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Darvocet produces psychological and physical dependence like other narcotics, and treatment for Darvocet addiction is much the same.
Patients are as physically dependent on methadone as they were to heroin or other opiates, such as Oxycotin or Vicodin.
The designer drug "Ecstasy," or MDMA, causes long-lasting damage to brain areas that are critical for thought and memory, according to new research findings in the June 15 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience.
One of the most detrimental side effectst of heroin, is heroin addiction itself.
is a member of the drug class opiates. Opiates include all naturally occurring
drugs with morphine-like effects such as codeine and all semi and fully synthetic
drugs with morphine-like effects such as heroin and meperidine (Demerol). Addiction
is a major risk with prolonged use (over 2-3 weeks) of Codeine.
Codeine induces an "opioid
analgesia" by altering the perception of pain at the spinal cord and brain.
It also affects emotional responses to pain. Codeine has stimulating effects
as well because it blocks inhibitory neurotransmitters. Repeated use of Codeine
can cause long-term changes in the way the nervous system functions.
Codeine side effects include
but are not limited to:
- stomach bleeding
- kidney damage
- liver damage
- tiny pupils
- blurred vision
- poor night vision
- impair your ability
- lowered heart rate,
blood pressure and breathing
- sexual problems
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