Morphine is a powerful painkiller. Derived from the opium plant, it is an effective pain reliever for both acute and chronic pain, however, morphine also has a high potential for abuse and addiction. As one of the most well-known narcotic drugs, morphine provides pain relief by binding to the body's pain receptors. Morphine acts directly on the central nervous system to … [Read more...] about Is Morphine Addictive?
Drug detoxification generally refers to the elimination of toxins from the body, including the removal of drugs and other substances of abuse. The detox process can vary depending on the drug being detoxed from, but typically involves a withdrawal period followed by a period of rehabilitation. During withdrawal, patients may experience severe withdrawal symptoms, such … [Read more...] about Detoxing from Drugs
Benzodiazepine is a form of psychoactive drug that works with the central nervous system to produce a calming effect. Commonly referred to as “benzos,” they are often used to treat anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, and insomnia, and it is also helpful in managing symptoms of withdrawal from and illicit drug addiction, alcohol, or other substance abuse … [Read more...] about Are Benzos Addictive?
Codeine is a form of narcotic drug that is prescribed as a pain reliever after major surgeries and other medical procedures or, in extreme cases, for treating diarrhea and coughs. Codeine belongs to a group of substances that originate from opium poppies. In this blog, we explore how codeine medication can lead to addiction along with the treatment options available. The … [Read more...] about What is a Codeine Addiction?
Gabapentin is a prescription medication that is used to treat certain types of seizure disorders, restless leg syndrome and pain, including neuropathic pain, and diabetic neuropathy. It works by altering the way that the brain perceives pain signals. Gabapentin is classified as an anticonvulsant medication, and it is also sometimes used as a mood stabilizer. However, … [Read more...] about What is a Gabapentin Addiction?