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.

  • 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...
  • Cymbalta and Alcohol
    June 2, 2021
    Duloxetine, sold under the brand name Irenka or Cymbalta, is a prescription medication that usually comes as a capsule. Doctors usually prescribe Cymbalta for anxiety or depression, but they may also recommend it to help relieve pain. Cymbalta can lead to complications with the liver, so consuming alcohol with...
  • 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. 
  • 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...