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Drug addiction is a growing epidemic. More people are affected by substance abuse problems worldwide than any other disease. It affects nearly every organ in the body and eats away at the mind, causing irreversible damage. Chronic substance abuse causes the person to only respond to the drug itself, their minds and body are fully […]

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Government Policies for Substance Controls

The federal government has instated policies for substance controls. This was done to protect the public from the dangers of various substances as well as to regulate its use. Drugs and other substances that are considered controlled substances are listed under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), which is divided into five schedules. Substances are placed […]

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Accidental Prescription Drug Overdose

Drug overdose is becoming far more common than in recent years. Over the past two decades drug overdose has become the leading cause of injury death in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control, every day in the United States, 113 people die as a result of drug overdose, and another 6,748 […]

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What is a Drug Overdose

Drug overdose can be accidental or intentional. It occurs when a person takes more than the medically recommended dose of a certain drug. However some people are more sensitive to different drugs and a high end therapeutic dose could result in the individual having a severe overdose reaction as the drug is toxic to them. […]

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Tranquilizers Marketed to Women

Women are commonly prescribed¬†benzodiazepines, tranquilizers, to treat anxiety, panic attacks and insomnia.¬† In fact, women are twice more commonly prescribed tranquilizers than men. According to data provided to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and MedPage Today by IMS Health, 61 million benzodiazepine prescriptions were written for women, compared with 29 million for men in 2013. Since […]

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What are Tranquilizers

Tranquilizers are central nervous system depressant drugs that are classified into two main categories: minor tranquilizers (anxiolytics, or anti-anxiety agents) and major tranquilizers (neuroleptics). The minor tranquilizers are used in the treatment of anxiety, panic attacks, tension, and insomnia. Major tranquilizers, best known as neuroleptics, are used to relieve the symptoms of mental illness, as […]

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Classifications of drugs

A drug is a substance that chemically alters the central nervous system, brain chemistry or bodily functions. Drug is defined as as “a chemical substance used in the treatment, cure, prevention, or diagnosis of disease or used to otherwise enhance physical or mental well-being,” by Dictionary.com. However there are different meanings of the word “drug”, […]

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Amount/percentage of hospital visits due to chemical intoxication

Drug and alcohol abuse are growing concerns in the medical community. Not only can these substances result in the individual developing a dependency, but they can also result in dangerous chemical intoxication that requires emergency medical treatment. According to NIDA, approximately 570,000 people die annually due to drug use; 440,000 from disease related to tobacco, […]

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What defines dependency?

Dependency of a substance is defined by the individual developing a tolerance to that particular substance, needing increased amounts to achieve the desired effects, and developing withdrawal symptoms when not using the substance over a long period of time. The individual will exhibit drug or alcohol seeking behaviors, turning to their substance of choice for […]

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Why Do Sleeping Pills Create Dependency?

Millions of people throughout the world have difficulties sleeping at one point or another. In fact, between a third and a half of all Americans have some form of insomnia. Some may even require sleeping pills at some point. However these sleeping pills come with a bold warning that they may create dependency. They should […]

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