Types

Drug Types | Drug Aware drugaware.com.au

ILLEGAL

Commonly Used Illegal Drugs centeronaddiction.org

Opioids

-Heroin

9 Year Old Boy Slaps His Mom After Finding Her High On Heroin On The Street facebook.com
“..Read more here ► http://goo.gl/SCn9Df A 9 year boy who found his mom high on heroin on the street, slapped the heck out of her in a shocking video that was posted on instagram. The distraught little boy can be heard screaming “Mommy, wake up. Can you talk to me? Wake up” while the woman stares blankly at him, making him slap her again and again. Felt so sad for the child. With a mom like this, he’s probably raising himself. He should not have hit her like that but one can understand his frustrations

Texas brawler and addict hated God, ran from Him, until a final surrender March 2, 2015 roman gutierrez By Michael Ashcraft and Mark Ellis
*originally -> http://www.assistnews.net/index.php/component/k2/item/302-texas-brawler-and-addict-hated-god-ran-from-him-until-a-final-surrender

“..Roman grew up on San Antonio’s west side, where drugs and violence were pervasive, the child of a broken home. He was sexually abused at age seven. He became a fighter and a partier who lived recklessly because he hated life.

The rage following his dad’s death was only compounded by the fact that he received the news when his dad was supposed to pick him up for some father-son time. His was a life void of love.

His first arrest came when he and friends broke into a local convenience store late at night to steal alcohol. Since they heard no alarm, they carted off case after case. Eventually, a patrol car pulled up and nabbed the youngsters…”
*see Now You Know: How is Death Dealt Differently Around the World? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

-Opium
*see Deep Thought: History of Drugs-Opium goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

Cannabinoids

-Marijuana
*see Neutral Perspective: Marijuana (“weed”) is “good” and “bad” for you? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

Treating Marijuana Addiction: Dr. Kevin M. Gray

http://www.westernjournalism.com/watch-fascinating-new-neurological-evidence-regarding-marijuana-usage/#EtHpG0xG1vVPWMT6.97

Present! – Overcoming Marijuana Addiction

Nerium: Dr. Daniel G. Amen ‘The Brain Warrior’s Way’ Presentation


*start at 42:21 (see Health: How to “improve” your memory? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Is Marijuana Addictive? | Marijuana

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The addiction to drugs like heroin, nicotine which is in tobacco, and even caffeine which is in coffee are far stronger on a chemical physiological level than anything that we’ve been able to document withdrawal from the use of marijuana.

The classic addiction that we imagine is addiction to opiates or injection drugs like heroine. You imagine the cravings. You imagine you get so sick if you don’t have the medicine or the drug. You go through chills. Your nose starts to run. Your eyes water. You’re sick to your stomach or vomiting and diarrhea. That’s called withdrawal syndrome.

Then there’s something called tolerance and that’s where you need more of the drug to achieve the same effect. Then there’s the addiction. The psychological compulsion you’re orienting your whole life around trying to find and procure this. Your personal, your social, you functioning suffers as a result.

That is our model of addiction. And then depending on how socially available the substance is, like for example tobacco is available everywhere, so people will very rarely experience all these withdrawal syndromes versus is your drug addictive choice as an opioid that’s hard to get, you’ll see varying degrees of behavior on the spectrum.

When it come to marijuana, we’ve tried to look for withdrawal syndromes. They talk about mild sleep changes. For people who have been using it heavily and then stop using it. EEG disturbances, little change in your brainwave pattern. Little bit of difficulty sleeping. Little bit of anxiety or reduces mood which kind of dissipates over time. Not that same all of a sudden change in your physiology where you’re extremely sick and can’t function. Also there’s no life threatening nature what-so-ever like there is when you withdraw from Valium or bensodiazapines which the withdrawal can kill you. Same thing with alcohol, withdrawal can kill you. Nothing like that with marijuana.

The main thing there is the behavioral and social conditions that would set up with a compulsive use pattern, prohibiting it, doing things on the sly. It turns out some people psychologically do report improved psychological function using the substance. As you would expect because the compounds have been shown to have anti-depressive qualities, anti-anxiety properties. So it’s possible when people are no longer using it abruptly that they revert to a state that might have previously been their prior state. Which was more depressed and more anxious. Though that’s always something to consider as well if you’re wondering if a substance is a withdrawal syndrome or really just a withdrawal of and agent that was helping improve the psychological functioning.

