. Effects with a faster onset (such as those achieved by snorting and injecting) come on ... continue reading
  • Dangers of Shooting Up

    Drugs can be abused in a variety of ways; while some people may take them orally, others may smoke, snort, or inject them. The practice of “shooting up,” or injecting drugs directly into the bloodstream by means of a needle is particularly ...

    ... some people may take them orally, others may smoke, snort, or inject them. The practice of “shooting up,” ... to the rapidly felt, intensely rewarding effects, shooting up a drug such as heroin can raise the user's risk of ... 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) ...

    ... However, if Vyvanse is misused or abused, it can speed up the development of tolerance, have a negative impact ... by crushing and snorting it, or mixing it with water and then injecting it 5 . Long-Term Effects of Vyvanse ... 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 ...

    ... a host of intense effects shortly after snorting. Dangers of Snorting Drugs Snorting drugs can have detrimental effects on your health. For people who repeatedly snort drugs, such as heroin or cocaine, the cumulative ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Heroin Use

    Is Heroin Harmful? Heroin is the name for a modified version of morphine that is a very addictive and illegal opioid drug . The drug is available on the illicit market in a number of different varieties, with purer product tending to occur in white ...

    ... may be smoked, snorted, or injected. Regardless of the type of use, heroin acts quickly in the body to elicit its dramatic results. In short, heroin is very harmful. The speed and intense effects of the substance are ... 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 ...

    ... for recreational purposes. These highs can be obtained through snorting the drug, swallowing the pills, or smoking the ... mixed with alcohol as it reduces the perceived effects of alcohol. This leads to increased intake ... 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 ...

    ... effects of the drug: Snorting can have relatively delayed effects on the body but leads to a longer high. Smoking or injecting has a more rapid effect-with ... combination of cocaine and heroin is particularly deadly. Known ... 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 ...

    ... and those who mix cocaine with other drugs (e.g., with heroin as a “speedball” or with alcohol) are especially at risk of overdose. Side Effects of Snorting Cocaine Cocaine use can cause a range of short-term physical ... continue reading
  • What Could Illicit Drug Synthesis Expose You To?

    For the 44 million Americans aged 12 and older who used illicit drugs in 2014, the associated health risks are grave. But there's another risk that accompanies illegally manufactured substances - the exposure to hazardous chemicals. Clandestine drug ...

    ... risk for dangerous short- and long term health effects. Amphetamines, which are sometimes prescribed to treat ADHD ... seizure risk. A fast-acting opiate, heroin can be injected, sniffed/snorted, or smoked. It is extremely ... 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 ...

    ... beans,” 'black beauties,” “dexies,” “pep pills,” “speed,” and “uppers” 1 . This drug is abused ... therapist before facing a craving on your own. Remember negative effects. Sometimes referred to as “playing the tape to the ... continue reading
  • Are Prescription Painkillers as Addictive as Heroin?

    The Link Between Painkillers and Heroin According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), in 2011, 4.2 million Americans aged 12 or over had used heroin at least once in their lives. Of these users, an estimated 23% will go on to become ...

    ... is most often injected and particularly potent, its effects are consistently powerful—one of many reasons why those addicted to painkillers move on to heroin. But when snorted, injected, and/or consumed in high doses ... continue reading
  • Meth Abuse

    Summary Methamphetamine is a psychostimulant often abused for the euphoric “high” it provides. Some signs of abuse include frequent paranoia, agitation, sweating, insomnia, skin changes, weight loss, and more. Abusing this powerfully addictive ...

    ... powder, or crystal “rock”. It can be swallowed, snorted, injected, or smoked. Signs and Symptoms Like other ... term effects of methamphetamine use can include the following: Street Names Ice. Crystal. Meth. Crank. Speed. ... 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, ...

    ... ; it's more powerful than speed or coke weight for weight, so it's easy to accidentally overdose. Ketamine is typically injected or snorted , but it can be smoked or taken in pill form. The effects of smoking it or ... continue reading
  • Percocet Abuse

    Since the mid-1990s, rates of prescription drug abuse have skyrocketed. Today, the widespread abuse of prescription medication—whether it involves opioid painkillers, sedatives or stimulants—is being recognized as a serious national health ...

    ... analgesic—or narcotic painkiller—with similar effects as heroin and morphine. Acetaminophen, the active ... as a tablet, but the user has begun crushing, chewing, snorting , or injecting the medication, this is a red flag. ... continue reading
  • Prescription Painkiller FAQ

    What are Prescription Painkillers? Prescription painkillers are opioid medications used to manage relatively severe pain (such as pain associated with surgical procedures or more chronic issues like cancer-related pain). 1, 2 They can be safe and ...

