Any time a parent learns of their child’s drug addiction or alcoholism, they all ask the same question: Is there something I could have done to keep my child from becoming an addict? It seems logical; there must have been something you could have done to prevent your child from finding drugs and alcohol. Right?
Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet, Fentanyl, and so on…the list of addictive opioid painkillers is extensive. But when you are in pain and attempting to do your due diligence to find out which pain medication is the safest, how do you know which one is right for YOU? One of the factors should be the potential
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
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
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
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
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
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