The bottom line is there have been studies done that they try to find what percentage of users of marijuana become addicted and they quote this figure, 9%. The Institute of Medicine does. Those are based on surveys where you have to answer questions like, “Do you spend a lot of time looking for this substance?” “Have you faced legal problems because of your use?” A lot of those answers might be more related to the social phenomenon of really trying to stamp out the use of marijuana rather than any actual chemical or physiological dependence or addiction on the drug.
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zemorph42
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The first time I quit marijuana, it went something like this: I had been smoking for ten years, then was arrested for an unrelated charge( don’t ask), and went to jail. I knew I could get mj if I wanted to, but 1. I couldn’t trust any inside sources and 2. There were better things for me to spend what little money I had on. The effects of quitting after ten years of use? I slept most of the next few months( 12-16 hours a day). I was seventeen. I stayed clean for the next 23 years with only one exception. And no effort. ..

TimBurtonsWeirdSisterButSheAlsoKindaLooksLikeOzzy
TimBurtonsWeirdSisterButSheAlsoKindaLooksLikeOzzy
6 years ago
I have always tried to seclude myself from everyone. Ironically weed brought me closer to people but I was okay with it because I was high. I was obsessed with gaming as well… still do enjoy my ps3. Although now I have a clear enough head to keep a job and get into college.
On a side note, another thing that wasn’t good about my personal experience smoking weed; was that it lead me to other drugs. It really is a gateway drug if you let it be one. …

Mikeferdy
Mikeferdy
6 years ago
Hope you don’t mind me asking, are you lonely most of the time?

Coz I find that usually people who see marijuana as addictive are usually lonely. Loners tend to cling on something and make it addictive, like gambling, gaming, weed smoking, etc. I used to find World of warcraft very addicting, until I got bored with it and looking for my next “fix” in gaming. That was until I got out and do stuff… ..

I Smoked Weed Ignorantly for 15 Years

What Quitting MARIJUANA Feels Like | Overcoming My Serious WEED Addiction [LIVE Experience]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-8F3ffnK8w
“In this live experiment, me and a group of friends quit smoking weed for 30 days. We go through the withdrawals, cravings, symptoms and history of our cannabis addiction, and how stopping affects our lives.

This is all my subjective experience. I am not making any general claims about marijuana use. Just like any tool, weed can have positive and negative effects, depending on the individual.”

Does cannabis really lower your IQ? Claire Mokrysz Thu 14 Jan 2016 10.24 EST Last modified on Tue 9 May 2017 13.32 EDT theguardian.com
“..Cannabis use does not occur in a vacuum. And teenagers who start using cannabis from a young age will almost certainly differ from those who will never try, it or who delay until they are older. The evidence suggests that those who start using cannabis from a young age often have less stable backgrounds and more behavioural problems than their non-using peers. Teenage cannabis use also typically goes hand in hand with other drug use and risky lifestyle choices in general. The poorer cognitive performance of cannabis users may therefore result from other factors associated with cannabis use, rather than cannabis use itself. However it is of course very difficult to control for all these other factors…”

STORY TIME | Overcoming my addiction to marijuana
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kDsNJu6WOQ
*see How to deal with Anxiety-Stress in life? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

How to Stop Using Marijuana | Recovery 2.0 Protocol | Tommy Rosen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HIOquDsWcw
*see Health & Fitness: “Holistic” Biblical Scripture Meditation and Prayer goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

I’m Addicted To Marijuana… What Now?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeUc_AO–ug

=>Second Hand

Beware of Secondhand Pot Smoke

Secondhand Marijuana Smoke no-smoke.org
“…“Smoke is smoke. Both tobacco and marijuana smoke impair blood vessel function similarly. People should avoid both, and governments who are protecting people against secondhand smoke exposure should include marijuana in those rules.”
-Matthew Springer, cardiovascular researcher and Associate Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco ..

Secondhand marijuana smoke contains many of the same cancer-causing substances and toxic chemicals as secondhand tobacco smoke. Some of the known carcinogens or toxins present in marijuana smoke include: acetaldehyde, ammonia arsenic, benzene, cadmium, chromium, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide, isoprene, lead, mercury, nickel, and quinoline.i
Marijuana smoke contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active chemical in cannabis….’

vaporizing cannabis can create levels of indoor air pollution similar as those seen in extreme air pollution events like wildfires and severe industrial pollution. Exposure at these concentrations can cause cardiovascular and respiratory disease…”

How long does Cannabis stay in your system. How long do marijuana drug tests detect use for ?

Symptoms & Causes of GER & GERD niddk.nih.gov
“…smoking, or inhaling secondhand smoke..”
*see Medical: What to do with Throat Problem(s)? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Few Smokers Believe Secondhand Smoke is Dangerous

– Hashish

How to Approach a Hash Addict drugabuse.com
“…Hashish is a very concentrated product derived from the cannabis plant. It has extremely concentrated amounts of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other cannabinoids, the active ingredients in the cannabis plant. Individuals can develop a level of physical dependence to THC; in fact, cannabis use disorders, as well as the symptoms of cannabis withdrawal, are well described in clinical literature and diagnostic manuals such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – Fifth Edition (DSM-V). In addition, many people who use hashish display the same types of obsessive and dysfunctional behaviors associated with other substance use disorders. Thus, the answer to the question “Is hash addictive?” is that the odds favor a “yes.”..”

