Archive: Alcohol, Drug Addiction, Overdose

Blacked Out: A Story You Won’t Remember

July 5th, 2021

I woke up around 2:45 in the afternoon. My clothes were gone, and my nose throbbed as if someone had punched me with a good left hook. I ran to the bathroom and one of the girls at the house found and brought me my clothes. I wondered to myself, “Why am I naked, why […]

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Focusing On Adderall: What You Need to Know

July 5th, 2021

Chances are you’ve heard of Adderall. But do you know exactly what it’s used for?Known as the “study drug,” Adderall is specifically prescribed for those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy (a sleep disorder). Unfortunately, Adderall sometimes falls into the hands of those without a prescription, leading to misuse and potentially addiction.Adderall is a central nervous […]

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Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

January 27th, 2021

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: What Is It? Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) is still relatively new and was first discovered less than 20 years ago. Therefore, while many questions remain as to why people develop it, there is a more specific, clear path as to how to treat it. John’s Story: Learning Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Is ‘A Thing’ […]

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Carfentanil-Laced Heroin Abuse And Addiction

July 25th, 2016

What Is Carfentanil? Carfentanil, which was formerly known under the commercial name Wildnil, was first synthesized in the early 1970s. It was produced for commercial applications as a general anesthetic for large animals. It was not created or intended for human use. The National Institutes of Health’s Open Chemistry Database explains that it “is an […]

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Understanding Polysubstance Use And Addiction

July 5th, 2016

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about 105 people die every day from drug overdoses in the U.S. In fact, drug overdoses kill more people than guns, falls, and car accidents. But fatal overdoses don’t just affect those who are addicted, and it is important to note that it is more dangerous and […]

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Convincing Your Loved One To Travel Out Of State To Rehab

May 16th, 2016

Choosing to enter a rehabilitation center can be one of the best decisions you and your loved one can make. When faced with overcoming your loved one’s drug or alcohol addiction, a person may need help, support, or direction from a friend or family member. Selecting the proper treatment facility is an important decision, and […]

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The Dangers Of Mixing Prescription Drugs With Supplements

May 11th, 2016

The numbers suggest that as a person ages, so does the possibility that they will need to use one or even several pharmaceutical prescriptions. A new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine offers a startling perspective on the prevalence and danger of older individuals mixing prescription medications with over-the-counter and/or dietary supplements. Concurrent Use Of […]

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Celebrities That Beat Heroin Addiction

May 9th, 2016

Eric Clapton Few guitarists have had the type of acclaimed and lengthy career as Eric Clapton. From his early days playing blues with the Yardbirds, through his psychedelic period with Cream, the heart-wrenching romanticism of Derek And The Dominos, and his own lengthy and diverse career, Clapton has maintained a constant presence in the music […]

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Commonly Abused Muscle Relaxers

May 5th, 2016

Temporary Relief Muscle relaxants do not work directly on our muscles, but on the brain and thus are full body relaxants. As a result, muscle relaxers only offer a temporary alleviation for pain. Patients may also experience, euphoria, calmness, and physical and emotional pleasure. Patients that abuse muscle relaxants may take more than what is […]

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Benzodiazepine Overdoses Have Quadrupled Since 1996

April 27th, 2016

Benzodiazepine, or “benzos.” are a class of psychoactive medications, including Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, Valium, and barbiturates. When taken as directed, these drugs are intended to help counteract the effects of moderate to severe anxiety, insomnia, seizures, and ill feelings before anesthesia. In the past 20 years, prescriptions for these medications have tripled. While this is […]

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The Economic Impact Of Addiction

April 26th, 2016

The Personal Hardships Of An Addiction A drug or alcohol addiction most always takes an immense financial toll on a person’s life. As a person’s use increases the monetary demands rise as well—the financial strife can extend into almost every area of their life, affecting not only their economic well-being, but that of their family, […]

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The Best Evidence-Based Addiction Treatments

April 25th, 2016

What Are The Principles Of Effective Treatment? To better inform, and shape, both current and future treatment protocols, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), our government’s leading agency on science-based research, initiatives, and information on drug abuse, presents us with a thorough directive on evidence-based treatment. This publication outlines 13 key principles which aid […]

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