    ... drug like heroin. People who repeatedly attempt to elicit such rewarding, euphoric effects may find ... powder form for unintended routes of administration, including snorting the pills or dissolving the powder in solution ... continue reading
  • Roxy Drug Abuse

    Roxicodone (often called “roxies”, “roxys” or “blues”) is one of the brand names for oxycodone, a powerful opioid prescription painkiller. Roxicodone is prescribed to alleviate pain that cannot be managed by non-opioid pain relievers. As ...

    ... derived from morphine 2 , Roxicodone produces effects similar to those of heroin (e.g., euphoria and sedation), ... ways other than prescribed, e.g., via snorting or injecting it. Take the medication recreationally without ... continue reading
  • Suboxone Debate: What Is the Big Problem with Buprenorphine?

    When it comes to this nation's chemical dependence, few drugs have achieved the notoriety and reputation of opioid drugs. In fact, things have spiraled so far out of control that opiate addiction is now considered an epidemic. Despite leaving a ...

    ... tablets are crushed, injected or snorted, the naloxone blocks its effects and quickly throws users into ... pain. However, if you spend the whole day injecting heroin and suddenly decide to pop a Suboxone film under your ... continue reading
  • Opana Abuse

    Opana is the trade name for the prescription medication, oxymorphone, a semi-synthetic opioid painkiller. In various formulations, oxymorphone has been available on the US pharmaceutical market since 1959. In 2006, the FDA approved two new ...

    ... more and more of the drug to experience the same effects. Like other Schedule II drugs, Opana carries a severe ... is extremely risky and puts teens at future risk of heroin use. In fact, according to statistics from the CDC ... continue reading
  • Heroin Overdose

    Heroin is one of the most common, addictive, and lethal drugs in the world. A morphine derivative, heroin is sold illegally in the form of white or brown powder, or a sticky black substance known as “black tar heroin”. In its various forms, ...

    ... “black tar heroin”. In its various forms, heroin is snorted or smoked, ... effect in particular provides one explanation for why heroin is highly addictive. Some of the dangers of heroin use, including its long-term effects ... continue reading
  • Meth Overdose

    Methamphetamine, most commonly known as “meth,” “crystal,” “speed,” and “ice,” is an addictive stimulant that causes users to experience an intense euphoric rush 1 . Meth can be smoked, snorted, injected, or consumed orally by users. ...

    ... speed,” and “ice,” is an addictive stimulant that causes users to experience an intense euphoric rush 1 . Meth can be smoked, snorted ... overdose refers to the accumulated health effects of long-term use. Chronic meth ... continue reading
  • Can You Overdose on Painkillers?

    Some of the most predominantly prescribed pain management medications are opioid analgesics (painkillers). These prescription drugs interact with opioid receptors throughout the brain, initiating a chain of events that ultimately brings pain relief ...

    ... of euphoria and well-being. These effects, which are similar to those of heroin (another opioid), reinforce patterns of ... that may compound the risk of overdose: Snorting or injecting the medication. Continually increasing ... continue reading
  • Heroin Abuse

    About Heroin Abuse What Is Heroin? Heroin use is increasing across new demographics. Learn more about this disturbing trend. Heroin is a substance that is both illegal and extremely addictive . The substance derives from opium from the poppy plant ...

    ... Damage to the septum and nose tissues from snorting. Women that use the drug while pregnant place ... the substance and enduring withdrawal effects. Opiate Overdose Perhaps the most serious effect of heroin is the risk of ... continue reading
  • Meet Cocaine and Her Wicked Step-Child, Crack

    What's the difference in cocaine and crack? If you're like a lot of people, you know there is a difference between the two…you just don't really know what that “difference” is. Let's take a look at what makes these two drugs similar, but ...

    ... that affects the central nervous system. It essentially speeds you up, providing a euphoric high. Both forms ... , they so have slightly different effects when used. Cocaine: Snorting powder cocaine results in a high ... continue reading
  • Dealing with Roxicodone Addiction

    The risk of addiction is not limited to the use of illicit substances like heroin or cocaine. Legal drugs have the potential to cause devastating addiction, as well, even if they were initially legitimately prescribed. The Substance Abuse and Mental ...

    ... How it is consumed (e.g., oral ingestion, snorting, injecting). Behavior while using the substance vs. behavior while ... Naltrexone —This substance works by blocking the effects of Roxicodone, reducing the temptation to use ... continue reading
  • If a Drug Is Legal, Is it Safe?

