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Which Drugs Are Uppers & Downers | Just Believe Recovery PA
Abused Substances

Which Drugs Are Uppers & Downers

Drugs and medications can be referred to by a variety of names. Most drugs can have both a brand name and generic variety. Drugs and medications can also be called by various street names or slang terms. Uppers and downers are slang terms used to

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Modafinil vs Adderall | Just Believe Recovery PA
Prescription Drugs

Modafinil vs Adderall

Modafinil and Adderall are both prescription medications. Modafinil is the generic form of a name brand drug known as Provigil. It is typically used to treat various sleep disorders. Some of the conditions that modafinil may be prescribed for are sleep apnea and narcolepsy. It

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What Does Klonopin Feel Like? | Just Believe Recovery
Pain Management

What Does Klonopin Feel Like?

Klonopin is a prescription drug used to treat seizure disorders. It is also known as clonazepam and is prescribed for a variety of seizure disorders, as well as panic disorders. It can also be used to treat Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Klonopin falls into the classification of

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prescription medications | Just Believe Recovery PA
Prescription Drugs

What Did We Do and What Do We Do Now?

With the overprescribing of prescription medications in this country there’s no wonder how we wound up in more than just an opioid epidemic. For years, pharmaceutical companies have misled the public. Running advertisements underplaying the true dangers of some of the most dangerous and addictive

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Cymbalta Addiction | Just Believe Recovery PA
Prescription Drugs

Cymbalta Addiction: Abuse, Side Effects, Detox, Withdrawal, and Treatment

Cymbalta is a prescription drug used in the treatment of anxiety, depression, diabetic nerve pain, and other chronic pain such as fibromyalgia. Cymbalta works as an SSNRI, or serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. It is designed to increase energy levels, improve sleep, and improve appetite. The generic

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How Long Does Hydrocodone Last? | Just Believe Recovery PA
Abused Substances

How Long Does Hydrocodone Last?

Hydrocodone is one of the more potent opiates prescribed in modern medicine. It is typically used in pain relief scenarios after significantly painful surgeries or medical procedures. This medication is typically prescribed for patients who can’t take other types of pain medication The challenge with

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What is Lyrica? | Just Believe Recovery PA
Addiction

What is Lyrica?

Lyrica is an FDA-approved anticonvulsant used in treating epilepsy. It also is used for treatment of fibromyalgia, herpes zoster, diabetes, or spinal cord injury. This particular drug works by slowing down the impulses in the brain that cause seizures. Pregabalin, the drug in Lyrica, can

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What Is Doctor Shopping? | Just Believe Recovery PA
Addiction

What Is Doctor Shopping?

“Doctor shopping” is a term that is defined as the actions of an individual who visits multiple treatment providers or pharmacies in an attempt to obtain prescriptions for controlled substances, such as benzodiazepines or opioids. The person may then abuse or distribute these drugs illicitly.

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Methylphenidate Side Effects | Just Believe Recovery PA
Prescription Drugs

Methylphenidate Side Effects

Methylphenidate, more commonly known as Ritalin or Concerta, is a central nervous system stimulant similar to amphetamine. It is used to treat ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and narcolepsy. It is considered very effective, and generally, methylphenidate side effects are mild and rare. However, there

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Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia | Just Believe Recovery PA
Prescription Drugs

Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia: How Drugs Increase Pain Sensitivity

Hyperalgesia is a medical term describing a condition in which the patient has an increased sensitivity to pain. It is often caused by damage to nociceptors (sensory nerve cells) or peripheral nerves. Opioid-induced hyperalgesia is, therefore, pain sensitivity caused by the use of opioids. This

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