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Adderall: Is It Adding to, or Subtracting from, Your Life? Do you stay up all night, then reach for your Adderall pill and coffee to get going in the morning? Do you take Adderall before going out to socialize? Are you acting on impulse rather than on reflection? Have you been forgetting to eat? If […]
How It Starts Cocaine isn’t like other drugs. Cocaine addiction is a uniquely painful experience for users and their loved ones alike. Though some may claim that cocaine is not physically addictive, research has shown that it has powerful, lasting effects on the brain that make it one of the most addictive drugs in the […]
In 2014, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) showed that a typical heroin abuser today is a 23-year-old white woman in suburban America. Heroin addiction is on the rise, and it’s no longer relegated to rock stars or biker gangs. For example, medical patients addicted to opioid-based (i.e. pain-relieving) prescription […]
Marijuana Addiction: Clearing the Smoke Public acceptance for marijuana has reached a peak. Now legal in many states, a recent survey by the Pew Research Center shows that 53% of Americans favor its legal use. But using marijuana occasionally is one thing. Being addicted to it–and treating it as a potentially stepping stone to other […]
Meth Addiction: There’s Great Hope When basic human needs like food, sex, and thirst are satisfied, our brains release dopamine–stimulating the pleasure center. Meth (methamphetamine) activates that same system, causing a rush of “pleasure” that artificially rewards the user with a prolonged high. Chasing The High The first meth high can be intense–and short-lived. As […]
It Starts With Pain, It Ends In Addiction Perhaps your story starts like so many others: Your doctor prescribes “a pain pill,” an opiate such as Percocet or OxyContin , to treat your acute chronic pain. You start to feel better—so you take more than prescribed because more is better, right? The next thing you […]
OxyContin: What Can Be Done? We hear about it on the news: Celebrities caught abusing, shady doctors over-prescribing, rehab, death and overdoses. One drug at the center of it all is called OxyContin. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that the misuse of prescription drugs is at an all-time high in the U.S., involving […]
How Much Relief Can You Get from a Pain Reliever? If you think you have developed an addiction to Percocet (or another powerful pain medication), help is available. What is Percocet? If you’ve undergone surgery, your doctor might have given you a prescription for Percocet to help relieve post-surgery pain. Percocet is the trade name […]
How It Starts To manage pain, doctors prescribe vicodin to tens of millions of Americans each year. The medication combines two different drugs—hydrocodone, a powerfully addictive painkiller, and acetaminophen, a non-steroidal pain reliever. Hydrocodone is an opioid painkiller, and may cause intense feelings of pleasure and relaxation. The weaker (and less addictive) of the two, […]
How It Starts Xanax is a benzodiazepine, prescribed to treat panic and anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder (or GAD). In fact, Xanax is very effective at treating these–and it rapidly slows and relaxes the mind, alleviating anxiety and panic nearly instantly. Largely for that reason, Xanax is very often prescribed to sufferers of anxiety–in […]