Opium poppy

Opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, is the species of plant from which opium and poppy seeds are extracted. Opium is the source of many opiates, including morphine, thebaine, codeine, papaverine, and noscapine. The Latin botanical name means the “sleep-bringing poppy”, referring to the sedative properties of some of these opiates. The poppy is the only species of Papaveraceae that is an agricultural …

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Mental Health

Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aid USA is managed, operated, and disseminated by three national authorities — the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, the Maryland Department of …

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Addicts NOT

Addicts NOT Anonymous. Addicts Not Anonymous is the premier non-anonymous online community of drug users, abusers, addicts and alcoholics. We can help an addict like only another addict can. We know how to get and stay clean. We’ve been there and done that. I know I’ve been there. I was addicted to heroin for almost twenty years. Not to mention all the other drugs, …

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Papaver Somniferum

The plant Papaver Somniferum, aka the Opium Poppy. Opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, is the species of plant from which opium and poppy seeds are extracted. Opium is the source of many opiates, including morphine, thebaine, codeine, papaverine, and noscapine. The Latin botanical name means the “sleep-bringing poppy”, referring to the sedative properties of some of these opiates.

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Hillbrow Heroin Capital

20 000 Heroin-users in inner city – allegation. Hillbrow is SA’s unofficial heroin capital with 20000 people using heroin daily according to figures supplied by support groups. According to David Bayever, Deputy Chairperson of the Central Drug Authority says there are about 120 000 South Africans who are using heroin or its various derivatives, in South Africa.

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Articles

Scientific articles

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Knowing the Signs

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Attacking

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Heroin and Opium

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Personal Alcohol

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Inhalants

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street smart

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Psychiatrists under fire

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Non-Resident Fathers

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CRC Health

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Disease of Addiction

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Heather M.

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Severe mental

Severe mental and addiction illness; What to do? What do you do with a client who is ambivalent about, or even outright uninterested in, stopping or cutting back on their alcohol and other drug use? In addiction treatment, counselors can try Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing and other methods to try attracting a person into recovery. If these strategies fail

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safe injection

safe injection site. An H.I.V. Strategy Invites Addicts In. By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. VANCOUVER, British Columbia. At 12 tables, in front of 12 mirrors, a dozen people are fussing intently in raptures of self-absorption, like chorus line members applying makeup in a dressing room. But these people are drug addicts, injecting themselves with whatever they just bought on the street., under the eyes

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Meridith Edwards

Meridith passed away at home in Calvert County Maryland while trying to detoxify from Alcohol Addiction. Meridith went to Jail on her 9th DWI for one year. She got clean and stayed clean for 6 years. She became a nurse at Towson State and started injecting pain medication and resumed binge drinking. Last week she phoned me to say she wanted to work with Veterans at the VA Hospital in …

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