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Prescription Drug Recovery

Avinza Abuse, Treatment and Detox

Avinza the brand name medication similar to Morphine is a member of a group of medications called narcotic pain relievers. The intended purpose of this medication is to treat pain ranging from the moderate to severe level. The medication is used most often for patients that require pain relief twenty four hours a day. It is not intended for short term pain relief like that necessary after a patient comes out of surgery unless the patient had already received morphine before the surgery. Although these are the primary uses for Avinza, it may be prescribed for other purposes as the physician sees fit. […]

Abilify Detox

Abilify is a type of antidepressant medication. Although it is used to suit a variety of different types of purposes depending on the physician prescribing it, the most common way that this medication is used is to boost the effectiveness for antidepressant drugs that are already being taken. This medication is most commonly used, then, in situations where someone is already taking an anti-depressant medication, but they are not achieving the specific results that they seek. A physician may then recommend Abilify to boost the effectiveness of the other anti-depressant medication. Abilify is also considered for treating and maintaining Schizophrenia, especially in adolescents aged between 13-17 and adults. Abilify may also be used in treating people that have manic episodes associated with Manic Depressive Disorder or Bipolar Type1 Disorder. This is especially common as a treatment option when those manic episodes also involve psychotic characteristics, which this medication has been known to counteract. […]

Trazodone Withdrawal

Trazodone is the generic name for a brand name medication called Desyrel. Trazodone is a type of oral antidepressant that is designed to impact the neurotransmitters or chemical messengers within your brain. These neurotransmitters are responsible for helping nerves communicate with one another through stimulation. The most common neurotransmitters in the brain are serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine and acetylcholine. When an imbalance exists in any one of these neurotransmitters, experts believe that the result is depression. The exact mechanism behind Trazodone is as yet unknown, but experts believe that it inhibits serotonin uptake by the nerves in your brain, and that this improves the symptoms of depression. Trazodone may also directly stimulate or increase the action of the serotonin neurotransmitters in the brain. Trazodone is therefore not chemically related to other types of anti-depressant medications including MAO inhibitors, tricyclic antidepressants or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRI medications. It is available in both a prescription form and a generic form, and comes in tablets of four different dosage amounts: 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg and 300 mg forms. […]

Viagra Withdrawals

Viagra is the brand name for a medication known as Sildenafil. The primary purpose for Viagra is to treat impotence or erectile dysfunction, which is a condition that is reported to be affecting as many as 140 million people around the world. More than half of all the men suffering from impotence are said to have a physical or medical cause, while the remainder of men are said to have a psychogenic or emotional cause. Medical causes behind the onset of impotence may include neurological conditions, urological conditions, diabetes and circulatory conditions. Understanding what causes erectile dysfunction is an important part of understanding how this medication is designed to work. Viagra is designed to increase the blood flow into the penis, allowing the user to obtain and maintain an erection more easily. This is a prescription medication that comes in several different preparations. This rounded diamond tablet is available in three different sizes, a 25 mg, a 50 mg and a 100 mg tablet depending on your prescription. […]

Vicodin Withdrawal

Vicodin is a combination between Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen. This is a prescription-only medication that is available both in a brand name form and a generic form. There are several different preparations available, including tablet form, capsule form and liquid form. The primary difference from preparation to preparation is the amount of acetaminophen that each medication contains. The amount of Acetaminophen in each dosage can vary from 500 mg to 750 mg. Sometimes the dosage of Hydrocodone may also vary, ranging from 2.5 mg to 10 mg. There are several different brand names aside from Vicodin that this medication combination is marketed under, including Norco, Lorcet, Anexsia and Vicodin ES. Vicodin is a popular pain reliever, but it must always be taken cautiously considering its propensity for addiction. If you take Vicodin improperly, then the odds are good that you are going to experience a physical dependency leading to an addiction as well as Vicodin abuse in a manner that you cannot easily get rid of on your own. You must always take Vicodin safely in order to prevent this from occurring. […]

What Roles Do Physicians Play in Prescription Drug Addiction?

This question can be studied from two different standpoints. One is whether or not it is or can be believed that physicians can be held responsible (figuratively and literally) in some way for prescription drug addiction. The other way is to consider physicians as being in a position to recognize if the possibility of prescription drug addiction is imminent or if an addiction already exists. In other words, are they part of the problem or part of the solution? Are They Part of the Problem? The question of whether or not physicians tend to over-prescribe medication and not just that which can cause addiction – has long been a topic for debate. Physicians have been derisively referred as “pill pushers”, and some of them, deliberately or not; only reinforce this by making sure each patient seen is sent away with a prescription for something. […]