prescription drug abuse

16 08, 2018

Percocet vs. Norco – The Differences in the Two Drugs and How They Result in Addiction

2019-01-31T18:05:36+00:00August 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Certain prescription medications can be addictive for some people. They are often used for pain, but they contain chemical properties that lead to abuse and addiction. Two of the drugs in this category are Percocet and Norco. Derived from Oxycodone and Hydrocodone, these two medications can be dangerous, especially for someone with an addictive past. If you take either [...]

12 08, 2018

Prescription Crystal Meth – How Common Is Desoxyn Abuse?

2019-02-17T18:14:29+00:00August 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Prescription Crystal Meth – How Common Is Desoxyn Abuse? Desoxyn is a central nervous system stimulant, used mostly to treat severe cases of ADHD or obesity that are non-responsive to other treatments. It is one of the strongest stimulants a doctor can prescribe, and because of its potency, it’s frequently subject to abuse. When used above prescribed doses, it [...]

20 06, 2018

The Difference Between Oxycodone and OxyContin

2019-02-17T18:20:48+00:00June 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Oxycodone and OxyContin both sound similar, but they don't refer to the same substance. Both are analgesics, are pain relievers and are opiates. As opiates, these substances are derived from the poppy plant. Both substances are also classified as Schedule II controlled substances by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). They’re also often referred to as Oxy. The Difference Between [...]

15 06, 2018

Seven Shocking Confessions of a Benzo Addict

2019-01-31T18:27:55+00:00June 15th, 2018|8 Comments

Meet Rebecca – A Recovering Benzo Addict Hi, I am “Rebecca” and I am recovering from a hardcore addiction to benzodiazepines. Specifically, I am in recovery from Xanax abuse; although I loved Valium and Klonopin. I also loved alcohol and weed too. Plus, I would mix my benzos with opioids like Oxy from time to time. But I can’t [...]

5 06, 2018

Medications and Supplements Used to Treat Various Types of Addictions

2019-01-31T18:32:30+00:00June 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Is Drug Abuse Really A Disease? Can It Be Cured? Some drug abusers refuse to call themselves mentally ill or acknowledge that there’s a cure that can treat their addictions. Any combination of environmental, community and educational situations can cause an individual to develop drug-seeking behavior. The definition of drug abuse being a curable, hereditary illness is hotly debated [...]

26 05, 2018

Everything You Need to Know about Vyvanse Misuse, Abuse and Dependence

2019-01-31T18:37:24+00:00May 26th, 2018|0 Comments

While most people are familiar with ADHD prescription stimulants such as Adderall or Ritalin, fewer patients are knowledgeable about Vyvanse, another prescription-only amphetamine. While marketed as a safer alternative to other medications with higher potential for abuse, there are still some significant concerns about Vyvanse that you should be aware of. Everything You Need to Know about Vyvanse Misuse, [...]

21 05, 2018

Coping with Losing my Son to an Overdose

2019-02-17T18:24:43+00:00May 21st, 2018|90 Comments

Coping with Losing my Son to an Overdose “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” ~ Washington Irving Heart Breaking Drug Overdose That Changed My Life I never [...]

11 05, 2018

The Dangers of Snorting Adderall

2019-02-17T18:28:53+00:00May 11th, 2018|0 Comments

The dangers of snorting Adderall are plentiful, and yet, people still do it. Why would anyone snort Adderall anyway? Snorting Adderall is a way to get the drug into the system faster than taking the pills. The downside is that it can and does have devastating consequences on the body. The Dangers of Snorting Adderall Many people use Adderall [...]

6 05, 2018

Hydrocodone – All About America’s Opioid

2019-02-17T18:29:52+00:00May 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Hydrocodone is a uniquely American drug. Every day, there is a new headline about the ongoing – and worsening – opioid epidemic. But in spite of that, US doctors still prescribe powerful painkillers at rates unthinkable in other countries around the world. Hydrocodone – All About America’s Opioid Since prescription drugs sparked the opioid crisis, let’s take a closer [...]

12 04, 2018

Can Opiates Actually Make Pain Worse?

2019-02-17T18:31:46+00:00April 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Can Opiates Actually Make Pain Worse? For the past two decades, opiate painkillers have been the doctor-recommended solution for treating acute and chronic pain. But a mounting body of evidence is suggesting that opioid medications like OxyContin and Vicodin may NOT, in fact, be the best pain management options. In fact, opiate drugs may paradoxically contribute to worsened pain. [...]