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Drug Profile Chart
Name: Jami Harris
Methods of Administration
Short and Long Term Effects of Using Drug
Coke, cola, cocoa puffs, blow
Leaves can be chewed or made into tea Snorted
Aluminum foil for smoking crack.
Very short acting which will lead to ind. more consumption leading to addiction
Increase in heart rate, blood pressure and breathing
Damage of the nasal membranes
Holistic treatment of the addict requires intense rehabilitation after withdrawal has been accomplished.
Residue on spoons
Amphetamines are used to help control the use of other drugs, individuals can also become addicted to this substance as it is a feeling that makes them forget about problems which will lead to further use and addiction.
Hallucination, convulsions, death
Agitation, Increased Heart Rate and Blood Pressure, Loss of Appetite, insomnia , dilated pupils, Increase in body temperature,
Rehabilitation after withdrawal has been accomplished in a drug treatment center.
Glass and metal pipes
Users may become addicted quickly, and use it with increasing frequency and in increasing doses.
Drug craving, depressed mood, disturbed sleep patterns, and increased appetite.
damages brain cells reduced levels of dopamine which can result in symptoms like those of Parkinson's disease Increased wakefulness, increased physical activity, decreased appetite, increased respiration, hyperthermia, and euphoria. Other CNS effects include irritability, insomnia, confusion, cardiovascular collapse, tremors, convulsions, anxiety, paranoia, and aggressiveness. Hyperthermia and convulsions can result in death.
Antidepressant medications can be prescribed to combat the depressive symptoms frequently seen in methamphetamine withdrawal.
Methylphenidate - (Ritalin)
crushed and snorted
dissolve the tablets in water and inject the mixture
Spoons Prescription bottles
Addiction to methylphenidate seems to occur when it induces large and fast dopamine increases in the brain. The risk of addiction is very small
paranoia and combativeness
appetite suppression, wakefulness, increased focus/attentiveness, and euphoria. If taken through injection, it can block small blood vessels
The intramuscular administration of a 2-mg dose of lorazepam is usually sufficient.
Individuals can become addicted to this medication and rely on it for the ability to go to sleep. This medication is also used to relieve anxiety.
Drowsiness, upset stomach, vomiting, diarrhea
Slow heartbeat, skin rash,itching, confusion, difficulty breathing, extreme tiredness
Physicians will slowly reduce the amount of the dosage of this medication in order to completely be free of this substance abuse, as well as require rehabilitation for abusers
Tolerance builds quickly, individuals will need to consume more for the same result as the first use, leading to addiction
nausea and convulsions
Sudden withdrawal from very high doses can even be fatal.
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