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Category: Drug Information

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20 June

Marijuana is a drug that’s made from the dried leaves, stems, flowers, and seeds of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. Marijuana contains THC, which is a psychoactive chemical that produces a high. The prevalence of marijuana use has increased over the last decade and about 9 in 10 Americans favor some form of marijuana legalization, according to […]

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17 June

The process of getting off antidepressants can be difficult, especially if you’ve been misusing them for a long time. Weaning yourself off Prozac already requires the assistance of a doctor, but if you’re addicted to this medication and you’ve grown accustomed to misusing it, more specific detox treatment may be necessary for safe Prozac withdrawal. […]

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15 June

Today’s opioid epidemic has been linked to the rise of painkiller prescriptions starting in the 1990s. The higher the dose of opioid medication used for pain and the greater the number of days the patient uses the medication, the greater the risk of dependence. More research is needed to determine the exact dose and number of days […]

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10 June

Clonidine is a medication used primarily in the treatment of hypertension but may also be used to treat other medical conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, opioid, alcohol, and nicotine dependence, anxiety and panic disorders, and certain pain conditions. A dependency on Clonidine may develop through long-term use, or when it is misused in conjunction […]

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09 June

Dopamine is a chemical produced in the brain that affects its pleasure centers. It’s one of a group of chemicals known as neurotransmitters. When released in large enough amounts, it creates feelings of reward. It can also make a person feel more focused and increase their memory and attention span. The positive feelings it creates […]

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09 June

Effexor is among the most popular antidepressants prescribed today and is considered to be a physically non-addictive drug. However, a psychological addiction and Effexor withdrawal symptoms may still develop through continued abuse, or when misused in conjunction with other mind-altering substances. What is Effexor? Venlafaxine (known by the brand name Effexor) is an antidepressant medication which belongs […]

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06 June

Whether a doctor prescribed you Librium for anxiety or you misuse it recreationally, taking it with alcohol can have very serious consequences. If you’re wondering whether mixing Librium and alcohol is safe, it’s not. Here are some of the risks and side effects of combining these substances. What is Librium? Chlordiazepoxide (Librium) is a prescription […]

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01 June

According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 841,00 deaths were reported due to drug overdose between 1999 and 2019, with more than 70% of overdose deaths in 2019 involving an opioid drug. This includes commonly abused opioids such as prescription pain medication and heroin along with synthetic opioids like […]

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31 May

What is Acetaminophen? Acetaminophen, also known as paracetamol or the brand name Tylenol, is an over-the-counter (OTC) drug that is found in many medications that are commonly used to treat mild-to-moderate pain and fever. However, when you take acetaminophen at high doses or together with alcohol, it can cause side effects ranging from mild to […]

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31 May

What is Phenibut? Phenbiut was developed in the 1960s, specifically in 1963 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Phenibut is a neuropsychotropic. It is used as an anti-anxiety medication and is known to improve cognitive function- it has anxiolytic and nootropic effects. Phenibut is a central nervous system depressant. Medical News Today defines Nootropics as, “Nootropics, or […]

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