Drug Trivia: Some medicines can’t be taken indiscriminately!

In recent years, new types of drugs have emerged endlessly, forming a coexistence situation with traditional drugs such…

In recent years, new types of drugs have emerged endlessly, forming a coexistence situation with traditional drugs such as heroin and methamphetamine. Some of these drugs are often disguised as capsules and pills, and they even boast about their effectiveness and confuse minors.


Smart medicine

Drug Trivia: Some medicines can't be taken indiscriminately!
Drug Trivia: Some medicines can’t be taken indiscriminately!

Appearance: Tablets or capsules in bottles or aluminum-plastic packaging, the logo contains “Modafinil”, “Methylphenidate” and so on.

Main ingredients: Modafinil, methylphenidate.

Harm of abuse: Directly taken orally, it has a certain excitement effect, which can temporarily improve attention, and is often used as a “smart drug”, but it does not actually improve the IQ. A large amount of intake can cause anxiety, excessive excitement, and mental mania , Long-term use can be addictive.

Second-generation sedative and hypnotic drugs

Drug Trivia: Some medicines can't be taken indiscriminately!
Drug Trivia: Some medicines can’t be taken indiscriminately!

Appearance: Tablets packed in aluminum and plastic are mainly smuggled from Japan. The outer packaging is mostly in Japanese. Different varieties can show bright blue and red colors when dissolved in water.

Main ingredients: benzodiazepines such as flunazepam, nitrazepam, triazolam, etizole.

Harm of abuse: Taken orally or with alcohol, it has sedative and anti-anxiety effects and may be hallucinogenic. It can reduce the symptoms of insomnia and depression after taking excitatory drugs. Long-term use is easy to addiction, which can lead to movement and consciousness disorders. Large doses can make people unconscious, so they are often used for robbery.

Third-generation sedative and hypnotic drugs

Drug Trivia: Some medicines can't be taken indiscriminately!
Drug Trivia: Some medicines can’t be taken indiscriminately!

Appearance characteristics: Aluminum-plastic packaged tablets include both products lost in domestic legal medical channels and marked in Chinese, as well as products smuggled from abroad and marked in foreign languages.

Main ingredients: Zolpidem, Zopiclone.

Harm of abuse: Taken orally or with alcohol, it has sedative and anti-anxiety effects and may be hallucinogenic. It can reduce the symptoms of insomnia and depression after taking excitatory drugs. Long-term use is easy to addiction, which can lead to movement and consciousness disorders. Large doses can make people unconscious, so they are often used for robbery.

Zero Capsule

Drug Trivia: Some medicines can't be taken indiscriminately!
Drug Trivia: Some medicines can’t be taken indiscriminately!

Appearance: Capsules packed in bottles or aluminum foil, also known as “fire foxes”, are mostly illegally manufactured in China. Foreign language signs are often used to impersonate foreign products, but the printing and packaging are rough.

Main ingredients: Tryptamine new psychoactive substances represented by N, N-diisopropyl-5-methoxytryptamine.

Harm of abuse: It has a strong hallucinogenic effect and can lead to tachycardia, physical convulsions and loss of consciousness. Excessive use can easily induce acute heart failure, kidney failure and even death.

Weight loss pills

Drug Trivia: Some medicines can't be taken indiscriminately!
Drug Trivia: Some medicines can’t be taken indiscriminately!

Appearance: Tablets or capsules packed in bottles or aluminum-plastic packages are mainly smuggled from abroad. The package description is the most common in Thai.

Main ingredients: Fentamine, Fenfluramine.

Harm of abuse: Directly taken orally, it has been used as a weight-loss medicine because of appetite suppression, but it has not been approved for marketing in China. It has excitatory and hallucinogenic effects when used in large doses, which can cause anxiety and mental stress, and can induce hypertension, palpitations, Adverse reactions, such as tachycardia and heart failure, seriously endanger health.

Opioids

Drug Trivia: Some medicines can't be taken indiscriminately!
Drug Trivia: Some medicines can’t be taken indiscriminately!

Appearance characteristics: Aluminum-plastic packaged tablets include both products lost in domestic legal medical channels and marked in Chinese, as well as products smuggled from abroad and marked in foreign languages.

Main ingredients: Buprenorphine, Dihydroetorphine.

Harm of abuse: Directly taken orally, they are all opioids, highly addictive, and abuse can cause neurological damage and memory loss. Large doses, or combined with tranquilizers, can cause respiratory depression, coma, and even death.

What if I become addicted?

If it is very unfortunate, you find that you have become addicted to the drug. At present, apart from actively contacting the doctor (currently there is no special department in China to take charge, but you can consult the neurology department or psychiatry department) and the drug treatment agency, there is really no better way.

Can you quit it yourself?

The causes of drug addiction are very complicated. In addition to the addictive drug itself, it also includes complex personal psychological factors and family social factors that affect the occurrence, development and recurrence of addiction.

Therefore, the treatment of addiction is not only to remove the patient’s body from the addictive substance, that is, toxin treatment, but also to carry out a comprehensive treatment process for the psychological and family social factors of addiction.

Drug addiction treatment should include three complete stages.

The first stage is the detoxification treatment stage, which is mainly based on other medical treatments such as drugs. The main purpose is to help patients to get rid of dependence on addictive substances and eliminate or reduce physical withdrawal symptoms.

The second stage is the rehabilitation stage. After the body quits the addiction drug, it is necessary to carry out a systematic psychological rehabilitation treatment for the psychological, family and social factors of the patient’s use of addictive substances and related problems caused by addiction. Help patients reduce psychological dependence, control cravings, and repair family problems through professional psychological interventions;

The third stage is to return to society and prevent relapse. The main purpose is to change lifestyles and prevent relapses. It requires the care and support of family society.

Detoxification treatment is only the first step in the entire treatment process, and it is the premise and basis for completing the treatment of addiction.

The entire treatment process requires the help and guidance of professionals, and a good supportive rehabilitation environment needs to be created.

Self-abstinence is not one of the best ways to treat drug addiction. Studies have shown that the percentage of successful self-abstentions after addiction is low.

Therefore, it is recommended to go to a professional drug treatment medical institution for the treatment of addiction with the help of professionals, which can greatly increase the chance of successful treatment.


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