WHAT IS ADDICTION?

WHAT IS ADDICTION? Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance (e.g., alcohol, cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (e.g., gambling, sex, shopping) that can be pleasurable but the continuation of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary responsibilities and concerns, such as work, relationships, or health. People who have […]

COMMON SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ADDICTION

COMMON SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ADDICTION There is a wide range of physical and psychological symptoms that can indicate a drug addiction problem. These will vary depending upon the specific drug and its mechanism in the brain and body as well the dose used daily, whether or not other drugs including alcohol are also being […]

FENTANYL(2)

FENTANYL (2)  A Recreational Drug  Illicit use of pharmaceutical fentanyl and its analogues first appeared in the mid-1970s in the medical community and continues in the present.  To date, more than 12 different analogues of fentanyl have been produced clandestinely and identified in the U.S. drug traffic. The biological effects of the fentanyl analogues are […]

FENTANYL(1)

FENTANYL (1) Fentanyl,  is an opioid which is used as a pain medication and together with other medications for anesthesia. It has a rapid onset and effects generally last less than an hour or two. Fentanyl is available in a number of forms including by injection, as a skin patch, and to be absorbed through the tissues inside the mouth. Common side effects include nausea, constipation, sleepiness, […]

HEROIN

HEROIN Heroin,  is an opioid most commonly used as a recreational drug for its euphoric effects. Heroin is typically injected, usually into a vein; however, it can also be smoked, snorted or inhaled.Onset of effects is usually rapid and lasts for a few hours. Common side effects include respiratory depression (decreased breathing), dry mouth, euphoria, […]

OPIUM

OPIUM Opium (poppy tears, with the scientific name: Lachryma papaveris) is the dried latex obtained from the opium poppy (scientific name: Papaver somniferum). Opium latex contains approximately 12 percent of the analgesic alkaloid morphine, which is processed chemically to produce heroin and other synthetic opioids for medicinal use and for illegal drug trade. Opiates cover […]

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