Drug Cravings

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Without drug cravings, drug addictions would be lessened significantly.  The craving obviously perpetuates the addiction and the abuse that occurs with drug use.  Drug cravings can be physical or psychological. Physical drug cravings happen when a drug dependent person builds up their tolerance to a drug or drugs over time. Drug cravings, like other physical cravings, are taken as a symbol that the individual should give the body what it thinks it needs. Drug cravings are very powerful and compel many people to...

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Prevalence of prescription drug abuse in Utah

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Prevalence of prescription drug abuse in Utah It’s fairly common knowledge that Utah is top among prescription drug abuse in the U.S.  But just how bad is it? A study conducted by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that Utah led the U.S. in the nonmedical use (abuse) of prescription drugs in 2004 and 2005, with 6.5 percent of the population using drugs without a doctor’s order. Further, the study indicated a troubling trend of prescription painkiller use by kids in junior high and high...

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Oxycodone

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What are the side effects of abusing oxycodone? Oxycodone (oxycontin) has many possible side effects and a lot of them affect the gastrointestinal system. Most often these symptoms are manifested in the form of constipation. In the case of an overdose of oxycodone, there are several overdose symptoms that can vary in intensity. The most common include: slow breathing coma confusion tiredness cold and clammy skin small pupils reduced vision nausea vomiting seizures dizziness weakness loss of...

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CDC Stats for Prescription Drug Overdoses

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The Center for Disease control today released new findings on prescription drug overdoses.  According to the latest findings, prescription drug abuse has skyrocketed in the past decade.  Some of the other stats include: Prescription painkiller overdoses killed nearly 15,000 people in the US in 2008. This is more than 3 times the 4,000 people killed by these drugs in 1999. In 2010, about 12 million Americans (age 12 or older) reported nonmedical use of prescription painkillers in the past year. Nearly half a...

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