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Drug Information

  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Opiates

Although legal for those aged 21 and older to consume, alcohol remains one of the leading abused substances across the globe. The ease with which alcohol can be purchased, as well as the accepted norms of drinking socially or at specific events and holidays make alcoholism a particularly insidious and dangerous disease. Alcoholism does not discriminate; it affects all ages, races, social strata, income brackets and education levels. Read up on the warning signs and effects of alcoholism to better understand the risks associated with drinking.

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Cocaine comes from a naturally occurring plant, native to South America, however, it’s affects are anything but natural. A stimulant, cocaine causes a brief high that could be characterized as manic. Most commonly snorted, cocaine has been publicly popularized over the past century as a recurring theme in the music and entertainment industries. Though many famous and successful people, from musicians to politicians, have admitted to using cocaine, more often than not, its affects are catastrophic. Cocaine itself, and its sister drug crack, have undoubtedly ruined countless lives.

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Opiates take many forms and can have appropriate uses, but abuse is rampant and on the rise. Opium comes from the opium poppy and has been in use for thousands of years. However, in recent years, it has been synthesized down into a highly pure and potent form: prescription pain pills. Abuse of pain killers is on the rise across the country. Heroin use is surging again, often as an alternative when pharmaceuticals are unavailable. Withdrawals from opiates are days long and physically painful which, in addition to it’s highly addictive nature, makes stopping use very difficult. California Treatment Programs offers detox to help addicts through the process of opiate withdrawal.

Heroin

Recent years have seen a recurrence and spike in heroin usage as a response to pharmaceutical drug dependency. When an addict is physically reliant on prescription pain relievers and unable to obtain said pills, frequently he or she will be left to turn to heroin. Relatively cheap and increasingly easy to obtain, heroin addiction is considered by many to be an epidemic affecting the United States. Inconsistency in the quality of the street drug has been resulting in frequent accidental overdoes as the potency of the supply from a single drug dealer may vary. Though there is a stigma to heroin use, those addicted to heroin should not delay seeking help.

Oxycodone

Oxycodone is a highly potent pharmaceutical synthesized in part from the opium poppy. It is used by doctors as a pain reliever. Chemical dependency to Oxycodone can be inadvertent or accidental as one can become dependent on the substance from the very first use. For some, a prescription to relieve pain from a surgery can turn into a dangerous addiction. Oxycodone, OxyCotin and other prescription pain pills are highly regulated but still widely available beyond the scope of regular pharmaceutical distribution. The euphoric effect of an Oxycodone high and overwhelming physical impairment of withdrawal drive addicts to persist in their dependency. Those afflicted with Oxycodone addiction range from old to young, rich to poor; there really is not limit on which lives this drug can ruin. If you or a loved one are suffering from a dependency on Oxycodone, reach out today. We’re here to help.

Methadone

Methadone is often administered by clinics to help those addicted to opiates ween themselves off their substance of choice. Unfortunately, this frequently leads to cross-addiction or a transfer in dependency from one drug to another. Sometimes Methadone is prescribed for ongoing pain management, similar to other pain killers. Methadone, however, lacks the euphoric rush that accompanies taking many opiates and thus addicts may increase the amount they take as they chase a high straight into an overdose. Though controversial in it’s applications and availability, methadone is a reality and remains highly addictive. Those addicted to methadone should seek professional help and rehabilitation.

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