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    Krokodil Research Paper

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    Addicts who suffer financially will not hesitate to use their last rubble (Russian currency) on their bad habits. However, many will settle for something a little more in their price range. When times get tough krokodil is the drug one goes to for it gives its users similar effects to that of heroin and costs much cheaper, leading it to also be associated as “the poor mans drug”. In fact, in 2011 anecdotal reports from Russia suggested that ten tablets of over the counter codeine, which happens to be the main kick in krokodil, could be purchased for 120 Russian rubles or $3.71 US dollars (Erowid 2013). The amount of krokodil produced with 120 rubbles is equivalent to that of 500 rubbles worth of heroin –making it Russia’s…

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    follows “Spenn, the grains of the spenn (poppy)-plant, with excretions of flies found on the wall, strained to a pulp, passed through a sieve and administered on four successive days” (Brownstein). This compound was thought to induce sleep, and reduce pain. Today, narcotic analgesics or opioids, have either been derived from the opium poppy or they have been synthetically made or altered. The most popular derivatives of opium include: codeine, heroin, hydrocodone morphine, and oxycodone.…

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    1970 Percodan was listed as a Schedule II drug, meaning it was often abused, in the Federal Controlled Substances Act. Soon after, another oxycodone product, Percocet was placed on the market. In an attempt to avoid more abuse and robberies, Percocet was prescribed much more carefully. However, the effectiveness made the drug become highly desirable as a painkiller. In 1996, the pure version of oxycodone was released onto the market as OxyContin. Many lawsuits have been made against the company…

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    Opioids Persuasive Speech

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    This class of drug contains drugs like heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, codeine, fentanyl, etc. In most cases, opioids are prescribed by doctors as a short term pain reliever. Usually a person’s body can handle small doses of opioids without becoming addicted, but when people decide to abuse opioids their chances of becoming addicted are much greater. Most people are unaware of the toll abusing painkillers can take on your body. If a painkiller is not prescribed to you, it can have long…

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    because they’re either down, or vulnerable. This makes me believe why people decide to consistently abuse drugs. Also I believe that “Other people, however, enjoy having boundless energy and being "on" all the time. Or, they may live such busy lives that they need an extra boost (or at least they think they do). Rather than prioritize their time so that they can get enough sleep, eat properly, and do all the things that guarantee enough energy and a good disposition to face life without drugs,…

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    Etodolac Essay

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    3 DRUG PROFILE 3.1 ETODOLAC Etodolac (ETD) belongs to a class of drug called non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSADs). Other members of this class include aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, etc.), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), indomethacin (Indocin), nabumetone (Relafen) and numerous others. 3.1.1 Physical Characteristics: - (Brittain et al, 2002), (Dollary, 1999). IUPAC name : 1,8-Diethyl -1,3,4,9-tetrahydropyrano[3,4,-b] indole-1- acetic acid…

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    The past two weeks at Livengrin the topics of pain management and mindfulness have been the main focus in group with patients. The intentions of these lessons are to give the patients healthy coping skills to deal with their stressors instead of relying on drugs and alcohol to cope. The patients were exposed to meditation exercises and ways to self-regulate their frustrations in life. We also explored when it is appropriate for a recovering drug addict to take pain medications to regulate their…

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    July 26, 2018 I was finishing up the last work of an online class that I had taken over the summer. I received a message from a friend I hadn’t seen or spoken to in years. Her mother- in-law happened to be my mom’s best friend. I instantly knew something was wrong. I finished my assignment and messaged back my phone number. Within five minutes I received the second worst news of my life. My mom was dead. She had been found in a state of deterioration in her bathroom. It was presumed she had been…

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    Codeine Persuasive Speech

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    Codeine is an opioid medicine, narcotic, and cough suppressant commonly used as a painkiller to treat mild to moderate pain. But codeine is also widely abused and used as a drug and this is why it should be placed on the banned list. Codeine is sometimes considered one of the more “safer” opioid drugs, but that leads people to believe that it's safer to use and leads to massive amounts of addiction to codeine. Codeine, when consumed, is metabolized in the body and becomes morphine, which is a…

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    Ambien Cr Research Paper

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    Ambien CR, also called Zolpidem Tartrate, falls under the sedative category of medications; this drug treats insomnia. Ambien CR is given in 6.25 mg and 12.5 mg tablets to be consumed orally, by mouth. It is advised for adults to consume the lowest dose that will be effective, and for doses to be divided by gender. Recommended doses for women are 6.25 mg doses, while men’s doses can vary between 6.25 mg and 12.5 mg, never to exceed 12.5 mg. “The recommended initial doses for women and men are…

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