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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 Barbiturates are highly addictive drugs that have mostly been replaced by benzodiazepines in medical treatment.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 Addiction Treatment Information Most people associate LSD with the counterculture of the 1960s. However, the drug is still widely available and abused today. Many people claim that it enhances their creativity and provides therapeutic benefits. Little do they know, the use of LSD has ruined many lives.  However, LSD is not particularly addictive, where …

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 …

Opana Addiction Treatment 

Often referred to as O bomb, blue heaven, pink lady, stop signs, Mrs. O, and new blues in the streets, Opana is a brand name version of oxymorphone, a semi-synthetic opioid painkiller used to treat severe pain.  And similar to other opiate analgesics, Opana acts on the brain’s opioid receptors by stimulating the release of …

Faith-Based Drug Rehab

Some addiction treatment centers approach addiction treatment through the lens of faith and spirituality.  And while faith-based drug rehabs aren’t for everyone, they have achieved moderate to high success rates when treating people with strong religious or spiritual beliefs.  Several studies indicate that addicts who believe in a higher power are less likely to relapse …