Morphine works by affecting the receptors of the nervous system and results in sedation and pain relief. More on how morphine works in the body and nervous system here.
prescription drug abuse
To treat oxycodone addiction, you’ll need to address physical dependence and go through withdrawal. But once you’re off oxycodone … how do you stay off it? We review the most common treatments for oxycodone addiction here. Then, we invite your questions at the end.
How do you tell the difference between someone having an off day and someone who is abusing drugs or alcohol? We review here.
Taking more pain killers than prescribed, doctor shopping and social withdrawal are all symptoms of prescription pain killer abuse and possible addiction. A list of Top 10 symptoms here.
Should you flush your old prescription drugs down the toilet? Maybe. More on how to get rid of your prescriptions here.
Where can you find the most up to date college drug use statistics? Top 5 sources here.
Psychiatrists drug test to make diagnosis, monitor your mental health treatment, or to diagnose possible addiction issues. More on why psychiatrists do (and don’t) drug test here.
Psychiatrists may drug test prior to providing a diagnosis and treatment plan for a patient. But there is no single standard. In fact, drug testing during psychiatric treatment may be mandated by a court or is based on personal doctor choice. More on psychiatrists and drug tests here.
Yes. Like many painkillers, you can get high on Darvocet. Because serious heart issues can arise from using Darvocet, Darvocet has been withdrawn from the US market since 2010. However, this drug is still available in some countries.
No. Most medical authorities do not consider antidepressants to be addictive. However, some people withdrawal from antidepressant with serious symptoms. We explore in more detail here.