Addiction to anything is bad. Addiction can easily be defined as a psychological disorder generating a compulsive urge to consume or do something. Addiction is common for certain substances which directly affect the nervous system of the brain such as caffeine, nicotine, morphine, alcohol, anti depressants, stimulants, pain relievers among others. Consumption of such substance not only affects the physical health of the individual but it also affects the financial, emotional and mental health of the individual. Addiction is faster and more in case such substances are inhaled or injected into the human body.
Opiates, is the class of drugs that include the following substances : heroin, morphine, and some prescription painkillers (OxyContin, Vicodin, and Fentanyl). Opiates act on brain receptors that regulate pain and emotions. Opiates as a general class of drugs have substantial abuse tendency.
There are certain addiction medications that have been proven to help patients with opiates addiction.
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CNS depressants, also known as sedatives and tranquilizers, are substances that can decrease brain activity. This characteristic is utilized for treating anxiety and sleep disorders. The CNS depressants include the following drugs:
Benzodiazepines,such as diazepam (valium) and alprazolam (xanax) are often prescribed to patients suffering from stress, anxiety and panic attacks. This drug is commonly prescribed for short term use, due to a high risk for tolerance, dependence and addiction.