Most Heroin Addiction Programs use Further Drugs

Heroin addiction is one of the most alarming of all the addictions and the reasons why people start off on this road, which is a road to hell, are many. Addiction can start with something as simple as using it as a painkiller like morphine – an opiate. Many cough medicines contain methadone, which is a synthetic opiate. These can be very addictive and one can often see addicts buying up cough medicine as a solution to their inability to obtain heroin. As one of it’s main functions is as a painkiller, the reason people want to continue with this drug is that it numbs the senses, including the heroin addict’s emotions. A further problem is that, once started on …

Intervention and Drug Addiction

When you have a friend or a family member who is struggling with drug addiction, often staging an intervention can be an effective way to help them face their addiction and get help. Intervention involves getting a variety of people together who have been affected by the user’s addiction in a neutral location and telling the user how their addiction has affected their lives. Intervention isn’t an easy process and it’s certainly not an easy situation. It requires extensive planning and meeting prior to the actual day and knowing what you want to say and how you want to say it. If you are thinking about an intervention, you first need to get the help of a professional – someone …

Drug Rehab – The Basics

Drug and alcohol addiction is a disease where the individual suffering will need to detox or enter into rehab to recover. Addiction cannot be cured, so the individual might have craving’s their whole lives, but the addict can still live a happy, healthy life if they abstain from the substance. When substance abuse is stop, there are several withdrawal symptoms that occur, ranging from mild to severe, depending on the individual and the substance. Withdrawal from a chemical may be done at home or in a hospital, but should always been done under medical supervision, as detoxification from a chemical is always dangerous. Many individual might want to take the drug just one last time in order to cease the …

Contact Lenses And Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis

Wearing contact lenses is such a pleasant and comfortable experience that only a few of us want to hear any bad news about any serious side affects of using the contacts over an extended period of time. For the most part, wearing contacts is virtually harmless. But if you have been careless about cleaning and disinfecting your lenses, it’s high time you pay attention to it because protein deposits on the contacts can cause Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPS). GPS is an allergic reaction to either the chemical of the contact lens or the cleaning solution used. So, not only should you clean and disinfect regularly but should also be careful about the kind of solution being used to clean your …

Seven Toxic Effects of Drug Companies

I’m the first to admire the strengths and virtues of the free-enterprise model as it applies to drug development and sales. This model encourages drug companies to employ talented people and to take risks in developing new drugs for serious medical problems. But let’s face it, current practices also produce undesirable effects. 1. When their drug that was wonderful last month is suddenly no good. It’s been entertaining to watch the drug companies suddenly come up with new, patentable variations of their drugs just when their old patents are expiring. For example, since the 1970s, the Abbott company has been doing a dance with different formulations of valproic acid (used for seizures, migraines and bipolar disorder). At first, the brand …

Internet drugstores eventually get the increasing popularity

People aspire not to save on their own health and not to make experiments which are fraught with undesirable consequences. For this reason many people concerned with doubt such type of service as internet drugstores until recently. It’s well-known fact that innovations not only draw attention and cause a buyer fever, but also produce some fear and reflexions about how much this or that innovation is expedient in general. But internet drugstores eventually get the increasing popularity because of convenience and advantages by which they are characterized. In the USA and Europe the percentage of people, who use these internet drugstores services, grows strictly. The most popular are networks of real drugstores, which have got web-sites and show their products …

How to Utilize a Real Drugstore Pharmacy

Online scam is one of the most popular issues on the Internet today. Yes, almost anything is available on the World Wide Web, but it is also a playground of notorious parties involved in advertising spamming and gimmicks. If you are not careful, you may become an instant victim of the endless unsolicited promotional stunts and schemes of online spammers. Rogue online pharmacies that are found on the Internet today are probably the best example of an online scam. These sites are called rogue Internet pharmacies because they are not operating by the regulations set and administered by FDA. Since these sites are not registered to dispense and distribute medications to consumers, their products and services are not recommended by …

Dangers Of Prescription Drug Addiction

In recent years, we have seen a growing trend, a dangerous trend that has unfortunately, cost people’s lives. While years ago drug addiction was related to street drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamine, or heroin, we now see the dangers of prescription drug addiction. In fact, trips to hospital emergency rooms for prescription drug abuse from 2000 to 2002 rose a staggering 56%. Because of the huge problem, a number of new programs have been established to help educate doctors, parents, and even children. Unfortunately, doctors find themselves in a very difficult position, especially when it comes to treating chronic illness. For instance, treating people with painful illnesses such as MS, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, or Arthritis often requires narcotics to keep …

Controlling Blood Sugar In Type 2 Diabetes Without The Use Of Drugs

I was told in rapid succession that I was suffering from intermittent claudication (that’s blocked arteries in the legs), high blood pressure, Diabetes Type 2. and that I was overweight. Not a lot of pleasure there! The intermittent claudication made it increasingly difficult to do much, so that in effect I had become a prisoner to my house and garden. Exercise was out of the question, my legs simply couldn’t cope, but it was hoped that angioplasty to each leg would cure the problem. It didn’t. My high blood pressure, I was assured, could be treated by a cocktail of drugs and by weight loss. The cocktail of four different drugs worked, but I could not seem to lose weight. …

Why Birth Control Patches May Be More Dangerous Than Pills

Sometimes, it takes millions to convince the world of something. Other times, it could all be pushed over the edge by just a single instance. The latter is the case when discussing the decision of the Food and Drug Administration to finally legally require pharmaceutical companies to issue warning labels on their birth control patches. While there have been patients and doctors who have tried to get this to happen over the years, all it took was one case of a very real risk of death to finally get the FDA to do what many feel it should have done from the very start. The issue stems from the risk of some of the synthetic compounds that hormone-based birth control …

The Vicious Cycle of Antidepressant Drugs and Acne

In today’s world, depression ought to be a major concern. Thousands are reported to suffer from the problem. Potentially thousands more cases of depression are going by unreported and untreated. The fact that sales of antidepressant drugs are fairly consistent serves as concrete proof that the condition is a problem. It has become such a concern that most organizations and systems designed to deal with suicide focus on spotting people with depression, inadvertently ignoring other suicide triggers. While antidepressant drugs are known to be effective in helping ward off the symptoms, there are other things that people have to be concerned over. Acne is also a problem, though hardly one that is as large a concern as depression ought to …

Animals Rule in Children’s Literature: Frogs and Caterpillars and Bears – Oh My!

From very hungry caterpillars and penguins for every day of the year to the Kingdom of Frogavia, animals rule in children’s literature. Whether used to teach numbers, colors, or more subtle lessons of morality, animals are the perfect vehicles for conveying tangible and intangible concepts in an entertaining way. The unique not-quite-human yet not-quite-animal characters in the classic Dr. Seuss tales, paired with allegories about honor and even disarmament, set the stage for the next generation of children’s books and entertainment. Endearing creatures from Sesame Street (what is a Snuffleupagus, anyway?) and puppets from Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood created a world of make believe that children could call their own. In children’s literature, the story is often secondary to the lavish …