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Addiction is a chronic, but treatable, brain disorder in which people lose the ability to control their need for alcohol or other drugs.
Heroin is one of the most addictive drugs on the market. It is an opioid and a depressant, meaning it slows down the brain’s ability to function. Those who inject heroin are at risk for diseases such a HIV, AIDS and hepatitis. Heroin addiction can lead to debt, insanity and death.
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Prescription drug abuse is very hard to detect. The person taking medication in the form of pills has the ability to hide his or her use. Prescription drug abusers may go through an outrageous numbers of pills in short periods of time.
Abnormal behavior, specifically behavior related to the medicines being taken, may also indicate a growing abuse of the pills.
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Alcohol does not discriminate. When it comes to alcoholism, a person of any age, from any ethnic or social background may suffer its effects. Family history can play a significant role in one's inability to drink responsibly. If you think you or a loved one may be an alcoholic, give us a call to learn more.
Self-help groups can complement and extend the effects of professional treatment. We encourage patients to participate in a self-help group during and after formal treatment. Contact us to find the right group for your needs.
Personality change, intense emotionality, staggered gait, risk taking, slurred speech.
2. Marijuana (Pot, Weed, Bud):
Red eyes, dry mouth, poor eye contact, inappropriate smiling and laughter, withdrawn.
3. Synthetic (Spice, K2)
More intense symptoms to include tachycardia and possibly psychosis
4. Cocaine (Crack is smokeable from Rock):
Dilated pupils, elevated mood, increases motor activity, paranoia, depression and lethargy after effects subside.
5. Methamphetamine (Crystal, Meth, Crank, Ice is the smokeable form):
Dilated pupils, elevated mood, increased motor activity, paranoia, depression and lethargy after effects subside.
6. Opioids (Oxycotin, Vicodin, Oxycodone, Soma, Percocet, Percodan, Heroin, Black Tar Heroin):
Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, staggered gait, slowed reaction time, pupil constriction, constipation.
7. Psilocybin (Shrooms):
Dilated pupils, hypersensitivity to tactile, visual and auditory stimuli, paranoia, panic attacks, mood swings.
8. LSD (Acid, Fry):
Same as # 6 typically more intense symptoms.
9. Ecstacy (XTC, E):
Stimulant like symptoms with mild hallucinogenic action, increased stamina, increased fluid intake.
10. Rohipnal (Rochas, Pills, Date Rape):
Fearless risk-taking, mood swings, violence, staggered gait, slurred speech, slow motor movements and reaction time paranoia, panic.
11. Inhalants ("Whip its", Paint, Glue, Butane, Potpourri, Computer Cleaner):
Stuporous, "day dreaming", fatigued, disoriented.
12. Ritalin, Adderall (Prescribed for Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Disorders):
When not medically indicated, same as stimulants.
13. Ketamine (K, Kat), Phencyclidine (PCP, Angle Dust):
Numbness, Hallucinations, Slurred Speech, and paralysis.
14. Coricidin ("Skittling", Cold Tabs, DXM):
Hallucinations, "out of body" experiences, Dilated pupils, loss of coordination, seizures, respiratory distress, impaired judgment.