Articles Archive for October 2008
Antianxiety Medications Anti-Anxiety Drugs Introduction
Everyone experiences anxiety at one time or another “butterflies in the stomach” before giving a speech or sweaty palms during a job interview are common symptoms. Other symptoms of anxiety include irritability, uneasiness, jumpiness, feelings of apprehension, rapid or irregular heartbeat, stomach ache, nausea, faintness, and breathing problems. Anxiety is often manageable and mild. But sometimes it can present serious problems. A high level or prolonged state of anxiety can be very incapacitating, making the activities of daily life difficult or impossible.
Besides generalized anxiety, other …
Just about all illegal drugs have street names. These are the drug slang terms used by users.
Below are some common drug slang terms or drug street names:
STREET NAMES AND SLANG FOR HALLUCINOGENS
Pot, Reefer, Grass, Weed, Dope, Ganja, Mary Jane, or Sinsemilla, Urb,
Mescaline and Peyote
Mesc, Buttons, and Cactus
Magic Mushrooms, ‘shrooms
Lysergic acid diethylamide
Acid, Microdot, White lightning, Blue heaven, and Sugar Cubes
Analog of Amphetamines or Methamphetamines
MDMA (Ecstasy, XTC, Adam, Essence), MDM, STP, PMA, 2, 5-DMA, TMA, DOM, DOB, EVE
PCP, Hog, Angel Dust, Loveboat, Lovely
Analog of Phencyclidine (PCP)
STREET NAMES AND …
Suicide Warnings Raise Bigger Fears On Testing Process
Warnings that drugs such as Prozac, Paxil and Effexor can increase suicidal behavior in some children have resulted in a nearly 20 percent drop in U.S. pediatric prescriptions of the widely used antidepressants and have triggered deep concerns about the quality of current data on psychiatric drugs, doctors and regulators said.
The unprecedented fall of what were once considered wonder drugs comes as a series of taxpayer-funded analyses have systematically undermined the claims of industry-funded drug trials, raising thorny questions about the ways in …
By age 14, 35% of youth have engaged in some form of illicit (illegal) drug use. By the end of high school, more than 50% will have tried at least one illicit drug. Teens who begin using illicit drugs before the age of 15 are more likely to develop a lifelong dependence on illegal substances. Below are a few of the most common drugs used by youth.
Marijuana is the most prevalent illicit drug used by teens because it is easily accessible. In fact, 90% of high school seniors stated that …
It was supposed to be a short course of treatment with tranquilizers after the death of her infant son 15 years ago. But Lynn Ray, 46, of Germantown, Md., says her abuse of the anti-anxiety drug Xanax and other prescription drugs led to a long struggle with addiction that nearly ruined her life.
Tranquilizers, which slow down the central nervous system and cause drowsiness, numbed Ray’s agony, helped her sleep, and untied the relentless knot in her stomach. Soon, even if her doctor had prescribed one pill in an eight-hour period, …