Drug Rehab for Substance Abuse Disorder

Regardless of age, race, or circumstance, drug and alcohol use has become increasingly embedded within the fabric of modern life. From recreational fun to relief from chronic pain, people turn to drugs and other substances for a variety of reasons. Drug use, whether illicit or prescribed, carries the risk of misuse and addiction. It’s more important than ever to familiarize yourself with commonly abused drugs so that you can take steps to protect yourself and seek necessary treatment. Learn more about the symptoms and addiction treatment options for commonly abused drugs below:
Crystal Meth

Crystal Meth Drug Abuse

Crystal Meth Addiction — Symptoms, Signs, and Treatment Methamphetamines come in powder form and can be smoked, snorted, or injected. When meth is in its crystal form, this highly addictive street drug is known as crystal meth, ice, tina, or glass. Resembling shiny rocks or fragments of glass, crystal meth is made by combining over-the-counter…

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Modafinil Abuse

Modafinil Addiction Modafinil is a medication prescribed to treat narcolepsy, excessive sleep disorder, or shift work sleep disorder. Modafinil is prescribed for people who work late night shifts and have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep during scheduled sleep times. Patients who have difficulty working, or completing tasks are also prescribed Modafinil. How Does Modafinil…

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Whippets Drug

Whippets Addiction

An increase in knowledge regarding the physical effects of nitrous oxide (N2O) abuse – combined with the relative ease in acquiring the gas – has created an increase in reports of whippet addiction. Whippets are small metal containers filled with N2O that are typically used to refill reusable whipped cream containers. Increasingly, though, they’re used…

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DMT Abuse

DMT Addiction

DMT may sound like a vague drug but chances are, you’ve heard of it in the past. It is N,N-dimethyltryptamine, which is a hallucinogenic drug. The interesting thing is that this is something that happens naturally. The problem is when it is created synthetically. It may not be as addictive as certain other drugs like…

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PCP Drug Abuse

PCP Addiction: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Phencyclidine, more commonly known as PCP, is a hallucinogenic first used in the 1950s as an anesthetic. It wasn’t until the 60s and 70s that recreational PCP use grew in popularity. Soon after PCP was introduced to the streets, it quickly gained a negative reputation based on some of the bad reactions it caused. It…

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Baclofen Abuse

Baclofen is a prescription muscle relaxer and goes by brand names like Lioresal and Gablofen. It treats many ailments dealing with stiff muscles, muscle spasms, and muscle pain. In some cases, patients are prescribed Baclofen to treat neurological issues including cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis. And in recent years, this drug has been prescribed “off-label”…

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Gabapentin Abuse

Gabapentin belongs to its own drug class, the Gabapentinoids. It is a medication used to treat epilepsy and is also used to relieve neuropathic or nerve pain resulting from disorders such as shingles, diabetes, or trigeminal neuralgia. Gabapentin is also used to treat migraines. The medication comes in tablet, capsule, or liquid format and is…

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Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol Addiction

How Common is Alcohol Abuse?
An alcohol addiction is not always taken as seriously as an addiction to other substances. Mayb

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