    There is a common misconception, especially amongst young people, that if a drug is legal then it is safe. This is certainly not the case. In fact, many of the most dangerous drugs are legal with a valid prescription. Safe, short-term use of opioid ...

    ... than prescribed, crushing the pill for snorting or injecting, etc.). Benzodiazepines: Benzodiazepines - ... painkillers are chemically very similar to heroin and produce nearly identical effects; for this reason, in some ... continue reading
  • Tussionex Abuse

    Tussionex is a prescription medication that includes a combination of chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine 1 , and the opioid painkiller hydrocodone . It is prescribed to treat respiratory symptoms, such as coughs, related to allergies or colds 1 . ...

    ... 2 , which includes serious drugs of abuse like heroin as well as various prescription painkillers . Hydrocodone can ... effects, which can result from crushing and snorting or injecting TussiCaps. These long-term effects ... continue reading
  • The Effect of Drugs on the Kidneys

    Chronic drug and alcohol abuse can lead to severe kidney damage or failure. The damage is not always direct; some substances may indirectly cause harm to the kidneys via biologic events triggered outside of the renal system itself. These secondary ...

    ... . Tobacco. Painkillers . Heroin Heroin, which is an illicit opioid that can be injected, snorted, or smoked, can ... Effect of Liver Disease Individuals with liver disease are at increased risk of experiencing adverse effects ... continue reading
  • Prescription Opiates: As Addictive as Heroin?

    According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than 21.5 million Americans aged 12 and older met the criteria for substance use disorder in 2014. Of these, 1.9 million were addicted to prescription opiate pain medications and 586,000 ...

    ... drugs are abused (crushed, snorted, injected), they enter the bloodstream rapidly, producing a stronger effect and posing significantly more dangers and risks. 2,3 The Link between Heroin and Prescription Opioid Abuse ... continue reading
  • If Old Drug Ads Told the Truth

    Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Through the late 19th century and mid-20th century, many of today's illicit drugs of abuse were available legally in the United States. Products containing cocaine, heroin, or amphetamine were readily available for ...

    ... these cocaine toothache drops would be comparable to snorting the same amount of cocaine. The rapid onset ... effects - should have been promoted casually to unsuspecting consumers. The marketing of a pharmaceutical heroin ... continue reading
  • Demerol Abuse

    Demerol, also known by the street name “demmies” and the generic name meperidine , is a prescription opioid painkiller. Demerol is used to treat relatively severe pain and is available in liquid or tablet form. As a schedule II prescription ...

    ... pill or liquid form or choose to snort or inject it to enhance its effects. Demerol has a history of being abused ... safer than illegal “hard” drugs, like the opiate heroin , or cocaine. An article in the Journal of ... continue reading
  • The Effects of PCP Use

    What Is PCP? PCP abbreviation for the powerful, dissociative sedative drug phencyclidine. PCP is found sold on the street in many forms including: White powder. Crystal. Capsules. Tablets. Liquid. The tablets can be found in multiple colors and, ...

    ... The various forms can be swallowed, snorted, or smoked either alone or in combination with other drugs like tobacco, marijuana, and MDMA. Short-Term Effects The short-term effects of PCP vary depending on the particular ... continue reading
  • The 7 Most Addictive Prescription Medications

    Prescription drugs are commonly given to people suffering from with injuries or illnesses. They're legal when you've been prescribed the medication by a legitimate medical provider. However, these drugs still can be addictive when taken as ...

    ... is an opiate-based painkiller that can cause euphoric effects when it's abused. It also causes serious withdrawal ... cases. 2. OxyContin Sometimes referred to as “Hillbilly Heroin,” OxyContin lives up to its name. It's a ... continue reading
  • Is Tramadol the New OxyContin?

    The epidemic of painkiller addiction is well known, and OxyContin (oxycodone) has arguably been the most notorious prescription opioid at the center of this public health emergency. Drugs like OxyContin have filled the news in recent years due to ...

    ... produce a euphoric high similar to oxycodone and heroin. Despite having similar effects to these drugs, tramadol is also up ... not well understood, the risk of this side effect is higher in individuals with a history of ... 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 ...

    ... and use Vyvanse, as well as recover from its effects. Intense cravings for Vyvanse. Using Vyvanse in a dangerous ... or while driving a car. Tolerance, or a diminished effect when the same amount is used. When Vyvanse is ... continue reading
  • Why Is Heroin So Addictive?

