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How To Know If Someone Is Smoking Heroin

The Signs of Smoking Heroin & What to Look For What Is Heroin? Heroin is an illicit opioid drug that is made from morphine, a natural substance found in certain plants. On the street, this illegal drug is also known as Big H, horse, and smack. It comes in the form of a white or brown powder or a black and sticky, tar-like substance. While heroin is most commonly injected,

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Can Xanax Be Snorted?

What Is Xanax? Xanax, which is a central nervous system depressant, falls in the benzodiazepine category of drugs. Common side effects of Xanax or alprazolam include vivid dreams, memory loss, drowsiness, irritability and other changes in mood, sweating, dizziness, blurred vision, nausea and vomiting, stuffy nose, euphoria, dry mouth, and more. Xanax is the brand name for alprazolam, a prescription medication that is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders

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Percocet: Other Names & Terms

What Are Some Other Terms for This Prescription Drug?   What Are Percocets? Percocet is the brand name of an opioid combination drug that contains both oxycodone and acetaminophen. It is usually in the form of a tablet and is prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain. Percocet, like most opioids, binds to opioid receptors in the brain to block pain signals. Even though the terms ‘oxycodone’ and ‘percocet’ are

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The Progression of Addiction

What Is Addiction? Addiction is a chronic disruption of the brain system that impacts the way your body craves a substance or a type of behavior. It may affect someone’s daily life and have an influence on their relationships, career, and finances. Addictive behaviors and substances typically involve a compulsive pursuit of a “reward.” These “rewards” may include substances and behaviors such as: Caffeine Nicotine THC Pain relievers Cocaine Coffee

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Does Molly Cause Vomiting?

What Is “Molly?” Molly, which is sometimes also referred to as ecstasy or MDMA, is a synthetic party drug. This illegal substance, which was originally developed as a medication to treat depression, is known to have an impact on mood and perception. Molly is typically taken in the form of a tablet, powder, or capsule.   Why People Use MDMA This substance is always referenced as a ‘party drug’ because

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How Long Does Marijuana (Weed) Stay In Your System?

If you’ve ever wondered, “how long does it take for THC to leave the body?” or “how long does marijuana stay in your system?”, read on to learn more about: The effects of using marijuana and how long these effects can last How long marijuana is detectable via drug tests (e.g., blood tests, hair tests, saliva tests, and urine tests) The factors that impact how long the substance stays in

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A Guide to Speed

  What Is the Drug “Speed?” Speed is a street name for methamphetamine, which is an extremely addictive central nervous system stimulant. Other nicknames for this drug include meth, crystal meth, crank, chalk, and more. Speed is a white and odorless powder with a very bitter taste. Individuals can consume speed by snorting it, smoking it, injecting it, inhaling it, or taking it orally. It is available in both legal

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Xanax & Muscle Tension

While Xanax is designed to ease the mind, it can also be very beneficial for the body. Just as this prescription drug calms the brain, it can relieve muscle tension and pain as well.   What Is Xanax? Xanax is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant in the Benzodiazepine category of drugs. It is available as both a brand-name and generic prescription medication. The generic name for Xanax is alprazolam.

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Opioids & Opiates: A Comprehensive List

A wide variety of drugs fit into the opioid category. Some are commonly used and prescribed, while others have been proven to not have medical uses for decades now. Keep reading for a list of all opioid drugs and opioid combination products.   What Are Opioids & Opiates? Opioids (also called opiates), a type of narcotic drugs, were originally created to treat chronic pain. They work by bonding to opioid

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Is Clonidine a Controlled Substance?

A Guide to Clonidine   What Is Clonidine? Clonidine is a prescription medication that comes in the form of an oral tablet or a patch. This drug belongs to a group called centrally acting alpha-agonists and is available in brand-name and generic versions. Brand names for different types of Clonidine include Kapvay, Catapres, and Nexiclon. Clonidine can decrease the levels of chemicals in the blood, which allows the vessels to

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