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where does cocaine come from

Where does cocaine come from?

Soon after its refinement in the 19th century, cocaine was prescribed for almost any illness. It effectively became a recreational drug, as much of its first medical use was more likely a matter of abuse or addiction.  For thousands of....

What are the advantages of a countryside rehab?

The countryside rehab is perfect for those who prefer to spend time outdoors for walks and relaxation. Staying in the countryside is considered as less stressful, less hectic, and more tranquil. Being near to nature undoubtedly improves your physical and....

What is hydrocodone

Hydrocodone is a cough and pain medication, classified is a class-A controlled drug (the most restrictive class) with serious penalties for illegal possession and supply. It is an analogue of codeine, but about six times more potent. The prescribed dose....
What Is Magic Drug

What Is Magic Drug?

Magic drug/White Magic, What is it? Magic drug or white magic is a slang term for Mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone) and is a stimulant which is closely chemically related to amphetamines. People who use mephedrone claim it gives a feeling of invigoration....

What Is An Enabler In Alcoholism?

Out of love and fear, we do all sorts of things to protect our alcoholics. Most of the things we do, however, actually help the addiction instead. As a result, the addiction flourishes, and our loved ones get sicker. This....

Why Do People Become Alcoholics?

Most usually, the habit of drinking develops over a number of months and years, until it starts to cause problems in all areas of your life. With the development of tolerance rising to the point of excessive indulgence. Control of....

What Do You Say To An Alcoholic In Denial?

If you are in a relationship with a person who has a drinking problem, you can help by allowing the addicted loved one to experience the consequences of his or her drinking. If family members give feedback, it should be when....

How Long Does Heroin Stay In Your System?

After ingestion, most opiates are rapidly absorbed and metabolized. Psychoactive drugs are simple, small molecules. Drugs that are snorted, injected or taken by mouth are easily absorbed by the body. For a drug to be psychoactive, it must reach the....

How long temazepam (Restoril) stays in your system

How long temazepam stays in your system depends on a number of factors that are personal to you and the type of drug test used. Variables include your weight, age, metabolism, how long you have been taking the drug for,....

Is Lyrica Addictive?

You may find it hard to stop taking Pregabalin because it is habit-forming and can cause physical dependency, even though its addictive potential is not nearly as great as drugs like alcohol or cocaine. In studies of people, between four....

Can Cocaine Kill You?

Using too much cocaine at one time, known as an overdose, can be fatal.  Deaths from cocaine are most commonly caused by: Heart attack Stroke Seizures Cardiovascular effects of cocaine use include: Blood vessels constriction Rapid or irregular heart rate Increased blood....

What Does Cocaine Do To You?

Cocaine causes a short-lived, intense high that is immediately followed by the opposite—acute depression, edginess and a craving for more of the drug. Often people who use it don’t eat or sleep properly. They can experience significantly increased heart rate,....

How Much Cocaine Is Too Much?

A cocaine overdose (OD) depends on a few factors: purity levels of the drug amounts used an individual’s state of health state While cocaine overdose is almost always unintentional, some suicidal attempts have been known to happen while on cocaine. Accidental....

How long does cocaine stay in your system?

Within 2 to 3 minutes of snorting cocaine, a person feels an elated rush and stimulation that usually peaks within a half-hour and lasts about an hour overall. Cocaine is absorbed quicker when someone smokes it. Blood concentrations of cocaine....

What causes bulimia nervosa?

Research suggests that it is likely that there are a number of factors that can increase the likelihood that an individual will go on to develop some form of an eating disorder, including bulimia nervosa. These factors include genetics, gender,....

What are the effects of mixing cannabis with prescription drugs?

Cannabis may change how prescription drugs work and may cause possible side effects. How drugs interact with cannabis Drugs are metabolized and eliminated by enzymes in the liver.  The most prevalent CYP enzyme in the liver is the one responsible....

What are the dangers of cannabis edibles?

Because it is easy to eat too much and comes in a palatable and easy-to-use form, it is not difficult to begin regular use of the substance.

Do Benzodiazepines help with opiate withdrawal?

Benzodiazepines can help with opiate withdrawal but medically are rarely used as there is a very high risk of the individual developing a secondary dependence.

Does Buprenorphine/Subutex block opiates?

Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist, so it can block the effects of opiates in the bloodstream and precipitate withdrawal symptoms, speeding up the withdrawal process

Are Opiates stimulants or depressants?

