Meth Use Prevalent in Florida Again, Nationwide

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Meth Use Prevalent in Florida Again, Nationwide In 1887 Germany, amphetamine was first developed to function as a legitimate drug, and later in 1919, methamphetamine (meth) was refined in Japan. The drug was now more potent and easy to make and eventually went into widespread use during World War II. Meth use It wasn’t until around the early 2000s that meth became a household word – and a topic of concern. Meth labs, which became synonymous with toxic chemicals and explosions, were inciting […]

Oxycodone Withdrawal

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Oxycodone Withdrawal Oxycodone, best known by the brand name OxyContin, is a prescription painkiller and addictive opioid. Moreover, the use of this drug can lead to chemical dependence even when a patient adheres to a doctor’s prescription. Oxycodone Withdrawal Abuse of oxycodone increases the risk of dependence, tolerance, and addiction. Upon cessation of use, the person will likely experience oxycodone withdrawal symptoms which can range from mild to severe depending on the severity and duration of use, as well as individual factors (i.e. age, […]

Meth and Xanax: A Dangerous Combination

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Meth and Xanax: A Dangerous Combination Methamphetamine is a powerful and illicit stimulant that invokes increased energy and feelings of euphoria. Xanax is a benzodiazepine used to treat anxiety and insomnia – a central nervous system (CNS) depressant. Combining Meth and Xanax is dangerous (and sometimes deadly) because one drug works to increase heart rate and blood pressure (meth) while the other (Xanas) has opposite effect. Moreover, the resulting reaction is a product of two contradictory drugs. They put the body under severe […]

Stimulant Withdrawal and Detox

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Stimulant Withdrawal and Detox Stimulants are substances that boost the activity of many neurotransmitters in the brain and invokes a state of increased energy and alertness. Also, they may heighten physical processes such as blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing rate. Stimulant withdrawal is the physical and mental process that occurs following a period of cessation from drugs or alcohol.. Commonly used stimulants include: Medication for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (amphetamines such as Adderall and Ritalin) Cocaine/crack cocaine Forms of methamphetamines Ecstasy Signs/Symptoms of Stimulant […]

Inpatient Vs. Outpatient

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Inpatient Vs. Outpatient If you are seeking treatment for addiction, one of the initial decisions you will need to make is whether to participate in an inpatient vs. outpatient treatment program. Each approach has its advantages, share many of the same features, and can be highly effective. However, each person and their needs are unique, and therefore, and one program might ideal for some but not for others. Residential Inpatient Treatment Many people engaging in addiction treatment choose to participate in a residential […]