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June 28, 2022
Is Cyclobenzaprine Addictive?

Cyclobenzaprine is a skeletal muscle relaxant commonly prescribed for musculoskeletal problems among other uses. The drug is widely known by the brand name Flexeril, which contains the active ingredient. Cyclobenzaprine is not a controlled substance, however, it is only available by prescription. Despite being relatively easy to obtain, Flexeril does carry a risk for abuse, […]

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June 23, 2022
Signs of Oxycodone Addiction

Oxycodone is a prescription medication used for pain relief. A branded version, OxyContin, was aggressively marketed by Purdue Pharma from 1996 with sales growing from $48m in 1996 to $1.1b in 2000. This has led to high availability and correlates with increased abuse and addiction. In addition, there is a high risk of oxycodone abuse […]

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June 16, 2022
Fentanyl Addiction- Signs of Fentanyl Overdose

What is Fentanyl? Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine but much more powerful. It was originally developed as a painkiller for people undergoing surgery. It is currently commonly used to treat patients with chronic pain, suffering while recovering from a surgical procedure, or battling a serious and painful illness such […]

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June 14, 2022
Meth Addiction Symptoms

Meth is a strong and highly addictive drug that deeply affects both a user's brain and body. It produces intense and euphoric feelings that many people chase after their first initial dose. This is what leads to addiction. Knowing the signs and symptoms of meth addiction is important, as you can recognize whether you or […]

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June 9, 2022
Vyvanse Abuse and Addiction

Alongside drugs like Adderall and Ritalin, Vyvanse is one of the prescription drugs used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It helps ease ADHD symptoms by improving focus and concentration, but as with many stimulant medications, it also produces euphoric sensations and increased energy. This makes abusing Vyvanse common, particularly among students, […]

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June 7, 2022
Why Is Fentanyl so Dangerous?

Why Is Fentanyl so Dangerous? Fentanyl is a potent synthetic opioid that doctors prescribe to treat severe pain, especially after surgery and for advanced cancer patients. Fentanyl is among the strongest prescription opioids - up to 50 times stronger than morphine and up to 100 times stronger than heroin. Due to its potency, fentanyl comes […]

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June 2, 2022
The Dangers of Snorting Vyvanse

Vyvanse is a prescription stimulant drug typically used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is a schedule II controlled substance and comes with risk of abuse and addiction. Vyvanse should only be used if it has been prescribed to you by a licensed medical professional. Taking Vyvanse for any reason other than its […]

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May 31, 2022
How to Stay Sober: Tips for Getting and Staying Sober

"I Can't Even Make It Sober One Day"- How to Stay Sober? Getting and staying sober involves having a plan and some concerted effort. Your plan should involve: Getting Support If you have been drinking or taking drugs for a long time, you will be unlikely to be able to stay sober without some help. […]

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May 26, 2022
Benadryl Addiction and Abuse

Diphenhydramine is an over-the-counter antihistamine medication commonly known under the brand name Benadryl. Benadryl can be bought without a prescription and is easy to obtain. However, it has some extremely dangerous side effects if the dose is not controlled. Misusing diphenhydramine can be intentional, whereby people mix it with other substances such as alcohol or […]

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May 24, 2022
Dangers of Snorting Hydrocodone

Hydrocodone is used in many prescription medications and is frequently prescribed as opioid pain relief. However, the high prescription rates make the drug readily available and contribute to the high rates of hydrocodone abuse. Hydrocodone abuse is widespread due to its euphoric and sedating effects; even so, snorting hydrocodone has many adverse consequences beyond those […]

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May 17, 2022
How To Deal With a Drug Addict Daughter

Being a parent comes with a huge amount of responsibility, and the path is not always easy. There are going to be challenges when it comes to keeping your children safe and happy. Discovering that your child is living with a drug addiction can be devastating, but there is hope for the future. Here we […]

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May 12, 2022
Cocaine Abuse Symptoms

What Is Cocaine? The DEA classifies cocaine as a Schedule II drug because of its potential for abuse and addictive properties. It acts as a powerful stimulant of the central nervous system and reward pathway in the brain by raising dopamine levels in the user. Cocaine users will feel increased energy, activeness, and alertness. People […]

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May 10, 2022
The Dangers of Snorting Adderall

What Is Adderall? Adderall is a central nervous system (CNS) prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1996. It is a combination of stimulants, amphetamine, and dextroamphetamine, which increase dopamine and norepinephrine levels in the brain. This results in enhanced concentration and focus and decreased impulsiveness. It is generally prescribed to treat […]

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May 5, 2022
How Much Cocaine Does It Take to Overdose

Cocaine is one of the most infamous drugs known to date. Often glamorized by the rich and famous, cocaine gained popularity due to its euphoric high. However, cocaine use has many adverse side effects, including life-threatening consequences. One of the biggest concerns surrounding cocaine use is the risk of overdose. In 2020, cocaine use was […]

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May 3, 2022
The Dangers of Snorting Tramadol

Abusing tramadol is dangerous, putting you at risk of addiction, serotonin syndrome, and potentially fatal overdose. However, effective substance abuse treatment can support you to leave tramadol behind and reclaim a healthy, sober life. What Is Tramadol? Tramadol is an opioid painkiller that doctors prescribe to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. Scientists first synthesized […]

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April 28, 2022
What Does Cocaine Do To Your Body?

Cocaine in the Body: Cocaine, a central nervous system stimulant derived from the leaves of the coca plant, remains one of the most widely abused and powerfully addictive illicit substances on the American market. Much research and attention have been directed towards the devastating mental health risks associated with cocaine abuse, but perhaps due to […]

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