Category Archives: Uncategorized

  • 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...
  • Carfentanil Vs Fentanyl: Are They Different?
    September 17, 2021
    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 Does Dry Drunk Syndrome Look Like?
    August 19, 2021
    While many associate “drunkenness” with behaviours like stumbling around, slurring words, or excessively loud speech, these tend to be telltale signs of intoxication by someone who has been drinking. Dry drunk syndrome, however, describes the emotions, thoughts and interactive nature of someone who has not consumed any alcohol, yet...
  • 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...
  • Methadone Withdrawal
    July 1, 2021
    Watch a commercial for any prescription drug and you may notice that it likely spends more air time disclosing all the potential side effects of a medication than talking about the benefits. A common dilemma in the medical field is the fact that a particular treatment will often solve...
  • The Alcoholic Nose Myth
    June 18, 2021
    Snout…Schnoz…Honker…Nozzle…Sniffer…whatever name you call it, a prominent nose can be a distinguishing characteristic. Often, unfortunately, a distinctive nose is viewed less than favorably. This is especially true for someone thought of as having an “alcoholic nose.” What is Alcoholic Nose? Rhinophyma, the medical term for “alcoholic nose” or “drinker’s...
  • “I Hate My Life”: Expression or Depression?
    June 14, 2021
    “I hate my life.” Have you ever heard these words from a loved one? Or even said them yourself?  It’s not uncommon for people to experience discouragement or a lack of motivation to complete regular daily tasks following a traumatic event or life change. However, continuously feeling defeated or...
  • 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...