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Signs and Symptoms of Abuse

Every type of drug has their own signs and symptoms, but some of the common symptoms of abuse include:

The reliance on opiates as an external supply source to cure pain becomes essential to consumption due to degeneration of the nerve cells. Opiates damage the brain cells in a way that the nerve system is unable to produce endorphins. Endorphins, also known as endogenous opiates are the natural painkillers that the body produces to cure pain initially.

In the absence of endorphins, the body is unable to stop pain making a person physically and psychologically dependent on opiate for the purpose of removing pain and inducing sleep.

What Causes Xanax Addiction?

Xanax the brand name of a prescription medication classified as a benzodiazepine. This is prescribed to patients who suffer from anxiety and panic disorders. Xanax stifles the inhibitory receptor in the brain which curbs abnormal excitement. People who take Xanax in large quantities or use it for prolong periods of time can become addicted. Note that it is possible to be hooked on Xanax even if you are only using it as prescribed by your doctor.

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Understanding Opiate Addiction

Opiate addiction develops due to consumptions of different types of opiates. All opiates are extracted from the opium poppy plant, but what makes each different is the way that they are processed and synthesized.

Different opiates include morphine, heroin, codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, opium and thebian. All opiates affect the brain in the same way; they attack the reward center and block the pain. Prescription opiates are given for dealing with reducing pain but with opiate addiction, the central nervous system is damaged in such a way the user becomes physically dependent on opiates for the brain to function normally.

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