    Despite its dangers and reputation for harm, use of heroin continues to climb higher in the US. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Rates of heroin use have increased across gender, socioeconomic status, age group, ...

    ... epidemics are popping up in the most unlikely of places. Learn more. Methods of Use and Effects Pure heroin can be smoked or snorted , but it is usually injected: Into a vein. Under the skin. Into a muscle. The impact ... 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 ...

    ... Taking the medicine through a non-approved method like snorting. Taking the drug for reasons other than medical ... compound and lead to even more dangerous effects. These effects include: Weakness or numbness in the arms ... continue reading
  • Oxycodone Abuse

    What Is Oxycodone? ? Oxycodone is a pain-relieving drug that is prescribed frequently to address moderate to severe pain. The substance is found alone and in combination with other pain relievers in a tablet form under several brand names including: ...

    ... oxycodone are 40 times more likely to develop a heroin abuse problem . Signs and Symptoms When someone uses ... either snorting them, or dissolving them in aqueous solution to be injected. ? ? Desirable Effects Perceptions ... continue reading
  • Signs & Symptoms of Hydromorphone Abuse

    Hydromorphone is a prescription medication used for the long-term treatment of moderate to severe pain that cannot be managed by other pain medicines or non-pharmacologic options. Hydromorphone is an opioid pain medication that is available as a(n) ...

    ... or via other methods of administration like crushing and snorting it). Using medication that was not prescribed for ... labeled as more serious, such as heroin . These effects include 2 : Intense pleasure. Physical ... continue reading
  • DMT Drug Abuse

    DMT (dimethyltryptamine) is a hallucinogen capable of inducing a psychedelic “trip,” which typically ranges from 30 to 45 minutes in duration 1 . DMT is a Schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substance Act and has no recognized medical use in ...

    ... effects beginning almost immediately after consumption (when smoked, snorted or injected). Effects ... heroin or cocaine is, it can still have a negative influence on both brain and body. Short-term physiological effects ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Dilaudid Use

    Is Dilaudid Harmful? Dilaudid (hydromorphone) is an opioid analgesic prescribed to relieve pain. It is available in hospital settings as an injectable solution, or may be prescribed in either an oral solution or tablet form. Its use is frequently ...

    ... 12,142. Short-Term Effects Addicts abuse hydromorphone tablets by ingesting, crushing and snorting, or dissolving them into ... drugs like heroin. NOTE: Prescription opioid abusers are much more likely to use heroin at some ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Valium Use

    Is Valium Harmful? Valium, a popular sedative-hypnotic prescription drug , has numerous effects on the body, many of which can be dangerous when the drug is misused or abused. Valium (diazepam) is prescribed for sleeplessness, anxiety, muscle ...

    ... methods (such as injection or via crushing and snorting it to enhance the high. A marked physical dependency ... brain rebounds and speeds up from its drugged state and produces other undesirable effects, such as: Anxiety ... continue reading
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    Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Why do some people seem compelled to experiment and others live their entire lives without ever taking a single puff, snort, sniff, or dose of an illicit substance? Thanks to decades of social studies, we now know ...

    ... years). The biggest difference is seen in crack cocaine and heroin: On, average, believers who try these drugs do ... is a protective mechanism against drug use, but this effect may diminish in light of exposure to users.” ... continue reading
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    Opiates are a group of drugs that manage pain by depressing the central nervous system (CNS). There are two different kinds of opiates: natural and synthetic. Natural opiates come from the dried “milk” of the poppy plant and include opium, ...

    ... morphine or heroin, methadone is able to produce many of the same effects. The effects of methadone ... over a 12-hour period. However, when chewed, snorted or injected, the time-release mechanism is bypassed, producing ... continue reading
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    Drug and alcohol addiction can batter anyone Of course, some are more susceptible than others, and writers are notorious for having some sort of addiction. Whether it's alcohol to numb the noise from the world or speed or LSD to “inspire” them, ...

    ... it's alcohol to numb the noise from the world or speed or LSD to “inspire” them, the bohemian yet lonely world ... famous for his book titled Junkie, Burroughs was a heroin and opioid addict. He even accidentally shot his ... continue reading
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    The lights are too bright. The noises are too loud. Your head's spinning. Your stomach's in turmoil. No, it's not the flu. You have a hangover. You had a few too many yesterday, and now you're paying for it. Beware the Miracle Remedy So, what can ...

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    According to recent statistics gathered during a detailed research investigation - a project aptly dubbed The National Heroin Threat Assessment - the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administrations (DEA) reports that the availability and abuse of heroin is ...

