Heroin addiction; Demystifying the unknown.

Overview Heroin is an opioid drug that is synthesized from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of the Asian opium poppy plant. Heroin usually appears as a white or brown powder or as a black sticky substance, known as “black tar heroin.”

Cocaine addiction; the ‘high’ and lows.

Cocaine is a white powdery substance. It’s a powerful stimulant extracted from the “Coca” plant. There are two types of cocaine: Cocaine Hydrochloride and Crack Cocaine. The first one is made from white crystalline cocaine powder and sugar, cornstarch, and baking soda. This type of cocaine is either ingested, injected, or snorted. Crack Cocaine is processed with ammonia or baking soda to form a rock-like substance, and is smoked by addicts. Cocaine’s effect on the brain is damaging. Upon intake, it causes immediate pleasure. This is because it floods the brain with dopamine. Though, with regular use, dopamine receptors in…

Combat Hashish addiction with efficient treatment

What is Hashish? Acquiring efficient hashish addiction treatment will require understanding about the substance and its related effects. Hash or hashish is a drug made from the same substance as marijuana. It contains THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol) and has acute addictive and withdrawal effects. Hashish is a popular drug in the Middle East and Asia. It comes from the resin of unfertilised flower tops on the cannabis plant and there are many ways to use this drug. Like marijuana, it can be smoked with tobacco, while some also ingest it by mixing it with food. The most common way to consume…

Captagon; What is it? Really.

What is Captagon? There are many variants of addictive substances that are consumed by people from all around the world and these depend on accessibility, cost, geography and others related factors. Whilst so, there are also creative manners in which substances can be manipulated or consumed differently, creating unhealthy addictions. Captagon is a brand name for pills made from Fenethylline and was first produced in 1961 to treat “hyperkinetic” children, or commonly known as Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). It was also used to treat those suffering from narcolepsy and depression. The drug does not cause high blood pressure, making…

Tramadol, the danger it brings.

What is Tramadol? Tramadol is a painkiller and functions as an opioid analgesic and releases hormones such as endorphins when consumed. It is also known by its market name “Ultracet” and “UltramER” and when mixed with Acetaminophen, it becomes “Tylenol.” Dependency to the drug is hazardous and can cause lifelong addiction. Many people around the world have begun to abuse Tramadol in the past several decades. The National UAE reported that Tramadol has emerged as a drug of choice in the country. The news agency also quoted the Director of the National Rehabilitation Centre, mentioning that 240 out of 400…

Marijuana addiction.

Marijuana refers to the dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa, which contains the psychoactive (mind-altering) chemical delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) as well as other related compounds. This plant material can also be concentrated into a resin called hashish or a sticky black liquid called hash oil. Marijuana is the most common illicit drug used in the United States and many parts of the globe. After a period of decline in the last decade, there is an upward trend in the number of users from 2007 onwards and has a direct correlation with the legal statuses in…

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