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The Dangers Of Mixing Alcohol And Zoloft The Dangers Of Mixing Alcohol And Zoloft Featured Image

When abusive amounts of alcohol and Zoloft (sertraline) are combined, it can result in potentially dangerous reactions. Drinking alcohol while taking antidepressants, such as Zoloft, is typically not recommended because both substances can make an individual feel drowsy, less alert, and uncoordinated. Studies on the mixture of alcohol and Zoloft in healthy subjects (people without […]

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The Effects Of Xanax (Alprazolam) On The Brain Effects Of Xanax On The Brain Featured Image

We live in an age overrun by anxiety and fear. It’s estimated over 50 million people have a prescription for Xanax, making it the third-most prescribed medication in the United States. But, what are the effects of Xanax on the brain? Xanax, which is the brand name for the drug alprazolam, belongs to a class […]

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Understanding Drug Classifications In the US Understanding Drug Classifications In the US Featured Image

It’s important to understand drug classifications in the U.S. to better comprehend misuse of substances, the risks associated with each drug, and how to avoid these risks by heeding the warnings that come with each drug’s legal schedule and the side effects associated with its chemical classification. The U.S. government classifies drugs according to their […]

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The Dangers Of Snorting Adderall The Dangers Of Snorting Adderall

Adderall is a prescription stimulant drug with a high potential for abuse. It is prescribed to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). If someone who does not have ADHD takes Adderall, the effects may be similar to that of illicit stimulant drugs like methamphetamine and cocaine. Like these substances, Adderall can produce a euphoric feeling and a […]

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How To Get Off Benzodiazepines How To Get Off Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines, like Xanax or Valium, are likely to lead to dependence after prolonged use. This means a person will experience uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal when use is discontinued, which can lead to further drug use or health issues. It’s not recommended to quit “cold turkey,” and safely getting off benzodiazepines may require a medically supervised […]

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How To Get Off Antidepressants

Get Off Antidepressants

Antidepressants are a class of drugs used to treat symptoms of depression, social anxiety, and, in some cases, pain. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data indicated the number of Americans taking antidepressants increased from 13.4 million between 1999 and 2000 to 34.4 million between 2013 and 2014. While these drugs have helped millions […]

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7 Signs Your Loved One Is Using Drugs Again

7 Signs Using Drugs Again Featured Image

Recovering from drug abuse can be a messy and involved process. Falling back into drug abuse or relapsing after completing treatment can happen, and many addiction professionals believe it is a natural part of the recovery process. Relapse rates for addiction are similar to other chronic diseases, like diabetes, hypertension, and asthma. Just as addiction […]

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Intelligence And Addiction: Is There A Correlation? Intelligence And Addiction Is There A Correlation Featured Image

  When most people talk about intelligence, they are referring to the intelligence quotient (IQ). Based on a series of standardized tests covering subjects like short-term memory and spatial visualization, the IQ measures how smart someone is on paper (“book smarts”). There is another form of intelligence that is often overlooked: emotional intelligence. This measures […]

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The Dangers Of Snorting Ritalin (Methylphenidate Insufflation) The Dangers Of Snorting Ritalin (Methylphenidate Insufflation)

Ritalin is the brand name for a prescription medication commonly used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Methylphenidate, the main ingredient in Ritalin, is an amphetamine-like central nervous system stimulant that increases the amount of dopamine in the brain. Some people may believe Ritalin isn’t harmful because it is a prescription medication, however, this is not […]

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The Dangers Of Using Adderall Intravenously (IV) The Dangers Of Using Adderall Intravenously (IV) Featured Image

People use drugs intravenously to feel immediate and powerful effects. But, injecting any substance, especially a stimulant like Adderall, is very dangerous and can lead to damaging health effects. Sharing needles, using unsanitized equipment, and dissolving Adderall tablets in liquid contributes to the many risks and dangers of intravenous use. If a person is even […]

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