Qat: Uses, Symptoms, Signs and Addiction Treatment

    Qat is a stimulant from the buds or leaves of Catha edulis that is chewed or drunk as tea. It is from the family of Celastraceae (moonseed). Other common names for Qat include: khat , qut , chaat , chat , kaht , tchat , qaad , jaad , miraa , Kus es Salahin , Tchaad , […]

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    Stimulants: Uses, Symptoms, Signs and Addiction Treatment

    Stimulants are drugs that relieve mild depression, increase energy and activity. They are often referred to as uppers and fall into the categories of both street drugs and prescription medications. Commonly stimulant drugs include cocaine (coke, snow, crack), amphetamines (Desoxyn, Dexedrine), ephedrine, ecstasy (clarity, essence, doctor, Adam), phenmetrazine (Preludin), methylphenidate (Ritalin), and others (Cylert, Sanorex, Tenuate). […]

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    Opium poppy: Uses, Symptoms, Signs and Addiction Treatment

    Opium poppy (Papaver somniferum) is the species of plant from which opium and poppy seeds are derived. It is the source for the natural and semisynthetic narcotics, including morphine (and its derivative heroin), thebaine, codeine, papaverine, and noscapine. The seed pod of the opium poppy is the principal source of most naturally occurring opioid receptor […]

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    Hallucinogens: Uses, Symptoms, Signs and Addiction Treatment

    Hallucinogenic compouns can be found in some plants and mushrooms, as well as other that are chemically synthesized. Nearly all hallucinogens contain nitrogen and are classified as alkaloids. The chemical structure of more hallucinogens are similar to those of natural neurotransmitters. While it is uncertain, research of Hallucinogens suggest that the drug temporarily interfers with […]

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    Coca: Uses, Symptoms, Signs and Addiction Treatment

    Coca is any of the four cultivated plants, members of the family Erythroxylaceae. These plants are native to western South America, where they are grown as a cash crop in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru. Coca plants are even cultivated unlawfully in other areas. Uses: There are many traditional uses (medical, nutrition, and religion) for […]

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    Helping a Loved One Overcome Heroin Addiction

    Heroin is a highly addictive drug made from the opium poppy. It has many names on the streets such as dope, brown, hop, black, diesel, smack, tar, junk, and “H”. Many addicts begin abusing Heroin by smoking or snorting the drug as a means of avoiding the stigmas around injection. However as their tolerance builds […]

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    Treating Illict Drug Addiction

    Drug addiction is a complex illness that effects millions of people world wide. Treatment for drug addiction is complex and is tailored according to the individuals needs. According to SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), in 2007 there was 23.2 million people, aged 12 or older in need of treatment for an […]

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