    ... impossible to crush and administer via injection or snorting. The Unintended Fallout With all the opiate pill reformulations and stricter prescription drug policies, heroin, in many cases, is now cheaper and easier ... continue reading
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    The Function of the Liver The liver plays an extremely important role in the body. It ensures the removal of toxins and has numerous other functions, including: Fat metabolism: The liver cells — or hepatocytes — are able to process dietary and ...

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  • New Study: Amphetamine Abuse and This Old Heart

    It's called speed for a reason. Amphetamines, like Ritalin or Adderall, accelerate your heart rate. They send your nervous system into overdrive. Guess what else it speeds up? The aging process. That's right. Pumping your system full of amphetamine ...

    ... Ritalin or Adderall, accelerate your heart rate. They send your nervous system into overdrive. Guess what else it speeds up? The aging process. That's right. Pumping your system full of amphetamine makes you get older ... continue reading
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    Your friend seems a little “off.” Is he simply having a bad day? Did he not sleep well? Is he sick? Or is he high? To the untrained observer, it can be hard to tell. But it's important to discern. Depending on the circumstances, it could affect ...

    ... use can cause slurred speech, especially when using heroin or other opioids. If they're having trouble ... For example, an unexplained bloody nose is often caused by snorting drugs. Using hot glass pipes to smoke drugs like ... continue reading
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    Palcohol, a new form of powdered alcohol , hasn't even made its way to U.S. shelves yet, but some states are already taking immediate steps to ban the product from seeing the light of day. Early Intervention in Colorado Palcohol, marketed by ...

    ... of one shot of liquor. He also slammed Schumer's claims that the powder could be snorted by users. “Because of the alcohol in powdered alcohol, snorting it is very painful, it burns, a lot. It hurts,” he said . “It would ... continue reading
  • Drug Abuse: The Oral Health Kryptonite

    It's February and we've all celebrated Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day and even President's day. So, that's basically it for February, right? Well…actually it isn't. February is also National Dental Health Month, making this a great time to promote ...

    ... Mouth's Worst Nightmare Unfortunately, drugs have terrible effects on the human body …including your teeth ... ” like speed or ecstasy . They cause severe tooth decay, jaw-clenching and dry mouth. Heroin: Heroin belongs to ... continue reading
  • Lethal Drug Combinations

    What are the Deadliest Drug Combos? Combining drugs (“polysubstance abuse”) is both common and potentially dangerous. There are various reasons why individuals use substances in combination. For some, the activity is done haphazardly, without ...

    ... effect actually works against the effects of heroin, which depresses the central nervous system. Other potential effects ... increase the risk of addiction and the speed at which addiction develops. Secondly, particular ... continue reading
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    Call Now What is a Drug Abuse Hotline Number? A drug abuse hotline or helpline is a toll-free number for the specific purpose of providing confidential and anonymous information related to drug addiction, alcoholism and treatment. If you are ...

    ... speed, painkillers, opioids, benzodiazepines, tramadol, xanax, clonazepam, oxycodone, suboxone, fentanyl, GHB, cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, crack, heroin ... in some cases to block the effects of drugs of use , relieve ... continue reading
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    With the opioid epidemic sweeping the nation, heroin and painkiller abuse have been in the spotlight for treatment providers and law enforcement. While all eyes have been focused on this front, we may have ignored another battle that needs greater ...

    With the opioid epidemic sweeping the nation, heroin and painkiller abuse have been in the spotlight for ... crank, speed, ice, and crystal - is a potent stimulant. It causes destructive long-term effects including skin ... continue reading
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    We live in a very competitive society when it comes to finding a job and keeping it. Even for a person that's never tasted a drop of alcohol, it's still a challenge to find a good job and get accepted into a workplace. It becomes even worse when ...

    ... be a good idea if you're really struggling with your addiction, getting back to work can often actually help speed up your recovery; working gives you a sense of purpose and keeps your mind off of unhealthy thoughts. By ... continue reading
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    While painkiller use is widespread, there is a vast amount of false information surrounding them. Unfortunately, many people begin using opioid painkillers knowing little about them. Given few details about these drugs - how they work, when to take ...

    ... their mechanism of action is similar to that of heroin . Examples of opioid pain medications include: Hydrocodone ... reduce the speed of your breathing and heartbeat and produce other unwanted physical effects like: ... continue reading
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    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 same opioid receptors with which drugs like heroin and OxyContin act but is incapable of eliciting ... success in the management of certain troublesome opioid withdrawal effects like anxiety as well as the more flu-like ... continue reading
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    While substance abuse may cause a user to feel a short-lived euphoria or impart a sense of temporary well-being, the adverse effects can be dangerous and, in some instances, may lead to permanent brain damage. Chronic drug and alcohol abuse is ...

