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Dangers of Mixing Ketamine and Alcohol
Feb 7, 2019

What Is Ketamine? Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic agent used in medical procedures as well as for the treatment of severe acute and chronic pain. Ketamine was first synthesized in the 1960s and began being used in medical settings as a dissociative anesthetic agent shortly thereafter. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved it in […]

Are Their Dangers Associated to Methoxamine Use?
Oct 2, 2018

Methoxamine is a pharmaceutical drug developed for the treatment of hypotension, or low blood pressure. It increases systolic and diastolic blood pressure in patients who experience low blood pressure due to spinal anesthesia, hemorrhage, reaction to medicine, complications from surgery, or physical trauma or tumors. Methoxamine affects blood pressure by increasing the heart’s pumping power […]

DXM Addiction: Effects, Symptoms, and Rehab Treatment
Jul 30, 2018

When misused in high doses, DXM can cause euphoria and auditory and visual hallucinations.2 This page discusses  DXM, how it affects the brain and body, the warning signs of misuse, and treatment options for DXM addiction. What is DXM? In 2018, 13.4 million products containing DXM were sold in the United States.2 When taken as […]

Dextromethorphan/DXM Overdose: Dangers of Abusing Cough Medicine
Oct 10, 2017

When codeine, a mild opioid narcotic, was moved to Schedule III and required a prescription for purchase, drugs containing dextromethorphan were popularized since the active ingredient was believed to be safer. Unfortunately, dextromethorphan has been shown to be habit-forming and intoxicating. It is now a drug of abuse that can even cause a life-threatening overdose […]

PCP Overdose Signs and Treatment
Apr 25, 2017

Hallucinogenic drugs affect an individual’s perceptions in a different manner than other drugs affect perception of the environment. Hallucinogenic drugs produce experiences that are not consistent with reality, such as hallucinations (seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, or even tasting things that are not really there), synesthesias (having mixed perceptual experiences, such as believing that one can […]

Cathinone Abuse: A Dangerous Bath Salt with Deadly Side Effects
Mar 22, 2017

The substances are dangerous and have unpredictable side effects. However, many of these substances are still legal for import into the US because the molecules are not controlled under the Controlled Substances Act or the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). A few, like the famous bath salts and flakka, have been made illegal by the federal […]

Bath Salts Abuse and Addiction: Signs and Treatment
Mar 21, 2017

Bath salts in the current context do not refer to personal hygiene or bathing products found in local drugstores. Bath salts are manmade drugs that are chemically linked to the substance cathinone, a stimulant drug originating from the khat plant that grows in parts of Africa and the Middle East. People chew the leaves of […]

Ketamine Withdrawal Symptoms, Timeline & Detox Treatment
Apr 21, 2016

Ketamine is a prescription drug that is classified as a dissociative anesthetic. It also has hallucinogenic and psychedelic properties, and it is often abused for the effects it can illicit. When ketamine is abused, it distorts the senses, causing the user to experience strange sights and sounds. It also produces a sense of detachment from […]

Ketamine Overdose Symptoms, Treatment and Long-Term Outlook
Apr 4, 2016

What is Ketamine Overdose or Toxicity? Ketamine is a powerful dissociative anesthetic that can make people feel detached from things such as pain sensations and other environmental elements.5 Though pharmaceutical use in both human and veterinary medicine exists, there are many potential adverse effects of ketamine misuse, including the potential for dose-dependent toxicity, or ketamine […]

Bath Salts: Dangers of Bath Salt Use & Addiction
Mar 11, 2016

Available in powdered, crystalline, tablet, or capsule form, bath salts are sold in brightly colored packaging under names like “research chemicals,” “plant food,” and “jewelry cleaner.” These packages are often labeled with terms like “not for human consumption,” and they are found on the shelves of music stores, head shops, and gas stations. They can […]

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