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Could a nerve agent be used recreationally?

Okay, this is the closest you're going to get to a "military grade" nerve agent that elevates your mood: using botox as an antidepressant. Botulinum toxin A (botox) is a nerve agent. In fact, it's ...
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Could a nerve agent be used recreationally?

"Recreational drugs" have "psychotropic effects," which means they affect the mood and perception of stimuli in the brain. Both alcohol and heroin are psychotropic drugs. Alcohol acts mainly on the ...
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Can anesthesia cause addiction?

Addiction has both psychological and physical components. Many sedatives, such as benzodiazepines (e.g. lorazepam or diazepam), do have a potential for both. Physically, it takes more than one ...
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Can someone get addicted to codeine by taking a few tablets in a month?

Addiction occurs due to chronic or frequent use, which means a lot more often than you're taking it. Since you're going weeks between doses, and you're taking very small doses, there's no danger of ...
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What ingredient or substance makes paan addictive?

The traditional mixture of paan is a combination of products or substances. Paan is most often prepared by using the betel nut (or Arcea nut), from the plant Areca catechu, chopped up and rolled into ...
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Early signs of cocaine addiction

Some signs of addiction are enlarged pupils, increased alertness and energy, loss of interest in food and sleep, increased talkativeness, rapid mood changes, increased heart rate, nasal congestion. ...
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Is Moderated Caffeine Good? (if so how much and how often)

If you take coffee daily, you no longer get a boost from it after about a week, but rather, you're just staving off the harsh withdrawal symptoms, not to mention over time it will physically change ...
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Is there a relationship between slope of the plasma concentration-time curve and addictiveness?

It appears that there is indeed an association between pharmacokinetics and development of addiction to psychostimulant drugs. First, as a general note, it should be noted that pharmacokinetics govern ...
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Treatment of addiction

Heroin is a special case of substance addiction, because of the tremendous withdrawal side effects. In general, substance addiction recovery doesn't require a gradual approach. In fact, from what I ...
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Getting rid of caffeine addiction

A paper in Psychopharmacology reviews studies of caffeine withdrawal symptoms and concludes that these symptoms "meet the bar" for being clinically proven withdrawal symptoms: headache, fatigue, ...
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Could a nerve agent be used recreationally?

Contra to Jan's answer, "so they do not have psychotropic effects"... actually they do. First, acetylcholine is a CNS neurotransmitter as well. Second, nerve agents aren't that selective (like many ...
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Opioids are addictive or cause dependency issues only?

Regarding one of the topics of this subject: Why can’t painkillers be both safe and effective? It should be duly noted that, One of the most problematic conditions when using opioids in clinic is the ...
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Do all kinds of alcohol trigger the relapse response in alcoholics?

If you want to test for any alcohol that could theoretically make someone feel the same effects as drinking ethanol-containing drinks, this article indicates that you may need to test for alcohols of ...
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Treatment of addiction

Most (proposed) behavioral addictions aren't that well studied (or accepted in the DSM). Gambling is the exception, so you may want to look at how that is treated. Also, there are no accepted ...
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Treatment of addiction

Detoxification (the process by which the body rids itself of a drug) Behavioral counseling Medication (for opioid, tobacco, or alcohol addiction) Evaluation and treatment for co-occurring mental ...
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How to overcome addiction to sweet sugar foods?

Sugar is a kind of food. So, you might want to try some food-addiction support programs. Overeaters Anonymous is a good option. Sugar addicts are always welcome to join their program. They have: ...
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How to overcome addiction to sweet sugar foods?

There are two aspects to feeling "addicted" to sugar Expecting a very sweet taste to the things you eat and drink, and not enjoying unsweetened or less sweetened versions. Maybe you like three sugars ...
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How to overcome addiction to sweet sugar foods?

Here are some ways to tame those sugar cravings. Give in a little. Eat a bit of what you’re craving, maybe a small cookie or a fun-size candy bar, suggests Kerry Neville, MS, RD, a registered ...
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