Drugs Online- The New Pusher

by The Discovering Alcoholic on June 16, 2007

The National Center on Addiction and Drug Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) has a plethora of information when it comes to substance abuse. They have recently released a report entitled “You’ve Got Drugs!” that is a detailed study on so called online pharmacies that often sell drugs without a prescription. These drugs include:

Opioids: Codeine (Schedule II or III versions), Diphenoxylate (Lomotil), Fentanyl (Duragesic), Hydrocodone (Vicodin), Hydromorphone (Dilaudid), Meperidine (Demerol), Oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet) and Propoxyphene (Darvon)

CNS Depressants: Benzodiazepines including Alprazolam (Xanax), Chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride (Librium), Diazepam (Valium), Estazolam (ProXom), Lorazepam (Ativan), and Triazolam (Halcion); and barbiturates including Mephobarbital (Mebaral), Pentobarbital sodium (Nembutal) and Secobarbital (Seconal)

Stimulants: Amphetamine-dextroamphetamine (Adderall), Dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine), Dexmethylphenidate HCl (Focalin) and Methylphenidate (Ritalin)

Addictions to such (normally) prescribed drugs often involve the added challenge of overcoming the rationalization that because the drugs are not illegal or “street”, that it’s really OK. All online pharmacies are not illegal, and can even be a boon for those too sick or who lack the physical resources to get their medications. But those that peddle highly addictive narcotics without bothering with a prescription or doctor’s orders are nothing more than drug dealers and bottom dwellers.

Click here, so that you can download the free study.

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