    ... impart a sense of temporary well-being, the adverse effects can be dangerous and, in some instances, may lead ... well as illicit drugs, such as heroin . Research suggests that long-term heroin use can cause the white matter ... continue reading
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    Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of accident death in the United States. According to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), 43,982 drug overdose deaths occurred in 2013 across the nation. That's two times the amount of overdose deaths a ...

    ... related deaths have increased five-fold over the last 10 years. Since both of these opiates have a depressant effect ... a life-saving drug that reverses the depressing effects of opiates on the central nervous system. ... continue reading
  • Snorting Ambien

    The sleep-aid Ambien (generic name: zolpidem) is a prescription medication used in the treatment of insomnia in adults 1 . It works by slowing down brain activity to help users fall and stay asleep. Zolpidem is similar in structure and effects to ...

    ... time 5 . The user will experience an effect that is stronger and quicker acting than taking the substance orally 5,12 . Crushing and snorting the medication can produce effects that overwhelm the body, and the user may ... 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 ...

    ... death. 1 Long-term Effects of Snorting Xanax Xanax's pleasurable effects on the brain may ... snorting benzodiazepines like Xanax will offer up a better high, this may actually not be the case. A study performed on the effect ... continue reading
  • Rapper’s Shocking On-Stage Antics are Cause for Concern

    A Florida rapper by the name of “Stitches” has earned a name for himself as of late, but for all the wrong reasons. The joker-like face tattoos are enough to take most people aback, but it's the lyrics to Stitches' music and his on-stage ...

    ... sh*t's fake.” He then invites four young women on stage to do the drug, passing a mirror between them as they snort lines of cocaine. At this point, Stitches' wife, Erica Duarte, loses it . As the four girls take turns ... continue reading
  • Opana: The New Opiate of Choice Among Addicts?

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    ... the brain's opiate receptors, much like morphine or heroin , Opana, otherwise known as oxymorphone, is a ... its widespread abuse. The “new” OxyContin was harder to snort and inject, as “cooking” up the crushed pill mixture ... continue reading
  • From Snort to Synapse: We Map Out Cocaine's Trip in Your Brain

    The powder is perfectly lined on the table. With no straw handy, you roll up a Washington and seconds later, the snow is gone. Inhaled into your nostril, this stimulant drug has started a trip that will change your brain…forever. What does this ...

    ... , your body feels effects from head to toe. Some of those effects include: Dilated pupils A ... easy to get hooked. In the end, the high you feel from snorting a line of cocaine only lasts around 15 to 30 minutes, yet your ... continue reading
  • Introducing the Drug That Can Kill With a Single Dose

    Just when we'd thought we'd heard it all, an even more lethal drug concoction popped up on our radar. It's just the latest killer in the opioid epidemic ravaging our country. Dubbed “gray death” by authorities, this high-potency cocktail is ...

    ... it varies in consistency, gray death can be injected, snorted, swallowed, or smoked. So, why in the ... Oftentimes, users don't have a way of telling if the heroin they've purchased is pure or if it's laced with something ... continue reading
  • 30 Famous Musicians Who Have Battled Drug Addiction and Alcoholism

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    ... Yoko Ono Musician Yoko Ono has openly admitted to heroin addiction. She has even claimed that she and John ... , but has since come clean. His reflections on the ill effects of drug use in his music are touching. 16. Elton ... continue reading
  • The 10 Most Insane Drug Addict Movie Characters

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    ... t able to use the people around him. He murders his boss and another dozen characters along the way while snorting ample quantities of the powdery white stuff he sells. 5. Sara Goldfarb Requiem for a Dream tells the tale ... continue reading
  • 3 Devastatingly Dangerous Alcohol-Drug Combos

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  • Yay or Nay: Is the Opioid Epidemic a Conspiracy?

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    ... that make their pills harder to crush or dissolve. The goal here is to prevent abuse through the snorting or injection of painkillers. These efforts seem to demonstrate the drug companies' concern for public welfare, but ... continue reading
  • Teen Drug Abuse: The Warning Signs

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    ... . Frequent illness. Sudden weight loss or gain. Coordination problems. Nosebleeds (may occur due to the snorting of drugs such as cocaine). Constipation. Seizures (without a history of epilepsy or other seizure disorder ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Crystal Meth Addict

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    ... which the substance enters the body—for instance, smoking vs. snorting—can modify the impact of the drug and the tendency to ... the addictive properties even stronger. One of the effects of meth as it reaches the brain is ... continue reading
  • Your Brain on Drugs: Studying Cocaine's Effect on Blood Flow

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    ... to capture a much wider range of blood flow speeds. Cocaine on the Brain Doctors and researchers are always searching for better ways to understand drugs and their effects on the brain. With these new imaging methods ... continue reading
  • Am I Addicted to Oxycodone? How Can I Quit Safely?

