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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 is Hydrocodone (Vicodin)?

Hydrocodone (Vicodin): what is it? Hydrocodone is a substance commonly prescribed by doctors to treat intense and chronic pain. The name that most people know hydrocodone by is Vicodin.  It's a drug that effectively treats pain, but improper use can....
What Is Magic Drug

What Is Magic Drug?

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

How Long Does Heroin Stay In Your System?

How Long Does Heroin Show Up on A Blood Test? Blood tests are uncommon ways to detect heroin in the body. This is because heroin's half-life allows it to work through the blood in a relatively short amount of time. ....

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?

Lyrica Addiction and Abuse Here, we will look at answering questions like "What is Lyrica?" and "Is Lyrica addictive?" Let's find out.  One side effect is that it relaxes the patient and produces a sense of euphoria. That dopamine rush....

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?

Cocaine can stay in your system for longer than you might think. A cocaine high is relatively short; it will last around forty minutes at most. However, just because the effects of cocaine are over, that doesn't mean the drug....

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,....

Do Benzodiazepines help with opiate withdrawal?

Opiates and Benzodiazepines Sometimes opiates and benzodiazepines are prescribed at the same time. It's good to understand that there isn't anything inherently wrong with either of these drug classes, except when a dependency starts to build. Both opiates and benzos....

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
pregabalin abuse

Are Gabapentin and Pregabalin opiates?

Gabapentin and pregabalin are not 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 or....

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....
odds of recovering from heroin addiction

What percentage of opiate addicts stay clean?

Recovering from addiction is one of the most challenging things that a person can do. This is especially true in cases of opiate addictions. Heroin is a powerful addiction to overcome, but the same goes for pain medications and other....

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.
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Opioid Use In the UK

Prescriptions for powerful opioid painkillers have doubled from 12m to 24m in the 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.

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

What happens if you mix temazepam 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?

Interactions Between Co-codamol and Alcohol Various essential elements of your body could be fatally impaired by codeine and alcohol, respectively. Those hazards are much more dangerous when you use the substances in conjunction with each other.  One cause is that....

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....
Ketamine bottle

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 start....
How Long does Mephedrone stay in Your System?

How Long does Mephedrone stay in Your System?

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 the most....

What Happens When You Mix Alcohol With Ritalin?

There are a number of prescription drugs that have adverse side effects when used with alcohol. This is challenging because we tend to assume that the drugs we're prescribed should fit easily into our lifestyles.  We're going to look at....

How Long Does Ritalin Stay in Your System?

Ritalin is a medication commonly used to treat symptoms of ADHD and other manifestations of hyperactivity. It's a stimulant and produces a significant effect by operating on the central nervous system to increase focus and more.  As a result, it's....

What is Methadone Maintenance Treatment?

Methadone is a synthetic opioid, which has been used as a substitute treatment for many years.  It has several properties that make it an excellent substitute for other opioids and heroin in particular.  These include a long duration of action....

What is the Effect Known as the K-Hole?

A K-Hole is a term used to describe the state of acute intoxication a person experiences when they take too much ketamine.  Ketamine includes nitrous oxide and phencyclidine (PCP), these drugs separate perception from sensation. When taken in small doses....

What Happens When You Mix Ecstasy With Alcohol?

People often mix ecstasy/MDMA and alcohol because they think it enhances the effects on physical performance, but this is simply not true. Others combine them because it can make the euphoric effects of ecstasy last longer. However, once the neurotransmitters....
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What Happens if you Take Crack Cocaine When Pregnant

Using crack cocaine during pregnancy can impact the health of unborn children in numerous ways. Maternal cocaine use during pregnancy has the potential to directly and permanently damage the developing central nervous system of a fetus. This can result in....

What Happens When You Mix Meth and Alcohol?

When used separately, both meth and alcohol can be dangerous, but when used together, their effects can become even more dangerous. They can even be lethal. After ingesting both of these substances, the chances of alcohol poisoning and meth overdose escalate. These....

Can heroin addiction be cured?

  Yes, it is possible to live a happy, successful life after a heroin addiction. Treatment at a residential rehab normally involves a combination of detoxification and therapy.  To avoid relapsing attendance at support groups is also beneficial.  With dedication....

Is it safe to use fentanyl that my doctor prescribed for me?

Yes, it safe to use fentanyl that a doctor prescribed for if you use it as prescribed. Take caution if you are also using other substances which may suppress breathing, like alcohol and benzodiazepines (like Librium and Valium), or other....

How long do opiates stay in your system?

The half-life for opiates can range from 1-9 hours, depending on how much you take and which type. For instance, the half-life of morphine is 1.5-6.5 hours, the half-life of codeine is 1-4 hours, and the half-life of hydrocodone is....

What happens when you mix alcohol with opiates?

Both opiates and alcohol depress the activity of the central nervous system, slowing breathing and heart rate. When taken together, the effects of these substances only increase, slowing breathing and heart rate down dangerously and depriving essential parts of the....

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