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Category: Drugs

Drug Addiction Treatment

Also called substance use disorder, drug addiction is a serious disease that, if left untreated, can negatively affect several areas of a person’s life.  While it’s possible to treat substance use disorder, delayed drug addiction treatment increases the chances of negative outcomes such as job loss, broken relationships, mental illnesses, and even worse, death due …

Molly Addiction Treatment

Molly, like ecstasy, is a popular slang name for a stimulant drug named 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). It became a popular party drug on the 1990s rave scene. It causes bursts of energy, euphoria and altered states. MDMA was first developed in 1912 by Merk, a German chemist company. In the 1970s, psychotherapists tested MDMA as a …

Barbiturate Addiction Treatment

Barbiturates are depressant drugs made from barbituric acid. They work as anesthetics and anti-anxiety medication. Barbiturates are highly addictive drugs that have mostly been replaced by benzodiazepines in medical treatment. In the US, barbiturates are Schedule II, III and IV drugs.  What Are Barbiturates Used For? For years, barbiturates were used to treat anxiety. Due …

Ecstasy (MDMA) Addiction Treatment

Ecstasy is the street name of a psychoactive drug known by the clinical name Methyl​enedioxy​methamphetamine (MDMA). It was first synthesized in 1912 by the German pharmaceutical Merk. Ecstasy is an energy drug that causes altered sensations. In the 1970s, MDMA was tested in psychotherapy. By the ’80s, ecstasy caught on as a recreational drug. During …

Psilocybin Mushroom Addiction Treatment

Psilocybin mushrooms are fungi with hallucinogenic effects. They contain psilocybin, which turns into psilocin once swallowed. Most of these mushrooms — sometimes referred to as shrooms or magic mushrooms — contain both substances. Examples include Copelandia, Gymnopilus, Inocybe, Panaeolus, Pholiotina, Pluteus and Psilocybe. Psilocybin mushrooms are used in New Age and exotic spiritual rituals. At …

LSD Addiction Treatment

LSD (short for lysergic acid diethylamide) is a hallucinogen that became a popular recreational drug during the 1960s. It causes hallucinations and altered perceptions and emotions. The drug was synonymous with the hippie counterculture and psychedelic rock scene. It’s typically referred to as “acid.” Why Do People Take LSD? LSD gained popularity in the acid …

Oxycodone Addiction Treatment

Oxycodone is a pain reliever prescribed under the brand names Roxicodone and OxyContin. It is an opioid medication distributed in pill form. Oxycodone is a fast-acting drug that goes into effect within fifteen minutes of consumption. The effects last as long as six hours. Oxycodone is a Schedule II drug in the United States. It …

Tylox Addiction Treatment

Tylox is a well-known combination medication used to treat moderate to severe pain. Each Tylox pill contains 5mg oxycodone and 500 mg acetaminophen.   While oxycodone relieves severe pain, acetaminophen takes a supportive role by enhancing oxycodone’s effects. These two drugs are usually compounded to form Tylox to minimize their individual side effects.  And as a …

Percodan Addiction Treatment

Percodan is a combination drug made of oxycodone and aspirin. Oxycodone is an opioid analgesic (meant for chronic pain management), while aspirin is a salicylate drug designed to reduce pain and fever. The presence of oxycodone makes Percodan a highly addictive drug that should be used with extreme caution and as per the doctor’s advice.  …

OxyContin Addiction Treatment 

OxyContin is a popular brand of the potent narcotic oxycodone, which is also the primary ingredient in a variety of pain-relieving drugs.  When used correctly, OxyContin is a powerful semi-synthetic opiate that can relieve severe pain, which explains its prescription for post-surgery purposes.   The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) classifies Oxycontin (and other narcotic medications) as …

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