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Nicotine

Nicotine

Friday, October 9, 2009 13:27

The most remarkable thing about nicotine is that it is by far the most addictive of all substances, tobacco company propaganda not with standing despite the fact that it does not produce a very dramatic high. The ration of users who become dependent is higher for nicotine that ...

Cannabis, Marijuana

Cannabis, Marijuana

Thursday, October 8, 2009 13:46

Cannabis is the most widely used illegal substance in the world with an estimated 200 to 300 million regular users and has a long history of use for recreational as well as medicinal and religious purposes. The cut and dried leaves, flowering tops, and stems of the ...

Cocaine And Amphetamines

Cocaine And Amphetamines

Thursday, October 8, 2009 12:33

Cocaine and amphetamines are powerful central nervous system stimulants that cause euphoria, impaired judgment, talkativeness, anxiety, grandiosity, hyper vigilance, and a rapid heart rate. Both substances can be smoked or taken orally. The smoking and intravenous routes of administration are particularly likely to result in a quick ...

Alcohol

Alcohol

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 17:53

Across the world and across time, alcohol is and has been by far the most commonly abused of all substances. In the United States, most adults have used alcohol at same time in their lives. A substantial proportion have suffered at least one negative event caused by it ...

Substance Induced Disorder

Substance Induced Disorder

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 17:33

Hippocrates wrote, "People drink to alleviate fear and terror." Unfortunately, the very people who have used substances to feel better often wind up with psychiatric symptoms that make them feel much worse. It is fascinating that the behavioral effects caused by drugs so closely mimic the psychiatric ...