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Archive for February, 2012

Halcion Addiction: Get The Facts

Feb 29th, 2012 | By

Halcion, a prescription drug also known by its generic name, Triazolam, is used to treat insomnia. It is meant to be used on a short-term basis only. This medication belongs to the benzodiazepine (“benzo”) classification of drugs, which means that it is a tranquilizer. Effects of Halcion Over time, a person who is taking this drug to help fall asleep or stay asleep may need to take a higher Halcion
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Dealing with Benzodiazepine Dependence and Addiction

Feb 25th, 2012 | By

Benzodiazepines or “benzos” are some of the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States. They act like a tranquilizer and affect most parts of the body. While they are very effective, they can also cause dependency that leads to addiction. If a family member or loved one has been taking benzodiazepine and is showing signs of addiction, it’s important that you encourage them to get help. It can be
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What You Need to Know About Lorazepam Withdrawal and Treatment

Feb 25th, 2012 | By

Lorazepam (which is sold under the name Ativan) is a form of benzodiazepine that is used to treat anxiety and a number of other conditions. It has some of the same chemical components that are included in Valium, Xanax and Klonopin. Although it has fewer interactions with other medications than the drugs in its class, Lorazepam addiction is a common side effect of the drug. It can occur after just
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Norco Drug Abuse

Feb 7th, 2012 | By

Norco is a prescription pain killer that supplies the body with opiates in order to reduce pain. The drug is made of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Acetaminophen, the main active ingredient in Tylenol, is a much less potent pain killer and is used as an activating agent in Norco to make the hydrocodone more effective. Although it’s normally prescribed for physical pain, patients can become dependent due to physical pain, emotional
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