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Here’s a List of the 5 Most Common Benzodiazepines

October 6, 2017

Benzodiazepines are one of the most frequently prescribed drugs in the world and are used to treat a variety of common disorders. They are also highly abused and may be dangerous in certain situations. But how are they safely used? Are they worth the risk? Here’s a benzodiazepine list including the most familiar brands, their […]

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Modafinil vs Adderall: Dosage, Side Effects, and Withdrawal

September 29, 2017

Modafinil and Adderall are prescription drugs used to increase wakefulness, alertness, and motivation in people who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy, and other disorders. Adderall is FDA-approved while Modafinil is typically prescribed off-label by psychiatrists, according to Nootriment.com. According to WebMd, “off-label” is the practice of using the medication in a manner not […]

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How Withdrawal From Ropinirole Abuse is Similar to Cocaine Abuse

September 15, 2017

Ropinirole is a medication used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and restless legs syndrome (RLS), a neurological disorder that affects feeling and movement in the legs. It is in the dopamine-agonists class of drugs, which means it affects the same receptors in the brain as dopamine does, and it helps decrease shakiness (tremors), […]

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Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: Are Health Data at Risk?

September 8, 2017

As the nation grapples with an opioid addiction and overdose crisis that continues to see record numbers of deaths, officials are looking for ways to crack down on drug abusers seeking illegal prescriptions and the doctors who illegally prescribe them. State-run prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), were created with this purpose in mind, and according […]

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2C-B Drug Effects Timeline: How Long Do They Last?

September 1, 2017

The effects of the 2C-B drug can vary depending on dosage and on the individual taking them. They are an attractive alternative to MDMA with a shorter timeline. Strobe lights flash as the beat from electronic dance music vibrates through the room. Someone taps you on the shoulder and hands you a little white tablet. […]

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Senior Drug Addiction: Growing Concern in US

August 25, 2017

By Elysia Richardson Many US adults are struggling with alcohol and drug abuse in their senior years, and it’s a reality that senior drug addiction is projected to become an increasingly major health issue as people live longer and grow older. According to reported data, there’s already cause for concern. Drug use is increasing among […]

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2C-I Drug Effects: Can You Overdose?

August 18, 2017

By Joseph Raspolich Not all psychedelics come from a remote place in some distant mountain forest or tropical jungle, like DMT or mescaline. Some are created in labs in order to synthesize and study the effects of different chemical compounds and explore any potential uses. In the 1960s and 70s, psychedelics were the subject of […]

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Afraid of AA Meetings? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Be

August 11, 2017

By Stephanie Torres Some people are afraid of AA meetings, whether they’ve heard horror stories of the people others have met there or whether they’re afraid no one will really understand their situations. Depictions of AA meetings in Hollywood movies aren’t helpful either when people think they’re forced to stand up at a podium and […]

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Convincing Your Husband, Dad, or Friend They Need Help

July 20, 2016

It is often the first step in addiction recovery that is the most difficult. It is often a challenge to get a person into treatment, especially if they have a hard time admitting they have a problem in the first place. If you have a husband, dad, or friend that is caught up with a […]

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What to Do When You Discover a Loved One Is an Addict

July 20, 2016

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2013, an estimated 22.7 million Americans (8.6 percent) needed treatment for a problem related to drugs or alcohol. This means that, chances are, you know someone who struggles with an addiction. The question is, what are you going to do about it? If you have a loved […]

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