Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription Drug Addiction It’s alarming, but the increase in rates of prescription drug addiction that we have seen is becoming exceptionally high. In the 2000s, the rates of people, especially younger people, who have become addicted to and abused prescription drugs was markedly higher when compared to the 1990s…and...

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Meth Addiction

Meth Addiction Meth is easily one of the most addictive drugs out there, by creating a rush in the user when the brain is flooded with a neurotransmitter and dopamine. The role of dopamine in the brain is to regulate pleasure and pain feelings. Since dopamine levels are so...

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Marijuana Addiction

Marijuana Addiction Most of the time, marijuana is ingested into the body via smoking. This can be completed using joints, cigar wraps, vaporizers or pipes. A vaporizer causes the ingredients in marijuana to evaporate without burning. This produces a stronger ‘high’ than some of the other ingestion processes. There...

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Heroin Addiction

Heroin Addiction When heroin is ingested by a user, it creates an almost immediate rush that makes the drug so addictive. As soon as the drug enters the blood stream of the user, the brain interprets it as morphine and binds it to opioids receptors that are located inside...

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Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine Addiction Medical use of cocaine is extremely rare these days due to the high rates at which it is abused. Under the Controlled Substance Act, cocaine is considered to be a schedule II drug. This means that there is very high potential for cocaine to be abused and...

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