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Substance Abuse Treatment

Signs and Symptoms of Abuse

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

  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Unsteady walking
  • Sweating
  • Poor coordination
  • Low blood pressure
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Dizziness
  • Poor judgment

Kinds of Prescription Drugs and Associated Symptoms

Prescription drugs have gained popularity in Hamilton mainly because of their mind altering capabilities. There are different types of prescription drugs that are available and cause different effects respectively.

Opioids

Oxycodone (OxyContin) is a common prescription drug that is used recreationally. Vicodin also falls into this category. Symptoms associated with Opioid abuse include:

  • Depression
  • Constipation
  • Low blood pressure
  • Diminished breathing rate
  • Sweating
  • Lack of coordination
  • Confusion

Anti Anxiety Medications and Sedatives

Anti-anxiety medications such as Xanax and Valium are the most commonly abused in Hamilton whereas hypnotic drugs such as Ambien also fall into that bracket. Ambien is typically prescribed for sleep disorders or anxiety.

Symptoms associated with anti anxiety drug abuse include:

  • Confusion
  • Unsteady walk
  • Rapid movement of eyes
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness