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Suboxone: a lethal drug abused by drug addicts

Suboxone is a drug made by intermixing buprenorphine and naloxone and it is used to treat the addiction of heroin and other opiates. Buprenorphine is used to prevent the withdrawal symptoms of opiates, and naloxone blocks the euphoric effects of the opiates. However, suboxone can become addictive when used without a prescription or in a […]

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Alarming facts about teen drug and alcohol abuse

The teen years are a time of experimentation and unfortunately, drugs and alcohol are often tried for the first time during those impressionable years. Teens fall prey to the temptations of alcohol and drugs for many reasons, such as peer pressure, academic expectations and a wish to be popular and fit in among their friends. […]

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Smoking is injurious to health-Part 1: Time to kick the butt!

“Smoking is injurious to health” has become a well-known, new age adage. One can see reminders everywhere, including on cigarette packs. However, it seems to make no difference to tobacco addicts. They continue to smoke despite being aware of its ill-effects. Smoking is a major reason for cancer, and also leads to other critical diseases. […]

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Commonly abused licit drugs: Prescription and OTC drugs

The dangers of getting addicted to controlled drugs are well-known. However, it is also possible to get addicted to over-the-counter (OTC) drugs or certain non-controlled prescription drugs that treat medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and other bacterial infections. To an extent any medication that has psychoactive effects, i.e., mind-altering properties can be […]

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