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.

  • 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...
  • Gabapentin High
    June 1, 2020
    According to GoodRX, gabapentin is the fourth most prescribed drug in the United States. Due to its prevalence and popularity, it has slowly made its way into the realm of drug abuse and addiction. What is Gabapentin? Gabapentin is a prescription drug used to prevent seizures. An anticonvulsant or...
  • Existential Loneliness
    May 21, 2020
    Loneliness is defined as the feeling of being socially and emotionally isolated. You may not have to physically be separated from friends and family in order to feel lonely. However, the impact of feeling empty, alone or unwanted can lead to feelings of depression and anxiety.  What is an...
  • Meth Overdose
    May 12, 2020
    In late 2019, methamphetamine became the largest contributor of overdose deaths in the United States, slowly passing fentanyl as the center of America’s drug epidemic. In 2017 alone, an estimated 1.6 million people in the United States had reported using meth in the past year and a further 964,000...
  • Trazodone High
    May 11, 2020
    Trazodone is a common antidepressant. It isn’t popular as a recreational drug, but abusing it can still lead to addiction and serious side effects.
  • Synthetic Cocaine
    April 15, 2020
    Synthetic cocaine is an unregulated cocaine substitute. It can be one of many dangerous substances sometimes sold as legal products such as bath salts.
  • Zombie Drug
    April 10, 2020
    The term ‘zombie drug’ is not one which strikes much familiarity with most people. In fact, even Google has very little to offer in terms of answers and the ones you do find online may be very conflicting. However, this so-called ‘zombie drug’ refers to an extremely potent and...