Chapters Capistrano Blog

July 31, 2019

Learn About the Symptoms and Signs of Meloxicam Abuse  

Many people who are abusing prescription drugs often seek out new methods of getting high. In many cases, they seek out different kinds of drugs which will help them achieve the high they crave. In fact, some people tend to feel desperate when they can’t get the high they yearn […]

July 24, 2019

Opioid Abuse Starts at Home

Addiction to and abuse of drugs has many causes but apparently, proximity is one of them. Addiction starts in the home. I don’t mean just that we first use drugs in our own house (though many do) or that addiction sometimes seems to run in families (it is partly a […]

July 17, 2019

Alcohol and Sun May Be a Deadly Combination

Exposure to the sun can increase the risk of skin cancer. Alcohol consumption also can increase the risk of cancer. What happens when you combine the two? A greater risk of skin cancer than doing one or the other. Maybe. Scientists are often accused of being buzzkills or of talking […]

July 3, 2019

Some Addiction Triggered by Pain Meds

One of the problems with curbing the opioid epidemic is the problem of pain. Opioids are addictive, and some people take them for illicit reasons of pleasure rather than medically necessary reasons, but opioids can help manage pain. If there were no legitimate uses for Vicodin, Percocet, and OxyContin, if […]

June 5, 2019

Opioid-free Pain Management is Possible

It is hard to put the genie back in the bottle. So too, with the opioid epidemic. Opioids used to be mostly prescribed for short-term acute pain or cancer patients. Then the big pharmaceutical companies lobbied hard for their newer, supposedly “safer” opioids to be prescribed more freely, including for […]

May 29, 2019

Buprenorphine Should Be Easier to Prescribe in All Its Forms

We need more options for drug addiction treatment and less expensive options. So the Food and Drug Administration should not be buying into large pharmaceutical companies’ claims that restrict the release of new treatments or drive up the price by awarding them sliding monopolies that continue long after the patent […]

May 22, 2019

Main Differences Between Fentanyl and Oxycodone

Fentanyl and oxycodone are both opioid medications. Some of the other opioids include codeine, morphine, heroin, and others as well. The natural opioids are derivatives from a poppy plant. The synthetic opioids are made to have the same sort of effects as the natural ones. The main medical purpose for opioids […]

May 22, 2019

Drug Relapse Overdose Kills Columbine Survivor

Twenty years after the Columbine school shootings, the tragedy has taken another life. Austin Eubanks, 37, died of an opioid overdose last week. Eubanks was in recovery from injuries suffered in the shootings, the trauma of seeing his best friend killed, and opioid use that he used to numb both […]

May 17, 2019

Adderall IR and XR: What’s the Difference?

Adderall the brand name for the drug combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, a stimulant medication commonly prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is also sometimes used to treat narcolepsy. It is a Schedule II drug, meaning that it has a high potential for abuse and dependence despite also […]