Common short term effects are the constriction of pupils, drowsiness, apathy, slow breathing and dilation of blood vessels. Confusion and a persistent itching sensation can be effects too. Such slow breathing may cause a user to slip into a coma as well as nerve damage from convulsions. After using this drug, users usually get addicted to the euphoric feeling and go from inhaling to injection. Users build up a tolerance and give way to a physical dependency upon the drug, making the addict need larger and larger doses.
Billions of people deal with pain every day, and many of those are probably dealing with it right at this moment. It seems most people with frequent pain have gotten to the point in which they take something to ease their suffering without really thinking about it. One of the most popular pain killers is Acetaminophen, which also goes by the name of Tylenol. Acetaminophen belongs in two classes of drugs, analgesics which relieve pain and antipyretics which are used to reduce fever. The structure of Acetaminophen is found in Fig 1.1.
“Two New York physicians, Vincent Dole, a metabolic specialist, and his colleague, Marie Nyswander, a psychiatrist, invented methadone maintenance.” (Velten, 1992) Methadone clinics are available in every state and the medication can be prescribed orally, as a tablet, or can be injected. Methadone’s effects last up to twenty four hours which allows the patient to take a once a day dose for opiate detoxification and maintenance. High dose methadone blocks the effects of heroin and opiate drugs such as pain pills. This discourages the continued use of drugs by addicts under treatment. Heroin and opiates release endorphins in the body, called dopamine, causing users to need an opiate continuously.
Gavin Freihofer Mod: 3 Methamphetamines Intervention: A meth intervention can be among one of the toughest meetings to conduct because of the meth addicts propensity towards unpredictable, and often times violent behavior. Individuals who become addicted to meth will often go on binges, where they will use huge amounts of the drug for several days in a row. After a meth binge is over, it is extremely common for a meth addict to begin to express deep remorse and for them to swear on everything that is sacred to them that they will never use the stimulant again; unfortunately, loved ones will often delay a scheduled meth intervention, and take the person with the meth addiction at their word. The fact of the matter is that every time the person binges on meth, it only strengthens their addiction to the toxic stimulant. Timing is everything, in relation to conducting an effective meth intervention process.
People who are clinically depressed cannot “will” themselves to feel better or just “snap out of it.” It takes a combination of prescribed medication, Natural remedies, and psychological help to fully treat Depression. One in every three people who are depressed actually seek treatment and 80-90 percent of those who seek treatment feel better within a few weeks. If you do not receive treatment, symptoms can continue for months or even years. I am going to inform you of the different types of Treatment for Depression. Many people choose Antidepressant medication as a treatment because that is the first thing their doctors suggest.
Dailymail.co.uk refers to cocaine as the ‘perfect heart attack’ and found that recreational cocaine users have higher blood pressure, smaller arteries, and thicker heart muscles. In conclusion, cocaine generally speeds up the heart rate intensely and can cause a plethora of problems with the circulatory system. Heroin is a depressant drug, derived from the drug morphine, which is an opiate derivative of poppies. It is known as an extremely dangerous drug since it can cause overdose fairly easy. The overdose is usually caused by the slowing of the function of the lungs, which depresses heart rate until it eventually stops beating.
Sometimes the light and smells could have an effect on this disorder but the reasons why are still not known. This has started a series of chemical changes that irritate the pain sensing nerves around the head and causing the blood vessels to expand and leak chemicals which further irritate the nerves (1996-2012). It is stated that migraine runs throughout the families due to their genes. The number one trigger is hormonal changes. Two-thirds of women sufferers only get their headaches around the time of their period.
This behavior is attributed to a void still afflicting an addict going through the recovery process. According to drugaddictioncenter.org, the following addictions generally are associated with addiction transfer: Central Nervous System (CNS) stimulants such as methamphetamine, cocaine, Ritalin, or nicotine. CNS depressants, such as alcohol, sedatives, hypnotics, or Xanax, are additional addictions. Narcotics, opium, Vicodin, and Oxycontin are well-known opiates contributing to addictive personalities. Cannabis (such as THC, marijuana, and hashish) is also an addiction with the capability of addiction transfer (although mainstream may not always believe this
Our Role, as Health Care Providers, in the Ever Increasing Drug Addiction Problem Donna Riddle Excelsior College Abstract Prescription drug abuse has become a problem of epic proportions in the United States and around the world. The largest types of drugs involved are opioid pain medications and narcotics. Prescription drug abuse rates nearly equal to abuse of illegal drugs. One of the major contributing factors for this is the easier availability in getting prescription drugs. It has become common practice to dispense prescription narcotics to treat reports of pain.
Jenny Johns October 31, 2013 SOC 356 The Pastoral Clinic Reflection An addiction can be referred to as a great interest or need to do or have something. But what happens when the need becomes harmful and compulsive? The most common addiction is drug addiction. Addiction to any drug is harmful and could in turn, become deadly. The author, Angela Garcia, covers the issue of heroin addiction in New Mexico.