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Addictions and Substances

This page provides information on the different substances individuals are abusing and becoming addicted to.

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Hydrocodone Addiction and Abuse

1-800-315-2391  |  March 9th

Hydrocodone Addiction and Abuse

Hydrocodone is a semi-synthetic type of opioid that comes from one of the natural opiods of Thebine or Codeine. The drug is used as a pain reliever and taken orally or is sometimes taken as a cough suppressant....  |  Read more

 
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Fentanyl Addiction and Abuse

1-800-315-2391  |  February 16th

Fentanyl Addiction and Abuse

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid drug that is a very powerful drug that is around 80 times more potent than Morphine. It is used as a pain reliever, especially used with cancer patients. Since Fentanyl is such a powerful drug it is not used for general pain management and it is a drug that can be very addictive. With the highly addictive nature of Fentanyl it should not be used for people that have a history of substance abuse problems....  |  Read more

 
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Dexedrine Abuse and Addiction

1-800-315-2391  |  January 19th

Dexedrine Abuse and Addiction

Dexedrine is more commonly known by its generic name Dextroamphetamine. Dextroamphetamine is a part of a class of medications called central nervous system stimulants....  |  Read more

 
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Desoxyn Addiction and Abuse

1-800-315-2391  |  December 9th

Desoxyn Addiction and Abuse

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Dilaudid Addiction and Abuse

1-800-315-2391  |  November 19th

Dilaudid Addiction and Abuse

Dilaudid, more commonly known by its generic name Hydromorphone, is a highly addictive drug similar to Morphine. This prescription drug is an extremely potent narcotic drug and is in the class of opioids. It is a semi-synthetic opioid pain reliever, similar to Morphine. It binds to opioid receptors in the brain and central nervous system, reducing the perception of pain as well as the emotional response to pain. Additionally, Dilaudid is 8 times stronger than Morphine....  |  Read more

 
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Opiate Addiction and Treatment

1-800-315-2391  |  April 14th

Opiate Addiction and Treatment

Opiates come from the poppy plant and are made from opium. There are many beneficial uses for opiate drugs in the medical field today. Opiates can be found in cough medications which are very useful for suppressing coughs. Opiate's are also used as very necessary and useful painkillers and sometimes used to control diarrhea. Vicodin and morphine for example are potent pain pills and codeine can be found in many cough medications. Other examples of opiate drugs include Dilaudid and Methadone....  |  Read more