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Archive for January, 2012

The Truth About Addiction To Roxicet

Jan 20th, 2012 | By

Roxicet, which is not as well known as some other prescription painkillers, is a powerful substance that, when abused, can result in an addiction in a relatively short period of time. Percocet vs. Roxicet In the same family as opiates such as morphine, Oxycontin, Vicodin and Heroin, Roxicet (also known as “Roxy,” “Roxi” or “blues”), is a combination of oxycodone (a narcotic) and acetaminophen (the main ingredient in Tylenol), both
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Living With, Recognizing Percocet Addiction

Jan 12th, 2012 | By

Reliance on prescription pain medications, such as Percocet, beyond their intended use or dosage can lead to addiction. Percocet, which is a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen, is often prescribed by physicians to help relieve pain from injuries, surgery, headaches and other conditions. Once the body begins to need or crave the drug regularly in order to feel normal or average, dependence and addiction can take over. Addiction combines the
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The Truth About Vicodin Addiction to get rehab.

Jan 8th, 2012 | By

Vicodin, an opiate-based drug, is the go-to drug of choice for men and women of all ages and walks of life.  Vicodin addiction and addicts can be found in the suburbs, in the boardroom, in the classroom and elsewhere. Vicodin is a brand name for the combination of acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol, for instance) and hydrocodone, an opiate and painkiller. Working together, the two work to slow the
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The Basics of Xanax Addiction

Jan 7th, 2012 | By

Xanax, the brand name for alprazolam, is one of a group of medications in the benzodiazepine (“benzo”) drug class. It is a habit-forming drug, and addiction is possible after 2 weeks and especially for those who take it for non-medical reasons. As a short-acting benzodiazepine, Xanax is often taken at frequent intervals to compensate for this short half-life. Some common street names for Xanax include: Footballs, Bars, School, sticks, skateboards
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Why Oxycontin Abuse Is So Dangerous

Jan 2nd, 2012 | By

OxyContin is a painkiller available in the United States by prescription. Aside from its medically legitimate purposes, pain relief from conditions like cancer, arthritis and bursitis, OxyContin is sought after and abused by those seeking the high it produces. This euphoric high or “rush” from OxyContin, which sometimes also called OCs, ox, Oxycotton and oxy, is said to be similar to that of heroin, from the seemingly lessened stress level,
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