Opiates are depressants as they slow down the body and brain and repress the body's central nervous system.
pregabalin abuse

Are Gabapentin and Pregabalin opiates?

Gabapentin and pregabalin are not an opiate drugs they are man-made synthetic drugs that work on the central nervous system to relieve and block nerve pain. They are however very addictive and extremely dangerous when abused or mixed with alcohol....

Is Diazepam an opiate?

Whilst diazepam can produce similar effects to opiates it is not an opiate. Diazepam is a prescribed medication that belongs to the class of benzodiazepines. It is extremely addictive and very difficult to detox from once dependent.

Is Co-codamol an opiate?

Co-codamol is an opiate-based painkiller containing Codeine and paracetamol. It is available over the counter in lower strengths and on prescription in higher strengths

What is an opiate antagonist?

Naloxone and naltrexone are commonly used opioid antagonist drugs which are competitive antagonists that bind to the opioid receptors with higher affinity than agonists but do not activate the receptors. This effectively blocks the receptor, preventing the body from responding....

What percentage of opiate addicts stay clean?

The NIH states that between 40 and 60 percent of drug addicts will relapse. For heroin, statistics suggest that up to 80 percent of heroin addicts will relapse. This shows that only a very small percentage of opiate addicts stay....

How common is prescription painkiller abuse?

The National Crime Survey for 2017/18 estimates that 7% of adults aged 16 to 59 have taken a non-prescribed prescription-only painkiller for medical reasons.

How many opioid painkillers were prescribed in the UK in 2017?

Prescriptions for powerful opioid painkillers have doubled from 12m to 24m in past decade, NHS Digital figures reveal.
Is Heroin an opiate?

Is Heroin an opiate?

Heroin is a pure opiate drug and a Class A depressant.
where does cocaine come from

Is Cocaine an opiate?

Cocaine is not an opiate drug. Cocaine is a Class A stimulant drug

Is Codeine an opiate?

Codeine is an opiate and is the most abused over the counter medicine and prescribed opiate drug in the UK

Is Tramadol an opiate?

Prescription drug tramadol is a synthetic controlled opiate, created to produce the same effects as a pure opiate

Which medications are used during detox?

  Different medications are used to treat different withdrawal symptoms. Some of the drugs that are prescribed in detox include: Benzodiazepines- These drugs reduce anxiety and irritability. Anxiety is a common symptom of withdrawal from many drugs, including cocaine and....

What will help temazepam withdrawal?

Certain medications can help to lessen the severity of a temazepam withdrawal. Substituting your medication for a longer-acting benzodiazepine such as diazepam might help to prevent certain withdrawal symptoms from occurring. There may also be medication or nutritional supplements that....

What happens if you mix temazepam (restoril) with other drugs?

Some people may mix a “downer” like Restoril with an “upper,” or central nervous system stimulant, like cocaine or methamphetamine. Using a stimulant and depressant together can be dangerous. This combination pulls a person’s body in two different directions, an....

What are the Effects of Mixing Codeine and Alcohol?

Mixing codeine and alcohol is dangerous, which is why doctors caution patients not to do so. If you can't resist taking a drink or two while on codeine, you may have an addiction problem to one or both drugs. Mixing....

What is Addiction?

  Addictive substances like alcohol and drugs cause the brain to release high levels of chemicals that are associated with pleasure or reward. Over time, continued release of these chemicals causes changes in the brain systems involved in reward, motivation....

What is the Definition of Drug Abuse?

Drug abuse is the recurrent use of illegal drugs or the misuse of prescription or over-the-counter drugs with negative consequences.

Why use the Naltrexone Implant Instead of the Oral Tablets?

  Improved outcomes may be physical because there is a more steady blood level and patients don’t forget their medicine.  The outcomes may also be partly psychological because once a patient receives their implant, they don’t have to decide every....

How Do I Know If I Am Addicted to Ketamine?

  People who become addicted to a drug feel like they are not in control of their ability to stop taking it. If you are addicted to ketamine and cannot stop taking the drug on your own, seek treatment and....
How Long does Mephedrone stay in Your System?

How Long does Mephedrone stay in Your System?

Updated: 19/01/2020 How long mephedrone stays in your system depends on a few things: your size, on how much you have taken, whether you’ve eaten recently and what other drugs you may also have taken. Snorting is likely to be....
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