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Ativan: Sinner or Saint?

By |July 20th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Ativan is both a helpful anxiety-relieving prescription medication and a harmful addictive drug. Different people have different experiences with the pills but is it more good or more bad? Is the question that simple? Should medical professionals ban Ativan entirely while it still functions as a life-saving medication for those struggling with extreme anxiety? Or

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Ibogaine: Does Anyone Know the Truth About This Mysterious Drug?

By |July 16th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

With the alarming rates of overdose due to opiate addiction still rising, additional methods of treatment continue to surface. Ibogaine is one of the latest popularized alternatives to traditional treatments for heroin addiction, such as Suboxone or methadone. Though not a new alternative, it’s received increasing amounts of attention lately. Does ibogaine help addicts seeking

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Jaimee Foxworth is Stronger Than You Think

By |July 12th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

What comes to mind when you hear the name Urkel? If you watched television in the 80s and 90s, you likely think of Steve Urkel from the show Family Matters. Urkel became a fast fan-favorite and quickly received ever-increasing amounts of time on-screen. His once-recurring character eventually became the headliner of the show. When you

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Ritalin Versus Adderall Versus Concerta: Which ADHD Drugs Pose the Most Risk for Abuse?

By |July 8th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Ritalin, Adderall, and Concerta are all popular and effective prescription medications used for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Unfortunately, however, each drug also brings along a serious risk of abuse. That comes as a surprise to some people. Most people hear the term "prescription drug abuse" and think of opioid painkillers such

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244 Medications That Should Never Be Mixed with Alcohol

By |July 4th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Could your drinking be interfering with your prescription medications? According to a 2015 study by the National Institutes of Health, more than 4 out of 10 adults in the United States take medications that interact with alcohol. That figure goes up among for people over 65, where 78% of those who drink use alcohol-interactive prescription

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Yummy? Xanax Bars

By |July 1st, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Are prescription Xanax bars becoming just as dangerous as opioid pain pills? According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the number of emergency room visits in America involving the nonmedical use of Xanax MORE THAN DOUBLED between 2005 and 2011, increasing from 57,419  to 123,744. "Even the label for Xanax warns against

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Four Differences: Substance Abuse vs. Addiction

By |June 28th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“We know that you use substances to alter your mood, to cover up your sadness, to ease your heartbreak, to lighten your stress load, to blur your painful memories, to escape your hurtful reality, or to make your unbearable days or nights bearable.” ~ Chris Prentiss, The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure There is often confusion

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3 Gateway Drugs That Anyone Should Be Wary Of

By |June 24th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

Most people have heard of the idea of a gateway drug, but they may not know which specific gateway drugs that anyone should be wary of. Because of this, we take the time here to outline the three most common substances that can be considered gateway drugs. The gateway drug hypothesis says that the casual


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