Barbiturate Withdrawal Explained

Barbiturate Withdrawal – Understanding the Symptoms While barbiturates are used medically to help people cope with anxiety and as a sleep medication, it is a powerful drug that is also often abused. Barbiturate abuse occurs in both men and women, with women being slightly more willing to go to treatment than men, according to NIDA.…

Can Suboxone Prevent Overdose?

Can Suboxone Prevent Overdose Or Is It A Misconception? A mixture of naloxone and buprenorphine, Suboxone can temporarily reverse the effects of opiates on the brain. The drug can also lower the risk of relapse when used as a maintenance medication, but can Suboxone prevent overdose? The answer is no. If Suboxone is used properly,…

How To Stop Hydrocodone

How To Stop Hydrocodone Addiction You may have been prescribed hydrocodone in a formulation with other analgesics. Hydrocodone is derived from codeine and is generally prescribed for pain (moderate to acute) and severe coughs due to congestion. When formulated aspirin or acetaminophen, the drug is more effective without the need to increase narcotic effects. How…

How Addiction Affects Family and Friends

How Addiction Affects Family and Friends – The Collateral Damage of Substance Abuse In 2013, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) estimated the number of people who abused drugs in the last month at 9.4 percent of the population. Many of these people had full-blown addictions that more often than not ruined their lives.…

K2 Addiction Treatment Explained

K2 addiction treatment can help you end your addiction and restore your life. K2, commonly known as “spice,” is a synthetic compound that’s similar to THC, which is the psychoactive compound in marijuana. The synthetic compounds in K2 bind to the same receptors as THC and have similar effects, but K2 can be 100 times…

How to Know If It’s Fentanyl

Preventing Overdose – How to Know If It’s Fentanyl The opioid crisis in America has reached devastating proportions. As of 2016, around 115 people on average die each day from opioid overdoses with fentanyl being the leading cause of overdose deaths, according to the CDC. Fentanyl is one of the most powerful opioids to be…

Signs of Crack Addiction

What are the Signs of Crack Addiction? Crack cocaine is a highly addictive substance with a high chance for abuse. It differs from cocaine because it is designed to be smoked instead of snorted, providing a near instant high. Crack is a stimulant that is created by using coca leaves. However, most cocaine is a…

The Link Between Sleep and Teenage Drug Abuse

Exploring the Link Between a Lack of Sleep and Teenage Drug Abuse While adults can get away with continually getting as little as six hours of sleep at night without any problems, the younger you are, the more sleep you need. Adolescents require around 8.5 and 9.5 hours of sleep every night in order for…

How to Help a Morphine Addict

Ways on How to Help a Morphine Addict Realize the Need for Treatment Quitting a drug like morphine is one of the hardest things one can imagine because it can feel like every part of you just wants to continue using the drug. Not only does an addict’s brain trick them into wanting to continue…

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