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    ... thebaine, and it's not as addictive as morphine or heroin . They figured they could create a chemical that wasn't ... therefore crush them up to inject or, more commonly, snort them, as well as take them orally. There have ... continue reading
  • Mirror, Mirror: Aging Early Courtesy of Alcohol

    $2.1 billion. That's how much we spent on anti-aging skin care products in 2013. And that's just in the United States. Guess how much Americans spent on cosmetic surgery that year? $12 billion. Clearly, we want to look young and beautiful. Who ...

    ... the aging process. Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, we speed towards wrinkles. Reducing our alcohol consumption can help us avoid the following alcohol aging effects. Wrinkled Skin Most of us know that alcohol ... continue reading
  • Unchain My Heart: The Real Impact of Booze

    Anyone who has experienced alcohol abuse first hand knows how heartbreaking it can be. The emotional and relational damage left in its wake is devastating. Did you know this “heartache” is more than figurative? Believe it or not, the abuse of ...

    ... its systems. The following list details the possible effects of alcoholism. Cardiomyopathy (a Broken Heart): Myopathy ... pacemaker to keep it pumping at the right speed. Alcohol interferes with this pacemaker, causing the ... continue reading
  • Why Is Crack So Addictive?

    For thousands of years, the well-known stimulating effects of the coca plant have been sought for a variety of uses, and the plant itself has played an important role throughout a number of different geographic locations and diverse cultures. Its ...

    ... when heated . As a stimulant, crack has the potential to speed up various actions throughout the body and brain . While under ... heroin with crack can increase the frequency of overdose as crack potentially masks the effects ... 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 ...

    ... doctor, it can speed up the onset of tolerance, give rise to number of damaging health effects, and ultimately ... 1,2 . Mixing alcohol or opioids, such as heroin or prescription painkillers, with Librium can increase the ... continue reading
  • The Price Tag of Heroin in America: $51 Billion

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    ... your habit. That's nearly $55,000 per year. Heroin abuse comes with a pretty hefty price tag, unfortunately ... 11,148 per person. At more than $50K per user, heroin's cost blows those two diseases out of the water. The U ... continue reading
  • Why Is Cocaine so Addictive?

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    ... of routes of administration, including: Insufflation or snorting - cocaine is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream ... the same effect—a phenomenon known as tolerance. Effects of Cocaine Short-Term Effects Racing thoughts. ... continue reading
  • Teenage Addiction Guide for Parents

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    ... needle injection) Raw, dripping nostrils (from snorting cocaine) Scratching or picking at skin and ... 18 The dangers of substance use go beyond the biological effect of the substance itself. Risk-taking behaviors that are ... continue reading
  • DEA: Heroin ‘Probably’ More Dangerous Than Marijuana

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    ... a high potential for abuse and no accepted medical benefits. In other words, it's in the same category as heroin and crack cocaine . Even the staunchest anti-drug supporters have hard a time putting pot on equal footing ... continue reading
  • Turns Out Tamper-Resistant Painkillers Aren’t Helping

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    ... tamper-resistant drugs, which are more difficult to crush, snort or inject. One such example is Oxecta, an ... and turn to other types of opioids, such as heroin - an unintended consequence of this technology. “Regulations ... continue reading
  • Relapsed on Heroin? 5 Ways to Regroup and Refocus on Recovery

    You've worked hard to build a new life. Brick by heavy brick, you laid the foundation for a life of sobriety . You were happily on the path to recovery, but somewhere along the way you got off course. You relapsed on heroin. It might feel like ...

    ... a depression that can rob you of a successful life in sobriety . Do a Body Check As you know by now, heroin abuse wreaks havoc on your body. To get back on track after a relapse, get your body back on board. Revisit the ... continue reading
  • Don't Overestimate Your Heroin Tolerance - It Might Be the Last Thing You Do

    You may have heard about fentanyl, a synthetic opioid similar to morphine. What you may not have heard about, however, is the ultra-potent concentrated version of it: carfentanil . What We Know About Carfentanil Developed in the mid-1970s as a ...

