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 [...]

Learn About the Symptoms and Signs of Meloxicam Abuse  2019-07-31T16:42:04+00:00

Opioid Abuse Starts at Home

Prescription opioids are addictive. Many teens start by abusing pills found in the 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 [...]

Opioid Abuse Starts at Home2019-10-11T18:43:08+00:00

Alcohol and Sun May Be a Deadly Combination

Photo by Social Butterfly from Pixabay. 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 [...]

Alcohol and Sun May Be a Deadly Combination2019-10-17T13:42:47+00:00

You Can’t Stop Addiction with Misinformation (And You Shouldn’t Try)

Selling e-cigarettes will become illegal in San Francisco in 2020. (From Pixabay) Liberal San Francisco has voted to ban the sale of e-cigarettes next year until and unless the US Food and Drug Administration considers them safe. If you are surprised that they [...]

You Can’t Stop Addiction with Misinformation (And You Shouldn’t Try)2019-07-25T17:08:04+00:00

Some Addiction Triggered by Pain Meds

Some addiction is triggered by pain control medications. 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 [...]

Some Addiction Triggered by Pain Meds2019-10-30T19:07:13+00:00

Opioid-free Pain Management is Possible

Photo from Pixabay 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, [...]

Opioid-free Pain Management is Possible2019-07-25T17:08:18+00:00

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 [...]

Buprenorphine Should Be Easier to Prescribe in All Its Forms2019-10-11T18:43:27+00:00

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 Differences Between Fentanyl and Oxycodone2019-10-11T18:44:57+00:00

Drug Relapse Overdose Kills Columbine Survivor

Photo courtesy of Pixabay 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 [...]

Drug Relapse Overdose Kills Columbine Survivor2019-11-25T19:08:44+00:00

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 [...]

Adderall IR and XR: What’s the Difference?2019-10-30T19:06:55+00:00