Drugs in Seattle

There are many kinds of drugs that come in different forms and are ingested in different ways. Both “legal” and illegal drugs can lead to health problems, addiction and even death. Our drug and alcohol rehab referral counselors have extensive knowledge of treatment for addictions ranging from alcohol to the latest street drugs and from cocaine to anti-depressants.
Cocaine and Stimulants
Cocaine and Stimulants speed up the body’s central nervous system. This family of drugs is called “uppers” because of their ability to make one feel energetic and awake. The effects on the body from stimulants are the opposite of those effects created by depressants. Cocaine and stimulant use and abuse lead to depression and an increasing need to take larger doses to achieve the desired effects of the drugs.
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Heroin and Opiates
Heroin and Opiates attack the central and peripheral nervous systems. While this family of drugs is intended to relieve pain they can also cause a strong sense of euphoria as well as drowsiness, unconsciousness, coma, nausea, respiratory depression and respiratory arrest. Heroin and opiates are extremely dangerous and are responsible for more overdoses and drug related deaths than any other drug today.
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Alcohol and Depressants
Alcohol and Depressants attack the central nervous system of the body. This family of drugs is called “downers” because they literally slow down the body while providing a feeling of relaxation and euphoria. While alcohol is readily available in society today depressants are easily available as prescription drugs. Both slow down brain and body functions and are characterized by drowsiness and lethargy.
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Oxycodone and Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceuticals or prescription medications consist of a wide range of drugs including depressants, stimulants, opiates and psych drugs. The effects of these different drug groups are outlined in their respective categories in this section page. While these drugs have medicinal value when taken as prescribed by a licensed physician, they all have a great potential to cause side effects and trigger dependance and addiction.
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Prozac and Psych Drugs
Psych or Psychiatric drugs are antidepressants intended to alleviate mood disorders such as depression and anxiety disorders including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) are among those most commonly prescribed antidepressants by psychiatrists and physicians in America. Their effectiveness and risks have been the subject of many studies and are well documented. Side effects of psych drugs range from physiological problems to severe psychological issues including increased suicide rates.
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Marijuana and Street Drugs
Street Drugs include all illicit mood altering substances obtained on the black market as well as some over the counter household products. These drugs range from pharmaceuticals to illegally produced drugs such as Marijuana, Heroin, Cocaine, Mescaline, LSD and the Club Drug known as Ecstasy. Street drugs can cause health problems and lead to addiction. Persons using them can also find themselves in dangerous situations with the potential of legal consequences.
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