xanax addiction

Dangers of Xanax Addiction

Prescribed use of Xanax has been on the rise as more people search for ways to combat short-term anxiety and panic disorders. This has led to drug abuse as the number of reported cases of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) has steadily increased over the years. Xanax is meant to be a short-term solution, but the…

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Dangerous Side Effects of Oxycontin Abuse

OxyContin is the brand name of the drug oxycodone. Oxycodone is an opioid that is prescribed primarily as a form of pain relief. Today, it’s on the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Controlled Substances Act as a Schedule II drug. That means that it has a high potential to cause addiction. Even when used as a doctor…

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Why Is Prescription Drug Addiction So Prevalent?

In the year 2017, it was estimated that approximately 18 million people misused prescription medications at least once in the past year. Opioid overdoses from prescriptions were five times higher in 2016 than in 1999. A final shocking statistic is that the number of prescription drugs being prescribed by doctors since the ’90s has increased. You…

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What are Stimulant Drugs?

Drug abuse and substance abuse are among the most pressing issues facing society today. Unfortunately, a lot of people end up getting hooked on drugs from a prescription at first. Even though many people have focused on the dangers of opioid addiction and prescription drug abuse, and rightly so, they are far from the only…

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Prescription Drug Abuse and Pregnancy

Becoming pregnant is a joyous occasion for many. During the next nine months, you will be carrying a life within you that needs nourishment and protection. If you are currently taking any medication, drugs, or alcohol, it has the potential to do great harm to the fetus. Prescription drugs and pregnancy do not mix well…

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Signs of a Benzo Overdose

If you are using benzodiazepines (benzos), you may have wondered whether you can experience a benzo overdose. This medication is sometimes overlooked as a potential danger. Some people may think that because a doctor prescribes benzodiazepines that they can’t overdose from them. However, just like any other substance, you can experience a benzo overdose, too.…

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Differences Between Adderall and Ritalin

Adderall and Ritalin both can manage Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. This condition affects close to 6.4 million children in America. Even though it affects mostly children, adults can also struggle with this condition. People with ADHD find that Adderall and Ritalin are both effective treatments for the disorder. But what is the difference…

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What Do I Need To Know About Fentanyl?

Drug overdoses have been seemingly taking more and more lives every year. Many of the overdoses are partly due to a more intense drug than the user initially took called fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is highly dangerous. Translucent, odorless, and tasteless, it is impossible for opioid users to know when they are…