morphine and subutex

Would Morphine-Subutex Prevent Addiction?

Many people believe that Subutex can be effective in preventing addiction to opiates like morphine and heroin. Another is that the drug can treat opiate addiction. The hit television series, Mr. …

street names for cocaine

Basis of Street Names for Cocaine

Cocaine is one of the top addictive substances not only in the United States but in the world. Despite its many adverse effects, cocaine continues to be attractive to users. Records show …

Vaping Is Popular and May Be Dangerous

Vaping is popular with young people. Very popular. When people vape, they inhale the vapor produced by burning nicotine, marijuana, or other substances. Although some people see vaping as a …

types of detoxification

Types of Detoxification in Rehab

There are several steps involved in the drug addiction recovery process. One of the major ones is the formal detox. The NIDA or National Institute on Drug Abuse states that …

marijuana as a hallucinogen

Is Marijuana a Hallucinogen?

Drugs fall into a variety of categories depending on their properties, effects, or condition they treat. Typically, every drug will fall into one of the following categories: Stimulants – These types …

drug detox

Why Does Drug Detox Feel Terrible?

Drug detox can almost feel worse than withdrawal symptoms, and that is why some people are hesitant to undergo treatment. However, the benefits of drug detox outweigh the cons. Here …

formication

How Drugs Cause Formication

Formication is the sensation of feeling insects crawling under and over the skin. It is a form of tactile hallucination. A tactile hallucination is a false sensory sensation and is a form …

different classes of drugs

The Different Classes of Drugs

According to U.S. federal law, the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) places substances under certain schedules. The schedules relate to the substances’ potential for abuse, medical use, and liability for dependency and …

A Neuroscientist Explores Addiction

Judith Grisel’s professional and personal experiences are revealing a great deal about drugs and addiction. Dr. Grisel is a neuroscientist and professor. She has also experienced decades of living sober …

paregoric liquid

The Dangers of Paregoric Liquid

Paregoric liquid, also known as anhydrous morphine or camphorated tincture of opium, is a Class III narcotic often prescribed for the treatment of severe diarrhea. It is prescribed for both …