Addiction Information

Klonopin High: The Ins and Outs of This Dangerous Addiction

June 3rd, 2019|

Klonopin High: The Ins and Outs of This Dangerous Addiction Klonopin is one of the most dangerous and difficult drugs to be addicted to. And doctors are prescribing thousands of pills daily. What drugs do you think of when you consider the most brutal addictions? Painkillers? Heroin? Meth? Crack? All of the above are vicious addictions to live with. However, addicts continue to fall victim to a wider variety of pharmaceuticals than before. When taken in excess, different psychiatric medications produce significant highs in the user. Adderall is a common example of a psychiatric

15 Drugs You Should Never Mix With Alcohol

June 1st, 2019|

Mixing alcohol and drugs is never a good idea. Whether they are over-the-counter prescription meds or illegal drugs, taking them with booze can have fatal consequences. 15 Drugs You Should Never Mix With Alcohol There’s a reason why prescription medication packages are marked with a “DO NOT MIX WITH ALCOHOL” label—it’s dangerous. Mixing medicine and alcohol can have all kinds of negative side effects. Unfortunately, many people overlook this. Maybe they’re having too much fun at a party and decide to pop a few pills while they’re already drunk. Maybe they

Desoxyn—The Legal Methamphetamine You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

May 31st, 2019|

Should we be more concerned about Desoxyn—the prescription methamphetamine with a high potential for abuse? Desoxyn—The Legal Methamphetamine You Probably Haven’t Heard Of Every day, there is another news story about the ongoing opioid epidemic, but while all the focus is on painkillers, there are other prescription medications—like Desoxyn—that are being abused. How bad is the problem? According to the most recent report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, there are actually MORE treatment admissions for amphetamine-class drugs than there are for prescription painkillers. Dr. Nora Volkow, head of the National

What Is Kratom: Does It Get You High and How It Can Be Dangerous

May 27th, 2019|

A new type of drug, known as kratom, has emerged in America over the past years. It produces a high similar to that of opioids and opiates, and can be incredibly dangerous. For years, Asian countries have relied on the medicinal effects of kratom, otherwise known as Mitragyna speciose korth. Only the leaves of this tropical forest tree have medicinal benefits. Some people call it Mitragynine. It is found in places like Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Borneo, Philippines and New Guinea. The plant can grow up to 25 meters high. It has elliptical leaves that

What Being Addicted to Triple C Means for Your Life

May 21st, 2019|

“I’ve had the time to go through all the life phases with my parents, from being a bratty teenager, pushing them away, to saying later on, ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe what you did for me – thank you. I love you so much.’” ~ Marcia Cross In this post, we turn to the question of what being addicted to Triple C means for your life or the life of your loved ones. At this point you may be wondering what Triple C even is, or whether it is even a drug. This is

The Dark, Final, End Stage of Alcoholism

May 19th, 2019|

Untreated alcoholism is a terminal disease comprised of four stages--the fourth being the end. According to the NIAAA, an estimated 88,000 people (62,000 men and 26,000 women) die annually from alcohol-related deaths. This makes alcoholism the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States. The Dark, Final, End Stage of Alcoholism End-stage alcoholism carries defining physical markers and symptoms. Though it is not irreversible, it is very difficult to treat and has a high mortality rate. There are many ways it can kill, and most involve a significant amount of suffering. There

Subutex: This Opioid Replacement Therapy is Highly Effective As a Treatment For Opioid Addiction

May 17th, 2019|

Subutex: This Opioid Replacement Therapy is Highly Effective As a Treatment For Opioid Addiction By now, most Americans know that opioid addiction is ravaging the country. Millions of Americans are addicted to opiates like heroin, Morphine, and Codeine, and synthetic opioids like Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, and Fentanyl. Opioid Addiction Has Taken America By Storm And The Individual Addict Still Suffers The problem is so devastating, President Donald Trump recently declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency. Since then, the federal government has promised to allocated millions of dollars to solving the problem. In

18 Tips for Stopping (Tapering off) Suboxone Successfully

May 13th, 2019|

Suboxone tapering is the process of getting off of Suboxone at a slow and comfortable rate. 18 Tips for Stopping (Tapering off) Suboxone Successfully Initially, Suboxone is prescribed for opioid/opiate addicts to assist with withdrawals or to replace their opioid addiction.  Suboxone is sometimes used in the short-term during detox and sometimes longer for those who are at high risk for relapse.  Many people in recovery want to eventually taper off of Suboxone so they are no longer dependent on it (as it’s an opioid itself). There is a misconception about Suboxone though and

Sinner or Saint: Long-Term Effects of Suboxone Use

May 11th, 2019|

The question surrounding suboxone is a simple one: Is it a good idea to treat opioid addiction with another opioid? Sinner or Saint: Long-Term Effects of Suboxone Use Opioid abuse is well-known as a scourge across the country by those addicted to them, as well as police, doctors, rehab facilities, and even the federal government. It’s a public health emergency that kills tens of thousands of people each year, and appears to only be getting worse. Of course, because opioid abuse has become such a major problem, there is, obviously, a number of counter-strategies

Modafinil Abuse: Rethinking Use of “Smart” Prescription Drugs

May 9th, 2019|

Modafinil (Provigil) may be a narcolepsy drug, but a growing number of people are misusing the medication with ulterior motives. Drug abuse and addiction are serious public health issues that affect just about every community and family in one way or another. Rates of drug use and addiction in America have been increasing substantially for more than twenty years, and each year these issues cause millions of serious illnesses or injuries. Prescription drug abuse, in particular, is a major public health problem in America. The majority of people take their prescription medications responsibly, but according