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.

  • When You Feel Like Giving Up
    March 10, 2022
    There are many reasons why a person may begin feeling hopeless or that they’ve lost their passion for life. Often these feelings are the result of several factors together.  However they develop, feelings of hopelessness do not have to be a permanent state. With the right support and information,...
  • Ambien Withdrawal
    March 1, 2022
    No matter what substance a person is breaking an addiction to, going through withdrawals is an uncomfortable experience. Ambien withdrawal  What Is Ambien? Ambien–a brand-name for the drug zolpidem–is a sleep-inducing medication most often prescribed to people suffering from insomnia.   Ambien is classified as a sedative-hypnotic that activates gamma...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Precipitated Withdrawal
    December 8, 2021
    Withdrawal usually refers to the sensations and symptoms someone experiences when they stop using an addictive substance. Precipitated withdrawal, however, refers to withdrawal caused by a medication. Substances like Suboxone and Naloxone can be helpful resources for medically-assisted recovery from opioid addiction. Without careful application and monitoring, however, they...
  • 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...
  • 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...