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The Effects of Codeine on the Body

The Effects of Codeine on the Body

With the rising tide of opioid addiction across the United States and the devastation caused by highly-addictive drugs like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and heroin, you don’t often hear about codeine abuse statistics or the harmful effects of codeine on the body. […]
The Dangers of Ritalin Abuse

The Dangers of Ritalin Abuse

If you have been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD, chances are, you’ve been prescribed Ritalin, a stimulant drug designed to help improve focus and concentration in children with certain behavior disorders. Unfortunately, Ritalin is commonly abused by teens and young […]
The Effects of Adderall Abuse

The Effects of Adderall Abuse

Adderall was released in 1996 as a medication to treat ADHD in children. It is also used to treat narcolepsy, which is a sleeping disorder: the stimulant makes it possible for those suffering from this disorder to stay awake during […]
Addicted to Ambien: The Long-Term Effects

Addicted to Ambien: The Long-Term Effects

Like all drugs, Ambien has many short-term and long-term effects associated with its consumption. Ambien is a drug in the sedative-hypnotics category, meaning it has the same effect as benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium, Ativan, etc.) but without their addictiveness qualities. It […]
Facts About Crystal Meth

Facts About Crystal Meth

Crystal meth is a highly addictive and powerful psychostimulant. It is also known as ice, tina or crystal methamphetamine. The drug comes in a glass-like blueish-white form and is more concentrated than powdered methamphetamine. The drug has a long-lasting euphoric […]
The Side Effects of Xanax

The Side Effects of Xanax

Drug and alcohol addiction has risen in this country to be a very serious problem in this country.  This has been truly an ongoing issue, one of which that shows no sign of dropping back or relaxing or getting resolved […]

The Marchman Act on Drugs

Often times, loved ones of an addict do not know where to turn when the addict refuses to see there is a problem with their drug use. This can be a trying time for loved ones because it truly feels […]

The Rise of Non-Addictive Painkillers

While prescription drug abuse has risen drastically over the last decade, there seems to be a solution developing at the pharmaceutical company, Cara Therapeutics: a non-addictive painkiller. The company recently unveiled a new prescription opioid drug that is supposedly far […]

Addiction Recovery as a Lifestyle

When you are in the grips of addiction, the lifestyle you take on is a pretty gruesome one. You no longer care about many things, such as: Personal hygiene Personal relationships Diet Health Mental state of mind All of these […]