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

Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Addicted Babies

By | March 14th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Buprenorphine and methadone are just two ways those addicted to opioids find relief from withdrawal symptoms. These treatments were created for adults, but they are being made available to opioid addicted infants. How can buprenorphine help opioid addicted newborns? Opioid Use in Pregnancy Between 2007 and 2012, an estimated 21,000 [...]

Surprising Facts on the Recreational Abuse of Rohypnol and The Effects It Has

By | March 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Rohypnol, a brand of flunitrazepam, is a drug most of think of as the date rape drug. It is a tranquilizing drug that depresses the central nervous system. Rohypnol hits quickly and its effects will be felt 30 minutes after ingested. Rohypnol is a benzodiazepine and is similar to Valium but is about 10 [...]

8 Drugs that Don’t Mix with Prozac

By | March 4th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Prozac is a common antidepressant prescribed to treat depression that cannot be mixed with other medications or illicit drugs. Doctors are diagnosing more and more Americans with depression. With rising depression rates, it's no surprise that 13% of Americans take antidepressants. The depressants help stabilize and lift their moods, so they can live their [...]

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 [...]

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