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.

  • Phentermine And Alcohol
    September 23, 2021
    Prescription medications are some of the most abused substances. This is largely due to the fact that they are easy to access and can carry “desirable” effects. Prescription drugs are sometimes abused with alcohol to emphasize or increase the effect of the substance. However, mixing prescriptions with alcohol is...
  • Chemical Dependency
    September 17, 2021
    Though a substance use disorder (SUD) might seem like an easily identifiable problem, they are often made up of multiple layers of pain and struggle. An individual suffering from an addiction has developed either chemical dependency to a drug, a psychological dependence, or both. Treatment for either requires multiple...
  • Carfentanil Vs Fentanyl: Are They Different?
    Despite the similarity of their names, carfentanil and fentanyl are two substances with differing effects on the human body. Though they share a similar opioid base, they have profoundly different medical applications. Additionally, the illicit use of carfentanil and fentanyl highlight a few more differences between the two–namely, the...
  • What is a Seroquel Overdose Like?
    July 30, 2021
    Individuals suffering from schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may be prescribed Seroquel to treat symptoms of their condition. As an antipsychotic, this substance can help individuals who are experiencing psychotic symptoms of a medical condition. Off-label use of Seroquel, however, can develop into a substance use disorder (SUD). Long-term misuse...
  • Buspar and Alcohol: Facts and Side Effects
    July 27, 2021
    Buspar is a type of anti-anxiety medication. The manufacturer of the branded version of Buspar discontinued its production in 2010, but the generic version of the drug can still be prescribed. Though in short supply, doctors have found buspirone (Buspar’s generic name) to be an effective medication for the...
  • Methadone Withdrawal
    July 1, 2021
    Watch a commercial for any prescription drug and you may notice that it likely spends more air time disclosing all the potential side effects of a medication than talking about the benefits. A common dilemma in the medical field is the fact that a particular treatment will often solve...
  • Oxycodone and Alcohol
    June 28, 2021
    Prescribed primarily as a sedating painkiller, oxycodone falls into the drug classification of “opioid”. It is, however, unique within this classification due to its partially natural and partially synthetic production. Oxycodone is the generic term for the substance that appears under brand names such as Oxycontin, Oxaydo, and Roxicodone/Roxycodone....
  • “I Hate My Life”: Expression or Depression?
    June 14, 2021
    “I hate my life.” Have you ever heard these words from a loved one? Or even said them yourself?  It’s not uncommon for people to experience discouragement or a lack of motivation to complete regular daily tasks following a traumatic event or life change. However, continuously feeling defeated or...
  • Morphine Addiction & Withdrawal Effects
    May 24, 2021
    Morphine is one of the most abused drug substances in the world. According to the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS), morphine’s high rate of abuse potential is closely associated with the chronically high frequency of its administration. Morphine and its opiate counterparts have highly addictive properties that, without...
  • 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.