Michael Smith

Why is BPD Often Tied to Addiction?

Why is BPD Often Tied to Addiction?

Borderline Personality Disorder is a mental health condition characterized by instability in relationships, self image, and emotions. Among the symptoms for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) are:  Intense fear of abandonment Inappropriate or extreme emotional reactions Impulsive or risky behavior History of unstable relationships Unstable or dysfunctional self image  Feelings of emptiness Explosive anger Intense and …

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Risks of Using Imodium for Opioid Withdrawal

Risks of Using Imodium for Opioid Withdrawal

Imodium (loperamide) is an over-the-counter medication treatment for acute and chronic diarrhea. When used in large quantities, however, Imodium can induce effects similar to opioids, such as euphoria. For this reason, some individuals suffering from opioid addiction abuse Imodium to get high or help manage withdrawal symptoms. Loperamide works by reducing the flow of fluids …

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Risks of Combining Downer and Upper Drugs

Risks of Combining Downer and Upper Drugs

“Downer” and “upper” drugs are casual terms that refer to how different substances act on the central nervous system (CNS). In short, downers are depressants and uppers are stimulants. Downers commonly include sedatives and tranquilizers, such as benzodiazepines and barbiturates. Uppers include drugs like amphetamine, methamphetamine, and cocaine. In addition to sedatives, many other substances …

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