The Adderall High: Abuse, Addiction and Recovery

The Adderall High: Abuse, Addiction and Recovery

When most people hear the word “amphetamine,” they usually think of crystal meth or other commonly abused drugs. At least I used to. Now, I associate it with a legal stimulant I used to take called Adderall. You may have heard of it. It is common among students looking to amp up their academic performance….

Is Klonopin More Dangerous Than Cocaine?

Is Klonopin More Dangerous Than Cocaine?

When it comes to Hydrocodone, Oxy, and Fentanyl. After all, there’s an epidemic sweeping the country. These drugs were responsible for more than 30,000 overdose deaths in 2016 alone. It’s no wonder they make headlines. We also hear horror stories about Xanax and Valium. However, there is another highly addictive script we should all be wary…

The Flexeril High: Abuse, Addiction and Recovery

The Flexeril High: Abuse, Addiction and Recovery

The DEA found that nearly 25 million prescriptions were given out for cyclobenzaprine, the active ingredient in Flexeril. As a muscle relaxant, it is often used for back pain. Flexeril is believed to be much less addictive than other pain killers. The technical name of the active compound in Flexeril is cyclobenzaprine which can be…

A new and deadly opioid

A new and deadly opioid

In the fight to save people from addiction, we try to prevent drug abuse among adolescents, build rehab centers to bring people back to life, and do our best to get illegal, harmful and deadly substances off the market. Taking these illegal substances off the market can become an international whack-a-mole game. Why? Because new…

Opioid Abuse Rise During Pandemic – Treatment Is The Answer For Addicts Now

Opioid Abuse Rise During Pandemic – Treatment Is The Answer For Addicts Now

The whole world watched many serious events during the 2020 pandemic. The news covered little else. But one event that didn’t make the headlines was the rise of an already serious epidemic – opioid addiction. As Covid-19 spread in the US in 2020, opioid addiction also spread and even found its way into areas that…

Are Doctors Still Prescribing Too Much Opioids?

Are Doctors Still Prescribing Too Much Opioids?

The United States is in an addiction epidemic. There are several contributing factors, but one reason is the increase in the prescription of pain relievers by doctors in the early 2000s. Although some of these prescribing trends have declined in the 2010s, recent information shows that some practitioners are still prescribing opioids when not needed….

Xylazine – Makes the opioid epidemic even more deadly

Xylazine – Makes the opioid epidemic even more deadly

Photo from gevende / iStockPhoto.com There’s a new drug on the scene that, despite efforts by the DEA and other law enforcement agencies to prevent people from using it, continues to appear in reports of opioid overdoses. Xylazine overdose deaths are reported across the United States, particularly Michigan, Ohio, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Maryland. Xylazine is…

Alternative pain reliever or dangerous addictive drug?

Alternative pain reliever or dangerous addictive drug?

There is a false narrative about kratom suggesting that it is a legitimate alternative to opioid pain relievers which are addictive. In practice, however, most people who consume kratom use it with other opioid medications. Kratom is addicting, although it’s still perfectly legal at the federal level and in most states. Kratom defines “Kratom” refers…

Is Fentanyl Addiction America’s Number One Drug Problem?

Is Fentanyl Addiction America’s Number One Drug Problem?

Fentanyl, the highly potent and addictive synthetic opioid pain reliever, has been making headlines and American heads for several years. The drug is said to be 10 times stronger than heroin and 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine. With as much fentanyl as can fit on a thumbtack, a user could overdose and cause…

Opiate addiction and loss of vision

Opiate addiction and loss of vision

Every month new data seems to be surfacing on the harmful effects of the American opioid addiction epidemic. This crisis, aptly referred to as a national public health emergency, continues to grow in harm and danger, not only for addicts, but also for the family members, loved ones, friends, neighbors, and co-workers of addicts. A…

“Study drugs” and alcohol, which are commonly abused in US Universities

“Study drugs” and alcohol, which are commonly abused in US Universities

Each fall, more than three million students begin their studies in colleges ranging from community colleges to Ivy League universities. They join an additional 20 million students already pursuing a degree or postgraduate degree. However, in most states, residents make up only 20% of the student body. That means 80% of students in these states…