Why Do Opiates Make You Itchy?

Why Do Opiates Make You Itchy

Whenever you abuse the opium drug, your experiences may be coupled with harmful, problematic, and often lethal adverse effects. While opium may create a euphoric feeling and a significant relief from pain (the exact two reasons why people abuse it), there are also several effects that you will for sure not enjoy. The experience may…


What Pills Are Opiates?

What Pills Are Opiates

There are several kinds of opiates and all of them are extremely dangerous, especially when abused. There are certain opiates, Suboxone for instance, that doctors may prescribe to patients with opiate addiction. Although these drugs may help people overcome opiate addiction, they too may be very addictive. Here are some of the common opiates: Heroin…


What Can Cause A False Positive For Opiates?

What Can Cause A False Positive For Opiates

If you are job hunting, at some point you will be asked to provide a sample of your urine to be tested for the presence of illicit drugs. If you test positive, you can lose the job you are aiming for. Unfortunately, you can also fail a drug test even if you are not a…


Ten Tips for People Coping with Bipolar Disorder

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Bipolar disorder, or manic depression, affects a multitude of people every year in devastating ways. Bipolar disorder consists of alternating moods expressed in manic and depressive episodes. There are several different types of bipolar disorder, which include bipolar I, bipolar II, cyclothymia, and others (“Bipolar Disorder Guide”). In mania, a person may have an unusual…


Team Approach to Managing Pediatric Bipolar: A Team of Professionals is Essential to Success

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Successfully meeting the many challenges that a child with bipolar disorder faces on a daily basis requires the expertise of a team of professionals. This team should include a psychiatrist, child psychologist or counselor, special education specialist, school psychologist, resource specialist, teacher, and parents. At one point or another, the team may also include an…


Tardive Dyskinesia, Akathisia and Bipolar Disorder Medication

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The most effective form of treatment for bipolar disorder is usually a combination approach of therapy and medication such as antipsychotics and mood stabilisers. While almost every form of medication has some type of side-effect there are several associated with antipsychotics. Common Side-effects of Antipsychotic Medication Common side-effects associated with antipsychotics include weight gain, sedation,…


Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder: How to Recognize and Treat Manic Depression

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A relatively rare type of depression, bipolar disorder or manic depression affects about 1% of the population. Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder The “manic” in manic depression involves an exhilarating period of heightened physical and mental energy. The manic phase of bipolar disorder can last for days or even weeks, and can spin out of control…


Fun Online Resource for Drug Abuse Education: Mouse Party an Engaging Online Activity for Drug/Addiction Education

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The topics of drug abuse and addiction can be a heavy, even dreary subject in many classrooms. Years of anti-drug campaigns (D.A.R.E., etc.) have desensitized many students to the point of boredom when it comes to drug/addiction education, rendering many teachers’ valuable wisdom and instruction as mere platitudes in the minds of students. However, the…


Prescription Medication Can Kill: Your Medications Could Be Addictive, And Deadly

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Casey Johnson, Johnson & Johnson heiress, Hollywood socialite and fiancé to internet star Tila Tequila was found dead on January 4, 2010. As of the publishing of this article, the cause of Johnson’s death has not been revealed; but among family and friends, Casey was known as a girl out of control. The person who…


Michael Jackson’s Medications: Drugs Have Dangerous Characteristics

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Drugs found in Michael Jackson’s body are a mix that can cause serious, even life-threatening adverse effects. Traces of propofol, midazolam, lorazepam, diazepam, lidocaine and ephedrine were detected by the coroner, according to multiple news sources. This disclosure prompts public interest in what these drugs are all about. Here is more information from Food and…