Signs and Symptoms of Methadone Abuse

MethadoneMost people know that methadone is used not only as treatment for opiate addiction but also as a pain reliever. When a person begins use of methadone for pain, they are carefully monitored as the dose is adjusted to the right level, sometimes in a hospital or hospice setting. It is quite dangerous to give a person too-high a dose and ineffective in handling pain if they are given too little. When a person abuses methadone, however, they have no such protection. They are on their own to try to work out how much of the drug to abuse so that it won’t kill them.

Methadone can come as a small pill that is intended to be swallowed or dissolved, or as a liquid to be drunk, diluted or injected. Methadone is not expected to cause the same initial euphoric rush as heroin and other drugs, but the person who is abusing methadone is probably still going to feel high when they first start abusing it. As they develop a tolerance, if they don’t increase their dosage, they will probably just feel numb and drugged without the high.

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Marijuana is still “harmful and dangerous”, but …

Drug-Abuse-Is-A-Global-EpidemicThe new Drug Enforcement Administration chief has finally made it clear: Marijuana is safer than heroin.

DEA head Chuck Rosenberg told reporters Wednesday morning at the administration’s headquarters that “heroin is clearly more dangerous than marijuana,” clarifying a less definitive statement he made last week, when he said marijuana is “probably not” as dangerous as heroin. Rosenberg said cannabis is still “harmful and dangerous,” but that his original remarks should have been clearer. Read more

Heroin Anonymous Hotline

drug-abuseHeroin Anonymous Hotline is designed to help those individuals who struggle with heroin addiction, and their families to learn and understand different facts about the drug, and to find the best treatment solution for their unique and individual case.

Heroin abuse may cause serious health conditions, such as : fatal overdose, infectious diseases, like HIV/AIDS and hepatitis, and a  loss of fetus. Chronic users of heroin may develop collapsed veins, heart failure, liver or kidney disease. One of the most common side effects of heroin abuse is : pulmonary complications, that associates with  pneumonia, and depressing effects on respiration. In addition  street heroin often contains toxic contaminants or additives that can lead to clog blood vessels leading to the lungs, liver, kidneys, or brain, causing permanent damage to vital organs.

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Foundations Helping Drug Addicts

drugAddictionMainThe foundations that help drug addicts, are the organization that focus on hands on help for families and their loved ones who are struggling with drug or alcohol addictions, or substance abuse problems. The purpose of the foundation is to provide clear guidance and information about drug abuse and addiction. The foundations is more then a support group, but a place to find healing, understanding, support for a successful recovery process. Most foundations consists of people who once in their life time had battled their own drug or alcohol addiction problems, and now are dedicating their life to serve others. Many of the former addicts had received and earned their addiction specialists certification, to be able to help those in need, as well as become their mentors.

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Drug Abuse Hotline

drug_addiction1_xlargeDrug Abuse Hotline is designed to help those individuals who struggle from drug abuse and addiction. There is no big or small problem when it comes to drug abuse and addiction. At any stage, a drug addiction can be detrimental to a person’s health or be fatal. The illegal drug industry ha been on the rise. There are  multiple amount of new drugs of abuse produced every day, and unfortunately they are easily accessible.

Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences (as defined by NIDA). The drugs alter the brain function, that can lead to irrational and often violent behaviors, and it can result in addiction. Drug abuse takes over person’s self-control. Drugs affect the brain function that associated with judgement, motor skills, decision making, memory, and behavioral control.

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