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24 Sep Amytal Abuse

Amytal is a type of barbiturate used in the treatment of severe sleeping disorders. Amobarbital sodium is the active ingredient in sodium Amytal capsules. When used properly, Amytal causes drowsiness in order to induce sleep. The medication works by enhancing the action of a neurotransmitter called GABA in the brain.
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18 Sep Buspar Abuse

The trade name for buspirone, Buspar is an anomaly of the anti-anxiety medications as it is not chemically or pharmacologically related to benzodiazepines, barbiturates or sedative drugs. Instead, it activates Serotonin and acts on Dopamine receptors in the brain. Instead, Buspar is part of the azaspirodecanedione class of compounds and is often promoted as non-sedative, non-addictive and relatively safe.
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09 Sep Adderall Abuse

Adderall is the brand name for a pharmaceutical psychostimulant and is used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The drug is a product of mixed amphetamine salts and achieves its effectiveness from increasing the amount of norepinephrine and dopamine in the brain.
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09 Aug 15 Ways Drugs Destroy Your Self-Image

In the euphoria of a drug high, it may be next to impossible to see any downfall in your current lifestyle. But when you do come down, as you inevitably will, keep the following list handy and refer to it when the drug cloud lifts sufficiently for you to understand how badly drugs are destroying your self image.
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17 Jun You Caught Your Teen Stealing Your Prescription Drugs – Now What?

Often it happens by accident. You’re cleaning up the trail of debris left by your teenaged son or daughter and baggies or plastic-wrapped packages of pills fall out of coats, jackets, jeans, purses, etc. Maybe you’re dusting their bedroom, putting away fresh laundry, or rearranging photos or other items in the room. What you discover turns your stomach to lead. Those brightly colored pills look vaguely familiar. With trembling hands, you carry the pills to your medicine cabinet and compare them with what’s there. They may be your prescription medications.
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02 Jun Facts about PCP

Inexpensive and easy to produce, PCP is a potent threat on the street as users (mostly adolescents and young adults) continue to use the drug despite negative effects ranging from moderate to severe and even potentially lethal.
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19 May Judicial Attitudes Toward Drug Abuse & Alcohol Abuse: New York

Like most states, New York focuses significantly more of its resources on combating drug abuse and drug addiction than alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction. In terms of criminal law, New York gives some addicts charged with drug crimes the chance to wipe their records clean after substance abuse treatment. However, the very best those charged with DUI can hope for is a reduced charge or sentence.
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