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Drug Insights

Our comprehensive Drug Insight pages tell you all you need to know about specific drugs, how they work, street names, symptoms of use, how dependence and addiction occurs, and what to expect in process of detox and withdrawal.

2020: Troubling Trends With Benzo Use

As the dust settles on a challenging 2020, it’s becoming clearer than ever that Americans had a difficult time coping with unprecedented times. Case in point: research studies are beginning to show a scary spike in benzodiazepine use (and misuse) in the United States. According to a recent study published in Psychiatric Services in Advance, […]

What Are Bath Salts?

The abuse of synthetic cathinones, also known as bath salts, has become a significant public health threat across the United States. Bath salts resemble cocaine, ecstasy (MDMA), and amphetamines. The use of them can result in severe psychiatric symptoms and possibly death. Physical dependence or addiction to bath salts may cause withdrawal symptoms, which should […]

Dangers of Using Ambien

Ambien, or Zolpidem, is in a class of drugs known as sedative-hypnotics. It was created to have the same effects as benzodiazepines without harmful and addictive properties. Ambien is most often prescribed to those who have chronic insomnia. However, while it may take longer to form an addiction than benzodiazepines, it is still possible to […]

Meth Withdrawal

Meth (full name methamphetamine) is a highly addictive stimulant drug taken and manufactured illicitly. It can cause addiction as well as numerous physical and psychological problems. Stopping taking this drug can present a number of unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. What is meth? Methamphetamine is a stimulant drug that can be injected, taken as a pill, or […]

Percocet Withdrawal

Percocet is a powerful painkiller containing an opioid. As such, it carries the potential for misuse and addiction.  What is Percocet Percocet is a strong painkiller containing oxycodone (an opioid pain reliever) and acetaminophen (a non-opioid pain reliever) used to treat acute and moderate to severe pain. The medication works by changing the way the […]

Cocaine Withdrawal

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant that is taken illicitly and medicinally. It is highly addictive and can have severe adverse effects. Prolonged use of cocaine leads to dependence, addiction, and a number of negative and potentially harmful effects. What is cocaine? Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant drug derived from the leaves of the coca […]

Lunesta Addiction

Eszopiclone is the generic name for the more well-known barbiturate medication, Lunesta. A powerful medication, that can cause addiction. What is Lunesta? Lunesta, or eszopiclone belongs to a class of drugs known as sedative hypnotics. As the class suggests, Lunesta is prescribed by physicians to assist with chronic insomnia. However, it should only be used […]

Tramadol Withdrawal

Tramadol is a medication used to treat pain. It is, however, a controlled substance and carries the risk of misuse. Tramadol also contains boxed warnings from the US Food and Drug Administration about its possible dangerous effects. Stopping taking this medication could lead to withdrawal symptoms.  What is tramadol? Tramadol is the generic name for […]

Morphine Drug Guide

Morphine is a powerful narcotic painkiller that carries numerous US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) boxed warnings. Those taking the medication are warned that prolonged use may be habit forming and could lead to opioid use disorder.  This blog provides an overview of the medication, what it is used for, and the risks associated with […]

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