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Why are heroin users looked down on more than any other drug abusers?

Why are heroin users looked down on more than any other drug abusers?

? Most addictive: Herion users are ones most likely to be involved in criminal activity. Also more likely to have abused their bodies more than other drug users and more likely to ignore impact of their drug abuse on family members, friends and work mates. ...Read more

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How is medical marijuana working out in the states that have legalized it? Are more than half of the users faking illnesses?

How is medical marijuana working out in the states that have legalized it?  Are more than half of the users faking illnesses?

California experienc: The average age of a prescription marijuana user in california is 20 years old. Authorities there have been cracking down on illicit prescribers and vendors who abuse the medical mj laws of their state. ...Read more

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Are there things in my control that make drug addiction more likely?

Are there things in my control that make drug addiction more likely?

Triggers for drugs: There are things in your control that make adiction more likely: peer pressure, places you hang out, and things that you do. There are heritable factors that are outside your control, but behavior modification is within your control. ...Read more

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Methamphetamine... What are some side effects of using meth? What are long term effects of hard meth use? Can meth effect my children? Are there any studies that have been done to show what meth does to people? So far my only source of information has bee

Methamphetamine... What are some side effects of using meth?
What are long term effects of hard meth use?
Can meth effect my children?
Are there any studies that have been done to show what meth does to people?
So far my only source of information has bee

It damages brain: And almost everything else. It can cause severe depression, paranoia and even psychosis, with hallucinations, delusions and agitation. Physically, it can damage the heart, with heart attacks and/or strokes, and causes severe dental and skin problems. People become completely disorganized and live their lives completely involved with the drug. It damages your children and family. Get help and stop! ...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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If cymbalta (duloxetine) causes all types of withdrawal problems why has eli lilly down played this and if compared to an illegal drug why still on the market?

If cymbalta (duloxetine) causes all types of withdrawal problems why has eli lilly down played this  and if  compared to an illegal drug why  still on the market?

Wrong forum: I believe your question us for the ffa. It won't help you much to express anger at a drug company or the fda on this site where we are here as volunteers to help people with their health symptoms. ...Read more

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Are some of us more prone than others to drug addiction and alcohol dependence?

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Prone to drugs?: The same gene makes you prone to both drugs and alcohol. Kids of alcoholic, even if they do not become alcoholic, has the same gene their parents have, and can digest massive amount of booze while their friends can only take a limited amount. Cannot be alcoholic if no posession of genes that allow presence of massive amount of enzymes to digest big quantity of alcohol. Same with drugs! ...Read more

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Why is weed less addictive than other drugs? Explanations please?

Why is weed less addictive than other drugs? Explanations please?

Who says it is?: Addiction is not a function of the drug as much as it is a function of the person who is TAKING that drug. Most people who drink are not addicted to alcohol, but 10% or so are. The same number is true of marijuana, with about 10% of users having dependency. It has a very mild withdrawal syndrome for one, compared to alcohol, tranquilizers or opiates, and doesn't have the euphoria of stimulants. ...Read more

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Why have quaaludes been taken off the market when there's other equally if no more addictive drugs?

Why have quaaludes been taken off the market when there's other equally if no more addictive drugs?

I love quaaludes: I'm with you - i used quaaludes in the 1970s and thought they were outstanding. I guess that's why they've been taken off the market. They're extremely enticing and beg to be abused. Maybe they should be legal. We'll have to leave that to the lawyers and politicians, i guess. ...Read more

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Is there any side effects for supplements like "n-gage", "gold standard" and "no xplode" on their users other than overdose side effects!

Buyer beware: I am conservative about this. There may be use in these things. But it is an unregulated industry , as such the product and the supplier can say and sell things , with out , much fear of over site. Network with folks you know who take them, and be carefull of supplier trustworthiness .. ...Read more

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I want to know if smoking crystal meth affects ones mind more than snorting it?

I want to know if smoking crystal meth affects ones mind more than snorting it?

Stop drugs now: Listen well, regardless of how you do it, you will destroy your life for certain, if you continue with meth usage. If you wish help, it is present, both on-line and where you live. Contact your doctor, addictions anonymous, even alcoholics anonymous, and start cleaning up your act. Your life will transform when the drugs are gone! ...Read more

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If long term use of NRT lozenge can cause increase in endogenous nnn/nnk via metabolism in 1/2 of people, are they still much safer than cigs?

If long term use of NRT lozenge can cause increase in endogenous nnn/nnk via metabolism in 1/2 of people, are they still much safer than cigs?

Unsure: Nicotine replacement is just one form of nicotine (gum, patch, lozenge or smokeless cigarette) for another (cigarettes). Nicotine will still be in your system just not the other toxins from cigarettes. Therefore nicotine metabolites will be in your system. Should still try to quit completely versus replacing one form over another. ...Read more

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What are some medications or treatments w/o life threatening side effects that can help someone stop smoking? Other than the e-cig and nicotine gum.

What are some medications or treatments w/o life threatening side effects that can help someone stop smoking? Other than the e-cig and nicotine gum.

Hypnotherapy: Hypnotherapy can break tobacco habits. It can make the use of the tobacco product aversive - even disgusting. That can cause social problems if those near you smoke, but it can work without that extreme an effect too. Here's a hint: the breathing pattern of smokers is actually good to continue - without the cigarette. It is good for you and stopping that is part for what makes it feel so bad. Best. ...Read more

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Are the brand ksalol 1mg Xanax (alprazolam) really much more potent and stronger as people say? Iv read everywhere there better than any usa or any xanax (alprazolam). This tru

Are the brand ksalol 1mg Xanax (alprazolam) really much more potent and stronger as people say? Iv read everywhere there better than any usa or any xanax (alprazolam). This tru

Xanax (alprazolam): Ksalol is a brand of xanax (alprazolam) made in belgrade by galenika co. The only xanax (alprazolam) i would, if ever, recommend is the one prescribed by a qualified reliable physician who can monitor your progress. ...Read more

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They used cocaine heavily and stopped, would their be any lasting effects from the drug abuse or not?

They used cocaine heavily and stopped, would their be any lasting effects from the drug abuse or not?

Probably: These might be apparent or unclear unless someone knew how to test for them. Consider psychoneurological testing for a serious evaluation. Also the heavy use will have altered one's relationships with people, work and family. There might be good cause to get help in sorting things out. Takes courage. ...Read more

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What are the reasons that people claim that cigarettes are more addictive than heroin?

What are the reasons that people claim that cigarettes are more addictive than heroin?

What they mean is ..: The chemicals that are most likely to cause addiction are those that reach the brain quickly, greatly stimulate the "pleasure center", and then leave relatively quickly. Although nicotine is a more addictable chemical, heroin addiction is worse for you in every way. It is very easy to become physically and psychologically dependent on heroin. ...Read more

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When compared with smoking Marijuana, is Vaporizing Marijuana less harmful? Are there risks other than addiction that someone needs to be aware of?

When compared with smoking Marijuana, is Vaporizing Marijuana less harmful? Are there  risks other than addiction that someone needs to be aware of?

Worried? : Your worry is a good sign. Sure vapor is "better" than "smoke" but drugs like nicotine and cannabis are at best habit forming and at worse addicting. NO DRUG in excess is healthy!! Why take chances??? ...Read more