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.

  • 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. 
  • Baclofen Withdrawal
    November 9, 2020
    Baclofen can help with muscle spasms and even alcohol detox, but when abused, it can create dangerous side effects, dependence, and painful withdrawals.
  • Clonidine and Alcohol
    October 22, 2020
    Clonidine, a prescription drug, is generally seen as safe. However, clonidine and alcohol is a dangerous - and potentially addictive - combination.
  • Tired of Life
    October 2, 2020
    Stress and anxiety are part of life, but they shouldn't be ignored. If you deal with addiction, depression, or feel tired of life, recovery is within reach.
  • Trazodone Withdrawal
    September 28, 2020
    What is a trazodone withdrawal, and is it serious? It's important to understand the risks of prescription drugs and their withdrawal symptoms.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Zoloft and Alcohol
    July 6, 2020
    Oftentimes, persons struggling with substance abuse will combine various drugs and alcohol in order to produce heightened effects. What most people are unaware of, however, are the specific interactions from combining substances. One such combination is Zoloft and Alcohol; though commonly taken together, this mix can be dangerous and even fatal. ...
  • 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...