When One Drug Goes Out Another Comes In

Prescription opioids were favorites among drug abusers until pharmaceutical companies began manufacturing tamper-proof pills.  However, patents for Oxycontin and Opana ER are set to expire next year, and experts predict opioid abuse will rise once again as generic drugs return to the market. Unfortunately when one drug goes out, another comes in and plans are underway for many generic brands of painkillers that are already highly abused and dangerous. Prescription Opioids Opioids (also known as narcotics) are natural or synthetic derivatives of the opium poppy.  This group includes such substances as: •    Morphine–an effective painkiller that all other opioids are…

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Medical Professionals Who Abuse Drugs Not Rare

If you visit the doctor for medical help, chances are you are counting on them to examine you thoroughly, give you an honest diagnosis, and prescribe the medication you need to feel better.  But what if your doctor or nurse was stealing drugs from you?  What if they were writing false prescriptions under your name in order to fuel their own drug habits?  What if they were siphoning off morphine from your dying mother’s IV drip?  Most people are shocked to learn of their own doctors being prosecuted for such unethical practices, but investigators say that it happens more frequently…

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Meth Mayhem Is Not Just An International Trafficking Problem

Eighty percent of America’s meth supply comes from Mexico, smuggled over the border in windshield wiper fluid and beer.  But local meth labs are still in business, manufacturing crystals in less than an hour using the one-pot method. Officials report that the problem isn’t finding meth labs, it’s stopping them.  Due to demand and high profits, labs continue to surface across the country, particularly in rural areas. Clandestine Crank Methamphetamine originated in Japan; it was used by Kamikaze pilots in World War II to curb exhaustion and bolster courage.  After reaching the United States, it became popular among outlaw motorcycle…

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Narconon Releases A Special Report On New Designer Drug Smiles

You may have heard about the variety of party drugs out there–meth, Ecstasy, and others.  Recently a new wave of synthetic drugs has hit the streets and schools, including bath salts and synthetic marijuana, or K2.  While they were recently made illegal, drug chemists have come up with a new designer drug that has not yet made the illicit drug list: “Smiles”. It sounds appealing, doesn’t it?  Think again.  Smiles, or 2C-1, may bring about euphoria, but with it comes a rush of other dangerous side effects including hallucinations, rapid heartbeats and psychotic episodes.  Some describe it as LSD and…

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