Dangers of the World’s 8 Most Addictive Substances

Addictive substances are everywhere, from the ingredients in the foods and drinks we consume, to other products we use on our bodies or breathe in daily. Here is a list of some of the most common and highly addictive substances and their effects: [...]

Dangers of the World’s 8 Most Addictive Substances2019-10-11T18:41:45+00:00

Substance Use Rehab Takes Backseat to Profits for Big Pharma, Generics

Suboxone tablets, above, and Suboxone film, below. From Wikimedia Commons. The cost of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for drug addiction may be going down as two generic versions of the popular Suboxone sublingual film were approved for sale in February. That’s not guaranteed in [...]

Substance Use Rehab Takes Backseat to Profits for Big Pharma, Generics2019-11-25T19:08:54+00:00

Dab: What Is It and How Are People Abusing It?

Dabbing is becoming more popular all over the country. This is mostly because people are choosing it as a different method of using marijuana. It has become especially popular in states where marijuana is legal. Defining Dabbing Dabbing is when a person inhales [...]

Dab: What Is It and How Are People Abusing It?2019-07-25T18:08:18+00:00

Length of Time Cocaine Stays in System When Mixed with Other Drugs or Alcohol

In the majority of cases, cocaine won’t stay in someone’s system for too long. This is especially true if cocaine is the only drug the user has taken. A drug’s half-life is the length of time it will take for the drug’s levels in the [...]

Length of Time Cocaine Stays in System When Mixed with Other Drugs or Alcohol2019-07-25T18:08:43+00:00

What is Hydrochlorothiazide? Addiction, Abuse, Effects & Symptoms

Hydrochlorothiazide, also known by the brand names Microzide, Esidrix, Zide, Oretic, HydroDiuril, and Ezide, is a medication commonly prescribed to treat high blood pressure. It is a diuretic and helps rid your body of excess salt and water by increasing your urine production. It can [...]

What is Hydrochlorothiazide? Addiction, Abuse, Effects & Symptoms2019-10-30T19:07:13+00:00

Mental Health Problems and Substance Use Disorder Go Hand-in-Hand

(Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay)  This month is the Mental Health America nonprofit’s 70th annual Mental Health Awareness Month. Not to high-jack this special month, but it may as well be substance use disorder (SUD) awareness month as well because SUD is a mental illness [...]

Mental Health Problems and Substance Use Disorder Go Hand-in-Hand2019-11-25T19:09:05+00:00

Butalbital Addiction: What Dangers Does It Present?

Butalbital is a type of drug known as a barbiturate. It is a central nervous depressant. Doctors prescribe butalbital for a variety of reasons. Most of the prescriptions are intended to treat seizures, pain, or anxiety. Barbiturates are also used for sedative purposes. While doctors [...]

Butalbital Addiction: What Dangers Does It Present?2019-07-25T18:09:52+00:00

Benzedrex (Propylhexedrine): What Is It and How Do People Abuse It?

One of the non-prescription decongestants is benzedrex intranasal inhalers. The generic version of this drug is called propylhexedrine. People can get these inhalers over-the-counter to help relieve their nasal congestion. The problem is that they can be abused. If you have been abusing them, be sure [...]

Benzedrex (Propylhexedrine): What Is It and How Do People Abuse It?2019-10-11T18:44:57+00:00

Norco: Dangers, Effects, Withdrawal, Overdose And Detox

Norco is a prescription opioid drug that contains hydrocodone, a powerful painrelieving medication. Like other opioid drugs such as morphine and heroin, the drug is an opioid agonist, which means that it is an opioid drug that produces physical changes when it attaches to receptors. Doctors [...]

Norco: Dangers, Effects, Withdrawal, Overdose And Detox2019-10-11T18:49:29+00:00

Can You Die From Taking Shrooms?

Psychedelic shrooms are ingested. People take them to experience hallucinations, increase in their mood and perception, periods of euphoria, and alterations in their thinking process. These types of shrooms are often called “magic mushrooms” or simply “shrooms”. They contain the chemical psilocybin which can be [...]

Can You Die From Taking Shrooms?2019-07-25T18:11:30+00:00