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.

  • 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...
  • 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.