Category Archives: Drug Abuse

It is important to understand drug abuse and addiction in order to prevent addiction relapse and raise awareness. Learn about the various drug types, substance abuse, recovery and more.

  • Lyrica Withdrawal
    December 15, 2020
    Lyrica, or pregabalin, is a prescription drug used to treat neuropathic pain and seizures. However, it is also known to be addictive and can cause serious thoughts of depression and suicidal thoughts. 
  • Signs of Cocaine Use
    November 23, 2020
    Cocaine abuse and addiction can take a toll on every part of a person's life. Here are some of the most obvious signs of cocaine use to look out for.
  • Agitated Depression
    November 12, 2020
    Agitated depression is a serious form of mental illness that is often overlooked. If it isn't treated, it can feed into dangerous cycles of substance abuse. 
  • Baclofen Withdrawal
    November 9, 2020
    Baclofen can help with muscle spasms and even alcohol detox, but when abused, it can create dangerous side effects, dependence, and painful withdrawals.
  • Tired of Life
    October 2, 2020
    Stress and anxiety are part of life, but they shouldn't be ignored. If you deal with addiction, depression, or feel tired of life, recovery is within reach.
  • Trazodone Withdrawal
    September 28, 2020
    What is a trazodone withdrawal, and is it serious? It's important to understand the risks of prescription drugs and their withdrawal symptoms.
  • Hydrocodone and Alcohol
    September 15, 2020
    Combining any drug with alcohol can lead to an overdose and should be avoided. Some combinations, such as hydrocodone and alcohol, are especially dangerous. Generally speaking, drinking alcohol should always be avoided after taking any kind of medication. However, in order to understand why, it is important to know...
  • Cocaine Overdose
    August 11, 2020
    Cocaine is a stimulant that people often abuse as a recreational “party” drug. While most people incorrectly think it is safer than its close relative, crack cocaine, pure cocaine is just as dangerous and addictive and can cause a fatal overdose. What is cocaine? Cocaine is derived from the...
  • Most Dangerous Drugs
    July 29, 2020
    When looking at a list of the most dangerous drugs in the US, it is important to specify what “dangerous” means. A danger ranking that is is simply taken from death and hospitalization statistics will look very different from one based on lethal dosage or even the likelihood of...
  • Addiction Severity Index
    July 14, 2020
    Holistic treatment is one of the most successful approaches to substance abuse disorders. While treating a drug or alcohol problem at face value can have a temporary “band aid” effect, lifetime recovery is difficult or impossible without addressing its root causes. When someone dealing with addiction and their therapist...