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Who coined the term substance abuse (ie, alcoholism, legal and illegal drug abuse, etc.)?

Who coined the term substance abuse (ie, alcoholism, legal and illegal drug abuse, etc.)?

Not clear: The term alcoholism was originally coined in 1849 by magnus huss. Untill the 1940s it referred primarily to the physical consequences of long-term heavy drinking. I am not sure about the term substance abuse. ...Read more

Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more


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What drugs are classified as anabolic supplements (legal and illegal)?

What drugs are classified as anabolic supplements (legal and illegal)?

Testosterone like. : Testosterone, or drugs that work like testosterone are considered anabolic steroids. Lists of these as well as their use, effects, side effects, etc. Can easily be found on line, by searching : anabolic steroids. ...Read more

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What are some adverse effects from prescription drug abuse?

What are some adverse effects from prescription drug abuse?

Mortality : A recent cdc report shows prescription opiate abuse as the number one cause of death in us in adolescents and young adults. Other than death, dependency leads to drug seeking, theft, poor nutrition, sleep disruption, poor academics, loss of work, legal problems, dui, loss of family and friends. Couldn't find a worse thing to do. ...Read more

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Chemically speaking, are illegal drugs different from prescription drugs?

Chemically speaking, are illegal drugs different from prescription drugs?

If by illegal: you mean "bootleg" drugs manufactured illegally (e.g., methamphetamine), the difference is a prescription drug is made under govt regulation to insure purity and quality. Illegal drugs have no quality control, may contain toxins, are probably of poor quality and purity, and may not be the drug claimed by the dealer. Using them is a roll of the dice with your life. ...Read more

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Could psychiatrists prescribe narcotics?

Yes: It is not uncommon for psychiatrists at least in the midwest to prescribe narcotics. The prescription of course will depend upon whether or not the psychiatrist is comfortable prescribing narcotics and feels knowledgeable enough to do so safely. It cannot be demanded of a psychiatrist to prescribe something that he or she is not comfortable prescribing. ...Read more

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Why drug addicts used barbiturates?

Why drug addicts used barbiturates?

Course of addiction : Typically drug addicts use drugs because of the way it makes them feel. Drugs of abuse are fast acting, hit the reward center of the brain and are thus reinforcing. As tolerance for the drug's effects develop, people take more of the drug in hope of obtaining the same high feeling. Physical dependence occurs and the drug is taken no longer to get high but to try to feel normal & avoid withdrawal. ...Read more

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Are desoxyns (methamphetamine) side effects same as other ADHD meds?

Are desoxyns (methamphetamine) side effects same as other ADHD meds?

No: There are several add meds and the crossover with Desoxyn (methamphetamine) is limited. This drug was for weight loss and has no place for add. ...Read more

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Why do people buy desoxyn (methamphetamine) online illegally?

Why do people buy desoxyn (methamphetamine) online illegally?

To get high: Desoxyn is methamphetamine, the same chemical as "meth" or "crank." its purchase online is an effort to circumvent federal and state laws licensing dangerous drug prescription or preventing diversion (use not prescribed by a physician for a specific ailment). ...Read more

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Is hashish a narcotic, stimulant, club drug, etc.

Is hashish a narcotic, stimulant, club drug, etc.

Hashish: Hashish is a cannabis-derived resin product that exhibits the same effects as marijuana. It is a schedule i controlled substance whose non-research use is illegal under federal law. Like other cannabis products, it exhibits depressant, stimulant and hallucinogenic effects, with its most dominant effect being hallucinogenic. Note: - substance abuse of any kind is ill advisable. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why are drugs like cocaine illegal? If caffeine and alcohol are used for there psychoactive effects. Why isn't cocaine in moderation legal too?

Why are drugs like cocaine illegal? If caffeine and alcohol are used for there psychoactive effects. Why isn't cocaine in moderation legal too?

Read your history: Since the beginning of civilization, every human society has had its own particular customs, traditions & laws re what's "licit" & what's ILlicit. Not just psychoactive chemicals, but everything, e.g. marriage. The roots of what substances are legal & which aren't are not rational: they're social, cultural & historical. There are many books about this fascinating subject for the general reader. ...Read more

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Will?Abuse of?Narcotic pain medication ruin your teeth?

Will?Abuse of?Narcotic pain medication ruin your teeth?

No and yes: The use of the narcotic will not do it itself. However, it is common to find that those who who have issues with substance abuse tent to also neglect their own health. Failure to properly take care of your oral health can lead to major dental problems. ...Read more

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Do all pharmacies sell CNS stimulant drugs like armodafinil and modafinil?

Do all pharmacies sell CNS stimulant drugs like armodafinil and modafinil?

Yes and no: There are no regulations that a pharmacy must carry "all drugs". Depending on the area the pharmacy services these types of drugs may not be in demand and so they don't carry them. ...Read more

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Do med assisted therapy drugs like Suboxone & Methadone continue to hinder dopamine production in the opiate abused brain?

Do med assisted therapy drugs like Suboxone & Methadone continue to hinder dopamine production in the opiate abused brain?

Still studied: Currently the thought is that although suboxone initially increases dopamine ultimately it blocks dopamine activity. Methadone may stimulate dopamine synthesis but recent brain studies do not see effect in the brain Stimulents are very potent dopamineric medications. ...Read more

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Are nembutal and seconal (secobarbital) illegal drugs?

Are nembutal and seconal (secobarbital) illegal drugs?

If they are not Rx: If these are not prescribed for you they are. These are drugs used in monitored setting, not for home use usually. It is like Propofol for michael jackson. ...Read more

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Is the federal drug administration fda guilty of neglect for all these antiinglammatory drugs?

Is the federal drug administration fda guilty of neglect for all these antiinglammatory drugs?

All relative: Compared to other products that fda is not doing much to control, i would say people who worry about anti-inflammatories are barking up the wrong tree. Have you looked at the wild claims herbal supplements make on rows upon rows of store shelves recently? There are all kinds of joint, sex, brain, liver health promoting products. Are they as safe as anti-inflammatories? Fda has no data and no idea. ...Read more

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Why do many prescription drugs list depression as an effect?

Why do many prescription drugs list depression as an effect?

Quite common: Many drugs have the side effect of causing or worsening depression. Even antidepressants can worsen depression or cause fatigue etc. Sadly, this is seen as a tolerable side effect by many drug companies. I usually recommend trying the "baby" dose of any medication that a physician prescribes with the exception of antibiotics. Especially for those who are medication sensitive. ...Read more

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