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.

  • Carfentanil vs Fentanyl
    March 18, 2022
    These two substances, despite the similarity of their names, are very distinct substances. Though they share a decent number of similarities, they have very different medical applications, and need to be applied in different scenarios based on a variety of factors. Additionally, the illicit use of carfentanil vs fentanyl...
  • 12 Ways to Best Provide Alcohol Abuse Solutions
    February 8, 2022
    Addiction treatment professionals approach alcoholism in mostly the same way they would try to treat any other form of chemical dependency. However, there are a few techniques and approaches that are unique to the alcohol abuse treatment process. Concentrated up-front treatment as well as long-term support to prevent relapse...
  • Prednisone and Alcohol
    February 7, 2022
    Taken separately from one another and in their proper context and amounts, prednisone and alcohol have only mild potential side effects. There are inherent dangers that arise when a person combines alcohol with prescription drugs. Some of the side effects can even be fatal. Prednisone Before investigating the mixture...
  • Drug Induced Psychosis
    January 20, 2022
    Drug induced psychosis–also known as substance induced psychotic disorder–refers to an episode of hallucinations and/or delusions experienced as a result of a substance. This condition can result from the use, misuse, or stop-use of a certain drug. People most often experience drug induced psychosis due to: having too much...
  • Adderall Overdose
    January 18, 2022
    Adderall is a prescription drug doctors often use to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and severe sleep disorders (such as narcolepsy). In its prescriptive form, Adderall can help those suffering from ADHD to minimize the severity of their symptoms. However, Adderall has a potential for addiction, and misuse...
  • Oxycodone vs Percocet
    December 20, 2021
    Oxycodone and Percocet are two of the most common prescription opioid painkillers on the market. While they are not necessarily synonymous, they are closely related.  Oxycodone is a generic name for an opioid drug that appears under various brand names (e.g. OxyContin). Percocet is a brand name for a...
  • Buspirone vs Xanax
    November 22, 2021
    Though they share similar medical applications, in a side-by-side comparison of buspirone vs Xanax, each has a clear advantage over the other for particular patients. Ease of access makes some medications dangerous for patients who struggle with substance abuse. Additionally, the “desirable” side effects of benzos often lead people...
  • Dangers of Mixing Valium and Alcohol
    November 3, 2021
    Valium can be an invaluable aid for individuals suffering from anxiety attacks or panic disorders. Alcohol is one of the most easily available and regularly consumed substances in the world. Unfortunately, people commonly mix alcohol and Valium on accident–or even on purpose. Understanding potential interactions between the two may...
  • Naloxone Vs Naltrexone
    October 11, 2021
    Naloxone (Narcan) and naltrexone share similar medical applications, but play different roles in the process of opioid overdose recovery. Naloxone provides life-saving aid to someone experiencing an opioid overdose, while naltrexone helps individuals overcome opioid dependence through long-term use. What Is The Difference Between Naloxone And Naltrexone? Placed side...
  • Understanding Compulsivity and Addiction
    October 4, 2021
    Often undiagnosed mental health disorders contribute to addiction or aggravate existing addiction issues. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) note, “Multiple national population surveys have found that about half of those who experience a mental illness during their lives will also experience a substance use disorder and vice versa.”...