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Category: Drug Information

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18 May

Xanax is a Benzodiazepine; also known as a “Benzo(s).” Xanax is a class IV controlled substance due to a strong potential for abuse. Xanax, for some people, can be really easy to get addicted to because of its euphoric, relaxing effects. Those who have struggled with drug abuse or are in recovery for drug addiction […]

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17 May

Before beginning any new medication, it’s imperative to understand the drug and how it works thoroughly. It’s also essential to understand any side effects or interactions that may arise while taking the new medication. Some prescribed medications and over-the-counter drugs can have adverse reactions when taken with alcohol or other substances. One medication that is […]

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16 May

Both oxycodone and hydrocodone are powerful prescription painkillers. Doctors use these semi-synthetic opioid medications to treat both short-and long-term pain that results from various conditions, such as cancer, chronic cough, surgery, arthritis, and more. Oxycodone (OxyContin) and hydrocodone (Vicodin) are very similar in chemical form and function. Because of this, there are very few differences […]

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10 December

The steps one must take to respond to an overdose are not complicated or confusing, and they should be known by all, memorized even. What does a bystander do if they spot someone overdosing on drugs? Beyond calling 911, what can a friend, family member, loved one, or eye witness to an overdose do to […]

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09 December

A Comprehensive Opioid List – Narcotics, also known as opiates, opioids or painkillers work in the body by attaching themselves to receptors in the central nervous system (CNS) and as a result, block pain signals. For this reasons, opioids are sometimes prescribed to temporarily treat moderate to severe pain that doesn’t respond well to other pain […]

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06 February

Amphetamine and methamphetamine are two drugs that, based on their names and chemical base, you may assume are similar in every way. It’s true that amphetamine and methamphetamine can produce many of the same mood-boosting effects in users, but there are some essential differences between the two drugs, including how they are obtained and their potential […]

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05 February

The addiction epidemic spreading throughout our nation has been growing at an unprecedented rate. It has been a problem for a number of years, but the past couple decades have been the worst of it. One of the largest contributing factors to the current state has been the widespread opioid epidemic and opiate medication abuse. Of course, […]

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30 January

The scope of heroin abuse in the United States is staggering. According to NSDUH, about 948,000 people reported using heroin in the past year. This trend is being driven by young adults aged 18 to 25. With this high number of heroin abusers comes a significant number of adverse effects. One of those effects is death […]

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14 December

Prescription medications have saved many lives and helped people enjoy an improved quality of life.  But, when these substances are abused, the results are less than desirable. The US is now in the midst of an out-of-control opioid crisis.  More than 47,600 people died from opioid overdose in 2017, according to the CDC. To put […]

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22 May

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to many reading this that celebrities have more influence over how we think, how we develop as individuals and how we view ourselves, then they probably should. In 2018, and indeed for the past few years, and next few, it has been and will continue to be difficult for […]

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