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Are We Really in the Middle of the Deadliest Drug Crisis Ever?

By | 2017-06-08T06:35:48+00:00 June 29th, 2017|

A deadly drug crisis has swept across the United States in recent years – is this a statement of fact or fiction? From Reefer Madness to laced Halloween candy, there have been many drug scares in the United States. Many of these crises have been overblown, hyped up by the media and over concerned parents. However, the reality is that we may really be in the middle of the deadliest drug crisis ever – it just may not look like what you would expect. Just as truth is stranger than fiction, reality may be more [...]

What to Know About Tramadol and Addiction

By | 2017-06-08T06:31:07+00:00 June 25th, 2017|

In terms of prescription medication, tramadol is not well known – but that does not mean that you do not need to know about tramadol and the possibility of addiction. While tramadol (sold as Ultram in the United States) is usually deemed safer and less addictive than other opioids, there are still risk factors with both its prescription and non-medical use. With this in mind, this post examines everything that you need to know about tramadol and addiction, including the correct and incorrect use of the prescription drug. Altogether, in this discussion we address all [...]

The Ugly Truth About Crystal Meth

By | 2017-06-08T06:29:00+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|

Crystal meth can sometimes get buried when we talk about the most dangerous drug threats in America. We talk a lot about alcohol, which is and has been the top threat in addiction treatment ever since addiction treatment has existed. The headlines all seem to go towards prescription painkillers and heroin, the two sides of the same coin that have generated the ongoing opioid crisis. And there is no doubt that those headlines are warranted. Opioids have killed thousands upon thousands of people, just in the last few years, and is one of the biggest [...]

Why Crack Actually, Truly is Whack

By | 2017-06-08T06:22:56+00:00 June 18th, 2017|

It was in 2002 that late songstress Whitney Houston used the now-infamous phrase “crack is whack” in response to allegations that she was addicted to the substance. Out of context, it sounds like Houston had created a ready-made anti-drug slogan against crack cocaine addiction. But in actuality, she was making a haughty claim about her choice of drug. The full context of the quote goes like this: "Let's get one thing straight: crack is cheap. I make too much money to ever smoke crack… We don't do crack. We don't do that. Crack is whack." We [...]

Is There a Possibility That Lyrica Can be Abused?

By | 2017-11-09T19:21:25+00:00 June 13th, 2017|

Is There a Risk of Lyrica Abuse or Addiction? Dr. Richard Bruce Silverman, a chemistry professor at Northwestern University, discovered Pregabalin and the FDA approved it in 2004 for treatment of fibromyalgia pain, neuropathic pain, and generalized anxiety disorder. Nobody is certain how it works as an effective means to stop partial seizures. The original intention of Pregabalin was that it would be approved for epilepsy but was only found to be effective for partial seizures. Pregalin is a drug that was FDA approved for convulsions as well as pain caused by nerve damage from diabetes or [...]

How Can Buprenorphine Help Me During Detox?

By | 2017-06-12T23:03:00+00:00 June 12th, 2017|

Buprenorphine may sound like another type of dangerous and addictive prescription opioid. It shares a similar ending with morphine, a heavy narcotic painkiller commonly used in hospital settings. With the rise in abuse of prescription narcotics, you may find yourself wary of any medication ending in -orphine. Buprenorphine, however, is used to help drug addicts wean off of other opioid drugs like morphine or Vicodin and opiates such as heroin. Buprenorphine is also an opioid medication. It activates the same opioid receptors in the brain that heroin and prescription painkillers do. When it activates these [...]

Syringe Vending Machines for Heroin Addicts: A Good Idea or Not?

By | 2017-06-08T06:11:35+00:00 June 10th, 2017|

Intravenous drug users (IDUs) face a vast array of dangers, some that users of other drugs will simply never have to face. While these sufferers of addiction will, of course, have to deal with the typical fallout that comes with a life driven by the need to use, IDUs are also at a higher risk of multiple additional diseases due to the common practice of sharing needles among the addicted community. As such, establishing needle exchange programs (NEPs), also known as syringe-exchange programs (SEPs) and needle and syringe programs (NSPs), have become an effective method for [...]

7 Signs Someone Close to You Is Abusing Pills

By | 2017-06-30T21:48:34+00:00 June 9th, 2017|

Prescription drug abuse is quickly becoming one of the country’s most widespread and damaging problems to date. A combination of over-prescribing doctors and under-scrutinized medical guidelines makes it easier than ever to get your hands on these powerful and deadly pills. In fact, almost half of the population is currently on at least one prescription medication and over ten percent have used five or more prescription drugs in the past 30 days. In addition to the addictive qualities inherent in some of these medications is the fact that abusing them might be a precursor to [...]

The Many Types of Substance and Behavioral Addictions

By | 2017-06-08T05:56:08+00:00 June 4th, 2017|

Various Types of Substance and Behavioral Addictions Addiction types are varied and range from drugs like cocaine, substances like alcohol and behaviors such as gambling. Some addictions are very clear and specified by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR). Other addictions have been identified by professionals as addictive while others argue against it. An example of this can be marijuana which isn't considered as addictive in the traditional sense, but people can become dependent on it. The different types of addiction, including drug use, are found within the DSM-IV-TR but they are called [...]

Learn the Signs of Darvocet Abuse and Addiction

By | 2017-06-08T05:54:24+00:00 June 3rd, 2017|

Darvocet – Are You Abusing this Dangerous Narcotic? Darvocet – also known as Propoxyphene or Darvon – is a powerful and dangerous narcotic. In fact, the drug is so dangerous, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the manufacture and distribution of this medication in 2010. Even though the drug has been banned, the painkiller Darvocet is still available on the black market and is being sold on the street for as much as twenty dollars a pill. In spite of the ban, many people are still abusing Darvocet or struggling with an addiction to [...]

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