NorthPoint Washington Blog 2017-07-10T19:53:39+00:00

Hydroxyzine High: Why Atarax Is So Appealing to Those Seeking

By | February 20th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Hydroxyzine, or Atarax, is one of the oldest antihistamine drugs created, and is capable of creating euphoric sensations or a ‘hydroxyzine high’ without becoming addictive. This medication was first synthesized in 1956, but it is still widely used today. In fact, it’s one of the most popular antihistamines available due to its effectiveness and [...]

Benzedrine Addiction: Some Things You Need To Know

By | February 15th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

How Does Benzedrine Affect Your Mind and Body? Perhaps the most dangerous drugs are the ones that are mildly hallucinatory, highly addictive, or at least somewhat socially acceptable. Benzedrine abuse fits into all three categories. “Bennies,” the first pharmaceutical drugs to contain amphetamines, initially appeared on American store shelves in 1933. Smith, Klein & [...]

What the future holds for Opioid Addiction Treatment in 2018 and beyond

By | February 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Looking back at the past years show us that opioid abuse and addiction has increasingly gotten worse. Since 2000, there has been a 200% increase in deaths related to opioid abuse in the US. The worst year to date was 2016 where over 63,000 people died from overdose. Over 40,000 of those overdoses can [...]

Hep C Cases Are Rising and It’s Because of the Opioid IV Drug Use

By | February 5th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

America has seen a rapid rise in opioid and opiate use, whether it is with prescription or illicit drugs, especially IV drugs. Over 4.2 million people have reported using heroin at least once in their lifetime, and over 2 million Americans have used and abused prescription opioids. The opioid and opiate epidemic in America [...]

Is Fentanyl to blame for the recent dramatic increases in overdose deaths?

By | February 1st, 2018|Tags: , , , |

There are very obvious signs that indicate Fentanyl is to blame for the increase of overdose deaths. Many experts look at statistics of the supply of fentanyl in certain states. The connection between overdose deaths and supply of fentanyl can’t be denied. The crisis for opioids in the US has shown a 35% increase [...]

The Abuse Potential Difference Between Immediate-Release and Extended-Release Opioids

By | January 22nd, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Opioids are prescribed to treat pain. Unfortunately, these prescription medications have a high potential for abuse and are addictive. Last year alone, 11 million Americans abused prescription opioids. This is because prescription opioids are easily accessible. It's not hard to find doctors who are willing to prescribe these medications. If these numbers aren't shocking [...]

Shocking News on the Exponential Increase in Opioid Overdoses

By | January 15th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Opioids are some of the most dangerous drugs. They are highly addictive, have a high abuse potential and are also easy to overdose on. Opioids are prescribed by doctors for pain relief. Unfortunately, many Americans misuse these drugs and get addicted. There's a growing epidemic all across the nation, as more and more Americans [...]

Gender Differences and Their Responses to Opioid Assisted Treatment or ORT

By | January 8th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

A growing number of Americans are getting addicted to prescription opioids. In 2014 alone, almost 2 million Americans had a prescription opioid addiction. This number continues to grow every year. In fact, opioid overdoses are becoming a leading cause of death.   Many patients are given prescription opioids to treat moderate to severe pain. [...]

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