Hashish Addiction and Rehabilitation | Drug Knowledge | Detox to Rehab

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Much like marijuana, hashish is derived from a specific part of the canabis plant. Users often show signs of impaired coordination, learning and memory problems, and inflammation and redness of the eyes. Hashish can be smoked or put into foods and ingested for a longer-lasting effect. Long term abuse can result in depression, psychosis, paranoia, and increased risk of lung infections, such as bronchitis, and lung cancer.

Charas recovering addict interview

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This video is a documentary about addiction and its prevention. Dr Sadaqat Ali and his team shares the facts regarding the chemistry of drug addiction . There is another video of Dr Sadaqat Ali on the same topic titled Controlling Drug Addiction Dr sadaqat Ali is a renowned addiction psychiatrist and project director of Willing Ways Pakistan

Drugs Addiction Treatment In Pakistan | Important Tips To Recover From Heroin,Hash,Cocaine Addiction

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Are you a drug-addicted and want to come back to your life? A clinical physiologist Dr. Sobia Ikram has given helpful tips to get rid of drugs once and for all. Specifically in Asian countries, as far as awareness has been raised the crime ratio proportionally increase with it. As we know its a technology and social media world so awareness should be spread with facts and logic. Proper prevention techniques and awareness campaigns should accommodate people. The addiction sometimes starts from smoking and leads you to Heroin, Hash, Cocaine addiction. Not only lower-class depressed people become drug addictive but also professional, educated and well settled prefer to go for it. It does not have any age restriction to destruct anyone. Important tips to recover from drug addiction is to have proper talk therapy, proper protocols, sessions with a physiologist and healthy communication to your loved ones. Let’s find how medicine drag you to become an addicted person? Click the video

Stimulants

Stimulant Addiction and Abuse addictioncenter.com
Stimulants are often abused among students and athletes trying to enhance their performance. They are also used recreationally.

Cocaine

Culture, Coca-Cola, and the CIA: The History of Cocaine
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Chris Calton traces the history of cocaine, showing how it went from common medicine to the target of US military action.

For further reading, a Bibliographical Essay is available at https://mises.org/EC1Bib

Coca-Cola’s Scandalous Past Sara Bellum
March 01, 2012 teens.drugabuse.gov
“…Coca-Cola was invented in 1885 by John Pemberton, a pharmacist from Atlanta, Georgia, who concocted the original formula in his backyard. Pemberton’s recipe contained cocaine—in the form of an extract of the coca leaf, which inspired the “Coca” part of the beverage’s name. The “Cola” in the name comes from the kola nut, which contains caffeine, another stimulant…

Pemberton advertised it as a patent medicine, claiming that it cured headaches, upset stomach, and fatigue. “Patent medicines” were concoctions of exotic ingredients and drug compounds that allegedly cured a wide range of ailments. They often contained ingredients now recognized as addictive substances, including opium and cocaine, as well as deadly elements like mercury and lead…”

Cocaine Addiction—NHS Video

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Two ex-addicts talk about their pasts

Overcoming addiction: Beating crack cocaine

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10News Reporter Yvonne Thomas shares the sobriety story of Bryan and Sandra.

Crying out to God in the midst of Battling Addictions

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Cary Snyder battled addiction to alcohol for 20 years, and to cocaine for more than 10 years. Wasted and alone in a hotel room, Carey came to the end of himself. Battling the desire to end his life, in desperation he cried out to God for help.

Amphetamine

What is Amphetamine and What it Does to You! | Beginnings Treatment

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Call for help with Amphetamine addiction: (866) 806-0741 What is Amphetamine? Amphetamine effects the brain and body very quickly. It is a stimulant drug and can be used and prescribed legally, like Adderall as well as illegally and recreationally such as methamphetamine.

Treatment for Amphetamine Addiction

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Treatment for Amphetamine Addiction

Treatment for amphetamines is different than other classes of drugs. Dr. Kevin Wandler, MD, Chief Medical Officer at The Recovery Village describes how different the symptoms of cocaine and crystal meth are compared to opiate painkillers. The Recovery Village supports clients addicted to heroin through onsite medical detox, and then the team shifts their focus to the treatment phase.
*see Importance of Cleansing-Detoxification goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine Detoxification, Addiction, and Withdrawal | Beginnings Treatment

How is Methamphetamine or Ice Addiction Treated?

