Category Archives: Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drug addiction is a national epidemic impacting families of all kinds. Stay in touch with the latest resources regarding prescription drugs, as well as helpful tips to remain sober from opioids.

  • Painkiller Addiction
    July 2, 2019
    What Does Painkiller Addiction Look Like? There is no clear image or description of what addiction is like. Still, for many people they at least had an idea that it was “hard” and illegal drugs like heroin or meth. It wasn’t something that would be a part of the...
  • Xanax and Alcohol Mixed
    May 25, 2019
    Alcohol and Xanax (also known as Alprazolam) are both substances that are legal. They are also both substances that are widely available and commonly abused. This can make it difficult to recognize any issues. In regard to alcohol and Xanax, mixing the two can be incredibly risky even without...
  • Adderall Cocktail Mixing: Dangerous Drug Pairings Detailed
    November 12, 2018
    Mixing drugs is an unfortunately common occurrence in the United States, but many people mistakenly believe some drugs to be less dangerous than others are. The reality is that most drugs have the potential to cause serious and even life-threatening medical complications under the right circumstances. Similarly, mixing drugs...
  • The Dangers of Fentanyl Patch Abuse: Know the Signs
    November 7, 2018
    One of the most widespread problems when it comes to addiction and overdose deaths in America is fentanyl. What is fentanyl? This substance is a synthetic opioid similar to heroin, but capable of producing much more potent effects. A sample of fentanyl could be as much as 100 times...
  • Long-Term Prescription Stimulant Use: What Are the Risks of ADHD Medications?
    October 12, 2018
    The millennial generation is the first in history to be routinely prescribed stimulant medications like Adderall, Ritalin and Concerta to treat the symptoms of ADHD. Not surprisingly, many in this generation are also suffering from issues with stimulant drug abuse. Studies show that the recreational use of ADHD medications...
  • Alcohol and Fibromyalgia: The Links Between Alcohol Abuse and Neuropathic Chronic Pain
    October 2, 2018
    What Is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a long-term (chronic) condition characterized by widespread pain and chronic fatigue – the source of which is subjective, and cannot be determined by tests. Because the source of the chronic pain cannot be pinpointed, diagnosis and treatment are also fairly subjective. Physicians don’t currently...
  • Carisoprodol (Soma) Abuse and Addiction
    September 21, 2018
    Carisoprodol/Soma abuse and addiction is becoming more common in recent years, and this may be in response to the changes surrounding opioid abuse, addiction, availability, and dangers. Abuse of non-opioid prescription drugs have become more common because the dangers of opioid prescription drug abuse have become widely known. Many...
  • Arizona Prescription Drug and Heroin Addiction: Treating the Opioid Epidemic in 2018
    August 16, 2018
    With Arizona’s signing of the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act, came some new statistics and insights into just how prescription opioid abuse and addiction has affected Arizona. 812 Arizonans died of a suspected opioid overdose in just 6 months (between June 2017 and January 2018). 5,202 Arizonans suffered a suspected...
  • What Families Need to Know About Painkiller Withdrawal
    August 8, 2018
    Why Painkiller Addiction is So Dangerous Prevent Prescription Opioid Abuse in Your Home According to a study on “Association of Household Opioid Availability and Prescription Opioid Initiation Among Household Members,” dangerously addictive prescription painkillers prescribed to one person in the family can easily wind up in the hands of...
  • Adderall Vs Meth – Is Adderall the Legal Version of Meth?
    June 6, 2018
    In recent years, more children and adults are being prescribed Adderall to treat ADHD symptoms. With more people being prescribed this drug, the risk of improper use and Adderall addiction has increased. Adderall vs meth is becoming the content of focus and this has led to studies being conducted...