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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 less stressful, less hectic, and more tranquil. Being near to nature undoubtedly improves your physical and mental....

What is Hydrocodone (Vicodin)?

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 lead to serious addiction. We're....
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 is a stimulant that is closely chemically related to amphetamines. People who use mephedrone claim it gives a feeling of....
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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....
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Why Do People Become Alcoholics?

Did you know that 1.34 billion people worldwide consumed unsafe amounts of alcohol in 2020? However, while some of those people may have become alcoholics, others did not. What's the difference between the groups?  Why do people become alcoholics or not? No....
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What Do You Say To An Alcoholic In Denial?

Alcoholism and addiction in general are hard subjects to breach with someone going through them. This is especially true if you're talking to an alcoholic in denial.  You can see the signs, the impact on the person's life, and the....
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How Long Does Heroin Stay In Your System?

Heroin is considered the most addictive substance that we know of. It's a very powerful, intensely addictive drug that poses a number of risks and threats to the user.  Getting off of heroin can be a very difficult thing to....

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

Is Lyrica Addictive?

Lyrica Addiction and Abuse Here we're going to take a 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.....

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?

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,....

The Risks of Mixing Weed 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?

It may seem as though edibles drugs aren't as dangerous because you don't have to smoke them. Cannabis edibles are a popular way to use the drug, and they're often seen as a more palatable alternative to smoking or vaping....
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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

Are Opiates stimulants or depressants?

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

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.
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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 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....

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, the continued release of these chemicals causes changes in the brain systems involved in reward,....

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 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....
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