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A Parent’s Guide to Street Names for Drugs and Other Drug-Related Slang Terms
Drug overdoses are a parent’s worst nightmare, and it happens every day. In 2017, more than 72,000 Americans died from a drug overdose. The scariest part – these numbers are increasing each year! The number of teen deaths from drug overdose did decline after 2007, but unfortunately, the rate went back up in 2015. It’s[…]
How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System? Your Guide for Blood, Urine and Breath
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports 6.2% of adults in the United States have an alcohol use disorder. That percentage translates to 16.6 million people. Alcohol contributes to 88,000 deaths each year in the United States. People with alcohol disorders die of liver failure, drunk driving, overdoses, and more. 31% of driving[…]
How Long Does Cocaine Stay In Your System?
Cocaine is an addictive substance that affects people of all age groups and incomes. 6% of people over the age of 12 abuse cocaine in one month in the United States. But how long does cocaine stay in your system? If someone you love is struggling with a cocaine addiction, you probably have these and other[…]
Kratom – Everything You Need to Know
It seems like every few years or so we encounter a new substance that sees widespread abuse throughout society. As the 2010’s come to a close, the consumption of a drug called kratom is becoming more and more common. Native to Southeast Asia, kratom is a tree that grows in the region’s more tropical environments.[…]
10 Most Common Side Effects of Ambien
Around 25% of Americans suffer from acute insomnia each year. To combat this issue, many people turn to prescription sleep aids. Ambien (zolpidem) is one of the more popular sleep medications on the market. It belongs to a class of drugs referred to as sedative-hypnotics. These drugs work by depressing the central nervous system so[…]
What Does Having an Addictive Personality Really Mean?
There are roughly 328 million people living in the United States. Of that group, 1 out of every 7 will struggle with some form of addiction in their lives. That staggering ratio paints a somber picture of the amount of pain and suffering addiction brings to the lives of individuals and their families. And if[…]
Trazodone High
Trazodone is used for treating conditions such as depression and anxiety and people are sometimes prescribed trazodone for sleep problems. It’s one of the more commonly prescribed anti-depressants in the U.S. and, therefore, it’s subject to abuse and being used recreationally. But, have you ever wondered what that Trazodone high is doing to your body?[…]
SUBOXONE Strips: Uses, Side Effects, and Withdrawal Symptoms
While the opioid epidemic continues to rage in the United States, a new, more insidious issue is looming. SUBOXONE strips, a drug used to treat opiate addiction, is also used to manage pain. For many users, both opiate addicts and individuals prescribed the drug for chronic pain, SUBOXONE becomes another source of addiction, with attendant[…]
What Is Phenibut?
What exactly is Phenibut and the sought after Phenibut High? Phenibut is an anti-anxiety medication that is also used to treat stress, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), alcoholism, depression, and even irregular heartbeat in Latvia, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine. In areas where it is prescribed, phenibut is known by the brand names Noofen, Fenibut, and Anvifen,[…]
Oxycodone vs Hydrocodone: What You Need to Know
Oxycodone vs hydrocodone has been a question for quite a while and the two drugs have been in the news over the past few years as part of the rising epidemic of opioid addiction in the United States. In fact, every day, more than 115 people die from addiction to opioids and nearly one-third of[…]
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