Club Drugs

*see Drugs: Beware of the “Date Rape” Drug goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine)

GHB Addiction and Rehabilitation | Drug Knowledge | Detox to Rehab

Flunitrazepam***

GHB***

Dissociative Drugs

PCP

Aaron Hernandez Possibly on Angel Dust: Allegedly Suffered Psychiatric Symptoms from PCP Use

Boosie Badazz Claims Smoking Angel Dust Made Him See Demons

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Over the years, Boosie Badazz has shared many stories from his past ranging from the devastating to outlandish and hilarious. Take a wild guess which one he told on his Instagram Live recently.
*see How to “fight” your personal demons? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

Angel Dust Addiction and Rehabilitation | Drug Knowledge | Detox to Rehab

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Angel Dust is the street name for PCP, a dissociative drug developed as an intravenous anesthetic that was discontinued due to it’s dangerous effects. Often associated with other party drugs, such as Ecstasy and LSD, Angel Dust can feel a loss of coordination, numbness, increased aggression

Salvia

Salvia Abuse and Addiction – A Forever Recovery Addiction … aforeverrecovery.com

‘..An internet search on salvia abuse or addiction provides some excellent deals at your local Lowe’s or Home Depot. It also shows the helpful information that it is deer resistant. Look a little more closely. You’ll see incongruous words such as “psychoactive” and “hallucinogen.” It’s true. This innocuous, pretty purple plant in your herb garden has a sinister side…”

What Is Salvia Addiction? | Addictions

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My work as an Addictions Therapist at the Caron Treatment Centers in New York City involves seeing people who have had profoundly negative consequences in their lives as a result of taking drugs. Sometimes they think that just because a drug is natural, because it grows in nature that it’s safe. That’s absolutely not the case. An example of this is Salvia. People think that because it comes from a plant that it’s safe. Well in fact it’s not. Salvia is a hallucinogenic, which means that it causes psychosis. It’s a very fancy way of saying that people detach from reality. So they’re not existing in reality once they’re under the influence. They’re existing in this other state which causes them to do a lot of crazy things, and causes them to engage in a lot of high-risk behavior. It causes them to cause a lot of damage in their life. So it causes profound negative consequences in a person’s life. And just because it comes from a natural plant doesn’t mean that it’s safe

LEGAL

*see Medical: “Good and Bad” of Medications ? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

10 Drugs That You Won’t Believe Used to Be Legal 23 By TopTenz on December 1, 2014 toptenz.net
“..Many drugs that are severely restricted today were once commonplace and completely legal. In fact, not only were these drugs available, they were actually recommended and promoted by healthcare professionals, often with unfortunate results. Here are ten of them:..”

Stimulants

Amphetamine

Adderall addiction

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Adderall is classified as an amphetamine that is highly addictive. It is a drug that can be prescribed to those who have ADHD; however, it is highly abused by university and college students. It is called the “study drug” for those who abuse it because it increases concentration and creates intense invigoration and euphoria. This video looks at Adderall and how it works both in the body and in the brain.

It is also important to emphasize the mental health aspect of this video. Studies have shown that students try Adderall due to stress. We want to help students to understand the dangers of Adderall. We can help them manage their stress so that they would not depend on Adderall or to help fight their addiction by outlining some resources available to them.

Dissociative Drugs

Ketamine Intervention and Treatment-Resistant Depression

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Many patients with depression do not respond effectively to first line antidepressant treatments, and for those who do respond it usually takes at least 3 weeks from the time of starting treatment to see any clinical benefit. Mayo Clinic is eager to find and develop promising new ways to diagnose and treat treatment-resistant depression. Dr. Susannah Tye, a researcher within the Mayo Clinic Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, discusses research on optimizing depression treatment with ketamine intervention for patients with treatment-resistant depression.

Miscellaneous

Alcohol
*see Health-Neutral Perspective: Alcohol: Good and Bad? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

How I overcame alcoholism | Claudia Christian | TEDxLondonBusinessSchool

Informants

http://www.kare11.com/story/news/crime/2015/01/30/murdered-nd-college-student-drug-informant-andrew-sadek/22583459/

Youth

http://parc.memorialhermann.org/top-10-epidemics-teen-addiction/

ROOT CAUSE

Overcoming Addiction – The Root Cause Of Every Addiction

Healing

*see Deep Thought: Why doesn’t God “heal” everybody? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

Prayer

http://tearstojoyministries.org/Drugs___Demons_.html

https://youtu.be/L5te0kFr8tE?t=25m4s
*see 25:04 for list (Tramadol)

Baptized, but Still Addicted

You Will Never Say A Bad Word Again After Watching This! Words Have Power…

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