Of the 7 million people abusing prescription drugs, 5 million are abusing opiate painkillers. With the reformulation of OxyContin limiting abuse, the prevalence of other prescription painkillers is increasing. Oxycodone -Percocet & Roxicodone: Oxycodone is among the fastest growing of all prescriptiondrugs people abuse in the United States. Percocet is the brand name of apainkiller […]
“20.8 million Americans are currently struggling with substance-use disorders. It’s more than 1.5 times the number of people who suffer from every kind of cancer combined. ” — Dr Vivek Murthy, United States Surgeon General
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Methamphetamine is a very strong central nervous system stimulant. It constricts blood vessels, dilates the pupils and increases body temperature, heart rate and blood pressure. The user is put in a state of constant fight or flight, making dealing with someone high on meth very dangerous. One hit of meth can keep the user high […]
Cocaine is an alkaloid extracted from the leaves of the Erythroxylon Coca plant that grows naturally in South America. Cocaine is a powerfully addictive drug. Once having tried cocaine, an individual may have difficulty controlling the extent to which he or she will continue to use the drug. Cocaine can be snorted or injected. The smokable […]