9 Signs Your Loved One Is Struggling with Baclofen Abuse
Baclofen is often prescribed as a skeletal muscle relaxer for people with serious conditions like multiple sclerosis. Recently, it gained popularity as an abuse treatment drug. Like many prescriptions intended for substance abuse treatment, this drug can be misused. Baclofen abuse may seem unlikely, considering that it’s not an opiate and produces no euphoric “high.”[…]
Why People Are Snorting Xanax and the Dangers Associated With Xanax
There were nearly 125,000 hospital visits in 2011 from people abusing Xanax. People will do a lot of things to get their high, this includes snorting Xanax. The truth of the matter is, the people who do this aren’t any closer to getting high then if they just took the pill form. This means they[…]
8 Facts Everyone Needs to Know About Wet Brain
Wernicke Korsakoff Syndrome, also known as wet brain, is an issue that many alcoholics may face at some point in their life. Wet brain is caused by alcohol’s impact of blocking the body’s ability to absorb thiamine, a key component in making the brain work effectively. Without thiamine, the brain will begin to bleed, leading[…]
Peyote Abuse and Addiction
What You Need to Know About Peyote Abuse and Addiction If you suspect that someone you love has an addiction to peyote, it can be incredibly challenging to know how to best help them. But before you can do that, you need to learn what peyote is. You also need to know what exactly makes[…]
Xanax Bars – 7 Ways to Tell Your Abusing
Besides alcohol and marijuana, prescription drugs are the most misused and abused drug in the world. In a recent study, 15 million people over the age of 12 admitted to abusing prescription drugs within the last year. And 6.5 million people admitted to abusing these drugs within the last month. With easier access to prescription[…]
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[…]
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