    ... to be fatal for them,” said Dr. Neil Capretto. What's more, thousands of people are unknowingly buying heroin that's laced with the deadly drug. This has become a common practice among dealers, mainly because synthetic ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Clonazepam Use

    What is Clonazepam? Clonazepam, commonly known by its brand name Klonopin, is a prescription medication commonly used for its anti-anxiety and anti-convulsant benefits. How Worried Should We Be About Benzos? This medication is part of a larger group ...

    ... and effects with the major difference being the speed of action and total time that the positive effects last ... stops taking clonazepam they will experience a rebound effect. This means that the problems that the medication ... continue reading
  • Asking Yourself: Am I Addicted Benzos?

    If you think you might be addicted to benzodiazepines, you're certainly not alone. In 2011, an estimated 61,000 Americans sought treatment for benzo addiction. And that number has been climbing at an alarming rate ever since. The Benzo Specifics ...

    ... shopping” to obtain multiple prescriptions Hostility or violence Chewing, crushing or snorting pills to increase the effect Drastic reductions or completely ceasing important school, work or recreational activities ... continue reading
  • 5 Scary Facts You Didn’t Know About Prescription Opioid Painkillers

    An opioid epidemic has swept the nation. Every day in America, approximately 50 people die from overdosing on prescription painkillers. Over the course of a year, that number grows to 18,250—which is enough to fill every seat at Madison Square ...

    ... is easier to get, it's cheap, and it produces a similar high. Risk of heroin overdose is especially dangerous because the drug is often laced with fentanyl , which can be deadly even in small doses. 2. The southeast ... continue reading
  • Can You Get Addicted to Crack After the First Use?

    Crack, a solid, crystallized form of cocaine , is smoked and taken in through the lungs. Also called “freebase cocaine,” crack was first seen in the US in the 1980s, where it quickly became popular due to its accessibility and relatively low ...

    ... yet short-lived high. What Happens the First Time Trying Crack? Crack delivers faster, more intense effects than snorted powdered cocaine. First, smoking cocaine allows for more rapid absorption of the drug into the body ... continue reading
  • What Causes Addiction?

    “Whether or not we look at addiction as a “disease,” we can clearly see that changes in the brain do occur that promote continued use.” In the past, addiction was viewed as stemming from an individual's moral failing and weakness of will ...

    ... K. Alexander, argues the disease model makes one of two claims : Claim A: All or most people who use heroin or cocaine beyond a certain minimum amount become addicted. Claim B: No matter what proportion of the users of ... continue reading
  • Drugs on Mars and Venus

    Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus is one of the most iconic books of the '90s, having sold more than 50 million copies. Its core theory is that men and women often think and act in dramatically different ways because of fundamental differences ...

    ... women. For example, men on average first use marijuana one year before women (18.9 versus 19.9), but women try heroin four years, four months earlier than men (26.9 versus 31), despite the fact that men use the drug at a ... continue reading
  • Stimulant Drug Abuse

    Stimulants, both illicit and prescription, are known to increase energy and alertness. Prescription stimulants can offer therapeutic benefits when used as prescribed. However, both prescription and illicit stimulants have a high propensity for ...

    ... for as long as they would be with certain other methods of use. 11, 14 Snorting stimulants still leads to somewhat rapidly felt effects, though they may be relatively less strong and longer lasting than smoking or using ... continue reading
  • 20 Genius Minds and the Drugs they Were Addicted To

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    ... scene. Let's be honest: how many people can understand all the lyrics to Smells Like Teen Spirit? His use of heroin worried people, though, and in 1994, he joined the 27 club: a litany of stars who have died at the age ... continue reading
  • So-Called “Legal” Drugs and the Trojan Horse Game

    Are you familiar with the concept of a Trojan Horse? It's pretty on the outside but filled with deadly enemies inside. It creates an appearance of innocence, but is designed with trickery in mind. Legal drugs are a lot like a Trojan Horse. These ...

    ... and powder form, they are designed to mimic the effects of their illegal counterparts. This has been a fairly ... ” These synthetics replicate stimulants (amphetamines) like speed and meth. They can cause nausea, vomiting ... continue reading
  • Heroin Use Increasing Across New Demographics, Study Finds

    The face of heroin in the US is changing. As the drug becomes more commonly abused among new racial, geographic and socioeconomic groups, the profile of those users is also evolving. The change is, in part, because heroin is becoming more ...

    ... programs. But for many Americans, these restrictions came too late, going into effect long after they were hooked on opiates . As a result, heroin is now impacting a completely different segment of the nation - white ... continue reading
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