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Get all the information you need about drugs and drug abuse here. From drug types to treatment options, we break everything down for you to a science.

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The 6 Worst Stereotypes Given to Drug or Alcohol Addicts

People often judge what they don't understand. Continue Reading

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Top 5 Misconceptions About Using Drugs and Alcohol

The allure of drugs and alcohol is strong, but addicts know all too well that what they found so enticing in the beginning is n... Continue Reading

What Drugs Do to the Brain

By Nancy Burgess

Drug addiction is controlled by the brain and is generally a chronic and relapsing disease. Here's a look at the mental and phy... Continue Reading

Usage, Side Effects and Cautions of Amyl Nitrite

By Nancy Burgess

Amyl Nitrite is commonly associated to the nitrate medicines and it is used by inhalation to relieve the pain of angina attacks... Continue Reading

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Talwin Street Names

Talwin is sometimes mixed with ritalin (a medication used in patients with ADHD) and other drugs, and marketed as a recreationa... Continue Reading

Procaine Street Names

It is not clear why the oral form of procaine has become popular as a recreational drug, but it has been marketed on the street... Continue Reading

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OxyContin Street Names

OxyContin is a prescription drug that has become popular as a recreation drug and has many street names, including "Blue," "Cot... Continue Reading

Oxycodone Street Names

Oxycodone is a prescription drug that is also sold on the street with street names like "Hillbilly Heroin," "Ox," and other nic... Continue Reading

Street Names for Nicotine and Drug-Laced Cigarettes

Nicotine cigarettes are often laced with other drugs, including cocaine, crack, marijuana and PCP, and marketed on the street. ... Continue Reading

Mescaline Effects

By Nancy Burgess

Mescaline, a member of the phenethylamine family of drugs, is an illicit hallucinogenic drug. Mescaline has a risk for abuse an... Continue Reading

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Major Effects of Drugs on Our Society

In recent years there has been an increase in widespread drug use and addiction-one of the most negative elements in our societ... Continue Reading

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LSD Street Names

LSD street names include "Acid," "Aeon Flux," "Animal," "Beavis & Butthead," "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," and other names c... Continue Reading

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Relationships and Drug Addiction

By Nancy Burgess

Drug addiction does not only affect the addict. The disease also affects everyone in a relationship with the addict, including ... Continue Reading

Ecstasy Street Names

Ecstasy street names include "007s," "Batmans," "Care Bears," "E," "Love Drug," and others that are intended to market the drug. Continue Reading

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Crack Cocaine Street Names

Crack Cocaine street names include "24-7," "Baseball," "Bobo," and other names that are coined to help market it. Continue Reading

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