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Just released from Ottawa, March 27, 2013.

The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), in partnership with the National Advisory Council (NAC) on Prescription Drug Misuse, today released a comprehensive 10-year, pan-Canadian strategy, First Do No Harm: Responding to Canada’s Prescription Drug Crisis.

The strategy highlights the action required to address the devastating harms associated with prescription drugs in Canada in the areas of prevention, education, treatment, monitoring and surveillance, and enforcement.

Harm such as addiction, overdose and death associated with certain prescription drugs.

– opioids

– sedatives

– tranquilizers

– stimulants

They are a leading public health and safety concern in Canada that has now reached crisis proportions,” stated Michel Perron, Chief Executive Officer, CCSA and NAC Co-Chair.

The number of opioid-related deaths are increasing, emergency room visits are on the rise and there are increased demands for treatment.

Canada now ranks as the world’s second largest per capita consumer of prescription opioids, with the United States ranked as number one (International Narcotics Control Board, 2013).

Canada‘s rate of use increased by 203% between 2000 and 2010, an increase steeper than in the United States

(International Narcotics Control Board).

Common generic, trade and street names for opioids.

Generic name           Trade name                                                                Street names 

Fentanyl                        Duragesic                                                                        patch

Hydromorphone         Dilaudid, Exalgo                                                            juice

Hydrocodone              Vicodin, Norco

Morphine                     Astramorph, Avinza                                                       M, morph,

Methadone             Diskets, Dolophine,                                          

Methadose,            Methodone,  Methadose Sugar Free          Meth                                                           

Meperidine             Demerol

Oxycodone             OxyContin, OxyNEO, Percocet, Percodan   Oxy, hillbilly heroin, percs

Codeine                  Tylenol 3, 4 (codeine+ acetaminophen)

Common, trade and street names for stimulants.

Generic name                                  Trade name                       Street names
Methylphenidate                                Ritalin, Concerta, Biphentin  Vitamin R, skippy, rids, uppers
Dextroamphetamine sulfate                Dexedrine                           Bennies, black beauties, hearts
Amphetamine & Dextroamphetamine   Adderall                             Beans, dexies, amps

Common, trade and street names for sedatives and tranquilizers.

Generic name    Trade name              Street names

Benzodiazepines


Alprazolam        Xanax Z-bars, bars Clonazepam Rivotril® K-pins Diazepam Valium® Vs, tranks, downers

Flurazepam        Dalmane                     tranks, downers, nerve pills


Lorazepam         Ativan                         nerve pills, tranks, downers


Temazepam       Restoril                       rugby balls, tems, jellies


Triazolam          Halcion                        Up Johns, tranks, downers


Non-benzodiazepine sleep medication

Zopiclone           Imovane                    Z-drug


Barbiturates


Pentobarbital     Nembutal                   barbs, M&Ms, nembies


Amobarbital       Amytal                       angels, blue heavens

http://www.ccsa.ca/2013%20CCSA%20Documents/CCSA-Prescription-Drug-Strategy-news-release-2013-en.pdf

http://www.ccsa.ca/2013%20CCSA%20Documents/CCSA-Prescription-Opioids-2013-en.pdf

http://www.ccsa.ca/2013%20CCSA%20Documents/CCSA-Prescription-Stimulants-2013-en.pdf

http://www.ccsa.ca/2013%20CCSA%20Documents/CCSA-Prescription-Sedatives-and-Tranquilizers-2013-en.pdf

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I just have to highlight this piece by Lynne McTaggart on American psychiatrist called Grace E. Jackson. Dr. Jackson wrote:

“Drug-Induced Dementia: A Perfect Crime”

Not-so-subtle brain damage


The damage caused by psychiatric medicine is only the tip of the iceberg. I began to look into this issue myself and discovered a good number of the major classes of drugs that doctors give patients as they age bring on dementia. 

Heart drugs, cholesterol lowering drugs, sleeping pills, antidepressants, narcotics, stimulants, including Ritalin, the ADHD drug given to children, anti-cholinergics, anti-epileptic drugs, to name just a few, all can damage the structure of the brain. 

Anti-depressants shrink the hippocampus of the brain, and statins lower crucial fats, or lipids, which compose much of brain tissue. 

Beta-blockers and other drugs that aggressively lower blood pressure, such as calcium channel blockers and ACE inhibitors, also lower blood flow to the brain, creating all the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s Disease 

Even good old painkillers – the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory class of drugs – can cause a variety of cognitive changes, from delirium to disturbances in memory and concentration. 

Many of these drugs actually shrink brain volume, destroying the crucial fatty structures of brain cells, or causing abnormal accumulation of tissue in vital brain structures. 

http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/1063

http://www.whale.to/drugs/grace.html

Wow, that is horrible that they are aware of this and allow it to be consumed by humans. My brain fog is gone since I went off all medication and my concentration has returned as well. Could a lot of the symptoms and brain fog you get with Fibromyalgia be from the medications themselves?