substance use abuse

substance use and abuse“Roflcoptr” is the latest drug circulating amongst UK clubbers. The substance use and abuse of this strangely named, Ketamine-like drug is increasing, even though its effects aren’t widely known. Because of that, health practitioners are warning against the long-term dangers that Roflcoptr could actually cause.

A report in Mixmag says that users of the drug, which comes in white powder form, can purchase it legally online as a research chemical; it cannot be sold explicitly for human consumption. The article quotes Dr. Valerie Curran, a psycho-pharmacologist at University College London, who says: “People are playing Russian roulette when they take something like this, because there’s been no research on its effects.”

What is Roflcoptr?

Roflcoptr is an acronym for “Rolling on the floor, laughing,crapping our pants, totally ruined.” Yes, you read that right. Although it sounds like a joke, unfortunately Continue Reading

substance use abuseFew people would argue that when correctly and responsibly used, there is tremendous value in the ability of certain prescribed painkillers to help alleviate the discomfort resulting from specific conditions, illness or injury. But, there is an unfortunate and potentially dangerous downside to this: many patients who are prescribed with painkillers become addicted to them. One such drug in particular that falls into this category is called Oxycodone, often also commonly referred to by one of its brand names, OxyContin.

It is important to be aware that substance abuse isn’t the only problem related exclusively to illegal drugs, such as cocaine and heroin, but is in fact an enormous and growing concern with numerous prescription drugs. Learn more about Oxycodone, and avoid falling prey to one of today’s most readily abused prescription drugs.

More Facts About Oxycodone Substance Abuse

Oxycodone (also commonly known by the brand name OxyContin) is a powerful narcotic pain reliever prescribed to Continue Reading

Substance Use Abuse Causes and SignsAccording to the 2010 National Survey of Drug Use and Health, over 22 million Americans are current users of illicit drugs. Drug users are often involved in experimenting with one or more illegal drugs, and sometimes a combination of illegal and prescription drugs. These may include heroin, hallucinogens, marijuana, cocaine, and psychotherapeutic medications.

There are numerous causes of substance use abuse, but they generally boil down to two major elements: biological and psychosocial. These factors trigger and aggravate the person’s condition.

1. Biological Factors – Addiction is considered to be a family disease, or inherited disease. Other known factors include: Continue Reading