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  • heroin
  • According to an authoritative drug survey, published today, diazepam , as it is properly known, is being used by class A drug users as a cheap alternative to heroin . (drugs-forum.com)
  • Despite successive bumper opium crops in Afghanistan the snapshot survey, based on evidence from more than 100 frontline drug treatment services and drug action teams, shows some areas experiencing outright shortages of good quality heroin . (drugs-forum.com)
  • The drugs charity said it was being used as a heroin substitute, and often taken alongside strong alcohol or methadone as a 'come down' from the jarring effects of crack cocaine . (drugs-forum.com)
  • The Strathclyde police drug squad said there was a huge market for diazepam in Glasgow, with heavy drinkers and heroin and cocaine users all using it to stave off after effects. (drugs-forum.com)
  • alcohol
  • Martin Barnes, the chief executive of DrugScope, the drugs information charity which publishes the magazine, said the rise in the use of illicitly imported diazepam was a cause of concern, as drug users faced a high risk of overdose when it was used in combination with methadone and alcohol . (drugs-forum.com)
  • people
  • Diazepam is increasingly popular amongst young people and it is increasingly available to them,' said the manager of a young people's drug service in Newcastle. (drugs-forum.com)
  • Symptoms
  • A few vallies can buy a bit of time and ease some symptoms of withdrawal ,' reported a drug worker in Torquay, Devon. (drugs-forum.com)
  • users
  • Drug users say the main source is likely to be smugglers importing bulk quantities of legitimate supplies from France, Spain and Portugal. (drugs-forum.com)
  • Users may be more inclined to inject rather than smoke the drug during times of shortage or poor quality. (drugs-forum.com)
  • increases
  • Most weight loss occurs within the first six months of drug use, after which the weight levels off or increases. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Vasoconstriction helps to reduce bleeding, increases the duration and quality of anesthesia, prevents the drug from reaching systemic circulation in large amounts, and overall reduces the amount of anesthetic required. (wikipedia.org)
  • Importance of education: As the use of these new drugs increases, it becomes increasingly important to educate young people and their parents and guardians about the risks associated with club drug use. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Ecstasy
  • In a study of ecstasy (a popular club drug) use in raves, 89% of rave attendees reported using ecstasy at least once, and nearly 50% reported use within the past month. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • In a hearing before the Senate Caucus on International Drug Control, the director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse reported an increase in the use of club drugs, especially ecstasy, among those older than 12 years. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • bath salts
  • Dr. Louis J. De Felice of Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Medicine in Richmond, said that a drug like 'bath salts' with this type of combined effects was never encountered before. (doctortipster.com)
  • Theoretically, the existence of a drug that combines the effects of these drugs would be impossible, but with so-called bath salts, the effect is surprisingly possible. (doctortipster.com)
  • It was also found that the drugs found in bath salts (MEPH and MDPV) are synthetic derivatives of Cath, khat shrub (Catha edulis). (doctortipster.com)
  • Hepatitis
  • Your chances of getting hepatitis are higher if you share needles when you use drugs, have unprotected sex, have sex with a lot of people, or live in areas where food or water isn't safe. (webmd.com)
  • Research also suggests that people who are infected with HIV and use cocaine and are infected with HIV may be at also increased their risk for co-infection with contracting hepatitis C, a virus that affects the liver, even if they do not inject drugs. (drugabuse.gov)
  • Discusses how people who engage in drug use or high-risk behaviors associated with drug use put themselves at risk for contracting or transmitting viral infections such as HIV/AIDS or hepatitis. (drugabuse.gov)
  • NIDA
  • It was developed by a private company under a license from SMART Recovery with a $1,000,000 grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA). (smartrecovery.org)
  • cause
  • These drugs may cause a person to feel less hungry or more satiated. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs that can cause arrhythmias include tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs ), antihistamines , and beta blockers . (everydayhealth.com)
  • Ironically, many of the drugs used to treat depression can also suppress your sex drive and make it harder to get an erection, and they can cause a delay in your orgasm. (webmd.com)
  • Antiarrhythmics (paradoxically, the same drugs used to treat arrhythmia can also cause arrhythmia. (goredforwomen.org)
  • occurs
  • An overdose occurs when the person uses too much of a drug and has a toxic reaction that results in serious, harmful symptoms or death. (drugabuse.gov)
  • illegal drugs
  • This Government is committed to a National Anti-Drug Strategy, and that is why we have invested $102 million over five years to help law enforcement to combat the production and distribution of illegal drugs. (marketwired.com)
  • This Government recognizes that illegal drugs undermine the safety of our communities and fuel organized crime. (marketwired.com)
  • opposite
  • Some people find that cocaine helps them perform simple physical and mental tasks more quickly, although others experience the opposite effect. (drugabuse.gov)
  • behavior
  • Overweight or obese patients who have not lost an average of 1 lb (0.5 kg) per week after at least six months on a balanced low-calorie diet, including increased exercise and behavior therapy , may be considered candidates for weight loss drugs. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Addiction
  • Explores the role of genetics and epigenetics in the development and treatment of drug abuse and addiction. (drugabuse.gov)
  • include
  • Classes of drugs used to treat arrhythmias include beta blockers, anticoagulants, calcium channel blockers , and anti-arrhythmic drugs. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Other treatment options may include ED drugs, hormone treatments, a suction device that helps create an erection, or counseling. (webmd.com)
  • found
  • Thus, it was found that both chemicals have an effect that persists for more than 30 minutes after drug removal. (doctortipster.com)
  • Over-the-counter weight loss drugs have been found to be ineffective, unsafe, or both. (encyclopedia.com)
  • There were drugs and cash found in virtually every room of the flat. (lythamstannesexpress.co.uk)
  • They found a total of 23kg of Class A drugs and nearly £164,000 in cash. (lythamstannesexpress.co.uk)
  • Mariam Akhtar was given three and a half years imprisonment after she was found guilty of two counts of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, two counts of converting criminal property and one count of possessing criminal property following an earlier trial. (lythamstannesexpress.co.uk)
  • Canadian researchers found that the drug caused neurons to regenerate in the hippocampus, an area that controls mood and emotions, after one month of treatment. (reducetheburden.org)
  • visits
  • Provides national estimates on drug-related visits to hospital emergency departments and makes comparisons with previous years' data. (drugabuse.gov)
  • medical
  • L.A. police discovered three dead men - Gabriel Dirzo, Gilbert Valenzuela Jr. and Robert Ramirez - in Dirzo's apartment.The L.A. County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner determined that the three men had been drinking and doing what they thought was cocaine. (hornet.com)
  • Arrhythmias can be treated with drugs, medical procedures, or surgery. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Although health care providers can use it for valid medical purposes, such as local anesthesia for some surgeries, cocaine is an illegal drug. (drugabuse.gov)
  • medicine
  • It's a mystery worthy of Sherlock Holmes: Who put the veterinary worm medicine in cocaine? (lww.com)
  • Although it is not immediately obvious why drug traffickers would cut cocaine with a veterinary worm medicine, there have been some interesting hypotheses. (lww.com)
  • After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. (medicinenet.com)