This is from this site. I wonder what else these drugs can cure.I would only like to know why Zyprexa is being used to treat cocaine addiction.
Prozac to treat alcoholism and many other psychiatric drugs are helping people rehab.
Good! Change a drug to another. Just change the dealer.
And now people who are addicted to street drugs are being called bipolar by the psychiatrists and the family. I guess it's better to be called bipolar than drug addicted. Charming!
It also gives the psychiatric immunity in case a person commits any act under street drugs that can lead to prison.
I'm raising this issue because it has many implications.
Jesus! It's hard!
State of the art treatment is now available at New Hope Addiction Medicine. Dr. Tony Ruffa is certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Many new medications are available to treat cravings and support behavioral changes.
These medications include:Alcohol Abuse and Dependence
Campral is a medication that helps people stay alcohol-free in combination with counseling or support groups once they have stopped drinking. Campral is thought to restore the normal brain balance, which has been disturbed in someone who is alcohol dependent.
Naltrexoneis a medicine that reduces your desire for alcohol after you stop drinking. Naltrexone may help you stay sober for a long time. Although your doctor has prescribed naltrexone to help you stop drinking, this medicine is not a complete cure for alcoholism. It can help you stop drinking while you get other treatments that your doctor will talk about with you.
Prozac affects the concentration of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which plays a role in anxiety and depression. SSRIs may be used to reduce cravings for alcohol. They are also helpful if you have a coexisting psychiatric problem, such as an anxiety disorder or depression.
Topamax which is a medicine used to treat seizures, can also be prescribed to treat alcohol problems.
Vivitrol is a long-acting form of naltrexone and has been shown to be generally well tolerated and effective for the treatment of alcohol dependence as part of a comprehensive management program. Unlike other medications that need to be taken every day, VIVITROL is taken just once a month.
Zofran is used to treat the nausea and vomiting caused by certain chemotherapies has been found to stop cravings and decrease alcohol consumption and increase abstinence in people who are early-onset alcoholics.
Zoloft affects the concentration of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which plays a role in anxiety and depression. SSRIs may be used to reduce cravings for alcohol.
Provigil is prescribed to reduce the high from cocaine and also reduces cocaine cravings.
Topamax which is a medicine used to treat seizures, can also be prescribed to treat patients who have a cocaine addiction.
Zyprexa is a medication that is primarily prescribed to treat Schizophrenia, but can also be prescribed to treat cocaine addiction.
This medication acts to balance two nerve impulses and, by doing so, helps restore more normal thinking and mood. In general, this medication has fewer side effects than standard antipsychotic medications.
A common antidepressant, Wellbutrin, can reduce the craving for methamphetamine, providing the possibility of a drug treatment for the powerfully addictive stimulant. Dr. Subjects who were given bupropion reported a lesser high after a meth injection as well as less intense cravings.
Naltrexone is used to help narcotic addicts who have stopped taking narcotics to stay drug-free. It is also used to help alcoholics stay alcohol-free. The medicine is not a cure for addiction. It is used as part of an overall program that may include counseling, attending support group meetings, and other treatment recommended by your doctor.
Suboxone allows a patient to detox from narcotics with minimal discomfort. The addiction potential is very low with Suboxone, allowing for a gradual tapering process. Some patients may function best on long term treatment with Suboxone, but this should be determined on an individual basis.
Subutex, is a long-acting opiate primarily used to treat narcotic (opioid) dependence. It is most commonly sold as a pill that dissolves under the tongue. Its main purpose is to prevent withdrawal symptoms from occurring in an individual, by stimulating the opiate receptors in the brain. Subutex has a greater attraction to the opiate receptors than other drugs such as heroin and methadone, which reduces or removes the desire to take such drugs.
Vivitrol is a long-acting form of naltrexone and has been shown to be generally well tolerated. Vivitrol is also effective for the treatment of narcotics as part of a comprehensive management program.
Unlike other medications that need to be taken every day, VIVITROL is taken just once a month.
There are receptors for nicotine in the brain. When smoke is inhaled, nicotine attaches to these receptors. This sends a message to a different part of the brain to release a chemical called dopamine. Dopamine gives a feeling of pleasure. But it only lasts for a short time. The body wants to repeat this feeling. Based on research, it is believed that CHANTIX(tm) (varenicline) works by activating these receptors and blocking nicotine from attaching to them. However, CHANTIX does not contain nicotine.
Topamax which is a medicine used to treat seizures, can also be prescribed to treat patients who have a Nicotene addiction.
Zyban is a prescription medication designed to help smokers quit more easily than without the drug. It comes in a pill form. It does not contain nicotine.
Unlike nicotine patches or nicotine gum, Zyban does not put more nicotine into your body. If you use the patches or gum, you should stop smoking so that you don't "overdose" on nicotine. With Zyban, you continue to smoke when you first start taking the medication, eventually reaching a quit-date, and taking the drug for a period of time after quitting.
Acomplia depresses the appetite of obese and overweight people by blocking cannabinoid receptors found in the brain - the same receptors that stimulate feelings of hunger when people ingest THC, the main psychoactive component of marijuana.
Zyprexa and SSRis hideous side effects are widely reported. It looks insane to use these drugs that only makes things worse.
But I'll close comments because this post because there have been many Spams. It's only informative and there's no too much to discuss.