- Alcohol is a CNS depressant and the most widely abused drug in ALL CATEGORIES.
- Wernicke’s-Korsakoff’s Syndrome are neurologic complications of alcoholism resulting from Vit. B1 (thiamine) deficiency. Treatment: 100 mg Thiamine IM
- Disulfiram (Antabuse) is used for alcoholism, Aversion Therapy. Client must be alcohol free 12 H before the therapy is started.
- Narcotic or opioid overdose cause pupil constriction (unique characteristic of opioids).
- Yawning indicates brain hypoxia and is common in heroin withdrawal. Flu-like symptoms is also a withdrawal symptom of heroin.
- Perforated nasal septum is a physical complication of cocaine, a stimulant.
- Hallucination, Pica, Blood-shot eyes are common manifestations of a person using marijuana.
- Treatment of Narcotic Overdose (OD): Naloxone (Narcan), Naltrexone (ReVia)
- Drug for Narcotic Withdrawal and Detoxification: Methadone
- Ecstasy is also known as Methylene DioxyMethAmphetamine (MDMA).
- Cocaine, a stimulant, is also called CRACK or COKE.
- Cocaine is the second widely used illicit drug after marijuana.
- Amphetamine is called “shabu” in the Philippines. It is a stimulant and may be taken orally, by injection, snorting, or smoking.
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