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What Is a Loperamide High

Loperamide is a medication available by prescription and over-the-counter, or OTC. Both versions of the medication are designed as treatments for diarrhea. When used in excessive amounts, loperamide can trigger the onset of euphoria. This powerful form of pleasure is the hallmark of a drug high. Unfortunately, excessive use can also lead to loperamide dependence.…

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Choosing the Right Opioid Addiction Treatment Center

Serious problems with opioid drugs and medications are growing more and more common across the U.S. Whether you’re affected by damaging, non-addicted abuse or outright opioid addiction, proper treatment can help you recover. However, you must choose your addiction rehab facility carefully. The quality of the program you enter directly impacts your chances of reaching…

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Is Rivotril Safe to Use During Pregnancy?

Rivotril is a brand name for the benzodiazepine clonazepam. In the U.S., this same medication is known under a different brand name: Klonopin. Any guide to Rivotril abuse will include a range of potential risks to your health. Some of these risks are associated with pregnancy. Under limited circumstances, pregnant women may take clonazepam. However,…

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How to Taper Off Sleeping Pills

Sleeping pills are a diverse group of medications that help you fall asleep or stay asleep. Not all of these medications work in the same way. However, many of them share one thing in common. Namely, if you take them long enough, you can become dependent on them. If dependence occurs, experts recommend that you…

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When Painkiller Use Turns Into Addiction

Every day, millions of Americans take opioid painkillers as medication. Medications of this type can be highly effective. However, in all cases, they come with the risk of two issues: opioid dependence and opioid addiction. Your doctor can help you safely manage dependence. But unless you stay vigilant, it can eventually turn into an addiction.…

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Are You Quietly Addicted to Painkillers?

Almost 10 million Americans abuse pain medications every year. Included in this figure are millions of women. In addition, more than 10% of Americans develop diagnosable cases of painkiller abuse or addiction. Whether you know it or not, you may be included among those who are affected. If so, you need help from a painkiller…

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Effects of Ketamine in Women

Ketamine is a type of anesthetic often used by veterinarians. It can also be used in humans as both an anesthetic and a treatment for depression. However, most people – including women – don’t use ketamine for legitimate purposes. Instead, they turn to it as a recreational drug. This abuse can have serious consequences. Increasingly,…