10 15 days few weeks KNOW THIS Percent of adults in the US who have ever used

10 15 days few weeks know this percent of adults in

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- 10-15 days (few weeks) KNOW THIS Percent of adults in the US who have ever used heroin: - Only 1.6% of adults reported ever having used Heroine in their lifetimes , KNOW THIS with 0.1% reporting use in the past year. Time after ingesting THC pill to reach full effect: - "Patients usually feel the effects of Marinol in about 45-60 minutes." KNOW THIS Number of days to build tolerance to LSD if taken daily? - Tolerance is built extraordinarily swiftly, inside the first 24 hours. Waiting roughly 3-5 days will return tolerance to normal levels KNOW THIS Know Narcan ( aka Naloxone or Nalorphine) . Reverses effects that are produced by narcotic drugs such as difficult breathing and coma. Naltrexone: A non-addictive substance, used in the treatment of heroin addiction & opiate overdose. The opioid antagonist selectively blocks opioid effects, preventing the user from experiencing the reinforcing effects of the abused drug. KNOW THIS Free Base: The base form of cocaine, as opposed to the salt form of cocaine hydrochloride. Prior to the 1980s, freebase was a popular way to smoke cocaine. It involved extracting cocaine into a volatile organic solvent, such as ether. This method of smoking cocaine can be very dangerous because the combination of fire and ether fumes is extremely explosive. Smoking freebase is
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preferred by many users because the cocaine is absorbed immediately into blood via the lungs, reaching the brain in about five seconds. Crack is obtained by mixing cocaine with simple household chemicals, including baking soda and water, and then drying it, resulting in a lump of cocaine that can be smoked. Know the difference between barbiturates and benzodiazepines: - Barbiturates are CNS depressants of varying strength . - Benzodiazepines are minor tranquilizers. Both act on the inhibitory receptor GABA, but at different locations on the receptor molecule. Indications for barbiturates : anesthesia & anticonvulsant . Indications for benzodiazepines: anti-anxiety, muscle relaxant, sleep aid, anticonvulsant, premedication for surgery sedative, Alcohol withdrawal, treatment of mania, & Veterinary uses. Sedative-Hypnotics : Benzodiazepines are the most widely prescribed types Sedative-Hypnotics . In 2003, 4 of the top 40 bestselling prescription drugs were benzodiazepines. They are the most frequently prescribed CNS depressants for anxiety & sleep . The symptoms for withdrawal from any sedative hypnotic are similar to symptoms for alcohol withdrawal. These symptoms include anxiety, insomnia, tremulousness, weakness, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, convulsions, delusions, visual & auditory hallucinations. KNOW THIS Know what a tranquilizer is : Antipsychotic drugs used to treat psychosis without producing drowsiness. They are also known as neuroleptics. Phenothiazine: Groups of tranquilizing drugs used to treat the symptoms associated with psychosis . They block D2 Dopamine receptors. Psychotic symptoms include delusions, hallucinations, thought disorders, agitation, & violent behavior . Studies show that 75% of patients suffering from acute schizophrenia showed improvement after receiving phenothiazine compared with 23% who received placebos. Examples include
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